SVSU Reflections Magazine - Spring 2013
Semi-annual donor/alumni magazine produced by Saginaw Valley State University.
SPRING 2013 50 YEARS OF SVSU STUDENTS, FACULTY, STAFF AND SUPPORTERS. DEPARTMENTS 4 WELCOME SVSU President Eric R. Gilbertson on the first 50 years of SVSU 6 Throughout 2013, various anniversary programs, activities, events and performances will take place on campus and in the community. Here are some highlights: • Currently through the end of the year: A changing display of university history in the Roberta Allen Reading Room (Zahnow Library, fourth floor); • Anniversary gift items available in the on-campus Barnes & Noble; • Aug. 9: SVSU sponsors Saginaw’s “Friday Night Live” concert; • Late August through Fall: SVSU exhibit at the Castle Museum (Saginaw); • Sept. 24 – November 6: 50th anniversary lecture series; • Oct. 4: Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum’s annual fundraising event: Saints+Sinners+’63; • Oct. 5: New museum entranceway and sculpture garden dedication; • Oct. 19: SVSU alumni join the Saginaw Choral Society for their fall concert at the Temple Theatre; • Nov. 9: Celebration banquet; • Nov. 20-23: Special musical performance, “The Producers,” with theatre students and Cardinal Singers; • Throughout the fall semester, the SVSU student community will be engaged in “fun and fundraising” activities to celebrate the anniversary. TO LEARN MORE, visit svsu.edu/50 2 SVSU.EDU Updates and goings-on at SVSU 18 TIMELINE 42 PROFILES 53 CELEBRATING 50 YEARS NEWSBRIEFS Leading up to the 50th anniversary: 1990’s timeline highlighting world events and SVSU An inside look at faculty, staff and friends of SVSU HISTORICAL PHOTO CONTEST A chance at winning a complimentary souvenir picture book for naming the facility celebrated in this photo 54 56 58 66 68 80 91 FOCUS ON FACULTY Assistant Professor of Chemistry Tami Sivy ALUMNI AWARDS Celebrating Alumni of Distinction RED PRIDE Class notes, alumni profiles and events, baby Cardinals and weddings SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT SUCCESS Stories of outstanding Cardinals TALENT. OPPORTUNITY. PROMISE. THE CAMPAIGN FOR SVSU REPORT OF ANNUAL GIVING LAST WORD By Maria Vos, education major FEATURES STORY: 20 COVER THEN & NOW Celebrating 50 years 28 SVSU PROGRAMS OF DISTINCTION 36 Seven programs to appeal to and challenge students WHEN HISTORY LOVERS BECOME A PART OF IT What shaped the history department and the spirit that will shape it in years to come OUTDOOR BILLBOARD During the coming spring and through autumn months, outdoor billboards in the Great Lakes Bay Region and in Genesse and Macomb counties will showcase successful alumni and current students. Check out several alumni and student profiles at iam.svsu.edu SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT In the fall issue of Reflections2013, we misspelled names in one of our “Spotlight on Student Success” profiles. Our apologies to advisor Tom Mahank and student Todd Andrzejewski. svsu.edu facebook.com/svsu.edu youtube.com/saginawvalleystate twitter.com/@svsu REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 3 REFLECTIONS2013 SENIOR CONSULTANT Andy Bethune, B.B.A., ’87 EDITOR Jan Poppe, M.A., ’01 Reflections from the president MANAGING EDITOR Tim Inman, B.A., ’89, M.Ed., ’96 WRITERS Angela Bauer, B.A., ’10 J.J. Boehm, M.A., ’06 Ann Branch Alan Dore, B.A., ’10 Tim Inman Jan Poppe Carlos Ramet GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Jill Allardyce, M.A., ’06 Katelyn Heins, student Eric R. Gilbertson became president of SVSU in August 1989. Since his arrival, enrollments have grown by 85 percent, endowments have grown 20-fold and the physical campus has tripled in size. Some $40 million in grant funding has been obtained and the university has achieved accreditation from 10 academic or professional accrediting agencies. PHOTOGRAPHERS Nadeer Alabdulwahab, student Tim Inman Michael Randolph Kuan Yan, student VIDEOGRAPHER Dan Goodell CONTRIBUTORS Jason Swackhamer, B.A., ’97, M.A., ’04 EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION CONSULTANT Paul Chaffee EDITORIAL BOARD Jill Allardyce J.J. Boehm Ann Branch Tim Inman Jan Poppe Carlos Ramet Kevin Schultz, B.A., ’92 Kristen Wenzel, B.A., ’93 REFLECTIONS2013 Magazine is published twice a year. 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As my first act, I wrote two letters: one each to Jack Ryder and Sam Marble. I thanked them for all they had done to create an opportunity for me, the third SVSU president, and for the institution itself to develop in the years ahead. Those were private letters; in my letter to you—the alumni of SVSU—I want to make known my deep appreciation to both Jack Ryder and Sam Marble and to all of you who supported them during the years of their presidencies. What drew Cindy and me here was an institution ripe with potential to grow and mature and become even more, even better. By the fall of 1989, the institution had a sense of momentum; the Ryder Center, aptly named, had just opened, and it was time to repaint the water tower with the initials of the newly renamed “SVSU.” Cindy and I had arrived at just the right place at just the right time, and we considered ourselves exceptionally lucky. It is sometimes difficult to remember what the campus looked like that relatively short time ago. The changes during the past 24 years— the buildings, the new opportunities for learning and developing—are dramatic. It is important to remember that everything we are started with a planning document: the initial Design for a College, the series of successor plans and our most recent iteration of strategic thinking. Each was the product of a task force of community members—often our alumni—and faculty and staff. Each was adopted by our governing board. The documents set forth vitally important decisions such as the expansion of student housing, internationalization, new degrees, investments in technology, enrollment and scholarship goals and were the result of good people and good minds thinking about ways the institution could be better still. You can find a copy of the most recent plan and previous strategy documents on our website: svsu.edu/ strategicplan/2013/. An overarching theme of this latest strategic plan is that we are a mature university at what likely will remain the overall size and character SVSU has achieved. Our previous strategic plans sought to control and direct growth, a dominant theme in the identity of the university. This newest plan signals an important shift in direction and, to some extent, in its identity: SVSU is and will be a mid-sized public university, and we will seize that as a differentiating feature and a virtue. Our university is large enough to offer a broad range of academic programs, and it has more than a critical mass for a vibrant and vital campus life. We believe in a human-scale organization, committed to relatively small class sizes and excellence in teaching. The focus in the new strategic plan is on accelerated improvement because the world around us is not standing still. If we do not improve, we will inevitably fall behind. Improving, in some ways, is more difficult than growing; it usually comes in smaller, incremental steps. Constantly looking for ways to do it better, adapting to new conditions and opportunities, learning and teaching, involving our alumni and serving our region and state must become a priority of every member of our university community. I n the past few issues of this magazine, we have focused on some of the talented and innovative people so important to the story of this university. Talent, and human imagination, account for SVSU. People first imagined this place when it was just a field and a historic moment. As part of the celebration of our story—our 50th anniversary celebration—we will continue work on a fund-raising initiative: Talent. Opportunity.Promise. The Campaign for SVSU. An important part of our goal is raising funds for scholarships. College costs place significant burdens on students and their families, and scholarships can mitigate some of this burden and even make attendance possible for some who want to learn here. Financial help also can lift the quality of opportunities we provide students— especially for high-achieving students. So we will soon cross the threshold into the second half-century of this institution. While a birthday or an anniversary is technically just another day, such milestones are helpful reminders that something significant, even historic, has happened. They are worth celebrating. And we will pass yet another significant marker this year when our alumni corps exceeds 40,000. Our future relies on increased alumni support, engagement and advocacy. You will hear more from us, in forums such as this magazine and in alumni affinity groups, about fresh opportunities for alumni to connect with our students, whether through job shadowing, mentoring or a new initiative called “CARDS”—Cardinal Alumni Recruiting Dedicated Students. So it is that in 2013 we celebrate 50 years—of SVC, SVSC and SVSU. We have all played a role in creating a vibrant, dynamic, mature institution. Some of you have contributed to the energy of the campus during your time here as students. Others have returned as alumni to provide leadership and guidance on our boards and strategic planning groups. Still others have shown dedication through support for a fundraising campaign or by attending athletic events and cultural programs. This university is a collective work of art, and this masterpiece is not finished. This university is about creating and being created. Our challenge is to continue this 50-year process. Honoring our story is important, and we can justifiably take pride in past success, mindful always that we have a future full of opportunity. We, and those who follow us, will write new and important stories about an evolving institution, about changing students’ lives and about alumni discovering successes we can’t even imagine now. Each of us has a chance—perhaps even an obligation—to write those stories and the future of this university. Sincerely, Eric R. Gilbertson REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 5 NEWSBRIEFS RESEARCH TO HELP KEEP POLLUTION AT BAY—OR, BETTER YET, OUT OF IT Martin Arford, associate professor of geography, routinely involves students in water quality research. SVSU is making an institutional commitment to increased study of the Saginaw Bay watershed by establishing its Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute in 2013. “The health of Saginaw Bay and its surroundings is important to all of us who live in the Great Lakes Bay Region,” said Deborah Huntley, dean of SVSU’s College of Science, Engineering & Technology. “This institute will serve as an important asset to SVSU and the region we serve. It will provide important interdisciplinary learning and research opportunities for our students and faculty and will allow for further scientific study of this invaluable natural resource.” The institute will build upon SVSU’s existing freshwater research projects, including partnerships with the Bay County Health Department to monitor water quality near public beaches and with the Kawkawlin River Property Owners Association to study the health of the river and associated wildlife. In March 2012, SVSU’s work on Saginaw Bay—in collaboration with Delta College and other partners—was hailed 6 SVSU.EDU as a model for the U.S. at the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement Symposium and Capitol Hill Poster Session in Washington, D.C. SVSU faculty also have studied zebra mussels and other invasive species across the Great Lakes and have led cleanup endeavors along the Saginaw Bay shoreline. Dozens of students are involved in these associated research projects. “In recent years, we have been very active in working with community partners to combine resources and increase our understanding of the Saginaw Bay watershed and its ecosystem,” said David Karpovich, H.H. Dow Endowed Chair in Chemistry. “This initiative will expand on efforts to improve water quality and will provide our students with exceptional hands-on research experience.” The Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute is on SVSU’s campus. It will initially include faculty from biology, chemistry and geography, and could expand to include other disciplines. Karpovich will serve as director of the institute. SVSU will invest at least $100,000 in start-up funds to purchase a water sampling device, various laboratory equipment and a vessel suitable for research purposes. To sustain the institute, SVSU has budgeted approximately $80,000 annually for supplies, mini-grants, travel, K-12 outreach and an annual symposium. Beyond SVSU oversight, the institute will have an external advisory committee of professionals and scientists from the region. After a spring dedication ceremony, the maiden voyage of its research vessel will occur in early summer. In addition to scientific activity, the institute will also serve as a central source of information to improve communication between researchers and regional stakeholders through a web site, printed materials and regular workshops. To watch a video of SVSU’s work on the Kawkawlin River, visit http://www.svsu.edu/reflections/spring2013 NEWSBRIEFS SISTER UNIVERSITY FINDS HOME AWAY FROM HOME Recently, Ming Chuan University became one of the first Asian universities to receive U.S. regional accreditation when it was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. There are six regional organizations for universities in the U.S. that ensure the accreditation of all degrees a university offers. SVSU is part of the North Central region of the Higher Learning Commission. Former SVSU vice president of academic affairs Robert S.P. Yien facilitated Ming Chuan University’s accreditation following his retirement in 2007 and has been instrumental in creating the sistercollege relationship. On Oct. 22, Ming Chuan University opened its new satellite location in SVSU’s Regional Education Center. President Eric R. Gilbertson will travel to Ming Chuan University later this spring. Bob Yien, center, invites Ming Chuan University president Lee Chuan and other university officials to the ribbon-cutting ceremony dedicating space for the Taiwanese university’s first U.S. site. NEW ADDITIONS ON CAMPUS LAY ROOTS FOR FLOURISHING STUDY, RESEARCH With a grant from the Arnold & Gertrude Boutell Memorial Fund, SVSU has completed an expansion and renovation of campus-based greenhouses. At a combined 1,500 square feet, the new greenhouses will serve the school in multiple ways: as a laboratory for botany classes, space for research and additional quarters for the Green Cardinal Initative, an on-campus organization dedicated to eco-friendly pursuits such as composting food waste into nutrient-rich soil. Meanwhile, SVSU’s first greenhouse, built in 1985, will be converted into a laboratory for research led by Dennis Gray, an assistant professor of biology, and David Karpovich, H.H. Dow Endowed Chair in Chemistry. A dedication ceremony for the new greenhouse near the Dow Doan Science Building took place on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 7 NEWSBRIEFS TWO DEANS BID SVSU ADIEU Susie Emond Jill Wetmore Retiring at the end of the current academic year are Susie Emond, interim dean of the College of Education, and Jill Wetmore, dean of the College of Business & Management. Emond has worked at SVSU since she completed her doctorate at the University of Florida in 1978. “[Retiring] feels wonderful,” Emond said. “This is my 48th year as an educator. I started teaching in 1965 as an elementary teacher, in Indianapolis. I’ve taught in three different states, four different school districts and six different grade levels.” Emond became associate professor at SVSU in 1981 and advanced to full professor in 1986. She began her work as interim dean in 2010. “Saginaw Valley’s been very good to me,” Emond said, “and I’ve worked very hard to do a good job for Saginaw Valley.” It shows. In her 35 years at SVSU, Emond has received the Landee Outstanding Teaching Award, the House Award for Teacher Impact and the honor of giving the annual Rush Lectures in 2002. “Susie Emond’s done a very good job under very difficult circumstances,” said Don Bachand, provost and vice president for academic affairs, mentioning how the college faced a drop in enrollment after the state reduced teachers’ requirements for continuing education. But Bachand says that hasn’t slowed Emond. “She puts in enormously long hours and, through it all, she has been such a strong advocate for students and faculty.” As for Wetmore, after working here for 32 years, leaving is bittersweet. “I’ve enjoyed working here; it’s been very challenging. Each time I’ve switched positions, I’ve met a whole new set of challenges that I’ve learned from, working on what I call a very steep learning curve.” Joining SVSU in 1981, Wetmore taught as an instructor while she earned her Ph.D. at Michigan State University, becoming an assistant professor when she completed it in 1985. She was appointed an associate professor in 1990 and a professor in 1995. She served as the assistant dean starting in 1994 and took the helm as dean of the college in 2010. “She’s the archetype of the engaged, truly dedicated teacher and employee,” Bachand said. “There’s no day Jill Wetmore has short-changed this university—[she’s a] very hard worker and completely committed.” In her career, Wetmore has won the Earl L. Warrick Award for Excellence in Research, the Faculty Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Professor Award from the Michigan Association of Governing Boards of State Universities. “I think we’ve done some fun things here,” Wetmore said, “and created some new programs and initiatives that have been worthwhile. And this is what it’s all about.” It’s the university’s loss, Bachand said. “We lose 67 years of experience there, and we care about these folks. These ladies are very decent, caring people. They have totally different personalities—Susie’s a K–12 educator and Jill’s in finance— but they certainly have a few things in common: their decency and their commitment to the students we serve. They’ll be very difficult to replace.” FORGET THE PASSPORT—TAKE A NAPKIN From China to the Czech Republic, international students at SVSU prepared cuisine from their native countries during the International Food Festival Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Marketplace at Doan. With assistance from SVSU Dining Services staff, members of the International Student Club served dishes from countries such as Cameroon, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Venezuela. To add to the cultural experience, students performed during the festival, sharing traditional songs and dances from their homelands. Charlie and Cheng-Ching Liu join in the festivities. To learn more about the Lius, read their profile on page 46. 8 SVSU.EDU NEWSBRIEFS ROOM FOR THOUGHT: PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT DEDICATES LOUNGE TO LONG-SERVING PROFS SVSU’s psychology department recently recognized two of its longestserving professors by naming a study lounge for them. Brown 143, a reading room for psychology students and faculty, was dedicated to Merlyn Mondol and the late Hero M. Singh during a ceremony Friday, Sept. 28. Married academics, Mondol and Singh taught psychology at SVSU for a combined 68 years. In fact, they met at SVSU in 1969, when Mondol joined the faculty. In 2011, faculty members voted to honor the couple for their efforts in developing the psychology program and promoting cultural diversity and community across the SVSU campus. Singh, a native of Kanpur, India, was appointed an associate professor in 1963, becoming one of the first faculty members ever hired at SVSU. A dedicated globetrotter, he participated in SVSU’s faculty exchange program with Shikoku University in Tokushima, Japan. He passed away at age 92 in 2009. “I’ve heard it said that if you were to look up the word ‘kindness’ in the dictionary, there would be a picture of Hero Singh alongside the word,” SVSU President Eric Gilbertson said in 1998. “He is one of the most thoroughly decent and committed gentlemen I’ve ever known.” Mondol served as psychology department chair for many of her 33 years on the faculty, and she was instrumental in developing the program’s curriculum. In addition, she was recognized for community and international service, including being named Rotarian of the Year three times. She retired from SVSU in 2002. Ranjana Dutta, professor of psychology, praised Mondol and Singh for their support of SVSU psychology students. “Hero and Merlyn, as firstgeneration immigrants, have always embraced diversity of culture and thought,” Dutta said. “In fact, the Merlyn Mondol Endowed Scholarship for the Promotion of Diversity and Global Understanding explicitly recognizes and facilitates students of psychology who strive to make such a difference with their academic training. Merlyn and Hero have opened their hearts and homes to all who share their vision of service.” The room has been named the SinghMondol Psychology Reading Room. Gerald Peterson, professor of psychology, was among those who honored Merlyn Mondol for her years of service. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 9 NEWSBRIEFS ACADEMICS UPDATES HLC WORK CONTINUES NEW MINORS—MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES SVSU has established a committee The College of Business & Management is offering a minor in family business and, according to Dean Jill Wetmore, there are many students other than business majors who might be interested. “Many graduates will end up working for family businesses—small and Fortune 500—whether as engineers, designers, accountants, professional writers, managers or marketers,” Wetmore said. “We sometimes think that only family members work for family businesses, and that is the furthest thing from the truth.” According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, family businesses employ 62 percent of the workforce, make up more than 80 percent of all business enterprise in North America and are responsible for 78 percent of all new jobs. Wetmore added that the new minor is a great complement to the Stevens Center for Family Business, housed in the College. “SCFB addresses needs from the business side, and this minor represents the academic side.” The College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences has announced a new minor in “leadership and service.” The minor’s genesis was in a President’s Forum meeting when a student asked to review Higher Learning Commission (HLC) accreditation criteria. Work continues according to the timeline set for the university’s self-study narrative document that precedes a visit from the HLC in March 2014. Sixty-five professional staff, faculty and administrators serve on the various subcommittees charged with providing public certification of institutional quality. The first drafts of subcommittee reports/templates were submitted in February to the report’s lead writer, retired dean of the College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences, Mary Hedberg. Additionally, several committee members attended the HLC assessment workshop in February and the HLC annual meeting in April, both in Chicago. Higher Learning Commission SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY President Gilbertson, “Why don’t we have a leadership minor?” The question got the ball rolling, right up to the desk of John Kaczynski, assistant professor of political science and director of the Center for Public Policy and Service, who began the research and development process in summer 2011. Early in the process, the faculty team (see sidebar, “Faculty Team for New Minor”) agreed that the minor needed to do three things: students needed to learn not just theory, but application; the program would complement the cocurricular programs already involving leadership; and the courses needed to prepare students for leadership roles in various “communities,” defined in various ways. The curriculum includes core and supplemental courses and a capstone project, a three-credit course that involves a service-based internship in the Great Lakes Bay Region, Lansing, Washington, D.C., or Detroit. Classes were piloted in fall 2012 and winter 2013; regular classes for all interested students will begin in fall 2013. According to Kaczynski, the minor complements any major. “Courses that deal with communication, teamwork and the public good (to name a few) work for any student. The pilot class included students in nursing, business, education and political science.” FACULTY TEAM FOR NEW MINOR The faculty committee Kaczynski calls “the hyper-engaged who believe in applied service learning” included Peter Barry (philosophy), Joe Jaska (criminal justice), David Schneider (communication), Chris Surfield (economics), Gail Sype (management), Deborah Bishop (management), Brian Thomas (sociology), Bill Williamson (rhetoric & professional writing) and Joni Boye-Beaman (dean of the College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences). After the initial committee start-up, additional faculty support was offered from Ken Jolly (history) and Marie Cassar (psychology). Pilot class of Leadership and Service minor with professor John Kaczynski (center right) 10 SVSU.EDU NEWSBRIEFS FELLOWSHIP PUTS GEOGR APHY PROFESSOR ON THE MAP Sara Beth Keough, associate professor of geography at SVSU An SVSU professor will travel to Africa to further her research after receiving a highly competitive fellowship from the American Geographical Society. Sara Beth Keough, associate professor of geography, was selected to receive the 14th annual McColl Fellowship, given to only one scholar each year. The American Geographical Society selects the McColl Fellowship recipients who, according to its guidelines, “think like geographers and write like journalists.” Founded in 1851, the American Geographical Society is the oldest geographical organization in the United States. Keough had applied for the fellowship previously and when she received a thin envelope very soon after the application deadline, she was surprised that her proposal was chosen. “In my experience, thin envelopes mean bad news, and early responses typically mean bad news,” she said. “You know they weed out the bad ones first. So when I opened it and it said ‘Congratulations!’ I was very excited.” Keough will use the grant to cover travel costs to Niamey, the capital of Niger, in December 2013 to complete a project that will explore water consumption, storage and transportation in the West African country. “A lot of social scientists and geographers have looked at health and access to water, especially in droughtstricken areas like Niger, but nobody has really looked at the objects,” Keough explained. “What holds the water? What contains the water once it is in a private residence? When you think about all the different ways in which water is carried and stored and transported, it has implications for economics, and for politics and for health.” Joining Keough on the trip and in the research will be Scott Youngstedt, SVSU professor of sociology. He specializes in anthropology and is a scholar of the people and culture of Niger. Youngstedt also speaks Hausa, the country’s most common language, allowing the pair to study the practices among the population more widely. As editor of the scholarly journal Material Culture, Keough says that receiving national scholarly recognition is valuable for SVSU’s geography department and regional state universities generally. “I think it’s really important for our department and our program—this is an international award,” Keough said. “In the list of previous winners, I don’t see any regional state universities.” REACHING FOR THE COMMUNITY In advance of the university’s 50th anniversary, SVSU president Eric Gilbertson used the occasion of the fall Diversity Council luncheon on Oct. 23 to share both the history of and his vision for SVSU. The Diversity Council, formed 10 years ago, comprises community representatives from throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region and includes businesspeople, ministers, educators and retirees. The group offers feedback and input on initiatives related to recruitment, collaborations and community outreach. Mamie Thorns, special assistant to the president for diversity programs administers the Diversity Council. President Eric Gilbertson discusses the university’s 50th anniversary at a Diversity Council luncheon in the Emeriti Room. