SVSU Alumni Awards


2020 Alumni Awards

After much careful thought and deliberation, the Alumni Association Board of Directors made the difficult decision to cancel the Alumni Celebration event this year. We will not be awarding any alumni awards this year. The accomplishments of our alumni in all fields is incredibly inspiring, and we did not feel a virtual event would appropriately pay tribute to those accomplishments. It was a difficult decision to not select award recipients this year, but we truly feel it is in everyone's best interest to do so. 


The nominations that were submitted in 2020 will be held for consideration for the 2021 class of award recipients. 



The Alumni Celebration recognizes SVSU alumni whose personal and professional achievements have positively affected their community and strongly reflect the values of Saginaw Valley State University. Join us as we honor these alumni who represent the Cardinal Difference. 

There are three types of awards given at the Alumni Celebration event: Distinguished, Veteran and Young Alumni Awards.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to a graduate of SVSU in recognition of distinguished service and accomplishment in any field of human endeavor that enhances the prestige of the University.

The Veteran Alumni Award is presented to an outstanding alum who has served our country with distinction through one of the armed forces, and who also has exemplified their SVSU degree by creating personal and professional successes.

The Young Alumni Award recognizes a Cardinal who has contributed to student and campus life, has a strong affinity for and connection to SVSU, has been recognized for a strong work ethic and has shown evidence of professional achievement and civic service. This is awarded to an alum within 7 years of graduation.

All Alumni Awards

View all past alumni award recipients.