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Ambassadors

Ambassadors are current SAA students who are available to answer questions about the SAA program and MSU. Students interested in exploring the program from a student's point of view should contact the students listed below for insight.

Students who have general questions should contact the HALE program directly. Remember: To help us keep you informed about the latest admissions updates and upcoming recruitment events, please send your contact information to haleadm@msu.edu.

Guadalupe Saldivar, Class of 2017

 

Hello! My name is Guadalupe Saldivar. I am a second year in the Student Affairs Administration (SAA) Master's program at Michigan State University. I attended New Mexico State University (NMSU) in Las Cruces, NM and received my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. While at NMSU, I was the president of TRiO Scholars, a student organization that derived from TRIO programs serving low income and first generation students. In addition, I worked for the Office of Assessment at NMSU as a Facilitator for Student Engagement. Through both of these experiences, I realized I wanted to become involved in student affairs and continue to grow within academia. Through the assistance of IRT, I found Michigan State University.

The academic rigor and financial assistance was in the forefront when deciding to attend a graduate program. I wanted to be challenged intellectually and have financial support. I have enjoyed Michigan State’s Student Affairs Program as it focuses on a theory to practice approach. My assistantship is as a Career Advisor at the Career Services Network. There are many different levels of support throughout the SAA program. Michigan State is a place I can make mistakes and still feel like I am growing and learning as an individual and professional.

I am extremely excited that you are considering Michigan State and want to be a part of the student affairs field! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the application process or the transition process into a Master's program. Good luck on your search!

 

Braden Foreman, Class of 2017

Greetings! My name is Braden Foreman, and I am a second-year student in the Student Affairs Administration program at Michigan State University.  I am originally from a small town called Gering, which is located in the sweeping plains of Western Nebraska.  I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Music-Vocal Performance.  At UNL, I was given the opportunity to be an Orientation Leader for our New Student Enrollment Program, and thus, my love for student affairs began to bloom.  After working in orientation at UNL for four years, I knew higher education and student development was the route I wanted my career to follow. 
 
During my graduate school search, there were a few things I knew I needed to make sure my experience would be best suited for me.  I sought a highly ranked program, because I wanted to be challenged academically.  Practice was another major driving force in my search, and I sought a program where I would gain knowledge theories, as well an opportunity to use my academics in the field.  As a huge sports fan, I also looked at large schools with Division 1 athletics.  Michigan State offered all of the items on my check list.  Spartan Preview Days allowed me to see how rich the program really was, from professors and students, to community and possibility.  I knew I would find a home in East Lansing after attending SPD.  I am enthusiastic to answer any questions you have about the SAA program at MSU.