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 11 NEWSBRIEFS REASON TO REJOICE (AND READ JOYCE) In fall 2012, SVSU received a donation of 360 books—including some first editions—by or about James Joyce. The volumes belonged to the late George A. Ellis, a Saginaw physician and native of Ireland, who regularly traveled to Dublin, Ireland, to attend Joyce seminars and who personally acquired the extensive collection. George’s son, Ronan Ellis of El Dorado Hills, Calif., donated the collection on behalf of the family. “We’re really glad to have an addition like this,” said Lynda Farynk, director of the Melvin J. Zahnow Library. “It adds depth to our own collection, and ultimately, I think it’s wonderful that SVSU is thought of as the place that could make the most of it.” James Sullivan, SVSU professor of English, is particularly excited: he has taught two upper division courses on the 20th-century Irish writer—an Early Joyce Seminar and a Ulysses Seminar. According to Sullivan, three of Joyce’s four books have recently been ranked among the top literary works of the 20th century: Dubliners, Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and, of course, Ulysses. “These texts and a host of critical commentary on them make up the bulk of the generous donation.” Library staff are cataloging the books, which should soon be in circulation. Sullivan reviewed the collection and came away calling it a “treasure trove.” “For students, the collection makes available the sort of depth needed to pursue serious study of one of the giants of the modern temper,” he said. “In the future, we can expect a variety of research papers as well as honors theses being generated by this. Students will no longer have to travel to distant sources to venture forth on a writer who never fails to surprise.” For a Joyce devotee like Sullivan, the collection arrives at a particularly opportune time. “The next academic year will be the centenary of the publication of Dubliners and the appearance of the first installments of Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.” Carlos Ramet, executive assistant to the president/executive director of public affairs, coordinated the donation from the Ellis family. Carlos Ramet, executive assistant to the president/executive director of public affairs, Linda Farynk, director of the Melvin J. Zahnow Library, and James Sullivan, professor of English, discuss the collection of books by or about James Joyce that recently was donated to SVSU by the family of George Ellis. 12 SVSU.EDU NEWSBRIEFS NORTHERN NEED FOR NURSES TAKES SVSU TO GAYLORD SVSU officials joined Gaylord area healthcare professionals on Dec. 7, 2012, for the dedication of classroom space at a satellite campus in Gaylord that will offer courses for a Master of Science in Nursing Education degree. Classes will begin in May 2013. Graduates will be prepared to teach in a clinical setting, in an associate’s degree program, or as a clinical instructor for bachelor’s degree candidates. “There is definitely a need for qualified clinical faculty in northern Michigan and throughout the state,” said Judy Ruland, dean of SVSU’s College of Health & Human Services. Courses will be offered in a hybrid format, combining online learning with classroom instruction. Prospective students can learn more by emailing the office of graduate admissions at email@example.com. Jack Thompson, University Center at Gaylord executive director; Judith Ruland, dean of the College of Health & Human Services and Karen Brown Fackler, nursing faculty joined in a Dec. 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony. SVSU IS “MILITARY FRIENDLY” AGAIN SVSU has been named a “Military Friendly School” for the second year running. Selected by Victory Media, the list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students to ensure their success on campus. SVSU currently has 200 students who are receiving veteran’s benefits. The Cardinal Military Association, a registered student organization at SVSU, is an affiliate of Student Veterans of America, a coalition of student veteran groups on college campuses across the United States. Green Beret and Staff Sgt. Corey M. Calkins, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne) received the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest military award that can be given to a member of the United States Army. Calkins, 2004, B.S., was honored for helping save the lives of three injured Marines in a combat zone. Mike Major, director of career services, takes his oath of office to be commissioned as an ensign in the US Navy. Major took a leave from his SVSU position to serve a year-long deployment in Afghanistan in 2011-12. Mike graduated from SVSU in 1999 with a B.A., and received an M.A. in 2008. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 13 NEWSBRIEFS THEATRE COMPETITION BRINGS SVSU TO THE NATIONAL STAGE Gregg Henry, artistic director for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, at the podium, presents a plaque of appreciation to SVSU for hosting the competition. Accepting on behalf of the university are, from left: Dave Rzeszutek, assistant professor of theatre; Steve Erickson, professor of theatre; Genesis Garza, assistant professor of theatre; Kelly Helmreich, faculty secretary; and Ric Roberts, associate professor of theatre. More than 1,200 college students from across five states descended upon SVSU for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Tuesday, Jan. 8, through Saturday, Jan. 12. “It’s like the Super Bowl for college theatre,” said Ric Roberts, SVSU associate professor of theatre. “It gives our theatre department a national platform to showcase not only our talented faculty, staff and students, but also our world-class facilities.” If the festival is the Super Bowl, then SVSU hosted the playoff game, drawing students from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Successful performers, playwrights and others then advanced to the national festival in Washington, D.C. The Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau estimated the local economic impact of the festival near $2.8 million, with visitors spending money in local restaurants, hotels and other businesses. To learn more about this year’s winners from SVSU, see Spotlight on Student Success on page 67. David Rzeszutek workshop 14 SVSU.EDU NEWSBRIEFS NPR HOST HONORS MLK AT SVSU Award-winning journalist and National Public Radio host Michele Norris has been with NPR since 2002. Before joining NPR, Norris was a correspondent for ABC News, winning an Emmy and a Peabody Award for her coverage of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. In 2010, Norris published her first book, The Grace of Silence, in which she focuses on America’s perception of race in the wake of President Obama’s election and discusses her family’s own racial legacy. The Grace of Silence was named one of the year’s best books by The Christian Science Monitor and served as the background to her presentation to almost 900 in attendance at the event. SVSU partners with regional businesses and organizations, chambers of commerce and community foundations to host the annual celebration of the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Michele Norris presented the keynote speech at the fourth annual Great Lakes Bay Regional Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at SVSU on Jan 16, 2013. MUSEUM REVEALS PLAN TO PRESERVE FREDERICKS’ LEGACY Artist’s rendering of the new Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Garden As the university gears up to celebrate its 50th anniversary, one part of it honors an anniversary all its own. Throughout 2013, the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum marks its 25th year, and with it, has announced plans to give visitors a new reason to stop by. On May 10, the university will break ground for a new sculpture garden outside its doors, with plans for a redesigned entrance to the museum. With meandering walkways, flower gardens, plenty of seating and a selection of Fredericks’ sculptures, the garden will lead visitors directly into the galleries through a new exterior entryway. To help fund the project, the museum has launched a $5 million “Preserving the Legacy of Marshall M. Fredericks” campaign. The campaign will support the construction project and also help maintain endowments that support the museum’s mission as an exhibit, archive and community resource. The new garden and entrance will be unveiled Oct. 5, following the Oct. 4 “Saints+Sinners+’63” annual museum fundraising gala. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 15 NEWSBRIEFS STUDENT ATHLETES A CLASS ACT The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference has announced its Academic Teams for the 2012 fall sports season. SVSU was represented by 89 student-athletes. Mike Watson, SVSU’s athletic director, notes, “I think these students show us what student-athletes truly are: successful on the field as competitors and, more than that, successful in the classroom—what they’re really here to do—as students. That’s what’s paramount.” Of SVSU’s student-athletes, 45 made the All-Academic lists, and 44 earned All-Excellence. The criteria require the student-athlete be an active member on the roster at the end of the season, or in a year other than freshman or a first-year transfer student. All-Academic winners have a GPA of 3.0–3.49; All-Excellence is 3.5 and higher. ALL ACADEMIC • Nicole Adam – occupational therapy, volleyball – • David Pardun – administrative science/criminal justice, football – Troy, Mich. Sterling Heights, Mich. • Laurence Paterson – finance, men’s soccer – Flint, Mich. • Michael Albrecht – management, football – Midland, Mich. • Katie Piorkowski – mechanical engineering, women’s tennis – • Kali Barry – graphic design, women’s soccer – Mason, Mich. Essexville, Mich. • Brandon Bishop – occupational therapy, men’s cross country – Burt, Mich. • Nicki Bowers – elementary education, women’s soccer – • Charley Porter – exercise science/communication, women’s soccer – Midland, Mich. Shelby Township, Mich. • Kellsey Poston – marketing, women’s soccer – New Boston, Mich. • Taylor Clarke – history education, men’s soccer – Cary, Ill. • Sarah Robb – biology, volleyball – Novi, Mich. • Kate Czopek – nursing, volleyball – Sterling Heights, Mich. • Andrew Robeson – athletic training, football – Lansing, Mich. • Cedric Daley – mechanical engineering, men’s soccer – • Abiodun Sanusi – exercise science, football – Detroit, Mich. Montego Bay, Jamaica • Lachlan Savage – criminal justice, men’s soccer – Canton, Mich. • Chantelle Fondren – business/chemistry, women’s cross country – • Joe Scanlon – history, football – Plymouth, Mich. Chesaning, Mich. • Yunjiao Shangguan – accounting, women’s tennis – Chengdu, China • Kaleb Forr – physical education, football – Davison, Mich. • Kreg Sherman – exercise science, volleyball – Caro, Mich. • Thomas Goodroe – criminal justice, football – Byron, Mich. • Robert Short – mechanical engineering, men’s soccer – Goodrich, Mich. • Branko Hamilton – elementary education, football – Troy, Mich. • Mitch Sikorski – business/chemistry, volleyball – Saginaw, Mich. • Logan Hauserman – management, football – Circleville, Ohio • Jesse Siwek – pre-medicine, football – East Tawas, Mich. • Jeff Heath – criminal justice, football – Lake Orion, Mich. • Keenan Smith – management, football – Detroit, Mich. • Nate Hoyle – criminal justice, football – Mount Pleasant, Mich. • Shelby Thompson – biology, women’s soccer – Midland, Mich. • Laura Ivezaj – criminal justice, women’s soccer – • Travis Toye – undeclared, men’s cross country – Davison, Mich. Rochester Hills, Mich. • Daniel Vess – management, football – South Lyon, Mich. • Jeff Janis – exercise science, football – Tawas City, Mich. • Zach Walega – nursing, men’s soccer – Saline, Mich. • Jonathon Jennings – finance, football – Columbus, Ohio • Brian Johnson – exercise science, football – Muskegon, Mich. • Charlotte Wong – management, women’s tennis – Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island • Megan Jones – exercise science, volleyball – Shelby, Mich. • Meghan Woody – undeclared, women’s tennis – Midland, Mich. • Casey Kelly – criminal justice, football – Flushing, Mich. • Shelby Wright – biology, women’s soccer – Fishers, Ind. • Megan Morad – biology, women’s soccer – South Lyon, Mich. 16 SVSU.EDU NEWSBRIEFS ACADEMIC ALL-EXCELLENCE TEAMS • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Jeffrey Amthor – undeclared, men’s cross country – Bay City, Mich. Anastasia Aubrey – accounting, women’s soccer – Jackson, Mich. Trevor Blattner – mechanical engineering, football – Battle Creek, Mich. Sam Breault – communication, volleyball – Bad Axe, Mich. Ryan Busch – health science, football – Holton, Mich. Grant Caserta – MBA/general business, football – Holland, Mich. Zach Cecich – general business, football – Crown Point, Ind. Ashley Driscoll – psychology, volleyball – Bellevue, Mich. Kelsey Ferla – biology, volleyball – Lincoln Park, Mich. Theresa Frederick – management, women’s tennis – Saginaw, Mich. Makenzie Frodle – English education, volleyball – Fraser, Mich. Ashley Giordano – history, women’s tennis – Alpena, Mich. Kyle Henderson – physical education, men’s cross country – Freeland, Mich. Lauren Hill – exercise science, women’s cross country – Flat Rock, Mich. Holly Laser – business, women’s soccer – Alanson, Mich. Jacob Lauka – biology, men’s cross country – Oxford, Mich. Mallory Litwiller – pre-dentistry, women’s soccer – Traverse City, Mich. Jordan Maccoux – biology, football – Menominee, Mich. Laurel Mattson – management, volleyball – Lake Odessa, Mich. Lisa McFarland – mechanical engineering, women’s soccer – Farmington Hills, Mich. Stephanie McMall – biology, women’s cross country – Bay City, Mich. Ben Merbler – exercise science, football – Canton, Mich. • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Zach Myers – business management, men’s soccer – Grand Rapids, Mich. Craig Neal – criminal justice, men’s soccer – Bay City, Mich. Amanda Paris – biochemistry, women’s cross country – Hemlock, Mich. Tony Peel – marketing, men’s cross country – Swartz Creek, Mich. Tori Peet – occupational therapy, women’s cross country – Lapeer, Mich. Olivia Perrin – exercise science, women’s soccer – Cadillac, Mich. Jessica Reeves – health science, women’s cross country – Sanford, Mich. Mitch Reinhart – marketing, men’s soccer – Canton, Mich. Jeremy Schultz – biology, men’s golf – Saginaw, Mich. Emily Short – nursing, women’s cross country – Tawas, Mich. Micah Skidmore – economics, men’s golf – Saginaw, Mich. Eric Spitz – marketing, men’s cross country – Holt, Mich. Scott Stanford – accounting, football – Novi, Mich. Dana Stolicker – chemistry, women’s cross country – Deckerville, Mich. Julia Thomas – marketing, volleyball – Novi, Mich. Ryan Thomas – electrical engineering, men’s golf – Flushing, Mich. Kristen Tomczyk – athletic training, women’s soccer – Lapeer, Mich. Zach Vasold – nursing, men’s soccer – Freeland, Mich. Taylor Walker – biology, men’s golf – Clarkston, Mich. Jason Wise – math education, men’s soccer – Troy, Mich. Bailey Wysocki – elementary education, women’s soccer – Plainfield, Ill. Tyler Yachcik – biology, men’s soccer – Grand Blanc, Mich. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 17 The world population is 5.276 billion. The former Yugoslavia is dissolved. At a cost of $1.5 million, the Hubble Space Telescope is launched into orbit. Space for a branch education location established at Cass City High School. NASA's LASER program bus makes a stop at SVSU. The masterâ€™s of business administration program begins. SVSU's first president, Samuel Davey Marble, passes away. The newly renovated Cardinal football stadium is dedicated. 18 SVSU.EDU The Americans with Disabilities Act goes into effect. "Jurassic Park" opens, sets box office weekend record of $502 million. Bill Clinton defeats incumbent George H. W. Bush in the U.S. presidential election. Oslo Accord promises peace in the Middle East. 20-year-old underground electrical cables are replaced to prevent SVSU blackouts. Construction of a new Business & Professional Development Building moves forward following approval of funding by the Michigan Legislature. More than 500 people gather in the SVSU O'Neill Arena to celebrate SVSU's 30th anniversary. The SVSU computer network is installed. The network provides access to email and the Internet. U.S. Navy issues first permanent order assigning women on combat ships. Chunnel linking England and France officially opens. The new Food Court in the Doan Center opens, featuring a serving area, kitchen, and dining area. Forbes Magazine announces Bill Gates is the richest man in the world ($12.9 billion). “Toy Story” is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computergenerated imagery. Construction of Founder’s Hall begins. Nearly 2,000 people contribute $315,674 to SVSU during the year. The Nintendo 64 is released. Gamers rejoice. Dolly, a ewe, is born in July, becoming the first successfully cloned mammal. The Detroit Lions hold the first of five training camps at SVSU. SVSU introduces "The Card," used as a combination ID and library card that can also serve as a debit, ATM and phone card. Comet Hale-Bopp is first spotted: considered the greatest comet in the 20th century. About 80 percent of Americans could see it without a telescope. Princess Diana’s funeral captivates the world. Curtiss Hall dedicated and named for Charles B. Curtiss, one of the original Board members of SVSU. Groening Commons is dedicated, named after William A. Groening Jr., the first chairman of the Board of Control. Bob Barker's game show “The Price is Right,” airs its 5,000th episode on CBS. First component of the International Space Station is launched. The Julia Edwards Bell Tower is dedicated and honors Julia Edwards, wife of William Edwards, who chaired the committee that raised the funds to purchase the initial land for the development of Saginaw Valley College. Brian Jones and Bertan Piccard become the first to pilot a balloon nonstop around the world. An SVSU living center for upperclass resident students opens in the fall, with more than 300 residents. Construction of the $25 million expansion of the Science Building and Zahnow Library starts in September. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 19 THEN & 20 SVSU.EDU O ptimistic citizens—100 each from Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties—came together 50 years ago determined to create a center of higher education that would help define the region and feed its path to prosperity with talent. As SVSU reflects on its growth over five decades, we can reminisce about the “college in the cornfield” that was “SVC” and be proud of the dramatic skyline that defines the campus today. Change has been a constant, but through it all so has continuity—the values that define us, our commitment to teaching, an on-going mission to provide opportunity and choice to generations of students. Of necessity, SVSU was first chartered as a private college and remained so for a brief period as our founders raised the $5 million the Michigan Legislature set as a condition for becoming a state-supported institution. To put into perspective the fundraising challenge met by the good citizens who laid the groundwork for SVSU, the inflationadjusted equivalent of the total would be about $35 million today. But challenges have never been a deal-breaker for passionate people with a dream, and the university has enjoyed support from its many friends and followers over the past five decades. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 21 Since those early years, the history of SVSU has been the history of growth—both in enrollment and in the size of the physical plant. Enrollment is now upwards of 10,500, and more than 70 percent of the buildings on campus were constructed within the past 15 years. As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, it is worth noting that the university’s Board of Control and administration believe we are now nearing our optimum size—large and diverse enough to offer extensive academic, social and leadership opportunities for students while remaining small enough to hold close our tradition of intimate connections among students, faculty and staff. And the physical plant reinforces the idea of human scale—most of the buildings are interconnected and spaced to honor aesthetics and provide easy travel from classroom to classroom. In our recent past, we have rebuilt Pioneer Hall, added to recreation facilities and, in 2010, opened the state-of-the-art Health & Human Services building, home to the departments of nursing, occupational therapy, kinesiology, social work and health sciences. The university is proud of the park-like setting on which these buildings sit and benefits from its convenient, suburban location. 22 SVSU.EDU One of the most significant changes on campus has been the rise in the residential population, more than quadrupling in the past 15 years. Today, some 2,800 students live on campus, with more than 72 percent of the entering freshman class choosing to make SVSU their home. Students, who increasingly come from Michigan counties further than an easy commute or who may join us from neighboring states or foreign countries, expect the “full college experience” from living on campus, with entertainment, exciting Division II sports and opportunities for extracurricular learning. As a result, the number of Registered Student Organizations has increased in tandem with residential growth and now totals more than 130 student clubs. These organizations focus on academics, leadership, recreation and service. Dining service on campus has also expanded and is a far cry from the old Doan Center: today, healthy choices and ethnic cuisine, comfort foods and national franchise meals are available at SVSU’s seven dining locations. CHANGE—AND CONSTANCY Fifty years, for an individual is most of a lifetime, but only a brief period in human history. And yet so much has 50 years, for an individual, is most of a lifetime, but only a brief period in human history. changed since 1963, and so much that we take for granted now was only just being started. Fifty years ago, touch-tone telephone, implementation of ZIP codes and pull tabs on cans of soda were introduced. A new house cost on average $12,650 and a new car about $3,200. And there was SVC, embracing an institutional mission and vision that put teaching first. Fast forward to 2013 and SVSU still proudly champions its teaching mission, as the world whirrs along with its smart phones, apps and Facebook friends. Since SVSU’s founding, opportunity and choice have been parallel themes of our tradition and have blossomed into qualities that we protect as critical. That might mean an instructor working closely and carefully with a student who is the first in the family to attend college; it means attracting the “best and the brightest” who can select from multiple recruiting universities. For all, it means the opportunity to succeed and to work with a dedicated group of faculty. At SVSU, while faculty conduct important research and are active scholars in their fields, they choose to join the university because of the emphasis on teaching. They appreciate the institutional focus on preparing students for the next step in their lives, whether that is launching a career or pursuing advanced degrees. A MATURE INSTITUTION As SVSU has slowed its construction pace, its leaders have continued to look at ways to expand and enhance the total university experience for students. An increasing number of focused learning experiences are now offered, including seven programs of distinction. For the past dozen years, the Roberts Fellowship Program has provided an outlet for students from a wide range of disciplines to develop their potential as future leaders in their fields. This select group of students attends weekly seminars throughout the academic year and then, in May, is immersed in Asian culture during a three-week field-based learning experience overseas. Our newest program of distinction, the Vitito Global Leadership Institute, selected its first cohort this past fall, and began classes during winter semester 2013. As a business institute, it includes students from every major in the College of Business & Management and is also broadly representative of the student body, with traditional and non-traditional students and students of diverse backgrounds. The newly endowed Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute gives gifted and hardworking students funding—as much as $10,000 per student project— REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 23 Opportunity and choice have been parallel themes of our tradition... 24 SVSU.EDU REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 25 to follow through on their dreams and passions. More than 70 student projects have been funded to date and have ranged from cancer research and the development of alternative fuels, to building businesses for women in Ghana, writing plays and creating community murals. Other programs of distinction include the Honors Program, Living Leadership, Cardinal Business Edge and Foundation Scholars. SVSU always has offered myriad ways of engaging students and increasing involvement. These newest programs create yet other niches for students who can and want to stretch their learning capacity. CONNECTIONS As the world becomes more interconnected, so does SVSU. A global experience is an important option for many of our student learners, whether domestic students traveling abroad or international students choosing to study at SVSU. While the national average of U.S. students studying abroad is slightly more than 1 percent, SVSU has exceeded this average significantly, with more than 2 percent of its students broadening their horizons through travel study. While all five colleges have study-abroad on their agendas, the College of Business & Management has 26 SVSU.EDU attracted more than 12 percent of its students for study trips to other nations in 2012 and 2013, including Ghana, Costa Rica and India. And our international reach continues to expand. In fall 2012, the number of international students at SVSU was 623, almost 6 percent of the student population. Nearly 30 countries are represented on the campus, with the largest contingents of our off shore family coming from the People’s Republic of China and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our connections to the Great Lakes Bay Region are as important as our international ones. In all, about 40 percent of SVSU students work and learn through internships and co-operative arrangements with about 50 regional employers. Our College of Education sends students to dozens of schools in the region for classroom experience. Our students are learning—and contributing—in chemistry labs at The Dow Chemical Company and at Dow Corning Corp., in hospitals and rehabilitation clinics throughout Michigan, in accounting firms, non-profit organizations, courtrooms, art and design studios, computer labs and corporate offices. THEN AND NOW—CARING CARDINALS Since its inception, SVSU has placed a high value on working hard, helping others and serving as good citizens. We like to think it’s in our DNA. There’s probably no better example of our caring students than the Battle of the Valleys. For 10 years, students from SVSU and Grand Valley State University have competed in charitable fundraising events. SVSU’s students have raised more than $250,000 over the years, with proceeds benefitting regional nonprofit organizations such as the Underground Railroad of Saginaw County, the Salvation Army and Mid Michigan Big Brothers Big Sisters. And that’s just one of the many good-work projects that take place in a typical year. In 2012, some 140 students participated in 13 off-campus “alternative break” projects that helped people in eight states around the country. Here at home, some 2,280 students assisted more than 16,000 residents of Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties through various agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, the East Side Soup Kitchen and the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square. As we have grown, so has our outreach. Various learners, young and old, take advantage of opportunities at SVSU. