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Ruben Daniels Community Service Award

The Ruben Daniels Community Service Award is named in honor of the late Ruben Daniels, a Saginaw community leader.  This award represents the university's highest recognition of employee community involvement and service.

Eligibility/Selection Considerations

  1. Noteworthy and un-compensated contributions to the community in general
  2. Active, long-term involvement in one or more community, civic, educational, business, fraternal, recreational, religious, or service organization(s) in the greater SVSU service area
  3. Leadership position in such organization

Criteria for Nominations

Nominations must cite activities that demonstrate the significant contribution that the individual or team/group, unit/organization has made toward serving their community.

A complete nomination packet must include the following:

  1. Letter or memorandum describing the nominee's qualifications
  2. An extensive list of names of organization(s), years of service, office(s) held, involvement in special projects, etc.
  3. Supportive materials such as letters, testimonials, and tributes are optional.

The Ruben Daniels Community Service Award Committee will select one award to be given to an individual or team/group. The committee is chaired by Michael Mosher, Professor of Art/Communications & Multimedia.


For additional information, please contact the Office of Diversity at (989) 964-4068 or e-mail us at

Past Recipients

‌‌2017-18           Kevin Schultz

2016-17           Not Awarded

2015-16           Joseph Ofori-Dankwa

2014-15           David Rzeszutek

2013-14           Amy Hlavacek

2012-13           Mike Mosher

2011-12           Ruth Sawyers

2010-11           Marcia Shannon

2009-10           Brian Thomas

2008-09           Helen Raica-Klotz

2007-08           Mamie Thorns

2006-07           Shaun Bangert

2005-06           Beth Roe

2004-05           David Hall

2003-04           Phyllis Hastings

2002-03           Rosalie Riegle

2001-02           Merlyn Mondol

2000-01           Eldon Graham

1999-00           Gladys Hernandez Von Hoff

1998-99           Janalou Blecke

1997-98           Mary Solterman

1996-97           Ava Lewis

1995-96           Ervin Sparapani

1994-95           Fred Porterfield

1993-94           Kerry Segel

1992-93           Rachel Jersevicz

Contact Us
(989) 964-4068(989) 964-4068
(989) 964-2827

Dr. Mamie T. Thorns
Special Assistant
to the President
for Diversity Programs


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