photo of student walking on campus in the fall


Angelo-Antonio Tirone

BS 2015, Business Administration with Concentration/Managment

“I initially chose Italian at MSU to pay homage to my family roots and I have now realized that it is a useful language for my current job at a global supply chain management company with offices in Florence, Italy.”
*IT Help Desk Support, ATC (Lyndhurst, NJ)

Leonardo Palumbo

BA2008, French Civilization

Double minor in Italian and International Studies

“After graduating, I left for Brussels to complete a master’s degree.  In this Northern European city, I reconnected with my Italian roots and quickly got involved with the Italian community and in many young professional networks (the young Ambassador society in Italy). I worked with Italian students on recommendations for the G8 and presented ideas for a sustainable Europe in Parliament. I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to study with professors who challenged students to think critically and pushed them to excel academically.”
*Senior Policy Coordinator, Eurohealthnet (Brussels)