James Bowers, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice received a contract with the Family Division of the Saginaw County Juvenile Center. The data analyzed and evaluated will benefit the community and courses taught.
Monika Dix, Assistant Professor of Modern Foreign Languages, received $933 from the Japan Foundation to purchase Japanese-language teaching materials. These materials will be an asset to both the curriculum and culture of offered Japanese courses.
Sara Beth Keough, Associate Professor of Geography, receiving the 2013 McColl Family Fellowship from the American Geographical Society to fund travel to and from Niger, West Africa to conduct research. This fellowship is very competitive.
College of Business & Management
Joseph Affholter, The Dow Entrepreneur-In-Residence, received $1,500 from the Michigan Initiative for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the joint program with Grand Valley State University, Farm/Ag Entrepreneur Academy: Pilot Program. His innovative skills will be beneficial to this partnership.
Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, Harvey Randall Wickes Endowed Chair in International Business, provided professional development to teachers and administrators in the Saginaw Public Schools to host a summer mathematics camp to Ruben Daniels Middle School students.
College of Education
Tamara Barrientos, Director SVSU Regional Mathematics and Science Center, received $58,559 from the Michigan Department of Education for the 2012-2013 Mathematics and Science Center Grant. Her work to improve the quality of math and science instruction in our region continues to benefit the University and our surrounding communities. Ms. Barrientos also received $11,000 from the Michigan Department of Education to offer a Science and Mathematics Misconception Management program and $24,995 from The Nickless Family Charitable Foundation to carry out an innovation award competition with area communities.
Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services
Jennifer Bridges, Professor of Kinesiology, received $3,151 from Michigan Campus Compact for her program, Motor Development Day. This program will benefit both youth in the community and SVSU kinesiology students.
Vanessa Brooks Herd, Associate Professor of Social Work, received $91,043 from the Michigan Department of Human Services for her program, “Living Skills for Foster Youth Students at SVSU.” The assistance this program will provide to incoming foster students to the University will be invaluable.
College of Science, Engineering and Technology
David Karpovich, H.H. Dow Endowed Chair, and co-PI Tami Sivy, Assistant Professor Chemistry, received $26,185 from the State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for his project, “Determining the causation of low D.O. on the North Branch of the Kawkawlin River.” Their research on the Kawkawlin River is beneficial to the entire Great Lakes Bay Region.
Arthur Martin, Assistant Professor of Biology, and co-PI David Karpovich, H.H. Dow Endowed Chair, received $4,000 from the National Center for Science & Civic Engagement for their GLISTEN project. The goal to improve learning in the STEM discipline and engage students in direct involvement serves as a great benefit.
Barbara Cohen, Coordinator Language Lab and Media Center, received another Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant (FLTA) Host Institution grant. Riham Kotb joined the faculty this academic year. SVSU and our community benefit as she shares her knowledge of the Arabic language and culture with our students and faculty.
Linda Farynk, Director Melvin. J. Zahnow Library, received $4,500 from the National Endowment for the Humanities for Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures. These resource materials will contribute to understanding the beliefs and practices of the Muslim culture.
Anna Maria Flores, Coordinator of KCP/Gear Up Grant Program, received $15,000 from Michigan Campus Compact for 2012-2013 GU and College Positive Volunteerism. Her collaborative efforts to expand the mentoring programs in middle schools will be beneficial to both the student leaders and middle school student recipients.
Harry Leaver, Executive Director Center for Business and Economic Development, received $158,750 from the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center in support of the Northeast Office at SVSU.
Jennifer Ordway, Director Student Counseling Center, received $238,121 from HHS: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration for the project, “SVSU Mental Health Prevention and Awareness Project.” The prevention of suicide among students and providing services for students with mental and behavioral health problems is an important responsibility.
Katrina Phillips, Associate Director of Student Life, received the AmeriCorps Member Host Campus award from Michigan Campus Compact. This service learning program will benefit the SVSU college students chosen for the community-based service positions.
Stephanie Sieggreen, Director Office of International Programs, received the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan host institution grant from the U.S. Department of State – IREX. The program brought one student in Fall 2012 and two students in Winter 2013. The Pakistan students and SVSU will benefit from this cultural program.
Mamie Thorns, Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs, received five different awards totaling $31,750 to fund the Great Lakes Bay Regional Youth Leadership Institute. Her efforts to engage youth in activities to improve their leadership skills is highly commendable.
Marilyn Wheaton, Director Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum, received $12,000 from the Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundation to support the restoration of 4 Marshall Fredericks reliefs and $17,000 from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for Museum operations. Ms. Wheaton received three awards totaling $7,500 to fund the exhibition, Centuries of Progress: America’s World’s Fairs, 1853-1982.