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SPAD Stories

Spartan Advantage (SPAD) has helped over 10,000 students achieve their Spartan dream. The SPAD program is a key component in the Student Success theme of MSU’s Strategic Plan, helping provide “academic, social, wellness and financial support.” Recent changes to SPAD allow even more financially vulnerable Michigan resident students access to this signature program.

Leonel Ornelas

Leo helps migrant workers achieve their Spartan dreams

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Melena Felbarth

Melena's journey took her from foster care to MSU College of Law

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Aleida Martinez

Overcoming imposter syndrome, finding a home at MSU

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