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The Association of Future Alumni is the student programming arm of the Michigan State University Alumni Association. The Association of Future Alumni strive to connect students to what matters most to them through all stages of their MSU Career. By providing leadership development opportunities, forming campus and community partnerships, and developing programming that focuses on student and alumni connections, we strive to teach future alums the value of the global Spartan Network and how to utilize the resources available to them through the MSU Alumni Association.

The Student Alumni Foundation, known as "Stu-Fu" at the time, was founded in the fall of 1976 by the MSU Development Fund. It was composed of a 30 member Steering Committee that included a president, six vice presidents, and 24 event coordinators. During the early 80s, it involved more than 2,000 students each school year.

The Student Alumni Association (SAA) was founded by the Senior Class Council in 1979 to help fulfill the many student and alumni needs not being met by current organizations. Initially six people were selected to develop the SAA into a vital student organization at MSU. In 1986, the Stu-Fu and SAA merged and became the MSU Student Alumni Foundation (SAF).

In 2014, SAF was folded more fully into its parent organization, the MSU Alumni Association, as the Future Alumni Programming unit. This group provides leadership development opportunities, forms campus and community partnerships, and develops programming that focuses on student/alumni connections. By teaching future alumni the value of the global Spartan network, graduating students become better prepared for a successful launch into the Spartan nation.