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute offers more than 200 non-credit, short-term classes each year to 1,400 senior citizens on topics ranging from Civil War history to line dancing. At the other end of the age spectrum, another kind of senior—nearly 100 from the region’s high schools—participate in the Great Lakes Bay Youth Leadership Institute. An additional 75 guest high school students are part of the Early College Program. Fifty years of teaching and growing have yielded more than 38,000 Cardinals around the world. And though the campus has changed dramatically, the experience of a graduate from the early years resembles that of graduates from today. Then, and now, we have thought of ourselves as a public university with the personal attention found at much smaller institutions. Then, and now, we have prided ourselves on offering an exceptional academic experience at great value. Then, and now, we have emphasized a grounding in arts, humanities and sciences in preparation for the professions or for advanced study. Then, and now, we have served as a resource for the region and have enjoyed a broad base of public support from passionate individuals who have understood the value and values of higher education. And now we celebrate! REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 27 Where Students Set Themselves Apart Great students seek great challenges. Some arrive at college with a clear sense of purpose and a defined list of goals to achieve before they graduate; others discover their own potential and professional ambition much later in their collegiate journey. Many change their minds along the way. Ultimately — for high achievers and hard workers — the chance to excel, pursue a passion or prepare for post-graduate study is offered through the opportunities presented by SVSU’s Programs of Distinction. S ome have high IQs and others enjoy high EQs. Yet what all of SVSU’s “students of distinction” seem to share is an ethic of hard work, focus and drive. SVSU currently offers seven Programs of Distinction to appeal to and challenge its students and their broad array of interests. Some select incoming freshmen on a competitive basis while others are available only to upperclassmen who have proven 28 SVSU.EDU themselves. All share a common goal of seeing students fulfill their individual promise. “Students excel in different ways,” said Jules Gehrke, special assistant to the provost for programs of distinction. “For our students who come here with great potential, we want to make sure that we push them ahead onto the next level. “Students are faced with essentially what amounts to an ocean of opportunities in terms of education,” Gehrke explained. “What we want to do with ‘Programs of Distinction’ is allow [students] to chart their own course. For each of these programs, you could think of it as a ship that gives you the resources, provides you with the tools that allow you to navigate the ocean a little bit better to arrive at your desired destination.” Incoming freshmen who meet the criteria can join Foundation Scholars, “ Students excel in different ways — For our students who come here with great potential, we want to make sure that we push them ahead onto the next level. ” - Jules Gehrke, special assistant to the provost for Programs of Distinction Honors, or Living Leadership programs as well as the new Cardinal Business Edge. “We try to allow a number of different options based upon students’ GPA and credentials and then to allow them to make their choice from there,” Gehrke said. Regardless of whether they joined Programs of Distinction as freshmen, all SVSU students can apply for the Roberts Fellowship or the Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute. All College of Business & Management majors can apply to the Vitito Global Leadership Institute, which just welcomed its first class. “Programs of Distinction review committees look at letters of recommendation from faculty,” Gehrke said. “Even those students who may have slipped a little in their first semester, but have now really proven themselves, can take advantage of these programs.” Gehrke says some students surprise themselves with what they can achieve, and often their relationships with faculty are the key. “A lot of times students aren’t aware that the professor whom they encounter in a sociology class may be able to provide them guidance on how an engineering project could be useful to the local community. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 29 Ashley Giordano — Is Not Afraid of a Challenge. History major from Alpena Honors Program They may not know that going in and talking to one of their professors, and developing rapport, is going to allow that professor to recommend them or nominate them for entrance into one of the Programs of Distinction.” Students accepted into these programs can see how it prepares them to succeed, and alumni attest that these experiences set themselves apart from other college graduates. Ashley Giordano isn’t afraid of a challenge. Good thing, because her college journey has included more challenges—and more achievements— than most. Like all students in the Honors Program, Giordano, a history major from Alpena, arrived with an impressive high school transcript. To be accepted out of high school, students must have a GPA of 3.7 or above and an ACT composite score of at least 28, or be in the top two of their high school graduating class with at least a 24 on the ACT. To be challenged academically, Giordano knew she wanted a college with an honors program. “I wanted to push myself,” she said. “I always took AP [advanced placement] classes in high school so I was thinking honors classes 30 SVSU.EDU would push me in my freshman and sophomore years.” If Giordano has been pushed in the classroom, she’s been knocked down elsewhere. “When I first decided on Saginaw Valley, it was definitely for the tennis,” said Giordano. Yet she has rarely grasped a racquet since then. As a freshman, Giordano was injured and could not compete during the women’s tennis team’s fall season. Her competitive nature propelled her to train aggressively throughout the summer to make sure she saw the court for her sophomore season. It didn’t happen. Giordano suffered an overuse injury that ultimately required surgery. The operation was successful, but the strength in her arm did not return. The mild-mannered and soft-spoken Giordano grew frustrated. Unable to push herself physically, she found a new competitive outlet in the Honors Program. “Everyone wants to compete,” Giordano said, “and when you’re rooming with people or seeing people that you know all the time, you know they get a 94 [grade] on something, then you want to get a 95 or 96. The honors classes really did push me.” Giordano completed her honors thesis ahead of schedule, during the fall semester of her junior year. She researched the hidden and sometimes not-so-hidden environmental and anti-suburban messages conveyed in children’s films. Her research paper developed from an honors course taught by Erik Trump, professor of political science. “Her thesis emerged from her final essay for my honors course ‘Writing and Politics,’” Trump said. “When she approached me about turning it into an honors thesis, I offered enthusiastic support because I liked her topic and knew that she planned to attend graduate school.” Coming from a family full of teachers (including older sister, Brittany, 2010, B.A.), graduate school wasn’t in Giordano’s original plans, either. “I was kind of like, ‘I don’t want to do what everyone else is doing, I want to do my own thing,’” she explained. Now, Giordano has found her calling. “I enjoyed doing the research,” she said. “I enjoyed looking at different aspects and finding the information I needed, digging through different books. It surprised me how much I actually enjoyed the process, even though it was so stressful. I realized “ I’ve already grown as a leader and a team player. I’ve begun developing networks with major business leaders and organizations, and I’m not even through my first year. ” - Tom Sutherland economics major from Carsonville “ Forming relationships with different types of people plays a major role in business, so practicing these skills so early in my college career is truly a ‘business edge.’ ” - Cate Yankley, international business major from Fenton REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 31 Bobbi and Bob Vitito this is what I want to do, and I actually do like this.” She’s good at it, too. “She has produced a very nice example of undergraduate scholarship,” Trump said, and he is not the only one who thinks so. “The quality of her work was affirmed when the chair of the Popular Culture Association’s undergraduate section selected her essay for presentation at the 2013 national conference.” Giordano traveled to Washington, D.C., in March to present her thesis, joining leading scholars in the field of American culture. She also received SVSU’s Hoffman-Willertz scholarship as the history department’s outstanding student. Looking back, Giordano now sees her sports setbacks as “a blessing in disguise.” Her ultimate goal is to become a college professor, but first she wants to return to the tennis court—she has remained on the team throughout—and after another surgery in December, she is rehabilitating and making progress. Giordano seeks two sets of opponents for her senior year: college tennis players and graduate school 32 SVSU.EDU admissions requirements. She’ll attack both with tenacity and with an added boost of confidence courtesy of the Honors Program. NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO GROW IN BUSINESS SVSU introduced two new distinctive programs for business students this academic year. One of them is Cardinal Business Edge, which is comprised of 25 freshmen in the College of Business & Management. Students are selected competitively based on interviews, high school GPA and college test scores. They spend much of their first two years together in class and in a variety of unique extracurricular opportunities. The program features mentoring to help students gain team-building and leadership skills. Tom Sutherland, an economics major from Carsonville, credits this element with enhancing his acclimation to college. “It helped me hit the ground running and make a seamless transition,” he said. “I’ve already grown as a leader and a team player. I’ve begun developing networks with major business leaders and organizations, and I’m not even through my first year.” In addition to meeting with leading business professionals, students also receive a travel stipend to use toward faculty-led international travel experiences. In addition, those who live on campus can opt to reside in affinity housing reserved for Cardinal Business Edge students. The curriculum includes a onecredit laboratory course, and that has provided the biggest benefit to Cate Yankley, an international business major from Fenton. “Our special classes are great,” she said. “I am a discussion-based learner, so when our professors give us a chance to share our own ideas or perspectives on a topic, it allows me to improve relating to other people.” Despite having less than a year of college under her belt, Yankley already sees the payoff to her future career. “Forming relationships with different types of people plays a major role in business, so practicing these skills so early in my college career is truly a ‘business edge.’” The Vitito Global Leadership Institute was established through an endowment gift from Bob and Bobbi Vitito. Bob began his service on the SVSU Board of Control in 1996 and concluded it as board chair from 2001 to 2003; he served as CEO of Citizens Banking Corporation from 1996 to 2002. The members of the first class selected for the Vitito Global Leadership Institute are: • • • • Nicholas Anderson, an accounting major from Midland Darrel Carter, a management and marketing major from Saginaw Rachel Chatfield, a management and French major from Holly Ashley Davis, a management and economics major from St. Johns The Vitito Global Leadership Institute also began this year, selecting 12 third-year students with various business majors for the first cohort of the three-semester program. The institute features special classes, including Accelerated Leadership Laboratory, a course and lab blending leadership research with practical application. Students will also take statewide field trips to meet successful leaders of business and non-profit organizations, as well as travel internationally through a faculty-led study aboard experience that includes meeting foreign business leaders. This newest distinctive program was established through an endowment gift from Bob and Bobbi Vitito. Bob began his service on the SVSU Board of Control in 1996 and concluded it as board chair from 2001 to 2003; he served as CEO of Citizens Banking Corporation from 1996 to 2002. LAYING A SOLID FOUNDATION Two SVSU alumni who have completed the Foundation Scholars • • • • Emily Korn, an international business major from Midland Heather Matschikowski, an accounting major from Howell Colleen McClure, a management and marketing major from Novi Zach Parsons, a finance and political science major from Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterford program credit it for providing them with preparation to succeed in highly competitive environments when matched with others that hold degrees from universities with more recognizable names. The program currently selects 60 incoming freshmen each year through a competitive process. Applicants must have a high school GPA of at least 3.5 and a minimum 24 ACT composite score, as well as a record of leadership and service in their school or community. A hallmark of the program is the $1,500 stipend each student receives to study abroad or tackle a civic engagement or service-learning project. The program also includes two specially designated courses taken during students’ first year as part of the general education curriculum. For Stu Chipman, 2011, B.A., forming important relationships during his freshman year, spent far from his home of Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.proved valuable throughout his undergraduate years. “It helps you make friends and build relationships a lot faster,” he said. • • • • Hailey Paruszkiewicz, a marketing and general business major from Oxford Brendan Tulley, an international business major from Elk Rapids Heidi Vogel, a marketing major from Romulus Charlotte Wong, a management major from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada “You’re part of a social community immediately. Most of the clubs I was in or the things I started were populated and staffed by Foundation Scholars, because those were the people I knew. Those were the people who were catapulted into a life of extracurricular involvement.” Currently finishing his second year of law school at the University of Michigan, Chipman quickly realized he left SVSU well-equipped for the demands he would face. “My liberal arts education at SVSU has really helped me feel competitive in every way with the people here from schools like Harvard and Yale.” Chipman’s high marks in law school have already helped him secure interviews with several top law firms. He has accepted an offer from SchiffHardin LLP, a national firm based in Chicago; he will be the only 2013 summer associate in their Ann Arbor office. Such appointments usually lead to offers to join the firm as an attorney. Chipman says such an offer would not have come without his SVSU experiences as a Writing Center REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 33 Stu Chipman — Is Prepared to Succeed. Sociology and Spanish major from Sault Ste. Marie Foundation Scholar, 2011, B.A. tutor and advertising manager for The Valley Vanguard, among other experiences. “You interview for the position after your first year of law school, so there was a lot from my career at Saginaw Valley still on my résumé. In no small part, I got the job based on my credentials from SVSU.” Starting SVSU’s moot court team serves as Chipman’s prime example. “It was really reflective of SVSU’s culture as a whole to do something new if you wanted to,” he said. “How many places are you going to have a community that is integrated enough that you link up a sociology/Spanish major with a computer science major [Joe Chrysler, 2012, B.S.] and a political science instructor [Julie Keil] and start a moot court program? “Being able to say in an interview, ‘No, I didn’t sign up for that—I created that,’ has taken me a long way.” While Chipman is building his career in Ann Arbor and Chicago, another Cardinal is enjoying life in Lansing after extraordinary experiences in other parts of the country, too. Michelle Richard (nee Herbon) 2006, B.A., came to SVSU after graduating from Troy High School. “The Foundation Scholars Program was one of the reasons I chose SVSU, and I couldn’t be happier that I did,” she said. Early on, Richard had a clear sense of the academic goals she wanted to achieve. She knew she wanted to teach in an urban setting and after graduation landed her first job at a Catholic school in the French SVSU’s Programs of Distinction • Cardinal Business Edge (featured) • Foundation Scholars (featured) • Honors (featured) • Living Leadership • Roberts Fellowship • Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute • Vitito Global Leadership Institute (featured) For more information on all of these programs visit svsu.edu/programsofdistinction. 34 SVSU.EDU Quarter of New Orleans, when the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina was still palpable. “Like any new teacher, I learned a lot about how to manage my classroom and teach fractions,” she recalled, “but I also learned so much from my students and the families that had survived this amazing tragedy. Their resilience reminds me that every child—no matter what they face in life—can be successful.” After two years in the classroom, Richard decided it was time to move on to graduate school, because while she enjoyed teaching, she sought to tackle larger questions of education policy. “There is no denying the impact teachers make every day, but I already knew I wanted to focus on how to Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research & Creativity Institute Any SVSU student may submit a proposal to receive financial support for research or other creative endeavors. Each student project is eligible to receive up to $10,000. All student submissions must be sponsored by an SVSU faculty or staff member. Students serve as the primary researcher, author or creative agent for each project but are guided by SVSU faculty and staff. “ The Foundation Scholars Program was one of the reasons I chose SVSU, and I couldn’t be happier that I did. ” - Michelle (Herbon) Richard education major from Troy Foundation Scholar, 2006, B.A. create a system that can support every student in every classroom across Michigan and the country.” To accomplish that, Richard knew she needed to pursue graduate study. Her top choice: Harvard. She was accepted and completed a master’s degree at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. “That gave me the opportunity to study with some of our country’s top experts,” she said. Richard discovered that her SVSU degree measured up to those of her peers. “I’m not sure anyone walks into their first day of graduate school feeling well prepared, but my teaching background and experience in early childhood development through SVSU’s minor were invaluable. If I could do it again, I would choose SVSU every time. I was just as prepared to dive into an intensive year of study as every other student in my program.” Richard has returned to Michigan and now works to improve education delivery in her home state as a senior consultant for Public Sector Consultants, a Lansing-based firm. DISTINCTION AS A COMPETITIVE EDGE As college degrees become more common, college students are seeking new ways to stand out. Distinctive programs provide a fertile field for those willing to carefully sow seeds of opportunity and work hard to grow them. “It allows students to know that in coming to SVSU, they aren’t just entering a look-alike state university,” Gehrke said. “They’re coming to a university where, if they put in the time, and if they show the dedication, they have these opportunities available to them.” SVSU’s Programs of Distinction include some with proud traditions and others that have just begun, and Gehrke believes it is essential that all of them remain adaptable. “These programs are not set in stone,” he said. “They will change over time as new faculty and new administrators become involved, as the interests of students change, as the demands of the workplace change, as graduate school prospects change for students. We want to make sure that we keep abreast of those changes and keep making programs relevant to students.” Living Leadership Roberts Fellowship Students chosen to participate in the program live and learn together in a residential community and are actively engaged on campus. The competitive program selects 30 incoming freshman students each year and includes a mentoring element where upperclassmen share their lessons and insights with new arrivals. This fellowship selects a group of 12 students who have demonstrated both scholarship and leadership potential. These students are supported through a two-semester program of both academic course work and extracurricular activities designed to further develop their potential as future political, economic and civic leaders. The program culminates in a trip to Asia to provide the Fellows with an international perspective on leadership. To qualify, students must have completed between 48 and 100 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.40 and must be chosen through a rigorous selection process. (This program has been featured in multiple previous issues of Reflections. All back issues are archived at svsu.edu/reflections.) REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 35 WHEN HISTORY LOVERS BECOME A PART OF IT SVSU’s three longest-serving history professors are saying goodbye to the school during its 50th anniversary. Here’s a look at what shaped their department and the spirit that will shape it in years to come. 36 SVSU.EDU John Willertz and Bill Hoffman strike against TISCH, a controversial property tax proposal affecting higher education by greatly increasing tuition rates. W alking down a hallway in the early years of Saginaw Valley College, you probably heard a man bellowing. That sound, as you’d soon discover, was a history professor teaching his class. If you had a course taught by Bill Hoffman—the first faculty member hired at Saginaw Valley, and who for several years served as the entire history department—you could always forecast galeforce lectures. And that wasn’t even restricted to the classroom. “If we were just talking about, say, last night’s football game, he’d be very mild,” said Bob Braddock, professor of history. “But if I were to ask him a question on history... BOOM—he would turn on this voice. You could hear him all over.” That was part of what made him a legend. Not that the history department has suffered for lack of legends. As SVSU hits the half-century mark, three of its longest-serving profs—Bob Braddock, Eric Petersen and Tom Renna—are bidding the university adieu. In fact, by the time you’re reading these words, the men will have given their last lectures. But what’s remarkable about the department isn’t what it’s losing this year. It’s what those unresting retirees are leaving behind. A MODERN HISTORY DEPARTMENT Even without a thunderstorm-style lecturer, today’s history department is a complicated entity. With 11 faculty members and nine adjunct instructors, the department has specialties ranging from modern U.S. history back to ancient Chinese dynasties. But at the department’s inception in 1966, it was only Bill Hoffman. Hoffman was a Southern gentleman, short of stature, and with a voice like an engineer’s before his train leaves the station. Sometimes lecturing with a cigarette in each hand, eddies of smoke swirling about him, Hoffman built himself quite the reputation. An expert on Andrew Jackson, he was, by all accounts, adored. “He just loved to teach,” Eric Petersen said. “And the students loved him back for it.” REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 37 [ ] [ Bob Braddock 2013 • Eric Petersen 1974 2013 University president Sam Marble hired Hoffmann in 1964, and after a few years of being solo, Hoffman began his own string of hires, starting with a University of Michigan scholar named John Willertz in 1968. It’s for them that the annual Hoffman-Willertz Lecture is named. A year later, they began nationwide searches to grow the department. These were their recruits: Robert Braddock, an expert in TudorStuart England who’d earned his doctorate at Northwestern John Jezierski, an Indiana University Ph.D. hired in 1970 who specialized in early U.S. history Alice O’Rourke, a Civil War authority from the University of California, Berkeley, who also happened to be a nun The faculty were hired with extreme care to ensure intellectual balance. Together, they worked well—no other members would be hired for almost two decades. And while history departments are typically hotbeds for turmoil and rivalry, the one at SVSU proved to be unique. Ken Jolly, an associate professor who joined SVSU in 2003, can recall his shock upon meeting the faculty here. “I remember settling into that dinner after a long day of interviews and being stunned at how relaxed everybody was. “Later, I was sitting in Eric’s [Petersen] living room, drinking coffee, and talking about baseball and thinking, ‘This is unreal.’” And oddly enough, this courteousness extends beyond the honeymoon stage, Jolly said. “That’s something really wonderful about our department, just how caring everybody still remains, even once you’ve been here for nine years—people still value the work that you do.” 38 SVSU.EDU Eric Petersen, an expert in 20thcentury U.S. history from the University of California at Los Angeles Thomas Renna, a historian from Brown University who specialized in medieval Europe. • ] [ ] Tom Renna 1972 2013 • 1971 GETTING THEIR HANDS DIRTY “ In studying different times and different cultures this way, you’re growing up. And I think you’re a better American and a better citizen for it. ” - Nathan Hepworth, 2008, B.A. So they’re a kindhearted department, perhaps, but that hasn’t kept the faculty from getting their hands dirty. Those retiring this year exemplify the inclination to go beyond classroom academics. Eric Petersen, teaching a course on the Vietnam War, left the safe four walls of his classroom to take students on a trip to the Southeast Asian country so they could experience the history and place for themselves. Tom Renna, on the other hand, reads original manuscripts in five languages and travels all over the world for his research. He has access to the Vatican’s Secret Archives, a private collection of manuscripts in Rome with more than 53 miles of shelves and origins that date back to the 8th century. Plus, he’s led study abroad trips of his own. And no doubt Bob Braddock, though as scholarly an academic, will also be remembered as the man who revived SVSU’s club soccer in the 1980s. But for some students, he’ll be remembered as the coach who agreed to let his team play against inmates at a prison. The director of recreation at the Thumb Correctional Facility kept asking him to bring the team by. “Finally, I couldn’t think of any reason not to,” Braddock said, laughing. As you’d expect, the game proved to be quite the episode. “I can remember hearing from the sidelines, ‘Why didn’t you hit him? What are you in here for anyway?’” A RAISED BAR The culture of the history department is part of what makes it so easy to keep the professorial spark alight. “There are places where colleagues are not interested in doing scholarly work,” Jolly said, “and for someone who’s interested, that can suck the enthusiasm out of you. But here, we’re just trying to keep up with Renna, trying to keep up with Braddock and Petersen. They have set an amazing standard.” That standard motivates students as well. Take Renna for instance, Jolly REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 39 WHEN HISTORY LOVERS BECOME A PART OF IT said, and the trips he led for students. “They have to remind him, ‘Hey, we can’t keep up—we have to rest.’ These are students in their 20s. “And he just says, ‘When are you going to be in Greece again?’” GREAT EXPECTATIONS “ “That’s something really wonderful about our department, just how caring everybody still remains, even once you’ve been here for nine years—people still value the work that you do.” ” - Kenneth Jolly, associate professor of history 40 SVSU.EDU According to Nathan Hepworth, 2008 B.A., a history major who went on to graduate school and plans to pursue a Ph.D. to teach, students serious about studying history shouldn’t settle for average or easy. “You shouldn’t go to a history department that won’t make you bust yourself to get it done.” At SVSU, Hepworth had the luck of taking classes with all three retiring professors, Braddock, Petersen and Renna. “I thought, this school should be famous for these guys—this is the history department you want to be in.” Each had a style of his own. Braddock, for instance, turned courses into a character study. “He got past the stuff of history to the interest of history and how people really were. He would stand over his lecture and kind of snicker, saying, ‘Did you know Henry the VIII did this?’” Classes were stories—not just timelines and information. “It was like watching entertainment TV,” Hepworth said. “You could get a feel for the people—their personalities and their lives. They weren’t just this great so-and-so who did something amazing. They were people who liked to play golf on the weekends and cheated on their wives. He really brought it to life.” A class with Petersen sometimes turned into a one-actor play. “He’d put himself in the battle, and tell you how they would have responded back and forth.” It was funny, Hepworth said, and it worked. “It taught you how the attitudes worked at that time. You can know what happened, but it’s harder to know what someone felt and how they were reacting at that time. [Petersen] has done an enormous amount of reading in this field, and he just has a palpable sense of how each leader felt. It made a story that was fascinating.” Renna, though, would fill two room-length chalkboards several times in the course of a class, Hepworth said. “Your hand would get tired taking notes, but you had what you needed, if you could write it down quickly enough. He had very high expectations, and you had to impress him on your exams. “You knew that if you lived to the end of it, man, you knew things. You had it—because you had to read, you had to work, you had to rewrite that essay three times, you had to prepare your exam in your head before you arrived.” Going on to graduate school made Hepworth a bit nostalgic. “I’ve encountered faculty in graduate school who made me wish, ‘Why can’t you be so-and-so from SVSU who taught so much better?’” WHEN HISTORY LOVERS BECOME A PART OF IT PASSING THE TORCH Of this year’s retiring professors, each has his own plans. Braddock intends to read more books and, untethered to a school calendar, travel more. Petersen plans to dodge Michigan’s harshest weather and also spend more time pursuing academic interests, tennis, golf and singing with the Midland Chorale. Meanwhile, Renna will be taking more trips to Rome, presenting papers at conferences and pursuing research at the Vatican and in libraries all over Italy. But not everyone in the world has had a good experience learning history. “Almost everyone has faced a high school teacher whose idea of learning history was memorizing dates,” Braddock said. So, at the risk of sacrilege, you have to wonder: What do we even study it for? “We’re raised to think inside a glass cage,” Renna said. “We’re always relating to ourselves. You have to break from your own self-contained world and not see everything in your own narrow perspective.” What’s his advice, then? Think historically. “In studying different times and different cultures this way, you’re growing up. And I think you’re a better American and a better citizen for it.” Jolly said you can find your heroes in history. “Ask somebody who they want to be when they grow up, and they say, I want to be LeBron or Brad Pitt or Justin Bieber—but nobody ever says I want to be the next Ella Baker or Marcus Garvey or Rosa Parks. “I encourage people to be on a first-name basis with these people—to see value in their work and to draw lessons from their work. [Develop] a personal relationship with these people, learn about them and understand them in their humanity. Use that as something to aspire to. There’s value in that.” And so what are the history lessons here? That SVSU’s history department triumvirate may be moving on, but their influence remains and the torch, now passed, is in the very good hands of the next generation of SVSU history professors. “ I’ve encountered faculty in graduate school who made me wish, ‘Why can’t you be so-and-so from SVSU who taught so much better?’ ” - Nathan Hepworth, 2008, B.A. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 41 SVSU PROFILE honey arbury The Ultimate Gift of Friendship Guest writer: Marilyn Wheaton Director, Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum N ot only does 2013 mark the 50th anniversary of the university, but the 25th anniversary of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum as well. The vision of two people who met more than 75 years ago now is celebrated daily by the visitors, community supporters, regional school children and university community who enjoy and wonder at the beauty of it all. How did this legacy come about? Providence, or perhaps good fortune, was in the works. As a young woman, Dorothy (Honey) Doan of Midland attended the Kingswood School for Girls at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. It was the mid1930s and one of her first encounters was with an instructor at the school, sculptor Marshall Fredericks. In later years, after she had met her husband Ned Arbury, a successful insurance executive and corporate leader, Arbury became reacquainted with Fredericks through her uncle, Alden B. Dow of Midland. Dow, a well-known and respected architect, had collaborated with Fredericks on the Henry J. McMorran Auditorium in Port Huron, Mich. October 1990. From left to right are: Ned Arbury, Rosalind Fredericks, Peter P. Dyvig (Danish Ambassador to the U.S.) and his wife Karen, Marshall Fredericks, Honey Arbury and Eric Gilbertson. 42 SVSU.EDU Over the next several years, the Arburys became close friends of Fredericks and his wife Rosalind. The two couples vacationed together regularly and often talked about Fredericks’ legacy. Arbury was in a strategic position to make important things happen. Named to the governing board when SVSU was established in 1963, Arbury served in that capacity until 1985. She also served on the Board of Directors of the SVSU Foundation from the inception of the university until 1994; then she was named honorary director of that board. In the mid-1970s, Arbury took an active role in implementing the fundraising campaign that led to the construction of Pioneer Hall, home for the College of Science, Engineering & Technology. While traveling together in Europe, Arbury persuaded Fredericks to consider her idea that a museum be created at SVSU, where his sculptures would be exhibited and his legacy would be preserved. Believing in SVSU and enthused with a passion for the arts that was coupled with a commitment to her friend and mentor, the Arburys pledged a substantial sum of money for the creation of a fine arts center on campus that would include a museum devoted to the works of Marshall M. Fredericks. Arbury provided key leadership for the Midland community committee seeking funding for what would be named the Arbury Fine Arts Center. Arbury and Fredericks would sometimes reminisce about those early days when they first met at the Cranbrook Educational Community. As Fredericks’ youngest daughter Suki recalled, “It was because of that initial experience and their subsequent friendship that she was so personally committed to protecting his work.” The groundbreaking ceremony for the Arbury Fine Arts Center and Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum took place on June 8, 1986. The project was completed in two years and was dedicated on May 15, 1988. The museum opened to the public with considerable fanfare, including the premiere exhibition, Cranbrook Fundamentals, which included objects from the Cranbrook Art Museum and Kingswood School. In total, the Arburys had helped to raise some $7 million to build the fine arts center and museum. Another bit of fate is suggested by the fact that Arbury was selected as one of the profiles for this magazine when the editorial board met in the fall of 2012. Just a few months later, on December 21, 2012, Arbury passed away at the age of 91. At the funeral in Midland, Honey’s daughter Carole Cassio remarked that her mother’s crowning achievement was the creation of the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum. ABOUT THE PROFILE’S AUTHOR Marilyn Wheaton became director of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in October 2006, where she has steered the museum toward accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums. Prior to joining the museum, she served eight years as director of the City of Detroit’s Cultural Affairs Department, 11 years as executive director of Michigan’s first statewide arts advocacy organization Concerned Citizens for the Arts in Michigan, and 11 years at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 43 SVSU PROFILE julie foss “Je suis passionnée par l’enseignement.” (I am passionate about teaching.) I n her fourth year of teaching at SVSU, Julie Foss, assistant professor of modern foreign languages, is enthusiastic about sharing the French language with students on a daily basis. “I love the exchange of energy in the classroom. The most rewarding thing is to see students grow in the language and acquire a love for the culture.��� As the only full-time MFL faculty member in French studies, Foss enjoys the challenges and rewards of shaping and working with the program. “The nature of teaching a foreign language requires smaller class sizes,” Foss said, “and I love that because even though I teach students at varying levels of proficiency, I still get to know them on an individual level.” Not only does Foss thrive in the classroom teaching French and foreign language teaching methods, but she also looks forward to time she 44 SVSU.EDU spends as the advisor of the SVSU French Club, La Société Française. “Exposure is everything; the more contact students have with the language, the more proficient they become,” Foss said. It’s for this reason that Foss encourages students to immerse themselves as much as they can, including conversation hours and attending events like the French film series presented throughout the academic year. Although teaching wasn’t the career she originally anticipated after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in French and history, Foss knows now that the classroom is where she belongs. After briefly attending law school and working in the mortgage industry for 10 years, Foss wanted a change. It wasn’t until she was working as a hiring manager training new employees that she considered teaching as a possible career choice. Because everything-French had remained a constant in her life—the literature, art, music, and movies—it was easy for her to recognize that the language was something she was passionate enough about that she could teach it and love doing so. Foss returned to school, earning her secondary teaching certification and master’s degree in French from Eastern Michigan University and a Ph.D. in French Language and Literature from Michigan State University. Hoping to inspire her students in the same way she was inspired, Foss comments, “My high school French teacher was so passionate about the language, it was hard to resist. Once I started learning the language, I fell in love with it all—the language, the history, and the culture; I want to do the same for my students.” SVSU PROFILE roosevelt ruffin “This is Where I Belong” I “ am fascinated by how people communicate,” Roosevelt Ruffin once explained. In addition to holding a doctorate in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Michigan, he had studied German and Igbo, a West African dialect. “You can’t get into culture through visual arts like you can through people communicating.” Fluent in the Romance language of Spanish, with significant study in the other major Romance languages of French, Italian and Portuguese, Roosevelt taught Spanish in different Michigan locales at the middle school, high school and college level. But his career as a communicator was incredibly rich and varied. Fresh from high school, he sang with an African American vocal group, “The Five Arrows,” in the late 1950s and entertained through the USO at military bases in North Africa, Germany and France. Elected to the Saginaw City Council, where he served for eight years, he was outspoken in his defense of his hometown, noting that “people who visit Saginaw— people from the outside—[are the ones who] talk about what an attractive community we have.” As a serious scholar, he wrote about the early settlement of African American families in Saginaw and conveyed their stories in prose in his book, Black Presence in Saginaw, Michigan: 1855-1900. As an actor in community theater, he brought resonance to a number of roles, including a memorable and moving appearance as the chauffeur Hoke in “Driving Miss Daisy,” when this highly educated man of refinement played against type and communicated through voice and posture what it is to be subservient. A believer in the power of education, he communicated effectively with the next generation and “would never say no to a young person if it had anything to do with education,” according to his wife of many years, Thelma Ruffin. The father of two children, he was a successful school principal who naturally gravitated to higher education. “This is where I belong,” he said when appointed to SVSU, first as a King-Chavez-Parks visiting professor in 1988 and later as director of multicultural programs/affirmative action in 1990, stating at the time in his forthright fashion that “if we’re going to continue as a strong, competitive nation, we have to do something positive about our minority communities.” It was in this capacity that Dr. Roosevelt Ruffin left his greatest mark and legacy on SVSU, as an advocate for fairness and equality who inspired through example. But “death closes all,” in the words of the poet Tennyson, though “something ere the end, some work of noble note, may yet be done.” President Eric Gilbertson, in a memo notifying the university community of Ruffin’s passing at the age of 56, wrote that “Roosevelt was an immensely talented man, and his talents were exceeded only by his generosity. Perhaps his greatest gift was his sensitive understanding of others. He had seen the evil things people sometimes do, but never allowed that to diminish his love of people.” REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 45 SVSU PROFILE cheng-ching and charles liu International Influences at SVSU A spiring to make a difference in students’ lives, International Student Advisor Charlie Liu and his wife, Assistant Professor of Nursing Cheng-Ching Liu, share their cultural and professional experiences with SVSU students. “We were drawn to the university because the focus is on teaching and fostering faculty-student relationships which generate academic success,” Charlie points out, “and those values are important to us.” When he was in the fifth grade, Charlie came to the U.S. from Taiwan. His large family emphasized teamwork and active learning, and Charlie served eight years in the United States Marine Corps. He later earned his law degree from the Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Fla. Cheng-Ching, on the other hand, came to the United States as an adult; she would not meet her husband until 2008. “I grew up in Taiwan,” she reflects, “and was successful there. I always wanted to improve people’s lives when I grew up but I didn’t expect it to be through teaching,” Cheng-Ching admits. “I love helping people; that’s why I was [initially] drawn to nursing.” Having earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, she was working at a VA 46 SVSU.EDU hospital. “I worked day and night shifts quite often. My father suggested I teach nursing to others so I could influence more than just several people at a time.” As a result, Cheng-Ching decided to move to the United States to pursue her graduate studies and completed her doctoral degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2006. After returning to Taiwan and teaching at a medical university for a few years, she visited the U.S., where she met Charlie through church friends in Ann Arbor. Now, with almost five years of married life together, they have two children: Jonathan, age 2, and Joanna, who is a one year old. Charlie and Cheng-Ching both joined SVSU in fall 2011. Charlie works with SVSU’s growing population of international students and also teaches Mandarin Chinese. “I try to find a common ground to help relate to students. It’s important for them to find a sense of community on and off campus.” Drawing on his prior experiences as a team member in the military, a legal representative for the underprivileged and a youth advisor at his church, Charlie helps students build connections with other students from diverse backgrounds. “What’s most rewarding about being an international student advisor is the chance to make a positive impact on students’ academic success as well as enhance their cultural experience while at SVSU.” Working in higher education suits the couple well. With her previous experience of being an international student in America and with her background in geriatric care, ChengChing notes that cultural differences can be overcome by focusing on universals: “It’s great to be able to share familiar things,” she says, and look beyond initial differences. “In Taiwan, students study all day; that’s their responsibility. In America, students are very confident and independent. But communication, methods of care, chronic diseases and possible complications are all things found in elderly patients regardless of the country. I just want to help students feel more comfortable with those realities by the time they leave the classroom.” Despite the different paths that led them here, Charlie and Cheng-Ching Liu couldn’t be happier to be part of the SVSU family. “It’s a nurturing, caring environment,” Charlie says. With all of her extended family still in Taiwan, Cheng-Ching says, “I love my department, everyone. They’ve been so helpful and welcoming that it makes SVSU a great place to be.” REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 47 SVSU PROFILE vicente castellanos The Desire to do Better A belief in the value of higher education has fueled Vicente Castellanos, 1975, B.S., for much of his life. A proud SVSU alumnus who studied biology, Castellanos grew up with 10 brothers and sisters—all of whom completed college degrees. He credits his mother, an avid reader who wrote and published poetry, with instilling this belief in him, though neither she nor Castellanos’ father had the 48 SVSU.EDU benefit of a high school education. “My mother was very careful with language,” Castellanos said, “and always wanted to make sure we used English correctly. My father was also self-educated.” He also pointed out that in his family they didn’t celebrate high school graduation. “My parents always said that wasn’t good enough—the party could wait for college graduation.” In Castellanos’ case, the family would need to wait a few extra years. Right after graduating from Saginaw High School, he joined the United States Air Force and spent much of his four-year enlistment in Spain. By the time he could start college, Castellanos was already married and working full time. “It was painful,” he said, referring to the demands of working the night shift at Saginaw Malleable Iron and attending daytime classes at SVSU. It was enough to make even the most determined student—and one whose parents wanted to see him succeed—give up the struggle. But at SVSU, Castellanos found the right combination of challenging classes and caring professors. Leslie Whittaker, in particular, encouraged Castellanos to persevere. The long-serving professor emeritus of English “thought I had something to give,” Castellanos said. “He praised a story I wrote as being ‘very advanced’ and said he thought I had excellent writing skills. To be honest, I was embarrassed when he read the story out loud in class, but he said I could go further.” With an interest in biology and chemistry, Vicente also benefitted from the tutelage of George Eastland, professor of chemistry who joined SVSU in 1969. “Dr. Eastland helped us with laser experiments,” Castellanos said. This was early when laser technology was still quite new, Castellanos explained, “but he let us build a laser from components. It was a great hands-on experience.” Excited by the opportunities in applied science, Castellanos earned a master electrician’s license from the state of Michigan and went on to a successful career as a certified quality engineer for General Motors Powertrain and owner of Castellanos Quality Consulting & Electric. Now retired, he lives on a 22-acre ranch in Freeland, Mich., with Karla, his wife of 43 years. The Castellanos raise horses and hay—“in that order”—and are the proud parents of an adult son and daughter who are also college educated and have successful careers. But Castellanos notes as well that his grandfather, who supervised a 1,000acre cattle ranch in Mexico, lost his life during the Mexican Revolution and that his father was taken at the age of 8 from Mexico to the United States. He eventually settled in Michigan, where he married Castellanos’ mother, also of Mexican descent but a native of Saginaw. In a somewhat typical tale of dislocation and deracination, his mother “discouraged us from speaking Spanish at home,” Castellanos pointed out, “because she wanted us to do well in English.” Along with other educational benefits, Castellanos’ years at SVSU offered him an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of his cultural heritage. He elected to study Spanish while at SVSU and particularly enjoyed taking Spanish classes from Adolph Ayala, a former faculty member whose involvement in the 1970s movement to raise awareness of Hispanic traditions and culture inspired Castellanos to establish a Hispanic youth movement, La Nueva Generación (“The New Generation”) at SVSU. The group painted a communal mural on the exterior wall of the Cardinal Gym to build solidarity; they sponsored lectures on topics such as “The Mexican-American in the 20th Century” to foster mutual understanding; and they raised funds by co-sponsoring a performance by Cheech and Chong—all with a serious goal: proceeds would go toward funding a scholarship for future students. “We were doing important things back then,” Castellanos said. “We also finalized an agreement with the Student Association for a grant to help with recruiting. We’d go into the high schools with the admissions people to assist.” And the desire to improve the college-going rate for Hispanic students remained with Castellanos long after his graduation from SVSU, during his service as president of Hispanics for Better Government, on the SVSU Alumni Board and Board of Fellows, and as a generous contributor to the Hispanic American Community Endowed Scholarship at SVSU. Castellanos has said of the scholarship that “our hope has been to establish a very visible vehicle for more Hispanic students to participate in higher education—especially at Saginaw Valley. I am an SVSU alumnus, and I found it to be a great experience.” Although Castellanos earned a master’s degree in administrative science at another university, he has always found himself coming back to SVSU “because of its commitment to the community and its availability.” He cited the Rhea Miller Concert Series as an example of a cultural program that opens the university to the public and noted that President Eric Gilbertson “has helped me stay connected. I believe in higher education and try to be a role model. I pretty much grew up in this institution, and I always speak of it endearingly. SVSU is very close to my heart.” “ Dr. Eastland helped us with laser experiments... he let us build a laser from components. It was a great hands-on experience. - Vicente Castellanos ” George Eastland REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 49 SVSU PROFILE liat gafneylachter From Combat Circumstances to the Classroom W hat do the Israeli Army, teaching occupational therapy and SVSU student-mentoring have in common? Maybe the better question isn’t “what” they have in common, but “who.” The answer is Liat Gafni-Lachter, assistant professor of occupational therapy. Prior to moving to the U.S. in 2008 and joining SVSU in 2011, Gafni-Lachter completed her compulsory service as a medic in the Israeli Army. After a short time, she began training medics (and then ultimately, trained the trainers), and discovered her love of teaching. Something she learned as a 19-year-old working with all sorts of people—from combat soldiers to M.D.s—was the value of a respectful, relationship-based approach to the job. Upon completion of her military duty, Gafni-Lachter discovered something else: that she was passionate about her choice of occupational therapy as a career. “It is the perfect combination of all that interests me—scientific, medical, psychological, developmental, in-depth critical thinking and art—helping a client find a path back to health.” Gafni-Lachter said what she enjoys most about teaching at SVSU is how relationships with students are valued at an institutional level. “At a lot of larger universities, it’s hard to find professors who are available to talk to students, let alone relate to them. I find my students the most rewarding part of the job. I enjoy engaging 50 SVSU.EDU them in meaningful conversations, asking them, ‘Who do you want to be? Do you want to make a difference?’” Much of what Gafni-Lachter learned in the army has been translated into her teaching philosophy and learning expectations of herself as well as of her students. “I expect myself to be knowledgeable, and I expect the same of my students. I think my students would say I am tough in terms of my professional expectations. I want them to work hard, and in the end, have a sense of pride and a feeling that they have gained something from the class.” The importance of great mentors is another take-away from her army experience that Gafni-Lachter has brought to the O.T. program. “In O.T., much of the learning is a reflective practice, and that comes from interacting with someone who is asking tough questions.” Seeing an opportunity in O.T. to enhance the classroom and fieldwork education, Gafni-Lachter revised the second-year leadership course she teaches and created a mentoring program. Early indications from second-year mentors and first-year mentees suggest success. From the Israeli Army to University Center—it makes perfectly good sense to Liat Gafni-Lachter. SVSU PROFILE ver a mcCulloh-pr att Sometimes the Greatest Number is One. V era McCulloh-Pratt is a numbers person. “In my position, I do a lot of balancing and make sure things reconcile,” said McCulloh-Pratt, 1996, B.B.A.; 2002, M.B.A., who has been employed in SVSU’s Controller’s Office since 2002. “When it doesn’t, it’s a lot of work trying to figure out why not; but I enjoy doing that type of analytical thinking.” McCulloh-Pratt uses those analytical skills in her responsibility as the administrator of SVSU’s procurement card program, for which she issues some 250 Visa cards to SVSU employees for use in ordering supplies and covering university- related travel expenses. “Along with issuing the cards, I verify the reconciliation statements that the card holders submit each month,” said McCulloh-Pratt. The charges that employees make on the credit cards total about $3 million a year. Outside of work, McCulloh-Pratt is active in the community. With a son enrolled in Saginaw Public Schools, McCulloh-Pratt is on the Parent/Teacher/Student Association at Saginaw High School; she attends board meetings and is involved in a number of committees. She also volunteers as a mentor to female students between the ages of eight and 18 in Saginaw Public Schools. “We founded a group called ‘Sisters of Vision’ about seven years ago with some family members and friends. We mentor young girls about positive self-image, respect, anti-bullying, dispute resolution and things like that,” she said, noting that she originally thought about pursuing a career in elementary education before becoming an accountant. “Helping kids is a passion of mine and, for some reason, the kids seem to be drawn to me.” Her work with youths has developed into a year-round activity. “I keep up with birthdays, we have ‘movie night’ and in the summer we’ll host pool parties at my house,” she said. “With all the budget cuts to after-school programs, there are many disadvantaged children who lack positive outlets.” McCulloh-Pratt points to a recent example of how the ‘Sisters of Vision’ impacts the lives of young people. “A few years ago I kept hearing the name of a 6th-grader who was always in trouble; she had poor grades and was kicked out of school regularly. At first, whenever I saw her, she wasn’t interested in having any type of connection with our program; but eventually we were able to form a relationship with her. “Now, as a 9th-grader, she no longer has problems with truancy, she’s getting better grades and she’s learned how to resolve conflicts with others,” McCulloh-Pratt said. “And she knows who she can call when she’s upset about something, and I’ll calm her back down.” When she reflects on the number of disadvantaged students who might benefit from mentoring, McCulloh-Pratt regrets she is unable to reach out to all of them, and even those who are mentored could still make some bad choices. But when reminded about her freshman mentee, she smiles and softly says, “I did good on that one.” REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 51 SVSU PROFILE scott mellendorf Can We Chat? S cott Mellendorf, B.S.W., 1991, recognizes that students are often reluctant, for whatever reason, to ask for help from a librarian. However, to better connect with a tech-savvy generation that would prefer to click a link than turn a page, he’s found an ideal solution: a blue button on the svsu.edu/library web page labeled “Chat With Us.” “That has been our focus recently — strategically adding a chat link to every library web page that has a research component,” said Mellendorf, who has risen to reference/off-campus librarian after having started in 1987 as a student assistant in SVSU’s library. Early in Mellendorf’s career, he would direct users to paper cards in drawers to locate resources; the first electronic index was on a CD ROM in the mid ’90s. “I remember seeing students stand in a long line and wait for their turn to sit down at a single work station to type in their topics and get citations.” Today, there are nearly 100 computers in the Melvin J. Zahnow Library that provide visitors with plenty of electronic index options, such as MelCat, WorldCat, Interlibrary Loan, as well as more than 100 databases organized by subject, name and vendor. Since the library has a collection of more than 200,000 print books and 100,000 “e-books,” it’s easy to understand why someone might need to ask for assistance with a search for information on a topic or for material written by a specific author. For the databases and other resources, the library has even developed a mobile interface designed to be compatible with a tablet or smart phone; prominently posted in campus study lounges are QR codes that students can scan to access a chat window with a librarian instantly. 