Stanley Idzerda, the founding director of the MSU Honors College, passed away on August 6, 2013, at the age of 93.

Dr. Stanley Idzerda served as the first director of the MSU Honors College, beginning in 1956. He was a dedicated scholar and a wonderful man. Many stories have been related to the Honors College staff of Stan giving personal loans to students to ensure they could stay in school, having students over to his home to join him and his wife for Sunday brunch, and more. For Stan, it really was all about the student. We had the pleasure of interviewing Stan on campus a few years ago when he was in town to keynote the Alumni Distinguished Scholars dinner. You can watch a video of some of his remarks on our YouTube channel.

Dr. Stanley Idzerda and his daughter Ann, 2010

For more information on the life and legacy of Dr. Stanley Idzerda, please see the MSU Today article published August 8.


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