Greg Hauser remembers well his first trip to campus. A native of Rochester, New York, he arrived after a particularly heavy snowfall to undertake the

Alumni Distinguished Scholarship test.

“We all have a mental image of what college is,” he said. “I looked around at the beautiful blanket of white all across campus and I realized this was the place I always imagined myself being.

Greg (’75, B.S., Honors College/ Natural Science; ’77, M.S., Zoology) aced the test, received the full scholarship and began his MSU journey intending to become a zoologist. Along the way he discovered an affinity for law over science, completed his law degree at New York University, and found a unique niche utilizing his MSU minor in German. As an attorney, he represents German, Austrian and Swiss corporations with disputes in the United States.

A life member of the MSU Alumni Association, Greg served as president of the New York City MSU Alumni Club for more than a decade, and has also served as a member and head of MSUAA’s National Board. He has remained committed to his fraternity (Delta Chi) as well, highlighted by a presidency of the North-American Interfraternity Conference, the umbrella group for all national and international men’s college social fraternities.

He also honors a promise he says he made to himself to “pay MSU back.” He has been a consistent contributor to the club’s scholarships and many other MSU initiatives, joining MSU’s Kedzie Donor Society. Through his estate plans, Greg established a charitable bequest directed to support the MSU Libraries, the Department of Zoology  and the Joseph John Hauser Endowed Alumni Distinguished Scholarship, named in tribute to his father.

“When I think of how much MSU did for me and the other ADSers (Alumni Distinguished Scholars), it underlies my certainty that this institution is essential to the world,” he says.

For more information on contributing to the Alumni Distinguished Scholarship Program, contact Senior Director of Development Jennifer Bertram at or by calling (517) 432-7330.