52 SVSU.EDU (A QR, or “Quick Response” code, is a two-dimensional graphic that consists of black square dots arranged in a square pattern.) “The QR codes are helping us market the library,” Mellendorf said, noting that he has seen the number of chats increase four-fold over the same month a year ago. Mellendorf made another pleasant discovery that resulted from the chats his colleagues in the library are engaging in with students. “In addition to breaking down the barriers of requesting help, the chat service also provides ‘usability data’ — it’s really awesome that we can get statistical rates on usability. It used to be a major project to get that type of user information. In fact, we’ve already made some changes based on a couple things that kept coming up in the chat transcripts.” With all this technology available, one might wonder if anyone actually needs a library anymore? “Oh, sure. Absolutely,” Mellendorf said, adding that it’s all about adaptability. “We’re offering the same services but in a different format. It enables us to teach more students about information literacy, including search techniques and how to evaluate information critically and then put it into action.” Mellandorf has been recognized on several occasions for his dedicated service and commitment. He was named SVSU’s Staff Member of the Month in August 2002 and January 2007, and was presented the university’s Outstanding Performance Award last year. ’90S DEC ADE O T O H P L A C I HISTOR T S E T N CO As part of SVSU’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2013, a historical photo contest will be included in Reflections2013 magazine. If you can correctly provide the answer to the trivia question that accompanies each photo, a complimentary copy of SVSU – A Seasonal Portrait will be sent to you (a drawing will determine the winner if multiple correct answers are received). Submit your contest entry via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1, 2013 For a chance at winning a complimentary copy of the souvenir picture book, Saginaw Valley State University: A Seasonal Portrait, name the facility for which this 1994 groundbreaking ceremony was held. << CONTEST RESULTS FROM FALL 2012 ISSUE The artist and title of the mural on the north side of Cardinal Gymnasium during the ’70s stumped our readers, as nobody correctly guessed the artist—David Torrez—and the title—“Dawn of Education.” The original mural, which measured 103x33 feet, was considered the largest exterior mural in Michigan at the time. Torrez directed the work of 33 volunteer assistants, who created the mural in approximately 1,000 combined work hours during a 24-day period. Acrylic paints, estimated to have a life of 15 years, were used in the original. Due to the Ryder Center addition covering the mural in 1989, a scale replica of the work was commissioned by President Jack M. Ryder and was unveiled April 6, 1988. Saginaw Valley State University: A Seasonal Portrait is on sale in the SVSU bookstore. For information on how to purchase a copy of this hard-bound book of striking images of the SVSU campus, go to svsu.bncollege.com. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 53 FOCUS ON FACULT Y Tami Sivy How did you come to pursue a career in biochemistry? Ever since I was young, I was always interested in science and knew I would end up studying it somehow. I liked chemistry and biology, so ultimately biochemistry made sense. I’m fascinated with how things work. Chemistry is so logical; you can figure things out with fundamental principles. Taking chemistry and applying it to a cell—it’s an amazing way to explain what happens in life. As a biochemist, you look at the interactions of bio-molecules. Tell us non-scientists why this is important? (Laughs). It really is about cell survival. When the interactions within and between molecules are functioning correctly, the suggestion is that things are healthy. When the interactions go awry, there’s the possibility of disease. While this may appear to apply to questions only asked through a medical lens, biochemistry is used in many more applications, as seen in my own research. What is your research focus? We study a biochemical pathway in plants and bacteria from which is produced a volatile compound called “isoprene.” As a researcher, I am interested in understanding why it is being made in the cell. Through a medical lens, the ramifications are important because compounds synthesized from isoprene units can be important pharmaceuticals. Through an atmospheric chemistry lens, it’s important to understand how and why many plants and bacteria produce isoprene and what its impact is on climate change. 54 SVSU.EDU SVSU is primarily a teaching university. You’re a researcher, but can you comment on your role as a teacher? While I enjoy research, teaching is definitely what I feel I was called to do. I teach primarily 400-level courses, so most of my students are in pre-health programs and in majors where they are going on to grad school. I hear from students that my courses were challenging but that ultimately, the students were well prepared. Other than my role as a mom, nothing gives me greater satisfaction than seeing students make connections in biochemistry so that they can say they “get it.” We understand that this work is part of the new Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute of SVSU. Can you tell us about the institute? I am privileged to be a part of this institute that is really due to the efforts of Dave Karpovich, dean Deborah Huntley, the university’s administration and a host of regional and state organizations that have been committed for a long time to the Saginaw Bay area. The research in the Saginaw Bay watershed is really about the quality of water and quality of life in our own region. There has always been a fair amount of research going on here but there’s not been a clearinghouse or mechanism to gather data, discuss the work and disseminate the results. The institute will pull together various ‘players’ from the university and the region, including Delta College, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Spicer Group, Bay County Health Department, Kawkawlin River Property Owners Association and the Saginaw Bay Watershed Initiative Network. SVSU’s footprint on this region’s environmental sciences will be more obvious and more prominent than before. What will be your contribution? My work, which started as a collaborative effort with the Bay County Health Department, will focus on rapid bacterial testing of water. The cutting edge instrumentation for the rapid testing—results in four hours instead of the standard 24 hours—is housed at the university, and our students are involved in the collection and testing of the samples. Tell us about your recent Michigan [DEQ] grant? David Karpovich (H. H. Dow Endowed Chair in Chemistry), Jacob Van Houten (Delta College) and I received a $35,365 grant to learn more about why the Kawkawlin River is so unhealthy, which is indicated by its low content of dissolved oxygen. How do our students benefit from this marriage of teaching and research? As a smaller school, SVSU provides a special opportunity for students to be involved in research and to have access to professors who can help prepare them for whatever is next for that student. The students appreciate the relationships they have with their professors. These relationships are evident from things like letters of recommendation—our students know us and we know them, and that interaction is invaluable. The student in the foreground is Tami Sivy’s student research assistant, Tyler Beyett, a senior chemistry major from Saginaw. Tami Sivy joined SVSU in 2008, as an assistant professor of chemistry. Originally from Allendale, Mich., she was pleased to return to her home state after earning a Ph.D. from the University of Colorado-Boulder. She and her family live on the Kawkawlin River, which is especially meaningful to her since much of her research is centered on the river’s health. Sivy concluded the interview with her thoughts about her talented chemistry department cohorts and the real value to our students of SVSU being a “teaching” university. To hear her thoughts, visit http://www.svsu.edu/reflections/spring2013 for a brief video. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 55 SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CELEBR ATING ALUMNI OF DISTINCTION Five alumni have been honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award, the highest award given by the SVSU Alumni Association. In addition, awards to a 2008 graduate (Young Alumni Award) and to an SVSU senior (Future Alumni Award) were announced. Since the Feb. 8 celebration event was cancelled due to Mother Nature, the event was rescheduled for March 22. DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences PAUL BRIDGEWATER, 1975, B.A. 56 SVSU.EDU “The Distinguished Alumni Award has been given since 1976,” said Kevin Schultz, director, SVSU Alumni Relations. “It recognizes an SVSU graduate for meritorious distinction in professional and public service. We usually present just one Distinguished Alumni Award each year, but in honor of SVSU’s 50th anniversary— and in recognition of the caliber of our nominees—we decided to honor five Saginaw native Paul Bridgewater received a B.A. from SVSU and a master’s degree in public administration from Oakland University. Since 1986, Paul has served as president and CEO of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, a multi-million dollar nonprofit organization. He is credited with many important accomplishments at DAAA, including significantly expanding its comprehensive operations, establishing one of the state’s largest Meals on Wheels programs, creating a metro Detroit region wide Medicare/Medicaid counseling program and running one of Michigan’s top care management and home-care support services. Bridgewater is also a popular and trusted radio personality in Metro Detroit and a respected educator. distinguished alumni this year.” In 2012, two awards were added— the Young Alumni Award, given to an individual who graduated within the last five years, and the Future Alumni Award, presented to a student who demonstrates outstanding commitment to the university and promise as an alumnus. DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD College of Education JANET GREIF, 1994, B.A.; 1998, M.ED. Since earning both her bachelor’s degree in elementary education and her master’s degree in educational leadership at SVSU, Janet Grief’s career has included classroom teaching and administration. She now serves as the principal of Midland High School, a Class A school with a student body of more than 1,530. Prior to entering school administration 13 years ago, she taught kindergarten through grade three, specializing in reading and math for atrisk students. Greif has also participated in SVSU’s prestigious Gerstacker Fellowship and Gerstacker II programs, which focus on educational leadership with a global perspective. Janet and her husband Ray have used their musical talents to raise money for charity, including their annual “Bikes for Tykes” benefit, which so far has provided more than 500 new bicycles to children throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region. Since 2010, Gregory (Greg) T. Grocholski has served as corporate auditor for The Dow Chemical Company, Midland. As the leader of the corporate auditing department, Grocholski is responsible for assessing the adequacy of accounting, financial and operating controls of Dow’s global operations. He also leads the Fraud Investigative Services and Contract Auditing groups. Since joining Dow in 1984 as an accounting department intern, Greg has risen steadily through the corporation, serving in various capacities and managerial positions in the U.S. and Belgium. DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD College of Business & Management GREGORY T. GROCHOLSKI, 1990, M.B.A. DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD College of Health & Human Services A registered nurse for 28 years, Ellen Talbott earned her Master of Science in Nursing from SVSU in 1999. In 2006, she was named vice president of patient care services at McLaren Bay Region (formerly Bay Regional Medical Center) in Bay City. Her responsibilities include oversight of all nursing services and clinical services including rehab, pharmacy, diagnostic imaging, respiratory therapy, laboratory, behavioral health and quality management. Throughout her career, Talbott has served in a variety of roles including clinical nurse, educator, manager and director. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt in health care quality and is certified in executive nursing practice. Talbott is very active in the Bay City and Midland communities, volunteering for a number of organizations. ELLEN TALBOTT, 1999, M.S.N. DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD College of Science, Engineering & Technology DONALD WHITTINGTON, 1978, B.S. Don Whittington has had a successful career in information technology. He is vice president and chief information officer of Florida Crystals Corporation, a sugar company with headquarters in West Palm Beach, Fla. Whittington’s responsibilities include information technology and business process management for Florida Crystals and all its subsidiaries, as well as serving on the executive committees of American Sugar Refining, Domino Foods and European Sugar Holdings. He is a member of the board of directors of Virtustream Inc., and of Intel Capital’s Enterprise advisory board. He is a director of America’s SAP User Group and serves as its representative for SAP’s Global Executive Network. In addition, Whittington participates in leadership roles and is a popular guest speaker at various industry and professional events. YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD DARRYN CROCKER, 2008, B.S.N. After graduating from SVSU in 2008, Darryn Crocker traveled to the Kingdom of Swaziland in Sub-Saharan Africa with the health division of the U.S. Peace Corps. Living with a host family in the village of Ekuphumleni, she fulfilled her role as an HIV/AIDS rural health educator. After completing her 27-month service, Crocker extended her stay for a third year to work with Baylor College of Medicine’s Pediatric HIV/AIDS Clinic in the kingdom’s capital, Mbabane, where she managed a countrywide support group for young people living with HIV. FUTURE ALUMNI AWARD Elyse Ledy will graduate in May with a B.A. in communication with a management minor. An active and involved student, Ledy is the vice president and programming chair of Forever Red, SVSU’s student-alumni group, and is a member of Lambda Pi Eta communication honor society. She also works as a peer advisor in the First Year Programs office, tutors in the Writing Center, and enjoys her position of resident assistant in University Village West, all while performing an internship at St. Mary’s of Michigan Foundation Office. In April 2012, following a competitive selection process, she presented original research at the ELYSE LEDY, SENIOR Central States Communication Conference. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 57 SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION Family Fun Day, 2013 Homecoming, 2012 Alumni Celebration, March 22, 2013 58 SVSU.EDU Alumni enjoy football and camaraderie at a tailgate hosted by Steve (1981, B.B.A.) and Sandy (1981, B.S.) Umphrey. Kevin Schultz, director of alumni relations (1992, B.A.), honorary alumna Janalou Blecke, Jim Maher, Alumni Association president (1982, B.S.) NURSING PROFESSOR NAMED HONOR ARY ALUMNA The 2012 SVSU Honorary Alumni Award was presented to Janalou Blecke. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made an impact on the university community. Blecke joined SVSU in 1977 and in 1990 was named assistant dean of the Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services and director of the Master of Science in Nursing program. In 2003, she was promoted to dean of the college and was actively engaged in the planning of the $28-million Health & Human Services Building that opened for classes in fall 2010. In 2010, Blecke retired as dean, though she continues as a professor of health sciences. She has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Throughout her career, Blecke has been active with community outreach projects. She has received many awards for her professional and community service, including the Michigan Nurses Associationâ€™s Outstanding Nurse Educator Award, the Michigan League for Nursingâ€™s Contribution to Nursing Education Award, the Ruben Daniels Community Service Award for Outstanding Service to the Communities of East Central Michigan, and the Girl Scouts of Mitten Bay Woman of Distinction Award. In addition, Blecke was the Distinguished Rush Lecturer at SVSU in 2003. The Honorary Alumni Award was presented during the 2012 homecoming football game. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 59 HAPPY BIRTHDAY to You – And to Us! If you are an SVSU alumnus born in 1963, let’s celebrate together. Send us your birthdate and photo (from your birth year, as a student, or from present time) by June 1, 2013, via email: email@example.com, or by snail mail to: Kevin Schultz, director of alumni relations, SVSU, 7400 Bay Road, University Center MI 48710. We will feature as many alumni as we can (first-received, first-featured) in the fall issue of Reflections2013. Cardinals Who Called Campus HOME If you lived on campus we’d love for you to share your favorite photos of dorm/ residential life. Send a caption, too, letting us know who is in the photo and the year it was taken; and if there’s a story behind the photo(s), please share that, too. Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or send by snail mail to: Kevin Schultz, director of alumni relations, SVSU, 7400 Bay Road, University Center MI 48710. As with the birthday celebration photos, we’ll feature as many alumni as we can (first-received, first-featured) in the fall issue of Reflections2013. 1970S Doug Kosinksi, 1972, B.A., was elected in November to the Delta Township Board of Trustees. Ronnie Smith, 1972, B.A., released his latest non-fiction book, a memoir, Dinner With A Killer. Anthony Ceccacci, 1979, B.S., is serving as flight director lead onboard the International Space Station through May 14, 2013. Michael Finney, 1979, B.B.A., spoke about economic development in Michigan and the Great Lakes Bay Region at the Bay Area Chamber’s Eye Opener event. 60 SVSU.EDU GUIDE TO DEGREES Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) Bachelor of Professional Accountancy (B.P.A.) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.) Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) Education Specialist (Ed.S.) Master of Arts (M.A.) Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Master of Education (M.Ed.) Master of Science (M.S.) Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.) Email your alumni news to: alumni@svsu edu. Mail to SVSU, Alumni Relations, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710 O’CONNOR JOINS LIST OF “SUPER LAWYERS” Richard M. O’Connor, 1970, B.A., has been rated by Super Lawyers for six consecutive years (2007-2012). Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition. In addition, in 2012 O’Connor’s law firm, O’Connor, DeGrazia, Tamm & O’Connor, was named the top litigation firm in the State of Michigan for firms with 10 or fewer lawyers. The firm is based in Bloomfield Hills. O’Connor has been admitted to the American College of Trial Lawyers, the premier trial lawyer organization in the U.S. and Canada, and to the Litigation Counsel of America, an honorary trial group comprising just 0.5 percent of all attorneys. He has been a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates for more than 20 years and earned his law degree from the University of Michigan. RELIVING THE WWII EXPERIENCE ABOARD A SUBMARINE MUSEUM According to Kurt Troutman, 1981, B.A., teaching at Muskegon Community College has its advantages. He cites the U.S.S. Silversides Submarine Museum, nearby campus, as offering an opportunity to teach “experiential” classes on World War II. Kurt and his colleague George Maniates decided to team up with the museum to offer a lecture series and class during the winter 2013 semester. Each week’s class and lecture focused on a different aspect of WWII. Troutman has been an instructor at MCCC since 2002, teaching political science, American government and a variety of international courses. In 2011, he was awarded a study fellowship through the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to participate in a two-week seminar titled “The Age of Abraham Lincoln” at Saint Catherine’s College, Oxford University, Oxford, England. U.S.S. Siversides Submarine Museum 1980S Gregory J. Wischmeyer, 1984, B.B.A., was named CEO of Neighborhood Mortgage Solutions LLC, a credit union mortgage and credit union service organization covering 42 credit unions in eight states. Robert Spurling, 1985, B.S., was named director of the Dow-sponsored Community Advancement Network, Midland. Robert Stafford, 1985, B.B.A., has been selected as the chair-elect for the Midland Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Cindy Wenzlick, 1985, B.S.N., was featured in an article in the Midland Daily News highlighting her current athletic accomplishments following her high school and college careers as a track and cross country athlete. Cyndie Kievit, 1986, B.A., was promoted to the principal of students from kindergarten to 6th grade at Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools. Paul Paeglis, 1987, B.B.A., was named executive director of the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority in August 2012 and was elected to the executive board of National College Savings Plan Network in January 2013. 1990S George Murphy, 1990, B.S., was named president of Wayne Homes, an Ohio-based custom home builder. Kelly Smith, 1990, B.A., was appointed to the board of directors of Eagle Village, Hersey, a multi-services organization serving all counties of Michigan. Email your alumni news to: email@example.com. Mail to SVSU, Alumni Relations, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710 LESSONS LEARNED THROUGH ATHLETICS Andrew Wilson, 1982, B.A., says his best learning experience at SVSU came from being a member of the 1979 GLIAC championship football team. That year, the Cardinals went 8-2-1 overall, with a 4-0-1 record in the GLIAC. “If you were on the team or saw us take the field that year, you would remember our chant before each game,” Wilson said. “As we walked hand in hand, we yelled, ‘The chain don’t break!’ We were a group of talented individuals, but through promoting teamwork we were able to take our performance to a higher level.” Andrew continued to play football for the Cardinals, serving as captain of the 1981 team. “Our team won only a couple games,” Wilson said. “That was another learning experience, but not nearly as positive.” Today, Wilson is a corporate safety manager for Duke Realty Corporation in Atlanta, Ga. For fun, he serves as offensive/defensive line coach for the Lassiter High School (Marietta, Ga.) Junior Trojans. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 61 AFRICAN AMERICAN ALUMNI CHAPTER MAKES CONNECTIONS SVSU’s African American Alumni Chapter was established in early 2011. Since then, co-chairs Sam Tilmon, 2010, B.B.A.; 2012, M.B.A., and LaDonna Young, 2009, B.A.; 2012, M.A.S., have organized several events on campus and around the state. Late last summer, the chapter held a reception in Detroit, inviting southeast Michigan alumni to reconnect. AAAC Co-Chair Billy Dexter, 1984, B.A., made the trip from Chicago to welcome the group. The chapter also participated in homecoming activities, including an afterglow reception. At a November 2012 “meet-and-greet,” 15 alumni met with more than 50 students to discuss mentoring and making connections. AAAC supporters helped fund scholarships for several SVSU students to participate in a trip to Pentecost University College in Ghana, Africa, in January. The trip was co-led by Joseph Ofori-Dankwa, Harvey Randall Wickes Endowed Chair in International Business, and Mamie Thorns, special assistant to the president for diversity programs. SVSU and PUC are developing several collaborative initiatives that will include faculty and students. Laura Yockey, 1991, M.B.A., was named the commercial lending senior vice president, senior lender for Chemical Bank of Midland, Saginaw and Clare. Trevor Opelewski, 1992, B.S., was featured in an article in the Bay City Times that highlighted his work and involvement with healthcare. Sheilda D. Braddock, 1992, B.S.W., was named CEO of the LaMarr Woodley Foundation, Saginaw. Brad Sullivan, 1994, B.S., was hired at Disability Network of Mid-Michigan, Midland. Catherine Gatewood, 1995, B.A., was a guest writer for the book, Even the Janitor Is White. AAAC Chair Billy Dexter and co-chairs LaDonna Young and Sam Tilmon. José Mena, 1995, B.S.W., was featured in an article on October 5, 2012, in the Valley Morning Star, Rio Grande, Texas. Tamie Grunow, 1996, B.A., 1998, M.Ed., was hired at Ferris State University as associate vice president of human resources. Benjamin Guile, 1997, B.A., was appointed chief of police of the Vassar Police Department. Jennifer Turner, 1997, B.A., was named CEO of the Canyon Resort Corporation, Peach Springs, Ariz. Laura Ebel, 1998, B.B.A., was promoted to partner with Andrews Hooper & Pavlik PLC, Saginaw. Email your alumni news to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail to SVSU, Alumni Relations, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710 62 SVSU.EDU Michael Peck, 1998, M.Ed., was named the head basketball coach of the Idaho Stampede, an NBA Development League team affiliated with the Portland Trailblazers. Collene Lamonte, 1999, B.S., was elected to represent the 91st district in the Michigan House of Representatives. 