Alumni Spotlight: Louis-Philippe Albert
For Louis-Philippe Albert, the decision to attend MSU was influenced by the reputation of the Agriculture and Resource Development Program and the opportunity to improve his English. Having received his undergraduate degree from Université Laval, located in Quebec, the move to Michigan was just one of his travels. Obtaining both his M.S. in Extension Education, he later pursued Ph.D. studies in Community and Resource Development at MSU, Louis went on to work in Public Service for 32 years followed by 10 years of consulting work with farm and forestry organizations. He retired in 1995, and now lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Mr. Albert embraces his love for the land with his 325 acre woodlot and 15 acre small fruit and tree farm where he grows raspberries, blackberries and Christmas trees.
Albert's advice to current students is to "work hard and tap the excellent resources of the faculty and of fellow students from all over the world." When asked about some of his fondest memories from MSU, Louis responded that he enjoyed the relationships he formed with professors and fellow graduate students. He was impressed by the individual attention he received among such a large student body, and his wife has fond memories of the excellent International Spouse Connection Program and of their time at Spartan Village.