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October 21, 2016

ROSE BUTTERFLY: The fall and rise of Jaeleen Davis

Jaeleen Davis at first didn’t notice how her blood seemed to spill into the shape of a butterfly on the spot where she fell from the sky.

October 20, 2016

SVSU partners with CMU College of Medicine

A new cooperative agreement will grant Saginaw Valley State University premedical students early assurance of admission to the Central Michigan University College of Medicine through the Early Assurance Program.

October 14, 2016

Popular physicist Michio Kaku to visit SVSU Oct. 24

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku — world-famous for bringing science to popular culture — will speak at Saginaw Valley State University Monday, Oct. 24.

December 4, 2015

SVSU hires Isabella County Sheriff as new police chief

Saginaw Valley State University has hired Leo Mioduszewski to serve as the school’s next police chief. He has served as the sheriff for Isabella County since 2005. Mioduszewski will replace Ron Trepkowski, who is retiring at the end of the calendar year, following 36 years with University Police, including 11 as chief.

November 23, 2015

Marcia Shannon, assistant professor of nursing Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services

There’s a framed photo in Marcia Shannon’s office showing the assistant professor of nursing flanked by friends, the crests of Mount Everest looming in the background.

November 20, 2015

George Corser, assistant professor of computer science & information systems College of Science, Engineering & Technology

George Corser’s educational background is in the modern sciences. His aspirations in academia, however, call back to ancient Greece.

November 17, 2015

New Message from SVSU Alumni Relations: We Want You.

This is a story about family.

November 12, 2015

Amy Pierce, associate professor of communication College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

“There’s a saying that the top two fears are death and public speaking,” Amy Pierce said. “What would be worse is to die while delivering a speech.”

November 9, 2015

SVSU tops in Michigan for ‘Best for Vets’ recognition

Military Times recognized Saginaw Valley State University as the highest-ranking college or university in Michigan as part of its Best for Vets: Colleges 2016 rankings announced Monday, Nov. 9.

November 9, 2015

Kate Cardinali: designing real world learning for students

When Kate Cardinali, 2004, B.F.A., talks about design, you can tell she loves it. But when she starts talking about teaching others, having fun and giving back to the community, that’s when she really gets excited.

November 5, 2015

Dottie Millar, professor of teacher education College of Education

For more than 20 years, Dottie Millar’s research has focused on guardianship alternatives for those with developmental disabilities.

November 2, 2015

Grad’s program teaches at-risk and homeless youths in Denver

Somewhere in Denver, Colorado, a teenager is on a computer and he is smiling. He’s learned things he never thought he would, accomplished things he never thought he could, and now can see a future that once was only a dream. And he has SVSU alum Dave Bobrowski, 2010, B.S., to thank for that.

October 27, 2015

Faculty Profile: Izabela Szymanska, assistant professor of management College of Business & Management

Born in 1980 in Poland, Izabela Szymanska witnessed the birth of the country’s Solidarity movement, and though young during its flourishing decade, was awestruck by its impact. She saw this movement transform her country’s peoples as it empowered them to take responsibility for their lives. Notable were economic changes, as citizens went from being government-supported to owning businesses.

October 23, 2015

Gembrowski family exemplifies generational commitment to SVSU

On a beautiful breezy June afternoon, the 10 members of the Gembrowski family gather for a photo at their Freeland home where they are hosting yet another graduation party. They laugh, joke and tease each other while the photographer sets up. Once he gives the signal, each brother and sister falls into place unrehearsed as if they’ve done this family photo thing a time or two.

May 4, 2015

Great things ahead for 2015 SVSU graduates

We Are New Cardinal Alumni — available online at — is a series that takes a snapshot of our outstanding 2015 graduates.

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