photo of new Tower Guard members being inducted

Seventy-three students were chosen on April 21, 2017, from the top five percent of the MSU freshman class, to carry on the tradition of assisting MSU employees and students with disabilities through their involvement with Tower Guard.

While those familiar with MSU’s campus know where Beaumont Tower is located, most are likely unaware that the second floor of Beaumont Tower is home to the oldest, continuously active, MSU-based student organizations on campus – Tower Guard – founded in 1934 by the wife of former MSU President Robert Shaw.

Seventy-three students were chosen on April 21, 2017, from the top five percent of the MSU freshman class, to carry on the tradition of assisting MSU employees and students with disabilities through their involvement with Tower Guard, a sophomore honorary and service society. In order to be chosen for Tower Guard, members must exemplify leadership, scholarship, outstanding character and commitment to service. To view photos from today's event visit the Flickr album.

Tower Guard members devote at least four hours per week to assisting MSU students who are receiving assistance from the Resource Center for Persons with Disabilities (RCPD). Their time is spent taking notes for fellow students in classes, reading exams out loud and writing down the answers, one-on-one tutoring, and translating textbooks and other print materials into an accessible format. Most reading for the blind is done by Tower Guard, thus maintaining MSU’s outstanding service to students with disabilities.  For over 80 years, Tower Guard has exemplified a legacy of Spartan tradition, leadership, and commitment to serving persons with disabilities.

The following freshmen were inducted into the Tower Guard 2017 class:

·        Kimmy Anderson (Hospitality Business)

·        Autumn Ash (Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Education)

·        Jerri Bazinski (Engineering – No Preference)

·        Paige Bimberg (Lyman Briggs)

·        Cassandra Bloomingdale (Theatre)

·        Allison Bruett (Human Biology)

·        Rachel Butler (Lyman Briggs)

·        Emily Bowers (Business – Preference)

·        Sydney Carey (Child Development)

·        Grace Cha (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

·        Sadhana (Anna) Chinnusamy (Lyman Briggs)

·        Hannah Cooperider (Anthropology)

·        Macy Dahnke (Biomedical Laboratory Science)

·        Trevor Dame (Mechanical Engineering)

·        Joshua Davis (Psychology)

·        Eric Dekoski (Actuarial Science)

·        Anthony Doan (Electrical Engineering)

·        Tyler Dubois (Mechanical Engineering)

·        Anna Endresen (Business – Preference)

·        Jenna Foster (Pre-Dental)

·        Jay Garlapati (Neuroscience)

·        Vienna George (Kinesiology)

·        Allison Gillis (Business)

·        Harrison Greenleaf (James Madison)

·        Kelly Hansen (Spanish)

·        Blake Heinz (Business – Preference)

·        Sean Hyslop (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)

·        Sarah Jackson (Education)

·        Rowshon Jahan (Psychology)

·        Esha Jain (Biosystems Engineering)

·        Daniel Kashy (Lyman Briggs)

·        Jenna Kesh (Neuroscience)

·        Shannon Kilbride (Business)

·        Kerry Ann Kuhnert (Business – Preference)

·        Lexi Anne Martin (Animal Science)

·        Jilliam Matasovsky (Human Biology)

·        Jesstina McFarland (Linguistics)

·        Christine Mestdagh (Human Biology)

·        Olivia Mooney (Business – Preference)

·        Sophie Morin (Environmental Studies & Sustainability)

·        Renee Morrison (Psychology)

·        Clarissa Mutch (Lyman Briggs)

·        Elizabeth Murray (Kinesiology)

·        Maryam Naeem (Physiology)

·        William Neidhart (Applied Engineering Sciences)

·        Kofi Nimako-Bonsu (Pre-Medical)

·        Olivia Page (Political Science)

·        Nikita Patel (Business – Preference)

·        Natalie Parkyn (Business – Preference)

·        Laura Pavliscak (Lyman Briggs)

·        Alexander Phillips (Sociology)

·        Jamil Rehemtulla (Business – Preference)

·        Megan Reimel (Business – Preference)

·        Lybertee Richardson (No Preference)

·        Abril Rodriquez Medina (Pre-Medical)

·        Emily Rollend (Packaging)

·        Shahanna Sarkisian (Business – Preference)

·        Julia Schwarz (No Preference)

·        Elizabeth Sculli (Education)

·        Ryan Simon (Mechanical Engineering)

·        Faith Slubowski (Lyman Briggs)

·        Katelyn Smiles (Human Biology)

·        Steven Staeb (Lyman Briggs)

·        Heidi Theisen (Mechanical Engineering)

·        Shelby Travis (Human Biology)

·        Hannah Trondle (Human Biology)

·        Cassidy Tuthill (Education)

·        Eryn Van Der Hoeven (Business – Preference)

·        Holly VanGordon (Lyman Briggs)

·        Seth Vincent (Human Biology)

·        Marissa Volek (Biosystems Engineering)

·        Dean Wundrach (Lyman Briggs)

·        Chenghao Zhang (Business – Preference)