Awards Received in Fiscal Year 2015-2016

College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

  • James Hitt, Associate Professor of Philosophy, submitted an application to have the 2016 American Association of Philosophy Teachers (AAPT) International Workshop Conference held here at SVSU.  This conference will benefit those teaching philosophy, SVSU and the community as educators from various locations will visit the campus and region.

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

  • Edward Meisel, Lecturer of Chemistry, received $8,000 from the Bay Area Community Foundation, and $6,500 from the Tolfree Foundation to support the Garden to Plate Wellness Program.  The sustainable techniques used in the SVSU Greenhouse promote education, wellness and health; brings hands-on, STEM activities to participating students and community members.


  • Jenna Briggs, Director of Graduate and International Admissions, received monetary support from the exchange programs IREX, World Learning, and Brazil Scientific Mobility Program to bring students to SVSU from Brazil, Tunisia, Kosovo, Pakistan, China, Egypt, Kenya, Nicaragua, and Uzbekistan.  These programs provide a wonderful experience for these international students and the SVSU community.
  • Helen Raica-Klotz, Director of the Writing Center, received $4,000 from the Saginaw Community Foundation to support the Saginaw Community Writing Center.  The collaboration with Butman-Fish Library and the SVSU Writing Center tutors provides a service-learning opportunity for SVSU students while helping to improve the writing skills of participating community members.

Awards Received In Previous Fiscal Years