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April 3, 2013: MSUFCU Awards Professional Makeovers to Two New Graduates

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Published: Apr 3, 2013

MSUFCU Awards Professional Makeovers to Two New Graduates

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MSUFCU awarded Nathaniel Pasmanter and Alexandra Tricozzi, two spring 2013 Michigan State University (MSU) graduates, with $3,200 professional makeovers in its ninth annual Graduate Makeover Contest. A record number of 155 contest entrants submitted personal essays about why MSUFCU should select them to win professional makeovers, along with their photographs and lists of accomplishments and community involvement activities.


As winners, Pasmanter and Tricozzi received new business attire courtesy of Kositchek’s and Eastwood Towne Center, respectively. Both winners were gifted Spartan jewelry from Wheat Jewelers and salon and spa services from Douglas J Aveda Institute and Douglas J Salon East Lansing. In addition, the Student Book Store provided each winner with a class ring, graduation announcements, diploma frame, cap and gown, and a $100 gift card. MSUFCU also gave each winner a $500 prize.


Pasmanter, an MSU Honors College student earning his bachelor’s degree in mathematics, will apply to medical school this summer to pursue his dream of becoming a primary care physician. His accomplishments as an undergraduate student include serving as a volunteer facilitator at Ele’s Place, acting as a representative to the Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU) student government, and maintaining a 4.0 grade point average.


Tricozzi, an MSU Honors College student earning her bachelor’s degree in nursing, has achieved 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. Her accomplishments as an undergraduate student include her service as the Vice President of Membership and Public Relations for the March of Dimes and completion of over 130 hours of community service tutoring blind students.


MSU Federal Credit Union, the world’s largest university-based credit union, offers a full range of personal- and business-related financial services to Michigan State University and Oakland University faculty, staff, students, alumni association members, and their families worldwide in addition to a variety of select employee groups. Founded in 1937 by a few MSU professors and employees, MSUFCU now has twelve branches, over 170,000 members, more than $2.3 billion in assets, and over 500 employees.