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November 1, 2023

SVSU professor earns national award for teaching excellence

Saginaw Valley State University professor J. Blake Johnson has been recognized for his leadership and excellence in the classroom. Johnson, SVSU professor of art, joins 42 other educators across the country who will be honored with the prestigious 2024 NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.

October 31, 2023

SVSU-Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital tuition agreement aims to boost educational opportunities for Ascension associates

Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) are working together to strengthen the region’s workforce and improve quality of patient care by increasing access to educational opportunities. 

October 6, 2023

Federal grant will enable SVSU to train more social workers for rural and underserved communities

With support from a two-year, $1.06 million federal grant, Saginaw Valley State University will prepare more master’s-level social workers to treat children, adolescents and young adults in rural communities in Michigan.

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.

September 26, 2023

SVSU installs President George Grant Jr in iconic ceremony

George Grant Jr. was formally installed as the fifth president of Saginaw Valley State University during an investiture ceremony today, Tuesday, September 26, at 10:30 a.m. in the Malcom Field Theatre for Performing Arts. Grant assumed the office of president on Jan. 1.

September 20, 2023

McLaren Health Care, Saginaw Valley State University partnership provides opportunities, discounted tuition for employees

McLaren Health Care, the three-state, fully integrated health care system, has announced a partnership with Saginaw Valley State University that will provide all qualified employees wishing to further their education with a 30 percent discount on tuition and all associated fees for in-person and online courses through the university, located less than 10 miles from McLaren Bay Region hospital in Bay City.

July 19, 2023

SVSU receives grant to help SVSU Midland County students launch businesses

With a generous grant from the Midland Area Community Foundation, Saginaw Valley State University is positioned to help four Midland County SVSU students launch businesses in the next year.

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 21, 2023

SVSU-Covenant tuition agreement aims to boost educational opportunities for Covenant employees

In a move that builds on their longstanding collaboration, Saginaw Valley State University and Covenant HealthCare have forged a partnership aimed at providing higher education opportunities for the employees of Covenant HealthCare and bolstering the talent pool in the Great Lakes Bay Region and other communities Covenant serves.

June 20, 2023

SVSU grants early acceptance to Cesar Chavez Academy 8th grade graduates

When the 8th grade class of Cesar Chavez Academy in Detroit graduates today, they will receive a gift designed to put them farther along the path for success: early admission to Saginaw Valley State University.

June 19, 2023

SVSU Board approves tuition increase

The Saginaw Valley State University Board of Control approved increasing tuition to $408 per credit hour during the Board’s regular meeting Monday, June 19.

June 1, 2023

SVSU race team delivers “most satisfying result” at Society of Automotive Engineers competition

The Cardinal Formula Racing Team at Saginaw Valley State University has built the fastest college race car in the world twice (2008, 2014) and has placed among the top 20 teams several times at the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series. Still, Brooks Byam, SVSU professor of mechanical engineering, described this year’s finish as the “most satisfying result” in his 25 years of serving as the team’s faculty advisor.

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.

May 24, 2023

SVSU celebrates excellence in student writing

In a celebration of excellence in writing, 20 Saginaw Valley State University students and one faculty member were recognized for their writing achievements during the 2023 University Writing Awards ceremony in April.

May 3, 2023

SVSU President George Grant Jr. to preside over his first commencement

Saginaw Valley State University’s May commencement exercises will feature a new president and the return of invited commencement speakers. SVSU President George Grant Jr., who took office Jan. 1, will preside over his first graduation ceremonies. In addition, the two ceremonies on Friday, May 5 will feature commencement speakers for the first time since December 2019.

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