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COMMUNIQUCOMMUNIQUVolume43Issue1Copyright2015MichiganStateUniversityCollegeoOsteopathicMedicinePublishedthreetimesperyearbytheOfceoPublicRelationsEastFeeHall965FeeRoadRoomA306EastLansingMI48824TocontactPublicRelations517-353-0616www.com.msu.eduMANAGINGEDITORLauraProbynEDITORPatGrauerDESIGNAnnmarieY.CookPHOTOGRAPHYAnnmarieY.CookKevinMcFatridgeCONTRIBUTINGWRITERSSarahMancusoKristopherThomasNicholoStephenM.SwetechD.O.EDITORIALASSISTANCEBethCoureyKatieDonnellySandyKilbournNewcampaignforMSUacapitalideaIfyouarereadingthismagazinechancesareyouareanMSUalumnusfacultymemberstafferorstudentandyouhavealsoseenanumberofprintedandbroadcastmessagesaboutthecapitalcampaignthattheuniversitylaunchedlastfalltitledEmpowerExtraordinary.Icouldgiveyouallofthetalkingpointsaboutourpartofthecampaignbutitwouldbemuchquickerandeasierforyoutovisittheofcialwebpageathttpbit.lyEmpowerMSUCOM.CallmebiasedbutIthinkthatthegoalsforMSUCOMscampaignarenotonlyobtainablebutthatoncewereachthemtheyllenableustoreachnewheightsinconductingworld-changingresearchandineducatingthenextgenerationofosteopathicphysicianswhowillserveourstateournationandourworld.ForthepastfewmonthsIveworkedwithastellarcommitteeofouralumniwhohavebeenprovidingmewithinvaluableguidanceandsuggestionsforhowwecanapproachourgoalsandwhomwecanworkwithtomeetthesegoals.Findoutwhotheyareandwhytheybelieveinourcollegeanditsfuturesomuchthattheyaregivingustheirvaluabletimeandattentionnottomentiontheircharitablegiftsbyreadingthestoryonpage2.Werealreadywellontheroadtomeetingourcampaigngoalsstrengtheningthestudentexperiencesandbuildingastrongfutureforourprofession.ImfortunateinthatIgettotalktopeopleandndoutwhatkindofimpactourworkishavinginlivesandtheircommunitiesfromMuskegontoMexico.InthisissueofCommuniquyoullhavethechancetolearnaboutsomeofthemtoo.ForexampleyoucanreadthestoriesofSureshMukherjitheDepartmentofRadiologychairoralumnusGregMarcoebothofwhomrecentlyestablishedscholarshipendowmentsintheirparentsnames.Theybelievesostronglyinwhatwearedoingandthepotentialforwhatourstudentswilldointhefuturethattheyhaveestablishedendowmentsthatwilllastinperpetuity.ImaginewhatwellaccomplishIfreadingallofthemovingstoriesinthisissueofCommuniquisntastoundingenoughIencourageyoutotaketimetogoonlineandvisithttpbitly.comGIVE_MSUCOMtoseeagreatcompilationofstoriesaboutmanygiftsthathaveenabledustocomeasfaraswehave.Thisonlinebookoffersnumerousexamplesofpeoplewhohavechosentohonorusbyinvestinginourstudentsourfacultyandourfuture.PerhapsyoullbeinspiredtojointhemWilliamD.StrampelD.O.FACOIDean