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October 22, 2021

JuJuan Cook: SVSU Nursing Student Determined to Make a Difference

With health care careers receiving more attention than ever, society sees the critical role of nurses, especially hardworking and compassionate nurses like JaJuan Cook.

October 21, 2021

SVSU to host central figure in Flint water crisis

Saginaw Valley State University will host Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., the Flint pediatrician whose research proved that children were exposed to lead from the Flint water supply.

July 30, 2021

SVSU hires new dean of College of Health & Human Services

Saginaw Valley State University has hired a leader with experience as an epidemiologist, researcher and community health specialist to serve as the new dean of the institution’s Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services.

May 6, 2021

SVSU graduates to celebrate Commencement in person Friday; first outdoor ceremonies to be held in Wickes Stadium

More than 700 SVSU graduates have registered to participate in Saginaw Valley State University’s three outdoor commencement ceremonies on Friday, May 7. The ceremonies, SVSU’s first-ever outdoor commencement celebrations, will be held in the Harvey Randall Wickes Memorial Stadium. Relocating the ceremonies outdoors provide a safer venue and allows more people to participate in person.

May 6, 2021

SVSU Department of Nursing recognizes excellence in nursing

The SVSU Department of Nursing has recognized several area registered nurses and three nursing units for their contributions to the regional community and extraordinary dedication to public health over the past year. Recipients of the 2021 Carleen K. Moore Nursing Excellence Award are:

May 3, 2021

SVSU graduating seniors: Kathy Perez

As a student, Kathy Perez challenged herself to help people see beyond negative stereotypes too often associated with too many populations in the United States. As a student program coordinator in SVSU’s Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Kathy took on this challenge when she organized a Lowrider Display event as part of SVSU’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations in 2019.

April 28, 2021

SVSU Student Presents at International Competition, Wins Peer Competition

SVSU student Joanna Cooley knows what it is like to go to bed hungry. And she knows the lasting toll childhood hunger can take. Her research into childhood food insecurity — and her plan to combat hunger in her community — took Cooley, virtually, to the Global Student Leadership Conference in London and earned her the top prize in the “BIG IDEAS” pitch competition at the conference. The conference, presented by FIE, the Foundation for International Education, was held in London April 10 and 11.

March 18, 2021

SVSU set to host in-person, outdoor commencement ceremonies for May 2021 graduates

Saginaw Valley State University will provide an opportunity for its May 2021 graduates to participate in commencement exercises and celebrate their achievements in three outdoor ceremonies planned for Friday, May 7, in the university’s Wickes Memorial Stadium.

November 25, 2020

SVSU faculty, professor, student honored with YWCA Women of Achievement Awards

Three members of the Saginaw Valley State University community were among 12 women the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region honored for their leadership and contributions to social causes across the area.

November 9, 2020

SVSU’s Master of Social Work program receives national accreditation

With faculty, staff and resources dedicated to empowering students eager to engage and enrich communities, the Master of Social Work program at Saginaw Valley State University was fully accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), an accreditation agency.

October 6, 2020

Meijer teams up with SVSU to offer flu vaccinations for campus community

To promote community health, Saginaw Valley State University this week is partnering with Meijer to offer flu vaccinations to students, faculty and staff at SVSU. The 3-day program began Monday and concludes Wednesday.

August 18, 2020

SVSU launches contact tracer program on eve of fall semester; local health care agencies provide support

When Moregan LaMarr recently began her role as a contact tracer searching for potential cases of COVID-19 at Saginaw Valley State University, she was motivated by her determination to provide a strong support system and sympathetic ear to a community she knows well. LaMarr, after all, is a two-time SVSU graduate, having earned her master’s degree in social work only last year.

August 17, 2020

Thrust into the fire: Fresh from graduation, SVSU alumna felt prepared for nursing career that began in pandemic ‘hot zone’

Haley Ludviksen was unsure about her professional aspirations after high school, but she was certain that continuing her education without pause was necessary to discover her calling and achieve her goals. She found her passion at Saginaw Valley State University, which led her to saving lives on the frontline of a global pandemic immediately after graduation.

July 30, 2020

SVSU NEST Ambassador profile: Lauren Steen

Over the next few days, 100 enthusiastic students will begin orientation training in their roles as NEST Ambassadors. These individuals will assist with keeping the community healthy and safe, serving in one of three specialty areas: Student Experience, Information Technology, and Health and Wellness.

June 18, 2020

SVSU professor earns lifetime achievement award after decades-long dedication to nursing education

With a deep sense of the history of modern nursing and an understanding of the profession’s importance during this critical moment, Sally Decker’s recent recognition as a statewide lifetime achievement award recipient was especially meaningful to the well-decorated Saginaw Valley State University educator.

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

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David Peruski, Ed.D., RN

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Jeremy Knous, PhD.

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