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A special Tribute to Dr. Lawrence Sierra

It is with heavy hearts and deflated sails, to message that Director Emeritus, Dr. Larry Sierra passed away on May 6, 2017. Larry served the IM Sports department for 50 years, 25 years as it’s director. As skipper of the IM Sports Department, Dr. Sierra played an instrumental role in acquiring the MSU Sailing Center as a gift to the University in the spring of 1997. The sailing center had a special place in the heart of Dr. Sierra as he recognized the unique opportunities that were created in the programs that were offered.   He often brought his family and grandchildren out to the center to experience “life on the water.”  Dr. Sierra’s presence will be missed, but he will never be forgotten. The staff of the Sailing Center offer their condolences to the entire family.

Dr. Sierra retired from IM Sports in June 2010 after fifty years of service to the university. As skipper of IM, Dr. Sierra played an instrumental role in acquiring the MSU Sailing Center as a gift to the University in the spring of 1997. We wish Larry and his family the best in this new life stage and look forward to the future seeing them enjoying the MSU Sailing Center.

Dr. Sierra

Dr. Lawrence Sierra

Director Emeritus

Department of Intramural Sports and Recreative Services

Michigan State University