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June 30, 2021

SVSU selects 23rd class of student leaders for Roberts Fellowship

A group of Saginaw Valley State University students will fuel their passion for leadership and service through their participation in the Roberts Fellowship program.

June 30, 2021

SVSU ranks as a "Best for Vets" college

Saginaw Valley State University’s commitment to serving military veterans has been recognized with a place in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges rankings. SVSU ranks 15th among four-year public institutions in the Midwest and is among only 189 four-year public institutions nationwide to achieve this distinction.

June 30, 2021

SVSU’s Student Association selects Children’s Grief Center as 2021 Battle of the Valleys charitable partner

Recognizing the tremendous support the Children’s Grief Center offers grieving children and families throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU’s Student Association has selected the organization as its charitable partner for the 2021 Battle of the Valleys.

June 24, 2021

SVSU students create memorial garden for grieving children

Five members of SVSU’s Roberts Fellowship Program have created a place for children from the Great Lakes Bay Region to memorialize their loved ones.

May 27, 2021

SVSU students supported students and families during pandemic - Roberts Fellows provided materials, educational resources and information

Four members of SVSU’s Roberts Fellowship Program responded to the educational and emotional needs of the Saginaw community’s school-age children and their families by providing materials and resources to help them manage at-home learning and other challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 20, 2021

SVSU students help revitalize Saginaw neighborhood Wolohan Fellows partner with Mustard Seed Shelter and Saginaw-Shiawassee Habitat for Humanity

Ten SVSU students, members of the university’s Richard V. Wolohan Fellowship in Service and Leadership, are leading an effort to rehabilitate the exterior of a 127-year-old home in Saginaw as part of a neighborhood revitalization effort in the area surrounding the Mustard Seed Shelter.

January 21, 2021

SVSU sponsors 2021 First Ward Leadership Fellowship Program

Eleven Saginaw County residents between the ages of 18 and 30 have been selected as 2021 First Ward Leadership Fellows and will participate in a 14-week leadership training program hosted by Saginaw Valley State University.

January 15, 2021

Regional leaders to be honored as Drum Major Award recipients at MLK Celebration

A former mayor/state legislator, a public servant and an educator will be honored by Saginaw Valley State University this month for community work that exemplifies the spirit of Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision.

December 18, 2020

With Broadway training, SVSU alumna performs in holiday production while pursuing pop music success

From small town Michigan to the Big Apple, Saginaw Valley State University alumna Madalyn McHugh's determination and hard work helped her pursue her dreams of becoming a Broadway-trained performer. After fine-tuning her talents in New York City, that dream has since grown even larger.

December 16, 2020

Political commentator Van Jones set as virtual MLK event speaker for SVSU

Saginaw Valley State University in January will welcome Van Jones, a political commentator who regularly appears on nationally-televised TV programs, to deliver the keynote address for the 12th annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. This year's event will be presented virtually.

December 11, 2020

SVSU's Battle of the Valleys rivalry back on as GVSU returns to fundraising competition

Student leaders say the renewed rivalry will energize the fundraiser, which typically is scheduled each fall during the week leading up to the universities’ football matchup.

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.

September 28, 2020

SVSU-based Michigan Small Business Development Center gets CARES Act boost to help region's economy

Great Lakes Bay Region communities will be among 83 Michigan counties where small business owners challenged by the pandemic will benefit from expanded support offered by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), which operates a regional office at Saginaw Valley State University.

September 21, 2020

SVSU to host virtual panel featuring women entrepreneurs

The Saginaw Valley State University-based Dow Entrepreneurship Institute will host an empowering virtual panel discussion featuring successful women entrepreneurs.

September 21, 2020

SVSU Writing Center project allows community members to address future president

The nonpartisan project — also sponsored by the YWCA Great Lakes Bay Region and the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Saginaw Outpost — collects the postcards prior to the election, with the promise of mailing the messages to the winning candidate in January.

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