May 5, 2016

Chi Weng: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Chi Weng is more than adapting to the idea of wearing a red ceremonial robe during the May 2016 Saginaw Valley State University commencement ceremony.

May 5, 2016

Ashli Maser: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Ask Ashli Maser about her passions, and she will respond at first with a wide, white smile.

May 3, 2016

Brandon Jones: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Brandon Jones describes himself as a man of purpose. He does his best to fulfill his genuine purpose every day at SVSU.

May 3, 2016

Riley Hupfer: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Lending a helping hand to the community has been at the core of Riley Hupfer’s character throughout his time at SVSU.

May 3, 2016

Jenni Putz: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Jenni Putz enjoys a challenge. Her research record is extraordinary for an undergraduate, and one of those research interests resulted from challenging herself to step outside of her comfort zone. Far outside.

May 3, 2016

Megan VanFleteren: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Heading into a profession that is over 75 percent dominated by males is just one more challenge for Megan VanFleteren to overcome.

April 26, 2016

Healthcare CEO & SVSU alum to address 2016 graduates

Saginaw Valley State University will welcome an alumnus passionate about improving health care as its May 2016 Commencement speaker. Joseph Fifer, president and CEO of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, will address graduates during Commencement exercises Friday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 11 a.m.

March 22, 2016

SVSU alum leads social media for NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament that features SVSU

When Chris Roekle first stepped onto the Saginaw Valley State University campus, he didn't have a Twitter account. Now, he makes his living in the social media realm, and that ability to adapt in a rapidly changing environment has led to an extraordinary opportunity.

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 22, 2015

SVSU graduate overcomes medical struggles, moves on to medical school

Micah Whitehead's career goal is to work as a cardiothoracic surgeon, helping patients experiencing problems with their hearts and lungs.

October 21, 2015

Chris Pryor: Having faith in community

The pastor at Victorious Believers Ministries in Saginaw helps others see the possibilities of a better life through a college education, earned perhaps, right in their own backyard.

September 16, 2015

SVSU Foundation raises $28 million in record fundraising campaign

The Saginaw Valley State University Foundation announced it exceeded its $25 million goal and raised more than $28 million during the “Talent. Opportunity. Promise” campaign, making it the largest fundraising effort in university history.

May 20, 2015

SVSU theatre grad hired at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Recent Saginaw Valley State University graduate Blake Mazur has a busy summer schedule, including plans to begin work as an audio technician at Hollywood Studios in Orlando's Walt Disney World.

April 27, 2015

SVSU grad to attend esteemed public policy school

Saginaw Valley State University alumnus Joshua Fleming this fall will attend the University of Michigan's prestigious Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy this fall on a full scholarship.

February 26, 2015

SVSU theatre alum influences arts scenes in U.S., abroad

Since graduating from Saginaw Valley State University in 2009 with a degree in theatre, Elliott has turned his pursuit into national and international success through his work with well-known theater companies in New England and Chicago. Currently, the Reese native is serving as executive director of the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center — also known as “The Kate” — in Old Saybrook, Conn.

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