Welcome back, alumni!
You may remember your department by a different name — Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies (CARRS); Parks, Recreation, and Tourism; Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and Communication Systems (ANRECS); and many others. With so many changes, we understand it’s hard to keep track.
Our department name is now the Department of Community Sustainability (CSUS) — and it’s one that we consider you a member of!
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What we've been up to
Signs of spring are popping up around campus now as winter comes to an end. These signs mean we are getting ready to welcome a new cohort of CSUS alumni to our community.
This semester has been difficult with the terrible events on campus in February, but we have been heartened by the strength and support of the Spartan community both near and far. We all stand Spartan Strong. Despite this shadow, we know CSUS Spartans are resilient and fight for a better and more sustainable future.
Since his retirement, our own David Wyrick received the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Distinguished Service Award. The award honors individuals or partners who have made outstanding contributions to Michigan’s agriculture and natural resources industries, and who possess high standards of integrity and character to positively reflect and enhance the prestige of the college.
CSUS alumnus, Eric Clark, received the 2023 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Alumni Award. Clark earned a master’s degree from the MSU Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation and Resource Studies, which was the predecessor department before the transition to Community Sustainability in 2013. See our timeline below (Prezi presentation) to learn more about the history and mergers that created the Department of Community Sustainability as we know it today.
Congratulations to all in their well earned acknowledgements. We hope you will continue to stay connected with us in the future to share your own future great news!
Recent alumni news
Eric Clark receives 2023 CANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Award
Published on February 20, 2023
Eric Clark will receive the 2023 CANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Alumni Award during ANR Week.
CSUS alumna makes parks and recreation more accessible for all
Published on May 20, 2022
Kate Gille works to tell the story of local parks and why parks should be accessible for everyone.
Congratulations to the 2021-2022 CSUS student award recipients!
Published on March 4, 2022
We are excited to announce the winners of 2021-22 scholarships, fellowships, and awards in the Department of Community Sustainability.
Learn more about the history of Community Sustainability!
Check out the interactive timeline below to learn more about how the department came to be.