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March 16, 2016

SVSU to honor ‘Heroes in Education’

Saginaw Valley State University is seeking nominations for its first “Heroes in Education” event intended to extend SVSU’s community-minded mission and build upon strong partnerships with K-12 schools by honoring outstanding educators.

“People who are committed to educating our young people are doing important work that benefits us all, but too often they are underappreciated or unappreciated,” said Craig Douglas, dean of SVSU’s College of Education. “We hope to change that by recognizing teachers, support staff, and volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.”

SVSU’s College of Education is seeking nominations for individuals who have positively impacted the lives of students. Those being recognized could include an enthusiastic teacher, a dedicated custodian, a tireless volunteer, a compassionate principal, or anyone else who has made a significant contribution in the field for education.

Nominations are now being accepted; the deadline to submit is Thursday, March 31 at 5 p.m. Nomination forms are available online at

The recognition event will take place Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in SVSU's Gilbertson Hall.  It is open to the public and will include light refreshments after the program; there is no charge to attend.

For more information, contact Douglas at 989-964-4195 or