2000S Kevin Moore, 2001, B.A., 2007, M.Ed., was recently hired as the assistant principal of Swan Valley High School. Amanda Schafer, 2001, B.A., is now board certified by the American Board for Professional Psychology. CONNECT WITH CARDINALS THROUGH NETCOMMUNITY NetCommunity is for SVSU grads only. This free community allows alumni to register for events, search for other alumni and classmates, expand their business network and receive alumni communications. Register today: Go to alumni.svsu.edu Wendy Switalski, 2001, M.B.A., joined Audiology Systems Inc., Schaumburg, Ill., as an audiology development manager in addition to her role as shareholder. Brandi Srda, 2003, B.A., was featured in an article in the Windy City Times for her work as a security manager at Willis Tower in Chicago. Adult Championships in Henderson, Nev., and won his fourth career PBA Tour title at the Alka Seltzer Plus Cold Cheetah Championship. Brett Terbrack, 2001, B.B.A., joined Saginaw Bay Underwriters working with commercial lines insurance. Rosanna Willis, 2003, B.B.A., was hired at Dickinson Wright PLLC, Troy, to work as an attorney in the healthcare industry. Andrea L. Gohsman, 2005, B.F.A., has been hired as the new art teacher of North Huron K-12 schools, Kinde. Mike Villano, 2001, B.A., was featured in an MLive.com article highlighting his accomplishments in baseball and his decision to leave his position as head baseball coach at Western Illinois University for a medical sales position in Wisconsin. Kate Cardinali, 2004, B.F.A., was featured in an article in the Bay City Times about young entrepreneurs. Ruvell Martin, 2006, B.B.A., was called by the NFL’s Buffalo Bills to fill the position of cornerback and also play on special teams. Jeffrey Bennett, 2002, M.A., was named the director of Automotive Technology Management at Northwood University, Midland. Thomas Henthorn, 2004, B.A., is the first recipient of the Saginaw Valley State University History Department Alumni Award. Christopher Emeott, 2007, B.B.A., was promoted to branch manager of the Saginaw branch of Morgan Stanley. Bill O’Neill, 2004, B.B.A., won a gold medal in the men’s doubles at the 2012 Pan American Bowling Confederation Sarah Bleshenski, 2008, B.A., was named Hillcrest Middle School’s Teacher of the Year for 2012-2013, Sumter, S.C. Email your alumni news to: email@example.com. Mail to SVSU, Alumni Relations, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710 REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 63 DISCOVERING A NEW LOVE Lane Walker, 2003, B.A.; 2007, M.Ed., received word in January 2013 that the Kingston School district was presented a Bridge Award for being a top 10 performing school in the state. Walker was hired in November 2010 as the interim elementary school principal at Kingston Elementary and in May 2012 became the full-time principal at the age of 31. In spring 2011, he was asked to sit on an Exemplary Principal Committee at SVSU, one of four teachers invited to visit campus to speak to student teachers about being the best teachers they can be. “It was a big honor to be asked to come back,” Walker said, adding, “One of my goals was to come back and serve at SVSU.” During Walker’s last two years at SVSU, he discovered a love of writing. In the past 12 years, he has had more than 140 articles published professionally in various hunting and fishing newspapers and magazines. That success led to his first book, The Legend of the Ghost Buck, published in spring 2012; it was followed by the release of a second book in February 2013 (book website: hometown-hunters.com). Marrying his passions of teaching and writing, Walker now travels, does book signings and makes appearances at schools in which he motivates kids to follow their dreams and realize the importance of literacy. He is married to SVSU alumna Brooke Ouvry Walker, 2004, B.A.; they have three daughters. OBITUARIES... CONDOLENCES Barbara Akers, 1977, B.S.N. – October 17, 2012 Brittany Burns, 2008, B.S., will graduate in 2013 with her doctor of medicine degree from Meharry Medical College, Nashville, Tenn. Jonathon Fitzpatrick, 2008, M.Ed., was hired as an assistant principal at Spring Lake High School. Michelle Kern, 2008, M.A.T. – August 12, 2012 David Michalsky, 1980, B.B.A. – February 12, 2013 Ferris Diffin, 2011, B.A., accepted a youth specialist position at Wolverine Human Services in Saginaw. Katie Klink, 2011, B.A., opened Katie K designs, a new graphic design business in Chelsea. Kim Knoerr, 2008, B.S., was recently appointed as a financial services officer for GreenStone Farm Credit Services and will be based at the organization’s Bay City branch. Hannah Robinson, 2011, B.S., received an honor for academic excellence while studying at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk, England. Jake Albers, 2009, B.A., was named manager of the SPARK East Business Incubator, Seattle, Wash. Adam J. Stephens, 2011, B.A., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Great Lakes, Ill. Chad Chichester, 2009, B.S., presented two papers at the 2012 International Joint Tribology Conference in Denver, Colo. Andrew Switalski, 2011, B.A., was recently awarded the Detroit Mercy School of Law Dean’s Scholarship. Brett Elliott, 2009, B.A., was highlighted in a 2013 MLive. com article that emphasized his achievements in theater. Mildred Dodick, 1972, B.A. - January 24, 2013 Gerald Hosbach, 1969, B.A. - February 9, 2013 2010S Rollin Johnson, 2009, M.B.A., received an award from the Peace Corps for his ongoing commitment to community service, Chicago, Ill. Ian Lundquist, 2012, B.A., was hired as a special education teacher for Rogers City Schools. Chris Takis, 2012, was hired as the band teacher for Grosse Pointe South High School and Pierce Middle School. Manuela M. Ontiveros, 1980, B.A. – November 14, 2012 Elaine Peterson, 1970, B.A. – July 25, 2012 John Schantz II, 1992, B.A. – October 17, 2012 Marlene Silliman, 1974, B.A. – November 20, 2012 Marilyn Smith, 1986, M.A.T. – October 25, 2012 Santiago Zapata, 1985, B.A. – September 25, 2012 Margaret Stalker-Jozwiak, 2009, B.A., was admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and officially welcomed to the Warner Norcross & Judd law firm, Grand Rapids. Margaret Stalker-Jozwiak Email your alumni news to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mail to SVSU, Alumni Relations, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710 64 SVSU.EDU BABY CARDINALS Susan (Baumann) Becker, 1996, B.S.N.; 2009, M.S.N., and her husband, Mike, welcomed Walter Edward Becker on February 25, 2012, Saginaw. Jennifer 2003, B.B.A., and J.J. Boehm, 2006, M.A., welcomed a new addition to their family. Christian Joseph Boehm was born February 15, 2013, Saginaw. Jennifer and Matt Douglas, 2007, B.B.A., welcomed a new addition to their family. Aven Marie Douglas was born August 15, 2012, Saginaw. Christian Joseph Boehm Benjamin Younkin, 2010, B.S., and Stacy (Engelhart) Younkin, 2011, B.S.N., announced the birth of their son, Logan Calvin Younkin, March 8th, 2013. WEDDINGS...CONGR ATS! Brian Rolfe II, 2006, B.A., married Christine Brubaker on August 17, 2012, Midland. Aven Marie Douglas Jennifer Deitsch, 2009, B.A., married Jordan Schaefer on July 12, 2012, Midland. Logan Calvin Younkin Laura D. Michalak, 2010, M.S., married Kyle Essenmacher on August 24, 2012, Midland. SVSU RED PRIDE Driving your SVSU Red Pride is only part of what buying an SVSU license plate does. It also supports your alma materâ€™s Alumni Endowed Scholarship Fund. $25 of the $35 charge comes back to the university to support scholarships ($10 on annual plate renewals). For more information, go to michigan.gov/ documents/orderform_svsu_16226_7.pdf REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 65 SPOTLIGHT ON STUDENT SUCCESS HOPE RISES WITH PROJECT SUNSET Sarah Lewan in Gabon 66 SVSU.EDU Nursing major Sarah Lewan has an impressive list of honors and activities related to her academic and student life at SVSU. The Royal Oak native is a recipient of a Presidential Scholarship and is a University Foundation Scholar. Lewan is also involved in His House Christian Fellowship, one of more than 130 registered student organizations on campus, and is a member of Living Center Community Council, a residential complex advisory group. All impressive, but what makes Lewan’s story really amazing is Project Sunset. In fall 2011, Lewan received a letter from a non-profit agency asking for financial support to help buy mosquito nets for communities in Africa where malaria runs rampant. Most who die from malaria are kids; more than 500 million victims worldwide die from this disease each year. Lewan was moved, but calculated that the cost of each net was higher than it needed to be, simply because of organizational overhead. So, she decided to do it herself. Lewan enlisted the help of a graphic designer friend to design a t-shirt. Sales of t-shirts would buy mosquito nets. The first 50 were sold even before they arrived; today, she is sending orders to people around the world. Thus was born Project Sunset. And the “global headquarters?”— her dorm room in SVSU’s Living Center Southwest. Just as Lewan had taken the time to analyze the cost difference between sales through a large non-profit and what she would be able to do on her own, she began to think about the purchase of the nets. She knew that weavers in Ghana create the same nets, and their livelihoods depend on those sales. A well-intentioned project on one hand could devastate a local economy on the other. And so Lewan decided to buy local. “When I began fundraising for mosquito nets,” Lewan said, “I had no idea I’d be the person to hand-deliver them.” But she did. In June 2012, she spent 12 days in Gabon, giving out nets and sharing with the locals how the nets work to save lives. Leaving one village, she met a man who predicted, “You’ll be back.” Three weeks later, the man called her to say that his organization—E4 Projects—wanted to adopt her work. Soon after, E4Projects featured Project Sunset on its website (e4project.org/programs/project-sunset). Since then, Lewan has attended, by invitation, the International Justice Conference. In March, she was part of a 12-person “medical impact” team that visited Gabon. Once again, Lewan’s Project Sunset was there to distribute nets. Lewan plans to graduate with her B.S.N. in December 2015. AND THE SUCCESSES KEEP COMING James Polega, SVSU laboratory MAKING SVSU HISTORY When recent biology graduate James Polega, 2012, B.S., learned that he was accepted into MSU’s College of Human Medicine, it was more than a bit of good news; it was history. Polega was one of two SVSU students to apply for and receive a seat, held for SVSU, in the medical college. SVSU and the MSU College of Human Medicine announced an Early Assurance Program agreement in September 2010, as part of MSU’s network with Michigan public and private colleges and universities that offer an enhanced opportunity for admittance into medical school. Students selected for the Early Assurance Program demonstrate an interest in the College of Human Medicine’s social mission of responding to the needs of the medically underserved. “It’s great to be a part of SVSU history,” Polega said. “Plus, it’s mind-blowing, being able to do this—submit my application and hear back before all my friends and colleagues even applied.” The Port Austin, Mich., native credits SVSU’s opportunities to be highly engaged in research as a great résumé builder. Projects with David Karpovich, H.H. Dow Endowed Chair and professor of chemistry, ranged from researching bacteria and algae levels in the Kawkawlin River to studying the agricultural benefits of neem seed oil as a natural pesticide for West African communities. The university’s neem seed research was initiated when Karpovich began to work with Dr. Lanny Robbins, a retired Dow Chemical Company engineer who formed GANTECH, a company created to commercialize neem oil production. At SVSU, Polega was a member of Phi Delta Epsilon medical fraternity and the Chemistry Club. He was a recipient of a Presidential Scholarship, the Don C. Law Memorial Scholarship and the Biology/ Chemistry Scholarship. Polega will begin his medical school studies in August 2013. Congratulations to two SVSU teams that took top honors at the 2012 American United National Conference in November: (Team I) Dylan Hellus, political science major from Freeland, and Kayla Langmaid, international studies major from Caro; and (Team II) Jared Quist, communication major from Saginaw, and Keven Washburn, economics major from Millington. More than 1,500 students from 85 colleges and universities competed. Political science majors Hailey Kimball of Millersburg and Kevin Lorentz of Bentley advanced to the final day of competition at the national moot court competition, hosted by the American Collegiate Moot Court Association, held in January. Other SVSU students who were national qualifiers include Mikaela Burch, a political science and criminal justice major from Saginaw; Brandon Harris, a criminal justice major from Clarkston; and political science majors Marissa Geyer from Auburn and Larissa Skalecki from Saginaw. Two theatre majors made SVSU history at the Kennedy Center American College Festival, held on campus in January. Rusty Myers from Breckenridge received one of two regional Irene Ryan Awards for acting, and Cameron Thorp from Vassar took first place for his prop design. Howell native Mara Berton was honored for her excellence in stage management. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 67 A $25 Million Effort to Attract and Retain Talent, Provide Opportunities for Students, and Fulfill the Promise of our Region. S VSU is completing a remarkable 50 years. Over this halfcentury, weâ€™ve built a state-of-the-art campus, developed highly advanced academic, technical and cultural programs and become a powerful economic engine for the Great Lakes Bay Region. But a university is never complete. We must maintain our focus on strengthening SVSU through attracting an evermoretalented faculty and student body and providing them opportunities to build a successful future for themselves and their communities. To achieve this goal we must meet two challenges. First, we must invest in talent; most notably, through the continued 68 SVSU.EDU recruitment of outstanding faculty. Secondly, we must provide the assurance that our most promising students will have the financial resources to complete their degrees. To do so, we must increase scholarship assistance. To master these twin challenges, SVSU has launched our $25 million Talent. Opportunity. Promise. The Campaign for SVSU. This comprehensive effort is already making a significant impact through newly endowed student scholarships, the funding of student-led research and work experience, the recruitment of top faculty and the endowment of cutting-edge programs in neuroscience, healthcare and leadership studies, giving our graduates a leg up for the jobs of tomorrow. CAMPAIGN LEADERSHIP Like our first campaign in 1963, Talent. Opportunity. Promise. is guided by insightful, dedicated community leaders from across the Great Lakes Bay Region. CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS THE INITIAL GIFTS OF Talent. Opportunity. Promise. T D. Brian Law John Decker Herbert Spence, III Jenee Valesquez CAMPAIGN STEERING COMMITTEE • David Abbs • Don Bachand • K.P. Karunakaran, M.D. • Dom Monastiere • Terry Moore • Linda Sims • Jerome Yantz CAMPAIGN HONORARY CABINET • • • • • • • Ted and Ruth Braun Charley and Sue Curtiss Lynn and Phae Dorman Malcolm and Lois Field Dave and Jackie Hall B.J. and Laura Humphreys Tom and Ginger Marx • • • • • • Alan and Jean Ott Ranny Riecker Jack and Lila Ryder Marty Stark Bob and Bobbi Vitito Judy Yeo his campaign will succeed because of the generosity of many people who plan and sacrifice to make a gift and to invest in our region’s greatest source of human potential, our university. Endowed chairs and scholarships, foundations and alumni, friends and employees, large grants and modest personal gifts ... these are a part of the early phase of Talent. Opportunity.Promise. During the last two years, some of our most loyal alumni and friends have come forward to provide more than $12.3 million toward the campaign’s $25 million goal. Last September, SVSU made an appeal to faculty and staff who have given nearly $700,000 to fund a variety of scholarships and programs. Their support is especially meaningful as an example to the community. Early gifts to the campaign are already funding programs that change students’ lives and create a brighter future for our region. THE VITITO GLOBAL LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE For many years, Bob and Bobbi Vitito have provided endowed support for programs that recognize student achievement and encourage international travel. Bob is a former Board of Control member and honorary director of the SVSU Foundation Board. Bob and Bobbi are committed to serving their community and promoting leadership in the next generation. This new program will provide leadership training and an international travel experience for promising business students. Both high achieving students, and those who demonstrate great potential, will be eligible. The first cohort of the Vitito Global Leadership Institute was selected in fall 2012 and began their participation in the program winter 2013. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 69 Hannah Mize Chemistry major, math minor who will graduate in May 2013. Hannah wants to obtain her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and ultimately do research in industry or a government based lab. She has narrowed her search to three schools, all of which have offered her free tuition and stipend: Michigan State University, The Ohio State University, and University of Michigan. I’ll never forget the day my parents opened up the letter from SVSU saying that my tuition was paid for (President’s Scholarship). I remember thinking, ‘This is the happiest day of my life!’ It is a great feeling to have this amazing gift and to accomplish great things with it. At SVSU: • A President’s Scholarship recipient • A member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society • A Foundation Scholar • A member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars • A co-op at Dow Corning • A student research assistant in the chemistry department 70 SVSU.EDU THE HARVEY RANDALL WICKES ENDOWED CHAIR IN NURSING As the standards in healthcare education change, SVSU is positioned to keep pace with the needs of students as well as the industry. Pending final approval from the Higher Learning Commission in late April, students preparing for careers as nurse practitioners will be able to complete the Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at SVSU. The DNP has been the necessary credential for the role. The Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation’s endowment gift will support the recruitment of a top healthcare professional to guide the development of this essential program, SVSU’s first doctoral degree. GERSTACKER FELLOWSHIP II Effective leadership, articulated by those with a vision and an ability to motivate and manage, is crucial to the success of our K-12 schools. Once these leaders are identified, it is critical to develop their skills and talents in ways that meet the demands of the future. Through the generosity of the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation in 2005, the Gerstacker Fellowship Program was established to provide a year-long leadership training experience for a group of outstanding area K-12 educators annually. The Gerstacker Foundation generously enhanced the endowment to provide funding for an advanced phase of training for graduates of the first program to further develop their skills. HERBERT H. AND GRACE A. DOW STUDENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVITY INSTITUTE (SRCI) The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation’s generous grant has established endowed support to guarantee the future of this program. The Dow SRCI funds special projects by students to support and promote outstanding work in the arts, humanities, sciences, professional disciplines and in community service. What sets this program apart is that the students are the principal investigators, researchers and inventors. They craft the proposal for support, and they lead the projects, sparking their passion for their chosen field and giving them exceptional professional experience. I really think that undergraduate research is particularly important to us. The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation has provided a substantial portion of seed money to the Student Research and Creativity Institute, making it possible for the Institute to go ahead and grow, to attract other support, to become even more multidisciplinary. — Margaret A. (Ranny) Riecker, president, Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 71 SVSU LITERACY CENTER Mary Lou Ederer is a lifetime educator who has spent 40 years teaching and leading in the Swan Valley Schools in Saginaw County. Her sister Roselynn completed a distinguished 42-year career with the Social Security Administration and is a published author and local historian. Their love for learning and their devotion to the cause of literacy inspired them to support the SVSU Literacy Center which, among other services, provides experience for SVSU students working with schoolchildren, and tutoring services to K-12 students. Through planned giving arrangements, Mary Lou will create an endowment that will provide substantial annual funding for the Center in perpetuity. STEVENS CENTER FOR FAMILY BUSINESS Always strong supporters of the SVSU Family Business Program, Morrie and Julie Stevens of Stevens Worldwide Van Lines led a fundraising effort to garner endowed support to sustain the program in perpetuity and to help it grow and develop to provide even greater service to the family-owned businesses in the region. Their leadership gift set an example that inspired the generosity of other regional family-owned businesses to support the endowment. The Stevens have provided many leadership and service roles for the university; Morrie is a former SVSU Foundation Board member; Julie currently serves on the SVSU Foundation Board. ARNOLD & GERTRUDE BOUTELL GREENHOUSE/SUSTAINABILITY CENTER The Arnold & Gertrude Boutell Memorial Fund, administered by CB Wealth Management, provided a grant to fund the construction of a new greenhouse adjacent to the SVSU Science Building. The new facility replaced older, less-modern facilities on and off campus, and will enhance sustainability research opportunities for SVSU students. Greenhouse projects are also the featured subject of tours by area schoolchildren. 72 SVSU.EDU Brandon Jones Currently: Management major; leadership minor with plans to graduate in spring 2016. The David & Jacqueline Hall Opportunity Scholarship has done so much for me. As a first-generation college student, I truly do not know if I would be able to attend SVSU without the support of this scholarship. A lot of people take school for granted, but knowing that I would not have been able to attend SVSU without this support motivates me to succeed not only academically, but in all aspects of life. I am forever grateful for this financial support! At SVSU: • Recipient of the David & Jacqueline Hall Opportunity Scholarship • President, Valley Voices Gospel Choir • Program Participant K-C-P (King-Chavez-Parks), and K-C-P 4-S P.A.S.S. student mentor • Volunteer, MI GEAR UP/College Positive • Member, Sigma Alpha Pi, SVSU’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success honor society REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 73 FACULTY AND STAFF GIFTS S VSU faculty and staff have stepped forward to provide support for a variety of scholarships and programs. They are leading by example to create new endowments or to enhance existing funds. For SVSU employees, Talent. Opportunity. Promise. has truly been a team effort. A few of the gifts are highlighted below. EMPLOYEES WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE SCHOLARSHIPS The SVSU Support Staff Association (SSA) is the collective bargaining association for SVSU’s administrative support staff and custodial staff. In celebration of the university’s 50th anniversary, they voted to generously allocate organization funds to create an endowed scholarship for families of SSA members. SSA leadership is also encouraging additional gifts from their members to build the fund. “When it comes to serving our students, every one of us makes a difference,” says SSA President Tish Yaros. “Likewise, when it comes to the success of our 50th anniversary campaign, every Cardinal counts.” She has also encouraged her colleagues to join her “in creating a legacy that will last long after we have left SVSU.” The Controller’s Office Endowed Scholarship is an endowment being built on the donations of that department’s staff. The scholarship will help students in the accounting field, especially those who intern in the Controller’s Office or in the Administration & Business Affairs Division. Those in the Controller’s Office have a passion for young people who wish to further their education and who are willing to work hard to do so. With this in mind, staff members felt that creating an endowment was an opportunity not only to leave a legacy but to provide a helping hand to the accounting students of Saginaw Valley State University. PRESERVING THE LEGACY OF MARSHALL M. FREDERICKS JODY AND DON PETERSEN SCULPTURE GARDEN Don and Jody Petersen share a passion for the arts and a love for the work of Marshall Fredericks, whose beautiful art is showcased in SVSU’s Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum. By establishing a charitable gift annuity, the Petersens have provided exceptional support for the creation of a sculpture garden and construction of a new entrance to the museum to better serve visitors and beautify the facility and campus. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum launched a companion campaign to construct a new entrance and sculpture garden — and to strengthen its endowment for operations, education and conservation. 74 SVSU.EDU ALUMNI GIVING TO Talent. Opportunity. Promise. D uring the early stage of Talent. Opportunity. Promise., SVSU alumni have invested in the campaign. Whether it was a gift to the phonathon for the Alumni Endowed Scholarship, or a leadership gift for scholarships our alumni continue to show their Red Pride. Nancy Carmona, Chantelle Fondren and Scott Carmona THE SCOTT AND NANCY CARMONA ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS IN ENGINEERING AND BUSINESS Jan Botz THE BOTZ LIBERAL ARTS FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM Janet M. Botz graduated from SVSU with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and English. Her successful business career includes 29 years of service with the Dow Corning Corporation. In her most recent leadership role, she served as vice president of public affairs and communication for the University of Notre Dame. With the largest commitment by any of our alumni, Jan is establishing a program that will use a combination of events, workshops and scholarship support to introduce liberal arts students to opportunities in business while opening the minds of business leaders to the potential contributions employees with liberal arts degrees can make to their organizations. She believes strongly in the value of a liberal arts education as preparation for a successful career in the business and non profit sectors. Scott Carmona earned his bachelor’s degree in engineering from SVSU in 1981. He is the owner of Sunrise National Distributors in Bay City. Scott and his wife, Nancy, established two endowed scholarships at SVSU during a previous fundraising campaign and have continued to build the funds ever since. Their son and daughter-in-law, Ryan and Mandy Carmona, both SVSU alums, have also contributed. Scott and Nancy made a leadership gift to the 50th anniversary campaign to boost both scholarship funds. Their campaign gift will significantly increase the number of scholarships the endowments will support each year. Scott hopes that earning one of the scholarships will do more than just ease the financial burden of a student. “By offering our financial support, Nancy and I are happy to be able to make a difference in the lives of motivated students,” Scott said. “And, in turn, those students may help others in the future, in the same spirit in which Nancy and I do today.” One of their recent recipients, SVSU student Chantelle Fondren, echoes this sentiment: “You have made a difference in my life, and I assure you it is a goal of mine that I be able to impact someone else’s life in such a positive way as you have impacted mine.” I feel it’s our duty to help the students who are going to come after us. I wanted to do this in part so that it might encourage others to do what they can to help SVSU continue to grow and thrive and be as important in other people’s lives as it was in ours. — Jan Botz, 1974, B.A. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 75 The university, like business and healthcare institutions, schools, governments and communities, is in a highly competitive environment. To merely stand still is to fall behind, and that is surely an unacceptable strategyâ€”not really a strategy at all. The strategic direction of this university is unchanged: seeking to improve the critical talent it attracts and develops, creating new and better opportunities for students and stakeholders to grow and to serve, lifting the sights of all those who are touched by its ideas and its search for truth and understanding. How that is done, however, constantly requires new ideas, new talent, and new resources. â€” Eric R. Gilbertson, SVSU President 76 SVSU.EDU INVESTING IN THE FUTURE OF OUR UNIVERSITY AND THIS REGION. But more than anything, this campaign is about how SVSU is off to a strong start we can help students achieve great things, to enrich and empower them to light the way for all of us into the future. toward the $25 million goal for With such a rich source of human potential, it is exciting to think of what we can achieve if we continue to work Talent. Opportunity. Promise. together. We invite you to join fellow alumni, friends, But this is only the beginning. faculty and staff in supporting the talent, opportunity and promise that will make a critical difference for the regionâ€™s The story of donors who have future. provided this start and the scholarships and programs REACHING OUT TO OUR they support provides a ALUMNI AND FRIENDS glimpse into the difference his campaign offers donors a wide variety of endowment funds can make. opportunities. Several naming opportunities are Scholarships recognize achievement and bring outstanding students to our region and make it possible for other promising students to meet the financial challenges of completing a college degree. Distinctive programs take students who have never been outside Michigan around the world to study in countries they would otherwise never see, or take them on a different kind of journey through leadership training, allowing them to discover their full potential. Or, perhaps a grant lets them to become the inventor, researcher, or scholar they dream of being in the future. But a university is never complete, and that is why we must maintain our focus on strengthening SVSU through the recruitment and support of talented faculty and staff. Investing in SVSU is also advancing the economic well-being of the Great Lakes Bay Region. Culturally, academically, technologically, socially and economically, SVSU is critical to the quality of life for all people of the region. T available, and the names of all donors will be included on a special 50th anniversary recognition site to be constructed in a central campus locationâ€”with special recognition of donors who contribute $2,500 or more. You may choose (or create!) an endowment fund that has special meaning for you or make a gift to be used where the need is greatest. Unrestricted gifts to Talent. Opportunity. Promise. will allow innovation and program development based on the changing needs of our students and our university. You may also wish to support one of the following campaign priorities: Named scholarships to benefit students in any college can be created with a minimum endowment investment of $10,000, divided over as many as five years. In addition to endowed scholarships, which provide support in perpetuity, opportunities exist for smaller, year-to-year investments. