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News items about the Biology Department. For a complete list of News,  please go to the Newsroom. To submit an item, please contact JJ Boehm, director of media and community relations, at ext. 4055

May 24, 2022

SVSU students accepted into medical school early through partnerships

Five Saginaw Valley State University students have taken the next step to become medical doctors through their acceptance into Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine through SVSU’s Early Assurance Program (EAP).

May 11, 2022

SVSU graduating seniors: Alejandra Fulgencio

A Saginaw Valley State University graduate has followed in her mother’s and older sister’s footsteps by walking across the graduation stage.

December 30, 2021

Alumni Spotlight - Kyle Sproull

Kyle Sproull, B.S. 2015, 2nd Year Resident at Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids

September 17, 2020

$300K grant boosts SVSU researchers studying wastewater for traces of COVID-19

A research team at Saginaw Valley State University secured an approximately $300,000 grant to continue its work searching for traces of the COVID-19 virus in wastewater samples collected from sites in Arenac, Bay, Gladwin and Saginaw counties. That testing – which includes sampling on the SVSU campus – could help alert health officials about potential outbreaks days before individuals display symptoms. The research also detects the virus in waste of people without symptoms.

May 7, 2020

SVSU class of 2020: With a lifelong love for animals, Midland resident chases a career as veterinarian

Mia Berlanga's undergraduate experience has included earning prestigious accolades, embarking on international endeavors relating to her chosen field, utilizing contacts at the university to earn a position at a nearby veterinary emergency care center, and taking advantage of many opportunities that contributed to her development as a community-engaged leader.

May 6, 2020

Class of 2020: Shared passions propel cousins from SVSU to dental school

Ashley Reece and Caitlin Durkee take being part of the “Cardinal family” literally. The inspiring cousins and seniors at Saginaw Valley State University not only share familial ties, but they also share a similar college journey and passion for serving others. Each will earn her bachelor’s degree in biology, with a minor in chemistry, from SVSU this month and will be attending dental school together at the University of Michigan in the fall.

September 9, 2019

SVSU greenhouse recertified for environmental safety standards

Saginaw Valley State University's commitment to environmental sustainability has been recognized, as SVSU’s Boutell Memorial Greenhouse has been recertified for cropping system through the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development's Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP).

April 22, 2019

Determined study results in medical school research opportunity for SVSU biology student

Saginaw Valley State University student Cole Pero has worked hard in the classroom and in the lab, and it has resulted in an extraordinary opportunity to continue his academic career.

February 27, 2019

SVSU alumna's book aims to inspire interest in science among children

When her daughter was two, Jennifer Douglas read an article that encouraged parents to "make up science stories for your children" in order to inspire their interest in the subject.

February 15, 2019

SVSU student lands scholarship to top dental school through hard work, alumni support

Saginaw Valley State University student Brianna Kosecki's future is looking as bright as a freshly polished smile after being accepted into the nation's top dentistry school.

December 14, 2017

SVSU professors to use Braun Fellowship to study signs of metabolic syndrome, managing patient flow in health care

Saginaw Valley State University will support two professors in their scholarly endeavors to improve people’s health. Jay Scott, associate professor of biology, and Danilo Sirias, professor of management, have been awarded SVSU’s Braun Fellowship.

July 26, 2017

March 2017 Faculty Profile - Sylvia Fromherz Sharp

For being too much of a distraction in seventh grade, Sylvia Fromherz was asked to spend the rest of class sitting outside in her Catholic school’s atrium.

June 7, 2017

SVSU partners with K-12 schools to prepare ‘chief science officers,’ thanks to grant from The Dow Chemical Co.

Saginaw Valley State University hopes to send students back to their K-12 schools to serve as leaders and “chief science officers” when the new school year begins in the fall.

May 16, 2017

Mackenzie Allen: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Mackenzie Allen arrived at Saginaw Valley State University with her sights set on an academic path that would lead her to a profession helping bodies heal.

May 10, 2017

SVSU student examines causes of fraud in honors thesis

Nearly 16 years have passed since the public became aware of widespread fraud at Enron, an energy company that ultimately had one of the biggest bankruptcies in American history. Legislators have enacted stricter laws to try to prevent future such catastrophes, but just last month, banking giant Wells Fargo was outed in the latest scandal.

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