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August 5, 2020

Once determined to continue his education without pause, SVSU alumnus now thrives at Dow

Kevin Finley, a 2017 alumnus of Saginaw Valley State University, is proof that challenges can be overcome with drive and opportunity.

August 5, 2020

Since childhood, Gabrielle Gittens felt drawn to nature. Now the SVSU alumna is one step closer to a career spent protecting it.

In May, Gittens graduated from Saginaw Valley State University, where affordability and opportunity merged to move her closer than ever to fulfilling that ambition to better the planet.

May 28, 2020

SVSU graduate earns spot in prestigious film school

Madilyn Witherspoon doesn't let anything or anyone hold her back. Her determination to combine her passions for business and art has led to her tremendous success and has helped her forge her own unique path despite the obstacles that have stood in her way.

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.

May 5, 2020

Class of 2020: After moving across U.S., Saginaw native discovered her place – and voice – at SVSU

Adapting to new environments and changing circumstances is nothing new to Imani Clark. What remains unwavering for the soon-to-be Saginaw Valley State University graduate, though, is her love for helping others by using her talent for communicating.

May 4, 2020

SVSU class of 2020: Once a safeguard for Obama, veteran from Bay City eyes law school next

A Marine Corps veteran once charged with safeguarding the president of the United States is nearly finished with his latest mission: graduating from Saginaw Valley State University.

April 29, 2020

SVSU alumni help Duro-Last supply protective equipment for health care workers in COVID-19 fight

When he was a boy growing up on his family’s 40-acre Hemlock farm, Mitch Gilbert worked often with his hands, honing his industrious nature to build and fix equipment meant to cultivate corn and bale hay. As an undergraduate at Saginaw Valley State University, he sharpened his problem-solving and project-approaching skills considerably while studying mechanical engineering.

April 24, 2020

As Covenant HealthCare ER doctor, SVSU alumna protects front lines in region's COVID-19 fight

Through the filter of protective goggles and face shields, Dr. Angela Gregory has witnessed both heartbreaking tragedy and triumphs of human compassion since the COVID-19 pandemic reached the Covenant HealthCare Emergency Care Center facility in Saginaw where she works.

April 9, 2020

On front lines of COVID-19 battle in Saginaw, SVSU alumna serves community despite dangers

Smriti Pant never imagined showing up to work under protective layers of a hazmat suit and high-grade respirator mask. Years ago, she was inspired to care for others and use her personable nature to help people most in need of both, and now the Saginaw Valley State University educator and alumna is on the front lines of fighting a global pandemic.

January 16, 2020

'It's a group project now;' SVSU support drives moot court program to another record year

Despite facing competition growing exponentially in size and talent, hard-driven student work ethic and a campus' support will help Saginaw Valley State University’s national tournament-bound moot court program cap off one of its most successful years ever.

November 21, 2019

SVSU recognizes distinguished alumni from diverse industries

Military veterans, business leaders, and coaches were among the eight individuals whose accomplishments and dedication to excellence were recognized by Saginaw Valley State University’s Alumni Association.

November 15, 2019

Former student-actor returns 'home' to direct SVSU production of 'Émilie'

Once a talent on the stage during her days as a student, a Saginaw Valley State University alumna will return to her alma mater next week, this time moving behind the curtains to direct a production of "historic" proportions.

October 23, 2019

Judge, U.S. Army veteran among panelists for SVSU Alumni Authors Showcase

The panelists include Judge Marylin E. Atkins, R.S. Deeren, Adela Crandell Durkee, Bethany (Phipps) Goforth and Walter E. Kitter.

October 23, 2019

SVSU alumna joins NBA as sixth female referee in league history

"Nobody’s ever truly ready," Jenna Schroeder said of her new role, "but I'm as ready as I can be."

October 9, 2019

Ford Motor Company selects SVSU alumna for prestigious philanthropic leadership program

A Saginaw Valley State University alumna’s community-minded values helped her become selected for an innovative corporate leadership course associated with one of the world’s largest automotive companies.

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