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 77 Academic colleges at SVSU have identified opportunities for scholarship and program support to benefit students in a wide variety of fields. Following are some examples: COLLEGE OF ARTS & BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Scholarships and programs support students studying in pre-professional fields of study such as pre-law, premedicine and pre-dentistry. An example of program support is the James A. Barcia Center for Public Policy and Service, which facilitates student participation in internships in governmental and public service organizations, offers opportunities to network with local leaders and provides workshops to develop civic skills as well as public policy symposia. COLLEGE OF BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT Scholarships and programs support students studying for careers in business. An example of program support is the Cardinal Business Edge, a competitive, twoyear leadership development program for 25 incoming freshman business students. Business Edge students will have an opportunity to build personal and professional networks and leadership skills to give them a true competitive â€œedge.â€? COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarships and programs support students studying for careers in education. An example of program support is the Literacy Center at Saginaw Valley State University. Certified teachers instruct students of all ages, using a research-based tutoring system. The Literacy Center also serves as a valuable resource for K-12 teachers in the region, many of whom are SVSU alumni. 78 SVSU.EDU COLLEGE OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Scholarship and program support is critical for students studying for careers in the health professions, including athletic training, exercise science, health science, medical laboratory science, nursing, social work, health leadership, and occupational therapy. Each of these programs requires clinical and fieldwork experience components to provide professional knowledge and handson skills. COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY Scholarships and programs support students studying for careers in science, engineering and technology. An example of program support is the Saginaw Bay Environmental Science Institute at SVSU. This will build upon SVSU’s nationally acclaimed freshwater research activities and initially will provide students with opportunities to engage in applied research with faculty from biology, chemistry and geography. Planned Giving allows donors to make a gift that may be surprising in its size and impact. Several options provide lifetime income and attractive tax benefits, allowing you to create the kind of legacy you’ve always dreamed of. Naming Opportunities are available for gifts ranging from $1,000 to $5,000,000, and include academic colleges, programs, fellowships, concert series, buildings, banquet rooms, conference rooms, classrooms, laboratories, dorm rooms and recital hall seats. INVESTING IN THE FUTURE W ith your support, the Talent. Opportunity. Promise. campaign will advance SVSU’s standing as the premier intellectual resource and economic engine of the Great Lakes Bay Region. The campaign will help thousands of deserving students complete their university education and go on to more fulfilling lives benefitting themselves, their families and our communities. Please join with fellow SVSU alumni and friends to make a critical difference for our future. REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 79 REPORT OF ANNUAL GIVING Dear Friend: FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS This is an exciting time for SVSU as we celebrate our 50th anniversary. As we look back, we have much to be proud of. We also have much to be thankful for, as this region has supported our growth from a small private college with a few degree programs to a high-level university with more than 90 programs of study. OFFICERS Dr. K.P. Karunakaran, Chair Dr. Eric R. Gilbertson, First Vice Chair Mr. John D.L. Humphreys, Second Vice Chair Mr. Andrew D. Richards, Secretary Mr. James G. Muladore, Treasurer Mr. Andrew J. Bethune, Executive Director DIRECTORS Mr. David J. Abbs Sen. James A. Barcia Dr. Donald J. Bachand Mr. John A. Decker Mr. David H. Dunn Mr. David E. Gamez Mr. Richard Goedert Mr. Eldon L. Graham Mr. Michael D. Hayes Mrs. Lucy Horak Mr. John Kessler Mr. William C. Lauderbach Mr. D. Brian Law Mr. Jeffrey T. Martin Mr. Dominic Monastiere Mr. Terence F. Moore Dr. Debasish Mridha Mrs. Kimberly A. Norris Mrs. Susan L. Piesko Mrs. Francine Rifkin Mrs. Vicki L. Rupp Mr. Earl L. Shipp Mrs. Linda L. Sims Mr. Herbert A. Spence III Mrs. Julie A. Stevens Mr. Jerome L. Yantz Much of SVSU’s evolution is easy to see. Attractive buildings and state-of-the-art facilities have taken the place of trailers that once housed offices and classrooms. Our modern living centers are in high demand, and the well-maintained grounds that are beautiful and inviting add to the sense that this is a place that pays attention to the details. As obvious as this growth is, there has been tremendous development in areas that aren’t quite so visible. Ever mindful of our mission to create opportunities for individuals to achieve intellectual and personal development through academic, professional and cultural programs, we have focused on continual improvement of curricula, programs, faculty and staff. We have created an environment of excellence that is accessible to all who come here. And we have maintained the sense of caring that defines SVSU to so many. Our goal to provide an excellent education speaks to the value of higher education and the “wealth” it offers. The exceptional wealth of higher education is in the fact that the more you spend it (by imparting it to others), the more it increases! Further, you don’t pay taxes on this type of wealth—and no one can take it from you! As we look to the future, we will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our many stakeholders. Guided by our strategic plan, we are ready to embark on the next half-century with the same determination, optimism and commitment that marked our formation and our first 50 years. We do so with an even greater sense of gratitude to the individuals and organizations that have generously provided their encouragement, guidance and support. I hope you will join us as we celebrate this milestone anniversary. Sincerely, K.P. Karunakaran, M.D. Chair, SVSU Foundation Board LIFETIME GIFT CLUBS: $100,000 or MORE Recognizing donors whose lifetime gifts to the university total $100,000 or more SVSU Founders $1 Million and above Allen Foundation, Inc. Roberta “Bobbe” Allen* Frank N. Andersen Foundation Mr. Ned* & Mrs. “Honey”* Arbury Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc. The Dow Chemical Company Foundation The Herbert H. Grace A. Dow Foundation Dr. & Mrs. E. Malcolm Field Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation The Kresge Foundation Rhea E. Miller*/Rhea E. Miller Trust The Bernard Osher Foundation Estate of Ronald A. Schlicker The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation Robert J. & Bobbi Vitito Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation * = Deceased 80 SVSU.EDU Altruist $500,000 – $999,999 ARAMARK Bank of America Etcyl & Ruth Blair Arnold & Gertrude Boutell Memorial Fund – Administered by CB Wealth Management Scott L. ’81 & Nancy Carmona Delphi Corporation Mary Lou Ederer Marshall M. Fredericks Foundation The Kantzler Foundation Donald R.* & Donna Roberts Petersen Jo Anne & Donald E. Petersen Margaret Grace Towsley* Wickson-Link Memorial Foundation Honors $250,000 – $499,999 Emma M. Block Trust Citizens Bank - Saginaw Dow Corning Foundation The Alden & Vada Dow Family Foundations A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc. William J.* & Julia M.* Edwards Eldon L. & Vicky Graham William A. Groening, Jr.* May Mitchell Royal Foundation Midland Area Community Foundation Mr. & Mrs. Roger Milliken Morley Foundation Maynard L. Smith Trust Morrie & Julie Stevens Triskelion Resale Shop G. James Williams* Benefactors $100,000 – $249,999 A.L. Aitken Charitable Trust Waheed Akbar Robert & Maggie Allesee Dorothy Arbury* Estate of Martha G. Arnold Barstow Foundation William C.* & Rose Collamer* ’67 Bauman Don H. & Iva M. Bellinger Scholarship Trust – Administered by CB Wealth Management Katherine N. Bemetz Trust Ruth M. Black Trust Dr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Brown Richard Campsmith Trust Robert E. ’82 & Cynthia A. Chadwick Champagne & Marx Excavating, Inc. Chemical Bank Chemical Financial Corporation Daimler Chrysler Corp. Fund Alma W. Gilmore Doud The Dow Chemical Company Estate of Terry Drake Ken Martin Follett Ford Motor Company Friends of Trisomy 21 Research General Motors Corporation, Saginaw Bay City Leona M. Geyer Trust Glastender, Inc. William A.* & Virginia* Groening Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Horak Robert J. House* B.J. ’77 & Laura Lamson Humphreys Independent Bank Kendall Electric, Inc. John S. Ludington* D. Brian & Trish Law Magline Inc. Robert Maurovich & Nancy Warner Frances Goll Mills Memorial Fund – Administered by CB Wealth Management Myllykangas Education Trust Betty E. Nusselt Trust Maxwell K. Pribil Memorial Trust – Administered by CB Wealth Management Dr. Jack M. & Lila J. Ryder Employees of Saginaw Bay Underwriters Saginaw Community Foundation Spence Brothers Mr. & Mrs. William W. Stange Martin H. Stark Margaret Jane Stoker Charitable Trust – Administered by CB Wealth Management Taiwan Education Center-SVSU Walbro Corporation Robert Wintermyer Alice & Jack* Wirt Wolohan Family Foundation Mr. Melvin J. Zahnow* The Melvin L. & Hilda J. Zuehlke Charitable Foundation MAJOR GIFT CLUBS Recognizing donors’ total gifts given to the university over the last 10 years (2003-2012) Heritage $50,000 and above 1st State Bank Melvyn K. ’91 & Myrna ’82 Adelman Waheed Akbar Allen Foundation, Inc. Roberta (Bobbe) Allen* Frank N. Andersen Foundation ARAMARK Bank of America/Bank of America - MBNA Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc. Katherine N. Bemetz Trust Bierlein Companies, Inc. Etcyl and Ruth Blair Richard & Ann ’79 Blazejewski Emma M. Block Trust Arnold & Gertrude Boutell Memorial Fund Dr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Brown Paul Brown Richard Campsmith Trust Scott L. ’81 & Nancy Carmona Robert E. ’82 & Cynthia A. Chadwick Chemical Bank/Chemical Financial Corporation Citizens Bank/Citizens Banking Corporation Mrs. Eleanor Currie* The Dow Chemical Company The Dow Chemical Company Foundation Dow Corning Corporation The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Estate of Terry Drake C.K. Eddy Family Memorial Fund Mary Lou Ederer Fabiano Brothers, Inc. Dr. & Mrs. E. Malcolm Field Ken Martin Follett Frankenmuth Mutual Insurance Marshall M. Fredericks Foundation Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation Leona M. Geyer Trust Eric R. & Cynthia F. Gilbertson Glastender, Inc. Eldon & Vicky Graham William A.Groening, Jr.* Hausbeck Pickle Company, Inc. Tim & Lori Hausbeck Todd James Herremans Fritz & Lucy Horak B.J. ’77 & Laura Lamson Humphreys Independent Bank William C. & Lori Jurgens The Kantzler Foundation Dr. K.P. & Lakshmi Karunakaran The Kresge Foundation John S. Ludington* Tom & Ginger Marx Robert Maurovich & Nancy Warner Maxwell K. Pribil Memorial Trust May Mitchell Royal Foundation Midland Area Community Foundation Rhea E. Miller Trust The Bernard Osher Foundation Donald R.* & Donna Roberts Petersen Jo Anne & Donald E. Petersen PNC Bank Rowleys Wholesale Dr. Jack M. & Lila J. Ryder Saginaw Community Foundation Saginaw Valley State University Estate of Ronald A. Schlicker Maynard L. Smith Trust Spence Brothers St. Mary’s of Michigan Mr. & Mrs. William W. Stange Martin H. Stark Morrie & Julie Stevens Stevens Worldwide Van Lines Margaret Jane Stoker Charitable Trust The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation SVSU School and University Partnerships Taiwan Education Center-SVSU Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation Wickson-Link Memorial Foundation G. James Williams* Robert L. Wintermyer Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative Yeo & Yeo P.C. CPAs and Business Consultants The Melvin L. and Hilda J. Zuehlke Charitable Foundation Milestone $25,000 – $49,999 Robert & Maggie Allesee Dean & Margaret Arbour Donald J. & Liana Bachand Bay Area Community Foundation Bernard & Barbro Foundation Bierlein Companies Foundation Jan Botz ’74 & Tom Lippert, Jr. Merry Jo and Gary Brandimore Braun Kendrick Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland Cardinal View LLC Jack, Jeff & John Leuenberger Ryan S. ’08 & Amanda C. ’08 Carmona Champagne & Marx Excavating, Inc. Estate of Frederick J. Chapin Consumers Energy Fred C. & Joyce Cook Charles B. & Susan Curtiss John A. & Sally A. Decker Thomas & Judith Donahue James ’76, ’85 & Cheryl Dwyer William J. & Julia M. Edwards Foundation Sally A. ’80, ’87 & James N. Finzel Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant Christopher & Denise Fredericks Robert J. House* Deborah & Al Huntley Thomas P. Kackmeister Betty & Bob* Keil The Joseph & Karen Krantz Family Charitable Foundation John Leuenberger The Hon. & Mrs. Thomas L. Ludington The Ludington Family Foundation Robert W. Meadows William H. Meek Michigan Advanced Neurology Center Michigan Sugar Company and Its Growers Midland Cogeneration Venture Morley Foundation Terence & Carleen Moore Dr. & Mrs. Debasish Mridha James ’72, ’82 & Patricia A. ’80 Muladore William H. Parth Trust Carlos & Jean ’95, ’98 Ramet Employees of Saginaw Bay Underwriters Ed & Suzanne Skrelunas Margaret C. Thompson Trust The Alden and Vada Dow Family Foundations William P. & Susan H. Vititoe Charitable Foundation Walter & Carol Weinlander Weinlander Fitzhugh Dr. Robert S.P. & Amy Yien Carolyn Zielinski Presidents $10,000 – $24,999 Alloy Construction, Inc. Amerisure Insurance Amigo Mobility International Amsted Industries Foundation Jane M. Anderson ’86 Stephen Anderson ’73 Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC Roselyn D. Argyle ’66 Shiv K. Arora AT&T Foundation Matching Gifts Program William C. Bauman, Jr. Bay Area Community Foundation Bay Area Marine Dealers Association Russell A. ’91 & Debra J. ’89 Beaubien Mr. & Mrs. Curtis R. Berger Irene J. Beshgetoor Andrew J. ’87 & Andrea M. Bethune Gary L. ’71 & Karen Bethune Lucille M. Beuthin Thomas B. ’86 & Wendy S.’89 Bird Jan and David Blecke Diane & Jerry Boehm Joni Boye-Beaman & Richard Beaman Hugo E. “Ted,” Jr. & Ruth Braun Stuart L. & Roberta Bridge ’77 Bush Elizabeth Butterworth Trust Barbara J. Byron ’84 Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Basil & Margaret Clark Nancy Colwell Consumers Energy Foundation Anne & John Coursey Tim S. & Susan L. ’85, ’06 Crane Robert & Kathryn Crozier Christine & Norm Davis Gerald & Florence Decker The Herbert & Junia Doan Foundation Lin & Phae Dorman Dr. Clifford & Juanita ’04 Dorne George & Judith Eastland Catherine D. Engel Barbara Ewend Linda J. Farynk Michael ’79 & Gina Finney Fordney Club Marilyn ’81 & Ralph Frahm Mr. & Mrs. Carl M. Fredericks Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum David & Claudia Fry Garber Management Group Richard J. Garber, Jr. The George Fund Don, Jr. & Valerie Gill Alma W. Gilmore Doud James S. & Carol Goetz Drs. Ravindra & Rashmi Goyal Valerie A. Guttowsky ’89 Heinz & Marlis Haller Eugene J. & Mary Pat Hamilton James D. & Carole* Head Mary A. Hedberg Robert & Joyce Hetzler The F.P. Horak Company, Inc. Dorothy Hornsby August & Jamie Hurt IBEW/NECA Saginaw Labor Management Cooperation Committee Independent Bank Ironworkers Local 25 James ’84 & Trish Jaime Dr. K.P. & Lakshmi Karunakaran Burnett S. & Beverly J. Kelly Mrs. Patsy Knoy John M. ’73 & Nancy Kunitzer Dr. Guy & Mrs. Trevor Lee Sara Margaret Leki Trust Liberty Mutual Robert W. ’81 & Jill M. ’81 Loftus Magline Inc. D. Brian & Trish Law Hon. Maryann Mahaffey Mahar Tool Supply Co., Inc. James V. ’78 & Mary Beth Mahoney Janet Groening Marsh David & Sharon McMath William F. McNally Family Foundation Means Industries, Inc. Memorial Presbyterian Church Dr. James L. Mitchell My Sports Dreams, LLC National Association of Purchasing Management Thomas J. Nellenbach ’90 Allen E. & Marie A. Nickless Memorial Foundation Richard M. ’70 & Julie McCann O’Connor Dorothea O’Laughlin Patricia Orr Oscar P. & Louise H. Osthelder Advisory Fund Alan W. & Jean Ott David A. ’79 & Lori Pendleton Sue & Bob Piesko PNC Foundation Frank & Jean Popoff Progressive Dynamics, Inc. George & Lynn ’08 Puia Pumford Construction Inc. Mildred P. Putnam Ranger Tool & Die Company Walt & Cookie ’80, ’00 Rathkamp Rehmann John M. & Barbara Roberts Edward & Elyse Rogers Tim & Sharon Rudey Saginaw Labor-Management Cooperation Committee Local 557 Saginaw Valley Adjusters Association Saint Mary’s of Michigan Melissa J. ’94 & Jim Seitz Sheet Metal Workers Local 7 Lawrence H. & Linda L. Sims Russell H. and Maxine E. Smith Charitable Foundation Gerald ’95 & Olena Smith Herbert & Kathryn Curtiss ’82, ’00 Spence Mrs. Irene M. Kinsey Stare SVSU Support Staff Association Dr. David H. & Nancy Swenson Thelen Auto Group Richard P. & Sue A. ’86 Thompson Drs. Odail & Mamie Thorns TR Sales & Marketing LLC United Steelworkers of America Local 12075 Valley Gear & Machine, Inc. Valley State Employees Credit Union Joseph ’76, ’82 & Susan ’89 Vogl Dirk B. Waltz, Sr.* Clay & Mary Jo Warner Marguerite R. Warner Tom & Margaret Watson Rajkumari M. Wiener ’73 Wirt Family Foundation Wolgast Corporation Wolohan Family Foundation Jerry A. & Marcena Woodcock Joyce K. Woods C. Bagley Wright* Dr. & Mrs. Gene C.H. Yang Jerome L. & Dianne Yantz Yeo Family Foundation creating the future society The Creating the Future Society acknowledges the following individuals who share in a unique vision for assisting SVSU and its students to reach new heights in the future Waheed Akbar Roberta “Bobbe” Allen* Goldie Barth Allyn*∆ Martha G. Arnold*∆ Dr. David E. Barker Katherine N. Bemetz*∆ Ruth M. Black*∆ Emma M. Block*∆ Elizabeth B. Butterworth* Richard L. Campsmith* Scott L. ’81 & Nancy Carmona ∆ Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. ’82 Chadwick ∆ Dr. Frederick J. Chapin*∆ Charles B. & Susan M. Curtiss Kurt A. David Pamela J. Dempsey Mr. & Mrs. James Doane ∆ Alma W. Gilmore Doud Estate of Terry Drake*∆ Mary Lou Ederer Dr. William G. Elliott Leona M. Geyer*∆ Mr. Eldon L. & Vicky Graham Mr. William A. Groening, Jr.*∆ Mr. & Mrs. Fritz Horak ∆ B.J. ’77 & Laura Lamson Humphreys ∆ Patricia Schwartz Knoy Dr. Thomas Kullgren Nancy MacKenzie James G. ’72, ’82 & Patricia ’80 Muladore James V. Nearing Betty E. Nusselt*∆ Patricia Orr Mr. Ernest E. Paulick ∆ Mrs. Donna Roberts ∆ Ed & Elyse Rogers Dr. Jack M. & Lila J. Ryder Ronald A. Schlicker* Maynard L. Smith*∆ Mr. Martin H. Stark ∆ Robert J. & Bobbi Vitito ∆ Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Wendland*∆ Dr. G. James Williams*∆ Mr. & Mrs. Jerry A. Woodcock ∆ Contact Joseph Vogl at the SVSU Foundation Office, (989) 964-4052, for an appointment to discuss your current or unique future planned giving intentions for SVSU. Please let us know if you have established a planned gift for SVSU but your name is not listed. * = Deceased ∆ Charter Members (Individuals who informed the SVSU Foundation prior to December 31, 2008, about their planned gift) REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 81 annual gift clubs Recognizing Recognizingthose thosewho whomade madea agift giftto tothe svsu university between january between1jan. and1 december and dec. 31, 31,2012 2011 Advocates Club $5,000 and above Melvyn K. ’91 & Myrna ’82 Adelman Waheed Akbar Amigo Mobility International Frank N. Andersen Foundation Roselyn D. Argyle ’66 Barnes & Noble College Bookstores, Inc. Bierlein Companies Foundation Blake Financial - Mark Blake Diane & Jerry Boehm Jan Botz ’74 & Tom Lippert, Jr. Arnold & Gertrude Boutell Memorial Fund – Administered by CB Wealth Management Merry Jo and Gary Brandimore Braun Kendrick Dr. & Mrs. Gregory S. Brown Paul Brown Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Cardinal View LLC Jack, Jeff & John Leuenberger Scott L. ’81 & Nancy Carmona Chemical Bank Copoco Credit Union The Dow Chemical Company The Dow Chemical Company Foundation Dow Corning Corporation The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation James ’76, ’85 & Cheryl Dwyer E. Malcolm Field, M.D. Dr. & Mrs. E. Malcolm Field, M.D. George & Judith Eastland Mary Lou Ederer William J. & Julia M. Edwards Foundation Fabiano Brothers, Inc. Christopher & Denise Fredericks Marshall M. Fredericks Foundation Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation Eric R. & Cynthia F. Gilbertson Glastender, Inc. Eldon & Vicky Graham Hausbeck Pickle Company, Inc. Todd James Herremans Fritz & Lucy Horak The F.P. Horak Company, Inc. Deborah & Al Huntley Independent Bank James ’84 & Trish Jaime William C. & Lori Jurgens The Kantzler Foundation Dr. K.P. & Lakshmi Karunakaran The Joseph & Karen Krantz Family Charitable Foundation Janet Groening Marsh Ruvell ’06 & Michelle ’02 Martin Robert Maurovich & Nancy Warner May Mitchell Royal Foundation Michigan Sugar Company and Its Growers Terence & Carleen Moore Jo Anne & Donald E. Petersen PNC Bank Saginaw Community Foundation Saginaw Valley State University Martin H. Stark Stevens Worldwide Van Lines Morrie & Julie Stevens SVSU Office of Residential Life SVSU School and University Partnerships SVSU Support Staff Association Taiwan Education Center-SVSU Robert J. & Bobbi Vitito Walter & Carol Weinlander Harvey Randall Wickes Foundation Robert L. Wintermyer Steve & Dena Wirt Wolverine Power Marketing Cooperative Yeo & Yeo P.C. CPAs and Business Consultants Dean’s Club $1,000 – $4,999 1st State Bank AAUW - Bay City Branch AAUW - Saginaw Branch David J. ’83 & Kathleen M. ’89 Abbs Abbs Retirement Planning Advisors Advanced Photonix, Inc Amsted Industries Foundation Jane M. Anderson ’86 Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC Arbour Inc. 82 SVSU.EDU Assured Financial Advisors, L.L.C. Marylin E. Atkins ’73 Shirley & Clyde Babcock Dr. Donald J. & Liana Bachand Dr. David E. Barker Ernie P. Balcueva MD PC Bay Area Community Foundation Russell A. ’91 & Debra J. ’89 Beaubien Mr. & Mrs. Curtis R. Berger Irene Beshgetoor Andrew J. ’87 & Andrea M. Bethune Thomas B. ’86 & Wendy S.’89 Bird Karl ’81 & Linda Briggs Joseph A. Biskner ’83 Jan and David Blecke Joni Boye-Beaman & Richard Beaman Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland Wallace and Irene Bronner Family Charitable Foundation Karen Brown-Fackler & David Fackler* Winfred L. & Mary L. Case Robert E. ’82 & Cynthia A. Chadwick Paul & Bonnie Chaffee Citizens Banking Corporation Basil & Margaret Clark Nancy Colwell Consumers Energy Covenant HealthCare Tim S. & Susan L. ’85, ’06 Crane Robert & Kathryn Crozier R. Matt & Kathleen Davis Anita C. Dey Clayton & Ann Dickey The Herbert & Junia Doan Foundation Ilmars ’78 & Margaret Dobulis Doll-Loesel Foundation Thomas & Judith Donahue Lin & Phae Dorman Dr. Clifford & Juanita ’04 Dorne Larry ’00 & Helen Dotson Thomas J. ’80 & Lynn Early Roselynn Ederer John ’81 & Susie B. Emond Catherine D. Engel Steven Erickson & Krista Srodes ’95 Barbara Ewend Linda J. Farynk Geoffrey & Kathleen Fieger Justin ’07 & Jenna Findlay Michael ’79 & Gina Finney Sally A. ’80, ’87 & James N. Finzel First United Methodist Church Caroline Fisher Margaret M. & Ralph Flatt James E. ’73 & Nancy Florczak Fordney Club Marilyn ’81 & Ralph Frahm Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn, Inc. Mr. & Mrs. Carl M. Fredericks Suki Fredericks & James Maroney Garber Management Group Richard J. Garber, Jr. Gardey Financial Advisors Seymour & Linda Geiersbach Konnie & Harry Gill Chad W. ’99 & Rebecca A. ’00 Goodchild Craig & Karolyn Goslin Jonathon A. Gould ’03, ’09 John & Dolores Guettler Valerie A. Guttowsky ’89 Eugene J. & Mary Pat Hamilton Joe & Theresa Harlan Kay Harley & Charles Fahlgren Mike & Debbie Hayes HealthPlus Mary A. Hedberg Robert & Joyce Hetzler Hill Family Music Scholarship Drew E. & Sara R. ’96 Hinderer Barron & Eva Hirsch Elaine Hirschfield Dawn G. ’80 & Dennis S. Hoeg Dorothy Hornsby Hospira Foundation Armen Hratchian ’05 & Emily Hammerbacher ’06 Garry L. Johns Johnny Burke’s Children’s Foundation Johnson & Johnson The Jury Foundation Thomas P. Kackmeister Burnett S. & Beverly J. Kelly David & Patricia Kepler David V. ’79 & Cindy Kowalski John M. ’73 & Nancy Kunitzer Labadie Auto Company Edward & Kathryn ’81 Langenburg Dr. Guy & Mrs. Trevor Lee Sara Margaret Leki Trust Liberty Mutual The Ludington Family Foundation Helene & William Lusa Joe & Kristan Madison James M. ’82 & Amie Maher James V. ’78 & Mary Beth Mahoney The Martin Family Foundation Tom & Ginger Marx McLaren Bay Region Memorial Presbyterian Church Dr. James L. Mitchell Drs. John & Gretchen Mooningham Morley Foundation James ’72, ’82 & Patricia A. ’80 Muladore John W. & Joan Nagy Thomas ’90 & Christine Nellenbach Penny L. Nickle ’90 Richard M. ’70 & Julie McCann O’Connor OCS Dorothea O’Laughlin Alan W. & Jean Ott Jennifer ’00, ’04 & Joshua ’07 Pahl Mrs. Mary Suzanne Parson Marc & Kathy Peretz Pamela & Jack Polcar Frank & Jean Popoff Dan & Pam Prevo George & Lynn ’08 Puia Pumford Construction Inc. Matthew & Dawn Pumford Mildred P. Putnam Carlos & Jean ’95, ’98 Ramet Rehmann John M. & Barbara Roberts Edward & Elyse Rogers Robert J. Roy, Jr. Ann & Ken ’90 Roznowski Vicki ’83 & Brock Rupp Saginaw Bay Underwriters Saginaw Business and Professional Women’s Club Shyamalendu Sarkar & Priti Sarkar ’82 Kevin ’92 & Rebecca ’02 Schultz Jeffrey M. Schulz ’82 Ann Schumann-Ousley & Todd Ousley Dr. Caroline G. Scott ’79 Dorothy Shaw Linda & Larry Sims Ed & Suzanne Skrelunas Michael & Suzanne Smed Meagen K. Smekar ’01 Jeffrey & Laura Smith Spence Brothers Herbert & Kathryn Curtiss Spence Mr. & Mrs. William W. Stange Irene Kinsey Stare State Farm Companies Foundation James Stoddard Gerald K. & Kathryn J. Stuart Mr. & Mrs. Gerald J. Talbot Ron Taylor Margaret C. Thompson Trust Drs. Odail & Mamie Thorns Michael ’87 & Sharyl Tribble Tri-Star Trust Bank United Steelworkers of America Local 12075 Valley State Employees Credit Union Jonathan ’92 & Sandy VanTol William Vautaw Victorious Believers Ministries William P. & Susan H. Vititoe William P. & Susan H. Vititoe Charitable Foundation Joseph ’76, ’82 & Susan ’89 Vogl Dean & Suzi Waldie Tom & Maggie Watson Laverne N. ’79 & Yvonne Weber Weinlander Fitzhugh Dorie & Mike Wenglikowski Ned D. & Jill L. ’79 Wetmore Lee ’94 & Carolyn Wierda Wildfire Credit Union Mike ’97 & Bridget Windy Wolohan Family Foundation Robert D. ’97 & Beth Wood Jerry A. & Marcena C. Woodcock Joyce K. Woods Gladys Zubulake Kevin J. ’78 & Jeanne A. ’80 Zuchnik Valley Club $500 – $999 Alice E. Turner Memorial Trust Craig ’01, ’08 & Kristin Aimar Steve & Ellen Albrecht Alloy Construction, Inc. Lambert & Holly Althaver Dr. Maliha Shaikh & Dr. Sarosh Anwar Martin Arford Dr. Cyrus P. Aryana ATI Group Auburn Family Eyecare Bank of America Peter Barry Brenda R. Bartos ’88 Mr. & Mrs. Roger Baruth Randy & Meghan Baruth Bierlein Companies, Inc. Patricia F. Bierlein Paul R. ’80 & Diane Binkowski Deborah Ramirez Bishop & Matthew Bishop Etcyl and Ruth Blair Bob ’77 & Sue Bloenk J.J. ’06 & Jenn ’03 Boehm Tim & Beth Boutell Paul ’71 & Cheryl Bowman Ann & Greg Branch BP Fabric of America Fund Robert & Sarah Braddock Brandle Roofing & Sheet Metal Co. Joseph, Patricia & Matthew Bronz Vanessa Brooks Herd & Herbert Herd Dennis H. ’79 & Brenda L. Buckler Robert G. and Andrea Burditt Champagne & Marx Excavating, Inc. Civil Engineering Consultants Dr. LaCreta M. Clark Margaret E. Clark Thomas W. & Joanne Cline Ann Coburn-Collins & Jim Collins The Coffee Beanery Ltd. CPI Engineering Services, Inc. Crooked Creek Investment Company Richard & Marilyn Cross Davidson Breen & Doud PC Linda Deguise ’74 Daniel J. Dijak ’78 Dobson Healthcare Services, Inc. Robert Drew, PhD Dunganstown Dairy Duperon Corporation Daniel P. ’77 & Jean Dwyer Edward Jones Investments Emcor, Inc. Emil Rummel Agency, Inc. Kip ’04 & Maureen ’98 Engel Matthew & Lisa Ewend Michael ’68, ’77 & Janet ’77 Faerber Farm Bureau Insurance of Bridgeport Cathy & Andrew Ferguson Fifth Third Bank Rachel Florence-Spaetzel ’07 & James Spaetzel ’09 William A. Freeman ’82 Friends of Jim Barcia From Glory Days LLC Kurt A. David, ’82, ’86 Rita Munley Gallagher, PhD ’79 Don, Jr. & Valerie Gill Paul S. Gill Calvin & Marilyn Goeders Jason R. Gordon ’00 Karen J. Gougeon, D.D.S. Michele D. Gunkelman ’93 The H Hotel Douglas Haas Lisa L. ’93, ’04 & Jason S. Haines Tom & Genora Goyette Halligan Carolyn ’88 & Jim Hammis Joyce & Bruce Hammond Dr. Mary R. Harmon Bruce A. ’84 & Hollee A. ’97 Hart Robert & Phyllis Hastings Barbara G. Heller Roger W. Hill, DDS Drs. Amy & Jan Hlavacek Stephen & Leanne Hocquard Thomas & Nancy ’83 Hollerback Mr. & Mrs. David J. Homan Howard Structural Steel, Inc. John D.L. & Martha Humphreys Richard ’87 & Patricia ’96 Hunter Tom & Dee Jacoby JNL Associates L.L.C. Bonnie Johnson Blake and Jeanie Johnson Darlene ’11 & Gil Johnson Edward C. Jones Dale Jurek Iksu & Heekyoo Jurn Michael ’73 & Nancy Kasperski Kerry Transport, Inc. Larry & Lora King Kluck Nursery, Inc. Mary ’08 & Dale Kowaleski Virgil Kowalski Rhonda Kuehn ’77, ’82 Dr. Thomas E. Kullgren Landaal Packaging Systems Thomas Lane & Janis Landry-Lane Terrance ’81 & Carmen T. ’91 Lerash Averetta E. Lewis ’79, ’85 Terry ’85 & Linda Lutz Richard ’89 & Diane* Lyon MacDonald Broadcasting Co. Brian ’76 & Pamela ’76 MacKenzie Wayne & Nancy Mackie Magline, Inc. Mahar Tool Supply Co., Inc. Shawnette ’99 & Kevin Markey Dr. Mark W. McCartney Thomas E. ’71 & Kathy McIntyre Anne M. McMahon ’95, ’98 Kenneth McQuiston Dr. Albert & Anne Menard Aly Merchant Michigan Pipe & Valve Mid Michigan Section SAE MidMichigan Medical Center Drew & Debbie Miller Dominic & Pamela Monastiere Dr. Merlyn Mondol Virginia Morrison Paul B. Murray ’75 Allen E. & Marie A. Nickless Memorial Foundation Kimberly A. (Hall) ’89, ’98 & Mark Norris Northeastern Paint Supply Joshua ’01 & Christy ’00, ’05 Ode Oliver Hill Dairy Inc. Dr. Hong Youl & Woohee Park Dr. Ricardo J. Pastor Ernest E. Paulick Richard & Barbara Payne Payne, Broder & Fossee, P.C. Peter Basso Associates, Inc. Jamie L. Pewinski ’99 Dr. Robert L. & Terry Pratt, Jr. Professional Medical Billing Ltd., Inc. Quality Pool Supply Co. Dr. Faryal & Dr. Zakir Qureshi R.F. Murray & Co., CPAs P.C. Lois Ann Reed Melissa R. Reinert ’11 Cherie A. ’84 & Walter H. ’84 Reynolds Rider Type & Design, Inc. Rifkin Scrap Iron & Metal, Co. Robinson Industries, Inc. Dr. Janet K. Robinson Elizabeth ’81 & Ricardo Rodriguiz Elizabeth & Mark Roe Robert & Jane Rogers Joseph & Elizabeth Rousseau Rowleys Wholesale Maureen Roy Rosalind Fredericks Rymal & Steven Rymal & Alexandria Rymal Thomas & Hilda Rush S.C. Johnson Rose A. San Miguel ’95 Sarah Fechter Fitness LLC Schaefer & Bierlein, Inc. 