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Wolverine/Spartan Rivalry Plays Out at AC&E   (Misc News: June 6, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS - The age-old Michigan State University and University of Michigan rivalry played out on stage at Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates’ Annual Convention & Exposition. This time, two greats, one a credit union executive with deep ties to Michigan State University, another a football phenom who bleeds blue and maize, went head to head.

Former University of Michigan star, Heisman trophy winner and Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard served as a guest speaker. At the end he called soon-to-be retiring MSUFCU CEO Patrick McPharlin to the stage to give him quite the gift.

Watch McPharlin's reaction as Howard gives him two U-M shirts bearing Howard's signature and an image.(Video here)

Howard was on hand for the AC&E to talk about leadership.

“To me, a leader has to be selfless,” Howard said. “You always put your team goals ahead of yourself. (UM football) Coach (Bo) Schembechler was a great man of integrity."

Howard said great leaders like Schembechler can help a person become all he or she can be.

“He helped you realize a potential you never knew existed,” Howard said. “That’s what great leaders do.”

 
   
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