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All University Awards

The All-University Awards Banquet is a tradition, held in April each year for employees. Awards are given to celebrate outstanding achievement in teaching, mentoring, involvement, and employee performance. Attendance is by invitation.

Ruben Daniels Community Service Award

The SVSU Ruben Daniels Community Service Award is named in honor of Mr. Ruben Daniels whose life exemplified the highest recognition of employee community involvement & service.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Mamie Thorns

Nomination Form

Roosevelt Ruffin Diversity Award

The SVSU Roosevelt Ruffin Award was created to promote and encourage support of diversity by recognizing individuals and/or groups of individuals at SVSU who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and creativity in the area of diversity.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Mamie Thorns

Nomination Form

Global Diversity Award

The Global Diversity Award recognizes the extension of Saginaw Valley State University’s impact from the Great Lakes Bay Region to the global community. This award represents the university’s highest acknowledgment of global leadership and service by SVSU faculty, staff, student groups, and other individuals associated with the campus community.
Deadline: March 1
Chair: Mamie Thorns

Nomination Form

Terry Ishihara Awards for Outstanding Co-Curricular Involvement

Presented annually to one faculty member and one staff member to recognize their contributions to students, the University and community through development of, as well as, participation and attendance at SVSU co-curricular activities.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Sidney Childs

Nomination Form

SVSU Outstanding Performance Award

The SVSU Outstanding Performance Award recognizes the accomplishments of an Administrative Professional and a Support Staff employee who have demonstrated outstanding individual and/or team performance at SVSU. The nomination form is online at the SVSU portal MySVSU.
Deadline: March 1
Chair: Corrie Piotrowski

Nomination Form

The Thomson Award for Empowering Learning in Community Engagement

The Thomson Award for Empowering Learning in Community Engagement is awarded annually to one full-time faculty member, staff member or team of SVSU employees. Honorees are recognized for their innovation and leadership through community engagement.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Brian Thomas

Nomination Form

Mary H. Anderson Adjunct Faculty Award

This endowment was established by Andrew F. Anderson in honor of Mary H. Anderson who has been an adjunct faculty member since the founding of SVSU. The award recognizes of the endowment is to provide funds for the Mary H. Anderson Adjunct Faculty Award.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Ann Coburn-Collins

Nomintation Form

House Family Award for Teacher Impact

This award annually recognizes the SVSU professor who had the greatest positive impact on a graduate in business, arts, humanities, or education program. This is not an award for excellence in teaching but rather an award for the faculty member who had a significant and positive impact on a student’s life.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Brian Thomas

Nomination Form

Earl L. Warrick Award for Excellence in Research

The Earl Warrick Award is given annually to an SVSU faculty member who has made a significant and/or longstanding contribution to the advancement of knowledge in a recognized field of scholarship or artistic endeavor.
Deadline:
Extended to March 12
Chair: Joshua Ode

Nomination Form

Franc A. Landee Teaching Excellence Award

Each year the University recognizes one, or occasionally two, full-time faculty member(s) as the recipient(s) of the Franc A. Landee Award for Teaching Excellence. Alumni, students, faculty and staff may nominate candidates.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Joshua Ode

Nomination Form

Distinguished Service Medallion

The Distinguished Service Medallion recognizes the University's most active and effective friends. It is the most prestigious service award presented by Saginaw Valley State University.
Deadline: March 1
Chairs: Andrew Bethune

Nomination Form

Excellence in Online Teaching Award

This award recognizes a faculty member who has demonstrated excellence in online/hybrid teaching by creatively and effectively using appropriate technologies and best practices to design and teach online and/or hybrid courses at SVSU. The nominee must have designed and taught one or more online or hybrid courses using innovation with a demonstrated impact on student learning. Alumni, students, faculty and staff may nominate candidates.
Deadline: Extended to March 12
Chair: Dawn Hinton

Nomination Form

Ruth and Ted Braun Fellowship Program

The Saginaw Community Foundation has established the Ruth and Ted Braun Fellowship Program. Braun Fellows will be expected to produce a body of professional or academic work for publication or presentation during or at the conclusion of the Fellowship term. Selection is based on a record of publication or other scholarly or professional accomplishments and service to students. 
Deadline: September 15
Chair: Saginaw Community Foundation