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Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth University Club $200 – $499 5430 LLC Gerald & Pamela Addison Gary and Barbara Adelman Dr. Syed Alam & Dr. Mussarat Jehan Jill Allardyce ’06 Robert & Maggie Allesee Laurie J. ’79 & Mike Allison Claudia J. Anderson ’82 Pat Anderson Martina Boda ’88 Randall & Sherri Appold Branden Arsenault Victor H. Aviles ’84, ’85 Christian & Jacqueline Babini Rick & Connie Jo Bach Mark Baker Adam & Sarah K. ’06 Ball Brett E. ’02 & Lori A. ’02 Baranek R. W. & Nancy Barker Bay Cast, Inc. Cynthia & James Beal Bear’s Steam Carpet Cleaning Daniel & Sandi Beckwith Phyllis L. Beehr ’73 James W. Bernthal Donald & Vicki Berry Dean & Jody Best Timothy ’81 & Dorothy ’72 Bever Joseph L. & Willi Bevirt Nancy L. Beyer ’05 Moe Bidgoli & Mary Hatam Terry & Beth Bigelow Thomas Bingham Marianne Bird Laine & Kevin ’97 Blasch Frederick J. ’93 & Lynn R. ’93 Booms Rick Bosserdet Pat Bourdow ’78 James & Megan Bowers Anthony R. Bowrin Ellis N. Brandt Gary V. ’93, ’00 & Susan M. ’93, ’97 Brasseur Hugo E. “Ted,” Jr. & Ruth Braun Kathryn J. Braun ’73, ’80 Dr. Robert G. Bridge Christopher & Karen Brieden Ricky D. ’85 & Becky Brown Jo ’85 & Tim ’02 Brownlie Jerry & Lynda Bruce Vincent & Cathy Buggia Richard ’82, ’89 & Gloria Bukowski Tim and Cindy Burke Morley Burns, Jr. Cheryl A. ’87, ’96 & Kenneth E. Burzynski Russell & Karen Buzo Nancy & Fred Calandrino David Callejo Perez Myrna ’80 & John Cammin Frederick III ’71 & Catherine ’71 Campau Cardinal Corners, LLC Jason J. ’93 & Theresa Carik Mary ’84,’91 & Kirk Carlisle Charles Case ’90 Vicente ’75 & Karla Castellanos Kay H. Castillo ’10 David & Elizabeth Cecich John & Katherine Channell Andrew & Jennifer Chubb John & Kelly Church Francesca & Randall Cinelli Sara Clark Jim & Brooke Collins William Collins & Dorene Allen Anthony & Lisa Colucci Melissa C. Compton ’97 Christopher & Pamela Confaloni Dr. & Mrs. David J. Conrad Rick & Ginny Conrad Louis & Karen Constan Tricia Cooney Ruth L. Copp ’98 Bryan ’06, ’11 & Kelly ’09 Crainer JoAnn Crary Beth & Mike Craun Michael L. Crawford ’05 Brian & Elizabeth Crimmins Lee ’02, ’06 & Kimberly ’03, ’07, ’10 Cruppenink John & Pat Curry H. Eric & Eileen Curtis Charles B. & Susan Curtiss Chuck & Nancy Cusick Elaine Weisenberger Dammann ’94 & Michael Dammann Robert Darbee Cathy Davis Henry & Carol Davis Hepsie H. ’87 & Ronald Davis Joseph & Barbara Day Dean Arbour Ford-Jeep Paul & Janet Dean John A. & Sally A. Decker Rolland R. DeJohn ’70 Fred & Sally Dickinson James & Linda Doane James & Loa Dobrosky Drago Sportsplex Drago Dumbovic Keegan B. Draper ’01 Duffy Studios Mark Duncan Florence E. Dyste Robert ’75 & Ruth Enszer Mary Ann Fairbanks Kelly & Jack Ferchau Arthur ’99 & Roberta Fierros James Fitterling Jeffrey M. Florczak ’85 Denis & Pat Fodrocy Dennis L. ’73 & Diane Foley Pamela R. ’87 & Robert J. 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Slattery ’99 Frankie II & Jill Smith Craig ’86, ’00 & Jill Snook Ellen ’72, ’78 & Frank Snyder Leslie and Jack Snyder Dr. Carrie Sorensen Herbert A. Jr. & Mary Spence Robert S. Jr. & Jane Spence Lynn M. Squanda-Murphy ’81 & Larry Murphy Steven & Kristina Stanford Todd & Angela Stepsis George Stoll Brad & Gwen Stoller Marc E. ’83, ’93 & Tina M. ’96 McIntire Strain Chris M. ’82 & Susan Streeter Margaret Strickland Lynne & Gene Stritesky Fred Studinger Teresa & Rodney Sumpter Brad ’05 & Shannon Sundholm SVSU Faculty Association Andrew Swihart & Judy McAtee Janet ’83 & David Symons Dr. Gail Sype Lee ’70 & Barbara Szczesniak Eugene & Lorie Talaga Sue Teasdle William B. TenEyck Robert J. Thaler Don ’88, ’92 & Jina ’89 Thalmann James & Francine Thews Marcia L. ’01 & Darryl Thomas Grant & Erica Thomas Melvin & Emily Thomas Richard P. & Sue A. ’86 Thompson Tony & Joni Thomson Robert & Diana Thorpe Samuel A. Tilmon ’10 Leslie & Marion Tincknell Deborah A. Tomich ’94 Robert C. 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Wolgast Michael & Marcia Wolohan REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 83 annual gift clubs Recognizing university between1jan. and dec. 31, Recognizingthose thosewho whomade madea agift giftto tothe svsu between january and1 december 31,2012 2011 Richard ’93 & Linda Wolschlager Dr. Jerry J. Wright ’75 Jerome L. & Dianne Yantz Lowell & Julia Youngquist Drew R. ’85 & Tracy L. Zehnder James & Lynette Zeitler Carol & George Zimmermann Brian & Lynn Zirzow Steven ’81 & Jennifer Zott Century Club $100 – $199 Barbara Adams-Christie ’72, ’84 Timothy & Lori Adcock Byungil Ahn Hasan Al-Halees Bradley ’05 & Kimberly Almonroeder Ronald & Helen Amy Cathie & Thomas Anderson Christopher Andritsis Adam V. Anthony ’89 Dr. Barbara E. Appold ’98, ’01 Carrie L. Appold ’90 Gary R. Apsey, PhD AptarGroup Charitable Foundation Dean & Margaret Arbour Timothy S. 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McCutchen Kimberly ’83, ’88 & James McDonald Mark & Kathleen McFarland Max McGee Mr. & Mrs. Patrick L. McGee Lori McGhee Joan McGlaughlin Margaret M. McGuire ’98 Major General Adolph McQueen & Dr. Roslyn McQueen William J. McQuillan Catherine McWatt Marcella Medina Marlene K. Mehlhose Lucy Mercier Cathy Meske Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. ’75 Meyer Jr. Michael B. Grasser & Associates Michigan Race Mgmt, Inc Micron Precision Machining, Inc Dave & Ruth Ann Mikolajczak Ronald C. ’78 & Diane Miller Marsha Millikin Rachael & Brett Milliman Joan Moll Allen & Virginia Moore Kevin E. Moore ’01 & ’07 Patrick & Beth Morand Victor J. ’89 & Sandra Morgan Frederic K. ’03 & Cynthia K. ’80, ’90 Morley Richard ’84 & Margaret Morrow MSU Alumni Association of Saginaw County Brandon Mulrenin Murday Builders Patricia Mushovic Oscar P. & Louise H. 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Stricker ’88, ’97 RECENT ENDOWMENTS • The Melvyn K. and Myrna Adelman Track & Cross Country Endowed Scholarship • Dr. Raana Akbar Memorial Women in Health Science Endowed Scholarship • Dr. Raana Akbar Memorial Lecture on Islam and Culture • The Botz Liberal Arts Fellowship Program • Center for Public Policy and Service Endowed Award • The Controller’s Office Endowed Accounting Scholarship • The Curran-DeSautel Family Scholarship • The Joel Dorne Criminal Justice-Military Veterans’ Scholarship • The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Student Research and Creativity Institute Endowment • The Jim Dwyer, Sr. Endowed Scholarship • The Steven C. Erickson and Krista M. Srodes Endowed Scholarship in Design & Theatre Technology • The Military Student Scholarship • The SVSU Endowed Nursing Scholarship • The SVSU-Ming Chuan University International Student Scholarship • The Saginaw Bay Writing Project Endowment • The Support Staff Association (SSA) Endowed Scholarship • The Joseph A. Vogl Golf Award for Leadership • The Melvin J. Zahnow Library Endowment Robert ’99 & Kelli Stricker David & Elaine Strickland Vickie Stuart Julie Stumberg Barbara J. Sucher ’82, ’87 F. Robert and Kathleen Sugar Clifford ’87 & Karen Suing Catherine F. Sujkowski ’84 Nick J. ’69 & Marcene A. ’79 Surian Rachel & Terry Swailes Jeanne & Earl Swank Kyle W. Sweger ’08, ’09 Kathy & Kenneth Swiercz Shirley A. Symon ’96 Jay A. ’89 & Connie J. Szabo Robert & Janet Szczypka Robert ’99 & Bernice Szczypka Derrick C. ’74 & Gretchen Tabor Leroy H. ’87 & Bonnie Taglauer Sharon & John Taylor Phillip A. Tenore ’04 Deena M. ’93 & Thomas L. Terzo Carlton L. ’94 & Charlotte Thompson Rebecca & Ronald Thompson Sandy Thompson Robert Thurlow Andrew Tierman Sharon & William Tischler William G. & Linda K. ’89 Tishkoff William H. Tithof, Jr. ’78 Jaclyn R. Tkaczyk ’06 Ken & Dorothy Tolfree Thomas E. ’00, ’03 & Kelly Tomczak Diana & Bryan Tomlin Kathryn A. Torma ’08 Toronto-Dominion Bank Jerry A. 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Wellman ’91 Doug P. Wendling ’96 Keith A. ’90 & Kristen C. ’93 Wenzel Hannah M. Wenzlick Stanley J. ’82 & Jean M. Wenzlick Beverly A. Westervelt ’82 Janice ’72, ’03 and Ronald H. Whiteherse Elizabeth M. ’01 & Eric ’98 Wielinski Mary, Owen & Nick Wigfield Barry & Sue Wiggins Michael & Rebecca Wiitanen Phillip J. ’99 & Kristen K. ’00, ’02 Willert Steve & Kim Willett Dianne L. Willett-Dalton ’92, ’01 & Curtis J. Dalton Gail Willette-McPeak & George McPeak Suzanne & Richard Williams Fred & Katherine Williamson Jeffrey & Jodi Williamson John Williamson Willie E. Thompson Middle School Kimberly Wilson Malcolm ’07 & Christine Wilson Sally & Donald Wilson Kevin & Deborah Winningham George Winters Kim Winters Jean M. Winther ’75 Robert & Joan Wirostek Genevieve Wishowski Ann & Thomas Wixson Paul D. Wolfe ’03 William B. & Jan Wollner Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association Joann A. Wood ’78 Warren Wood ’94, ’99, ’02 Melissa A. Woodward ’99, ’09 Leon Wozniak Teresa Wren Randy ’85 & Donna ’85 Wuokko Crystal Yachcik Michael Yachcik Lowell & Judy Youngquist Scott Youngstedt Rebecca Zeiss Verna M. Zemanek Judy & Steven Zietz Thomas and Sally A. ’91 Zimmer Lauren Zion Mrs. Betty Zott Dan Zott Wanda G. ’73, ’77 & Joseph B. Zsidi Katherine Zunzel TRIBUTE GIVING IN HONOR OF David J. Abbs Scott Carmona Cathy Ferguson David Gamez Peggy Flatt Jeffrey Martin Hugh R. Matson John Mooningham Margaret E. Watson Jenee Velasquez Leola Wilson Jerome Yantz IN MEMORY OF Kitty Aimar Mary Anderson Phyllis Anderson Dorothy D. Arbury John T. Backney Beth Ann Badalamenti Lois Barnett Peter Bede Melbourne Bender Shelly Berger Elkins L. Bruce Nancy Butterfield Maurine E. Cady Larry E. Engel Geraldine Etienne Phyllis Findlay Mary Jane Gingrich Gerald Hornsby Barbara Johnson Hee Sook (Anna) Jung Yong Shin Jurn Jeffery K. Miller Robert G. Miller Gary R. Montle William Nolde John R. Ousley Elizabeth D. Paulick Ellen Pellerin Susan Roberts David A. Roy Yvonne Susie E. Rynalski Rodney Stokes Tracy M. Strasz Ernest Sutton George J. Thomas Stanley Tomaszewski Joseph F. Vogl John R. Willertz Edna Willette Stephen J. Yanca Francis Zelinko SAINTS & SINNERS SALUTE Gifts were made in honor/memory of the following individuals in conjunction with the Marshall M. Fredericks Museum’s Saints & Sinners Salute event Terrance J. Bachand Herman F. Behe Robert Coe Marshall M. Fredericks George “Rocky” Frost Robert E. Hirschfield Eugene A. Wingerson GIFT IN KIND Mr. Chris Applin Lon Baker Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Basil Beef ’O’ Bradys Mr. Curt Bitman Mr. Robert M. Boeke Cardinal Deli Mr. and Mrs. Sergio De Giusti Detroit Red Wings Detroit Tigers, Inc. Dr. Jesse Donahue and Dr. Erik K. Trump Dow Corning Foundation Mrs. and Mr. Helen M. Drake Dr. and Mrs. Hans Georg Elias Mr. Ronan Ellis Fabiano Brothers, Inc. From Glory Days LLC General Motors Saginaw Metal Casting Operations Dr. Jane Girdham and Mr. Michael J. Keenan GM Powertrain Eldon L. & Vicky Graham Great Lakes Loons Hewlett-Packard Ms. Denise Hill Dr. and Mrs. Roger W. Hill Mr. and Mrs. David D. Johnson Mr. and Mrs. David V. Kowalski Mr. Richard J. Kusowski Mr. Harold L. Leaver Mr. and Mrs. Terry J. Lutz Ms. Rebecca Maillette Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Markey Midland Center for the Arts Millar’s Brand Source Mr. David Lee Miller Pit and Balcony Community Theatre Riverside Family Restaurant Mr. Kevin Mark Rooker Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra Saginaw Spirit Hockey Club Mrs. Patricia Shek Mr. and Mrs. Craig A. Snook Stan & Kevin Sobol Sting Football LLC Ms. Sharon Such SVSU - Foundation Board SVSU Athletics SVSU Communications Temple Theatre Twin Oaks Golf Course Walmart Dr. Janice M. Wolff MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Ameriprise Financial AptarGroup Charitable Foundation ARAMARK AT & T Foundation AXA Foundation Bank of America BP Matching Fund Programs Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation Connections Education LLC Consumers Energy Foundation Crane Co. Matching Gifts Program The Dow Chemical Company Dow Corning Corp. DTE Energy Foundation Eaton Corporation FM Global Foundation Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation Hospira Foundation IBM Johnson & Johnson Juniper Networks Microsoft PepsiCo Foundation State Farm Companies Foundation Sysco Corporation T. Rowe Price Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 87 RED PRIDE GIVING SOCIETY The Recognizing Red Pride Giving those who Society made exclusively a gift to svsu recognizes betweenSVSU january alumni 1 and who december made gifts 31, 2011 to the university in 2012. Their names are recorded here as well as in the Annual Gift Club lists. President’s Society $1,000 and above David J. ‘83 & Kathleen M. ‘89 Abbs Melvyn K. ‘91 & Myrna ‘82 Adelman Jane M. Anderson ‘86 Roselyn D. Argyle ‘66 Marylin E. Atkins ‘73 Russell A. ‘91 & Debra J. ‘89 Beaubien Andrew J. ‘87 & Andrea M. Bethune Thomas B. ‘86 & Wendy S.’89 Bird Joseph A. Biskner ‘83 Jan Botz ‘74 & Tom Lippert, Jr. Scott L. ‘81 & Nancy Carmona Robert E. ‘82 & Cynthia A. Chadwick Tim S. & Susan L. ‘85, ‘06 Crane Larry ‘00 & Helen Dotson James ‘76, ‘85 & Cheryl Dwyer Thomas J. ‘80 & Lynn Early Justin ‘07 & Jenna Findlay Michael ‘79 & Gina Finney James E. ‘73 & Nancy Florczak Marilyn ‘81 & Ralph Frahm Chad W. ‘99 & Rebecca A. ‘00 Goodchild Jonathon A. Gould ‘03, ‘09 Valerie A. Guttowsky ‘89 Dawn G. ‘80 & Dennis S. 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Buckler Linda Deguise ‘74 Daniel J. Dijak ‘78 Ilmars ‘78 & Margaret Dobulis Daniel P. ‘77 & Jean Dwyer S. Kip ‘04 & Maureen C. ‘98 Engel Michael ‘68, ‘77 & Janet ‘77 Faerber Rachel Florence-Spaetzel ‘07 & James Spaetzel ‘09 William A. Freeman ‘82 Rita Munley Gallagher, PhD ‘79 Jason R. Gordon ‘00 Michele D. Gunkelman ‘93 Lisa L. ‘93, ‘04 & Jason S. Haines Carolyn ‘88 & Jim Hammis Bruce A. ‘84 & Hollee A. ‘97 Hart Richard ‘87 & Patricia ‘96 Hunter Mary ‘08 & Dale Kowaleski Rhonda Kuehn ‘77, ‘82 Terrance ‘81 & Carmen T. ‘91 Lerash Averetta E. Lewis ‘79, ‘85 Terry ‘85 & Linda Lutz Richard ‘89 & Diane* Lyon Brian ‘76 & Pamela ‘76 MacKenzie Shawnette ‘99 & Kevin Markey Thomas E. ‘71 & Kathy McIntyre Anne M. McMahon ‘95, ‘98 Paul B. Murray ‘75 Kimberly A. (Hall) ‘89, ‘98 & Mark Norris Joshua ‘01 & Christy ‘00, ‘05 Ode Jamie L. Pewinski ‘99 Melissa R. Reinert ‘11 Cherie A. ‘84 & Walter H. ‘84 Reynolds Elizabeth ‘81 & Ricardo Rodriguiz Rose A. San Miguel ‘95 88 SVSU.EDU Paul A. ‘88 & Renee J. ‘86 Schroll Stephanie M. Sieggreen ‘97, ‘03 Susan M. ‘87 & Mark Sikorski Debwin W. Simon ‘89, ‘00 Larry Slasinski ‘75 Janet C. ‘81 & John Sternberg Daniel M. Strasz ‘86, ‘96 Jason ‘97, ‘04 & Amy ‘03 Swackhamer Nicholas J. ‘03, ‘07 & Jaclyn Taylor Lowell S. ‘69 & Jane Thomas Ron ‘01 & Kathy Trepkowski Ryan ‘09 & Krista ‘05 Trevithick University Society $250 - $499 Claudia J. Anderson ‘82 Timothy ‘81 & Dorothy ‘72 Bever Martina Boda ‘88 Frederick J. ‘93 & Lynn R. ‘93 Booms Gary V. ‘93, ‘00 & Susan M. ‘93, ‘97 Brasseur Kathryn J. Braun ‘73, ‘80 Ricky D. ‘85 & Becky Brown Jo ‘85 & Tim ‘02 Brownlie Cheryl A. ‘87, ‘96 & Kenneth E. Burzynski Frederick ‘71 & Catherine ‘71 Campau III Jason J. ‘93 & Theresa Carik Kay H. Castillo ‘10 Lee ‘02, ‘06 & Kimberly ‘03, ‘07, ‘10 Cruppenink Elaine Weisenberger Dammann ‘94 & Michael Dammann Robert ‘75 & Ruth Enszer Arthur ‘99 & Roberta Fierros Jeffrey M. Florczak ‘85 Dennis L. ‘73 & Diane Foley Pamela R. ‘87 & Robert J. Forbus John ‘79, ‘80 & Sally Goodsell Kristen ‘84, ‘93 & Earl ‘75 Gregory Janet ‘94, ‘98 & Raymond Greif Mark ‘81 & Jeneese Guimond John O. Hamilton ‘87 Charles ‘95 & Tamera ‘93 Hanna Sherry L. ‘81 & Doyle Hill Ryan ‘08 & Kylee ‘06 Hoerner Valeriah A. Holmon ‘08 Paul ‘84 & Connie Holyszko Shelia Mutton Hutchings ‘86 & Michael S. Hutchings Dawn ‘02 & Mark Iseler Dr. Joseph Jaksa ‘02 Clayton J. ‘04 & Nicole ‘05 Johnson Bonita K. ‘83, ‘86 & Lee A. Johnston Jeffery ‘94 & Jennifer ‘96 Jozwiak Michael ‘73 & Nancy Kasperski Kathleen A. Kinasz ‘92 Donald J. ‘85 & Carol E. ‘86 Kolesar Mary B. ‘87 & Herbert Kops Kevin ‘02 & Amy ‘02 Kundinger Chad E. Lackowski ‘05 Gerald ‘72 & Laura Lewis Mary A. London ‘93, ‘05 Greg J. ‘04, ‘07 & Tracy Mallek Gillan & Steve ‘04 Markey Cheryl L. ‘89 & Michael ‘96 Michalski William P. ‘76 & Linda I. Mitchell William ‘83, ‘92 & Geralynn Mulders Thomas H. & Connie J. ‘85 Mutton Pamela ‘95 & Bob Oberski John R. ‘00 & Pamela S. ‘03 Pelkki Ellen ‘76 & Glenn S. ‘76 Peterson Ronald ‘07 & Heidi Portwine G. Gregory Poulos ‘84 Marie J. Rabideau ‘92, ‘97 Monica ‘88, ‘93 & Guadalupe Reyes Jeffrey J. Roberts ‘06 David H. ‘70 & Rae Ann Roche Jeffery T. Roscoe ‘78 Rosemary Rozewski ‘91 Michael D. Salowitz ‘97 Patrick C. ‘80 & Nancy A. ‘84 Samolewski Russell B. ‘71 & Barbara L. Scaffede Deborah ‘01, ‘02 & David Schneider Lynda ‘79 & Paul Schoelles Dr. Sam & Patricia ‘71 Shaheen Beverly J. Shute ‘94 Craig ‘86, ‘00 & Jill Snook Lynn M. Squanda-Murphy ‘81 & Larry Murphy Marc E. ‘83, ‘93 & Tina M. ‘96 McIntire Strain Brad ‘05 & Shannon Sundholm Janet ‘83 & David Symons Robert C. Trumble ‘91 James E. Volmering ‘93 Nicholas J. Wagner ‘04, ‘07 Laura B. Weber ‘02 Shelley L. Weslock ‘85 Janet ‘67 & Frank Whitley Richard ‘93 & Linda Wolschlager Gateway Society $100 - $249 Barbara Adams-Christie ‘72, ‘84 Jill M. Allardyce ‘06 Laurie J. ‘79 & Mike Allison Bradley ‘05 & Kimberly Almonroeder Adam V. Anthony ‘89 Dr. Barbara E. Appold ‘98, ‘01 Carrie L. Appold ‘90 Timothy S. Ashley ‘09 Andrew ‘00 & Jamie Atherton Victor H. Aviles ‘84, ‘85 Tammi L. ‘94 & James Bakos Cynthia I. ‘92 & Timothy Bala Kurt W. ‘87 & Heather R. ‘99 Ballien Geoffrey M. Baltzer ‘90 Brett E. ‘02 & Lori A. ‘02 Baranek Matt ‘98 & Shannon Barghahn Raymond ‘91 & Karen Bartels Jerome ‘74 & Nancy Bartkowiak Jason ‘02 & Kristie ‘04 Battershell Ann Bauman ‘80 & Gary Johnson Karen ‘92 & Harold Baumgartner Keri M. Becker ‘95 Phyllis L. Beehr ‘73 Harold ‘86 & Doris J. Behmlander Mary A. Belanger ‘90 Jessica R. Bentoski ‘04 Ruth Ann Bergstein ‘73 Tammy ‘93 & David Bernier Leone Dow Bershing ‘78 Nancy L. Beyer ‘05 Denis W. Boissonneault ‘77, ‘81 Frank Bontumasi ‘87 Fr. Andrew D. Booms ‘99 Monica M. ‘81 & Gary Boulan Pat Bourdow ‘78 George R.’74 & Helen K. Bousfield J. Randall ‘71 & Diane Broadfoot Wayne N. ‘92 & Lorene Bronner Dr. Dennis J. Buda ‘81 Richard ‘82, ‘89 & Gloria Bukowski Kern Burden ‘77 Jennifer (Murlick) ‘96 & Stephen Burk Clarence H. Burkes ‘94 Emmie Busch ‘89, ‘93 Eric L. Buschlen ‘94 & Amy McGinnis Mary ‘84, ‘91 & Kirk Carlisle Charles Case ‘90 Vicente ‘75 & Karla Castellanos Patrick D. Cavanaugh ‘03 Norma G. Clack ‘84 Julie M. Coe ‘08 Melissa C. Compton ‘97 J. Lynnette M. ‘88 & William Cooke Ruth L. Copp ‘98 Roberta L. Corbat ‘91 & Bert Corbat Carol J. Corbin ‘73, ‘77 Bryan ‘06, ‘11 & Kelly ‘09 Crainer Michael L. Crawford ‘05 Mary P. Cunningham ‘96, ‘03 Colleen J. D’Arcy ‘97, ‘00 Hepsie H. ‘87 & Ronald Davis Harold Dean ‘83 Rolland R. DeJohn ‘70 Bernard G. ‘89 & Rose M. Delaney Shirley J. Dougherty ‘69 Keegan B. Draper ‘01 Ryan C. Duckworth ‘02 Eric ‘94 & Christine Eby Marlene Erla ‘75 Irene C. Ferry ‘79 Sally ‘78 & David Fickes D. Rich ‘74 & Mary Ann Firebaugh Dan ‘86 & Sue Fisher Patrick ‘79 & Maribeth Fitzgerald Alexandra H. ‘79 & Thomas Fodell Daniel ‘06 & Jessica ‘06 Fodrocy Arletta R. French ‘85 John H. Fry ‘94 Rev. Gerald W. ‘77 & Cynthia Fuller Holly S. ‘01 & John W. Furlo Benito J. Garcia ‘09 Justin ‘02 & Debra Garcia Wendy ‘94 & Howard Gave Sean ‘03 & Melissa ‘02 Geistler Alice M. ‘85, ‘91 & Rodney Gerard Seth Forrest Gilbertson ‘03 James ‘80, ‘91 & Rose Ann Gingrich Kevin G. Gorney ’80 Mary ‘89 & Karl Gottleber Lois K. Graham ‘71 Lyndsay C. ‘90 & Joel Gremel David S. Guzman ‘88 Susan T. ‘79 & Ronald Haas Jocelyn A. Hall ‘05 Trisha ‘99, ‘04 & David Heintskill Scott ‘80 & Vicki Heinz Pamela M. Hendrick ‘77 Don ‘71 & Ann Herm Joseph R. ‘05, ‘06 & Katie Hermann Kristina M. ‘85 and John Hester Caroline ‘91 & Frederick Holland Jeffrey L. ‘81, ‘82 & Carolyn J. Holmes Gary ‘87 & Joyce Hornbacher Judy ‘80 & Randal ‘82 Hostetler Ashleigh K. 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LaFleur ‘03 Bently ‘82 & Wendy Laser Michael & Lisa A. ‘97 Laukhuf Mary ‘92 & Daniel ‘05 LaPan Paul ‘88, ‘90 & Sharon Lewandowski David ‘87, ‘94, ‘00 & Lisa ‘95 Lewis James A. Liang ‘02 Timothy E. Lincoln ‘97 James A. Lindow ‘84 Dallas J. Lintner ‘00 Timothy L. Lipan ‘74 Anne H. Livingston ‘06 Sue J. ‘84 & Jack Loehr Dirk R. Love ‘87 Inez ‘76, ‘81 & Robert Luce Michael W. ‘83 & Betty J. Luce Tim A. ‘90 & Kimberly Lueck Trish ‘99 & Thomas Luplow Scott D. MacLeod ‘89 Robert & Judith ‘75, ‘81 Magyar Russ ‘85 & Jill Mandle Robert ‘74 & Robin Marande Dr. Michael Marcincuk ‘87 & Susan Gotfried ‘83, ‘87 Mark R. Mathewson, Jr. ‘84 Danise L. ‘89 & Don J. ‘91 McAnelly Patrick ‘74 & Joan McCoy Kimberly ‘83, ‘88 & James McDonald Margaret M. McGuire ‘98 Mr. & Mrs. Arthur J. ‘75 Meyer Jr. R. Lynn ‘92 & Joan Miller Ronald C. ‘78 & Diane Miller Kevin E. Moore ‘01 & ‘07 Victor J. ‘89 & Sandra Morgan Frederic K. ‘03 & Cynthia K. ‘80, ‘90 Morley Richard ‘84 & Margaret Morrow Olga L. Munguia-Castanon ‘07 Milton C. Murray ‘71 Carol Maze Nelson ‘73 Harry ‘70 & Gladys Newton Elizabeth A. ‘77 & Hal Niergarth David ‘05 & Krystle ‘05, ‘10 Niewiadomski Therese C. Nowak ‘76, ‘86 Pamela A. O’Farrell ‘79, ‘87 Paul Ozdzinski ‘02 Terry ‘96 & Joe Paris Debora M. Parmer ‘84 Fred A. ‘00 & Jennifer ‘04 Pennell Jerry ‘92 & Sandra Peplinski Scot Perry ‘83 Shelly ‘94, ‘10 & David ‘94 Petoskey Mike ‘86 & Lynne ‘87 Pickell Andrew A. ‘80 & Cindi I. Place David Points ‘76 Nicholas B. Postma ‘05 Cheryl D. Pratt ‘83 Jerry W. Price ‘74 Jack ‘77 & Lynne Provenzano Rhonda A. Provoast ‘95, ‘98, ‘01 Donald F. Pussehl, Jr. ‘85, ‘90 Mark ‘05 & Melissa Radlinski Mary ‘79 & Robert Rankey Scott E. Redwantz ‘86 Norwaine ‘72 & Ceciel Reed Larry ‘75 & Rebecca Reimann Matthew Reno ‘93 Thomas A. Rinness ‘88 Anne ‘87, ‘91 & Dennis Ritz James W. Robbins ‘81 Lois L. ‘86 & Duane Robertson Shirley M. Robinson ‘91 Michelle K. Roemhild ‘89 Robert B. Rose ‘92 Karin Ryder ‘82 Daniel E. Sajdak ‘94 Nan (Hatfield) Scales ‘70 Diane G. Scharffe ‘89 Susan ‘92 & Brian Schember Keith ‘86 & Sherry Schultz Connie ‘98, ‘03 & Thomas Schweitzer Jason A. Scott ‘04 F. Peter ‘75 & Stephanie Secor Joseph ‘98 & Heather Serafinski Aaron ‘96 & Tracy ‘96 Seyuin Lisa ‘92 & Philip Shrader Margarete E. Silberhorn ‘86 Stephen W. ‘94 & Pam Skillman Jason M. Slattery ‘99 Marilyn A. ‘72 & Mark J. Smekar Michael A. ‘82 & Lori A. Snyder Ryan C. Sorensen ‘96 John N. Stadwick ‘83 John F. Stanuszek ‘93 Chad G. Steele ‘06 Mark F. ‘93 & Kristin Stephens Paul ‘91 & Lynn Stephens Victoria M. Stewart ‘97 Chris M. ‘82 & Susan Streeter Bart ‘76 & Laurie Stupak Nicholas L. Sulfridge ‘01 Gerald ‘75 & Rebecca ‘90 Survant Lee ‘70 & Barbara Szczesniak Ellen E. ‘99 & Norbert Talbott Janice ‘94 & Bruce Tallmadge Eleanor Taylor ‘73, ‘77 Jamie L. Teddy ‘08 James R. ‘86 & Ellen M. ‘95 Terry Kenneth M. ‘70 & Nancy ‘72 Tesauro Don ‘88, ‘92 & Jina ‘89 Thalmann Stella K. Thelen ‘82 Diane Y. Thiers ‘90, ‘97 Lillie M. 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Ahmad ‘11 Carla ‘01 & Michael Alderson Suzanne Ambrose ‘75 Jessica V. Anhel ‘10 Susan ‘01, ‘06 & Robert D. ‘02 Arterburn Gail A. Ashburn ‘10 Jessica K. Averill ‘11 Barbara A. Baase ‘86 Margaret J. Backstrand ‘89 John A. Lay & Toni J. ‘86 Bailey-Lay Thomas A. Baird ‘84 Janice E. Baker ‘91, ‘05 Terence J. Balash ‘82 Ruth Ann Ballien ‘89 Dawn M. ‘09 & Michael Banning Erica J. Barnes ‘07 Tracy L. ‘04 & Brad Batterson Kristi R. ‘08 and Chris Bebow Beth A. ‘04 & Jeffrey A. Becker Mary Ann ‘85 & Fred N. Becker Susan M. ‘96, ‘09 & Walter Becker Carol A. ‘95 & John J. McGuire Elizabeth ‘85 & Larry Bellore Jeffrey ‘02 & Susan Bennett Jamie M. Bielert ‘96 Megan ‘04, ‘10 & Kevin ‘04, ‘11 Biskup Michelle M. Bokhart ‘85 Dennis ‘89 & Betsy Borchard Jean E. ‘90 & Robert W. Bortner Christen P. ‘08 & Stacey K. ‘06 Bowen Mark S. Bredholt ‘77 Yolanda S. Brenner ‘07 Heather A. Bright ‘08 Nancy Brooks-Siebert ‘97 Joseph ‘86 & Katy Budzinski Deborah K. ‘04 & Robert Bula Greg ‘79 & Barb ‘78 Butler Clayton ‘88 & Pam Cameron Jennifer A. Campbell ‘87 Paul M. Casey ‘07 Pamela ‘95, ‘02 & Jason M. ‘95 Casteel Tracy L. ‘07 & Ismael Castellon Patrick P. ‘83 and Jane I. ‘83 Castillo Curt S. Chalabian ‘11 Jane Chard ‘78 Lucy G. Chargot ‘10 Deborah ‘78, ‘82 & Patrick Chernich ‘77 Travis J. Chinoski ‘06 Carlos ‘84 & Nancy Cisneros Herman M. ‘87, ‘90 & Shelia Clark Terry L. ‘82 and Jenean E. Clarkson Debra J. ‘88 & Thomas Contreras Renee Czape-Rishe ‘01 & Karl Rishe ‘02 Judith M. ‘87 & Gerald Daenzer Mary E. ‘91, ‘97 & Michael Daly Tracey Darling ‘12 Patricia L. Deskin ‘00 Matthew ‘01 & Christie Devos Marian ‘89 & David Deyarmond Pamela Diener ‘87 Robert E. ‘93 & Gina Dillenbeck Melissa L. Dilloway ‘03 Amy L. Dore ‘83 Kyle D. Dove ‘09 Ann ‘90 & Steven Doyle Jolene K. Dubay ‘07 Judy Eberlein ‘72 Lance S. Edwards ‘01 Ronald M. ‘67 & Kathleen Erway Thomas B. Falkner ‘07 Jannie E. Fishback ‘77 James E. Flood, Jr. ‘94 Krista J. ‘81 & Donald F. Flory Randall J. ‘87 & Joy M. Foco Mary E. ’01 & Henderson Foster Kristi L. ‘04 & Ben Galus Shirley J. Garrity ‘77 Jerry A. Gasper ‘89 Gary L. ‘73 & Patricia Gazimek Cheryl L. ‘88 & Eric Gedraitis Jason M. Gerhauser ‘00 Erika R. Gilbert ‘03 Patricia ‘95 & Donald Gilbert Frank J. Gotts ‘98 Barbara ‘72 & Francis Gracik Michael T. Graham ‘00 Carla ‘83 & Larry Grezeszak Kelly L. Guoan ‘09 Jeremy ‘02 & Jamie ‘05 Haggitt Anne C. Hamberg ‘08 Marcia E. ‘90 & Timothy Hammerbacher Ashlee Hansinger ‘12 Phyllis ‘84 & Fred Hartman Jamie E. Hawk ‘02 Robert ‘99 & Linda Hawke David J. ‘82 & Darlene Hayati Philip W. ‘81 & Linda ‘89, ‘96 Heaps Harold ‘79 & Kim Hein Mary E. Hennessy ‘91 Melinda S. ‘94 & Scott Hensler Ellen ‘02 & Russell Herlache Alan J. Herman ‘83 Jenna Hickok ‘12 Katherine L. Hilbrandt ‘95 Justin ‘03 & Mark ‘02 Hoff Ashley J. Holdsworth ‘08 Thomas R. ‘91 & Jennifer Holdwick Gary ‘76 & Kathryn Holik Ronald P. Hoppe ‘88 Christine M. ‘92 & Frank Horn Dorothy ‘69 & John J. Horwath Matthew F. ‘92, ‘99 & Victoria A. ‘91 Hufnagel Hisham I. Ibrahim ‘09 Jamie ‘11 & Jonathan ‘11 Jager Kevin M. Jajo ‘96 Victoria C. James ‘85 David J. ‘85 & Marie J. Jaroch Linda S. ‘87 & Stephen Jaskiewicz Lawrence M. ‘89 & Carol Jerman Sara M. ‘80 & Ernest Jesse Jennifer ‘98 and Jose Jimenez Matthew ‘03 & Erica ‘05 Johnson Ollie A. Johnson ‘77, ‘93 Rollin G. Johnson Jr. ‘09 Melissa Kaczmarek ‘99 William P. ‘77 & Carolyn Kelley Matthew ‘94 & Dawn Kennedy Ronald J. Kennedy ‘73 Joan B Ketterman ‘83 Thomas A. Kish ‘87 Nick Kloka ‘99 Nan J. ‘94 & Donald J. Klump Dr. T. Michael & Susan L. ‘80, ‘83 Knack Jason D. ‘88 & Melissa Koehler Roger Kosecki ‘75 Audra Forsberg Kovalchuk ‘01, ‘03 Mary M. ‘05 & Jonathan Kreider Beverly J. Kukulski ‘93 Bruce A. Landskroener ‘79 Gary ‘88 & Dara Lapprich Nanette L. Lasco ‘91 Connie S. Lesh ‘04 Jane M. ‘85, ‘01 & James Levi Marnetta L. Lindland ‘94, ‘02 Sana C. Lindsay ‘97 Douglas Lobdell ‘12 Roger A. Lonsway ‘81 & Alice Lensier Geraldine Mack ‘87 Daniel L. ‘78 & Roberta K. Majeske Brian D. Makohn ‘91 Patrick A. ‘98 & Susan Maloney Patricia W. Marinich ‘06 Patricia Markowicz ‘90 & Mark Wiley James R. ‘84 & Clarissa J. Marter Adam J. Martin ‘08, ‘11 Jennifer Martin ‘12 Vanessa S. Masters-Jun ‘94 Keeli M. Matherly ‘08 Melissa ’06 & Scott McCommon Barbara J. ‘86 & Stephen McCosh Teresa A. McCully ‘99, ‘04 Bertha A. McKinney ‘77 Nora K. McLellan ‘83 Mrs. John Merrill ’99 Caroline ‘66 & Wayne Mertz Jerry ‘75 & Carole Michalsky Charles R. ‘81 & Theresa L. Miller Gina Miller ‘03 Timothy S. ‘03 & Allison Miller Marie A. Mitchell ‘83 Michael Molesky ