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Helping MSU Grads Put Their Best Foot Forward

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Each year MSUFCU sets out to help soon-to-be MSU undergraduates put their best foot forward and stand out as they embark on the next stages of their lives, but we recognize it can be expensive. That’s where MSUFCU’s Graduate Makeover Contest comes in!


The annual contest awards two graduating Michigan State University students each spring with $3,200 professional makeovers. To enter, students must submit personal essays on why MSUFCU should select them to win professional makeovers. This year, there were a record number of 155 contest entrants who submitted personal essays.


In this ninth annual contest, Nathaniel Pasmanter and Alexandra Tricozzi were selected as our winners.


Both Pasmanter and Tricozzi received new business attire from Kositchek’s and Eastwood Towne Center, Spartan jewelry from Wheat Jewelers, salon and spa services from Douglas J Aveda Institute and Douglas J Salon East Lansing, and $500 from MSUFCU. Also, the Student Book Store gave each winner a class ring, graduation announcements, diploma frame, cap and gown, and a $100 gift card. 


Pasmanter is an MSU Honors College student earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and plans to apply to medical school this summer to pursue his dream of becoming a primary care physician. He serves as a volunteer facilitator at Ele’s Place, acts as a representative to the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) student government, and maintains a 4.0 grade point average.


Tricozzi is also an MSU Honors College student earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing and has held a 4.0 grade point average all four years of college. She currently works in the pediatric oncology field and plans to become a nurse practitioner specializing in obstetrics or oncology. As an undergraduate student, she has served as the Vice President of Membership and Public Relations for the March of Dimes and completed over 130 hours of community service tutoring blind students.


We were very proud to help provide this opportunity to these two graduating seniors and wish them great success in their futures.