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May 23, 2024

SVSU honors area nurses

Nine nursing professionals were recognized for their dedication, compassion and expertise when Saginaw Valley State University’s Department of Nursing hosted the Carleen K. Moore Nursing Excellence Awards today at SVSU. The 13th annual celebration luncheon highlighted the invaluable impact nurses have on patient care.

April 23, 2024

Nearly 900 SVSU students to participate in commencement

Saginaw Valley State University will hold commencement exercises on Saturday, May 11, at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

April 23, 2024

SVSU students to present research in two showcase events

Saginaw Valley State University students will cap off the academic year with two events designed to recognize and celebrate their work. On Friday, April 26, SVSU will host the SE&T Symposium and the SVSU Student Showcase. Both events are open to the public, and there is no charge to attend.

March 6, 2024

SVSU to hold match-making event to save lives

Saginaw Valley State University is holding a match-making event to save lives. On Wednesday, March 13, the university’s nursing department will host a “Be the Match” bone marrow donor registration event in honor of former nursing professor David Peruski, who is battling leukemia. The event will take place from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. outside the main entrance to the Melvin J. Zahnow Library. The first 100 people to register will receive a free water bottle.

February 21, 2024

SVSU professors receive first Field/Spicer Fellowship

In its inaugural year, Saginaw Valley State University’s new Field/Spicer Fellowship in Science and Engineering has been awarded to two university faculty members for their respective research projects.

December 28, 2023

SVSU graduating seniors: Alexis Madak

Thanks to the encouragement and opportunities she found at SVSU, nursing major Alexis Madak was able to prove herself and become the nurse she always wanted to be. The constant support from her professors and community helped Alexis to persevere when she was struggling, allowing her to eventually graduate with honors.

September 29, 2023

SVSU advanced-degree nursing students don white coats in iconic ceremony

Saginaw Valley State University recently celebrated the advancement of nurses taking their final steps to becoming primary care family nurse practitioners. On August 28, 27 SVSU Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) students received white coats and recited the white coat pledge, signifying their advancement into clinical work.

July 10, 2023

SVSU Receives $2.6 million to address behavioral health care needs in rural Michigan

With a $2.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources & Services Administration, Saginaw Valley State University will collaborate with Northern Michigan University to enhance behavioral health care in rural northern Michigan, especially the Upper Peninsula.

June 13, 2023

SVSU Department of Nursing celebrates contributions of nursing professionals

In a tribute to the dedication, compassion and expertise of nurses, Saginaw Valley State University’s Department of Nursing hosted the Carleen K. Moore Nursing Excellence Awards at SVSU.

May 31, 2023

SVSU partners with U.P. College to address critical nursing workforce issue

Bay College, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, and Saginaw Valley State University have established a new partnership to expand nursing education opportunities and grow the talent pool of nurses in the U.P. and northern Michigan through a collaboration supported by a grant from the State of Michigan.

April 14, 2023

SVSU and Kirtland Community College strengthen partnership to grow the nursing talent pipeline, provide better patient care

Saginaw Valley State University and Kirtland Community College in Grayling continue to build on their partnership to increase the talent pool of nurses in northern Michigan.  

February 15, 2023

SVSU recognized as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars, enriching student learning

Saginaw Valley State University has earned national recognition for its leadership in international and intercultural education. The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs named has named SVSU a Fulbright Top Producing Institution for U.S. Scholars. This recognition is given to the U.S. colleges and universities that received the highest number of applicants selected for the 2022-23 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program.

February 8, 2023

SVSU launches part-time nursing program to add pathway to nursing degree

Saginaw Valley State University is responding to regional workforce needs by creating another method to grow the nursing talent pipeline. Beginning with the spring semester, which starts Monday, May 9, SVSU will offer a new part-time nursing program designed to allow students to balance life, career and education demands.

December 8, 2022

SVSU Dean Marcia Ditmyer to lead Michigan Health Improvement Alliance Board

Marcia Ditmyer, dean of the Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services at Saginaw Valley State University, is set to become chair of the board of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance.

December 8, 2022

SVSU and Alpena Community College Form New Partnership to Grow the Nursing Talent Pipeline

Alpena Community College and Saginaw Valley State University will collaborate to expand nursing education opportunities and grow the talent pool of nurses in Northern Michigan through a partnership supported by a grant from the State of Michigan.

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Dean

Marcia Mastracci Ditmyer, PhD., M.B.A., M.S.

Acting Assistant Dean

Catherine A. Macomber, PhD., LMSW

Acting Assistant Dean

Jeremy Knous, PhD.

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University Center, MI-48710

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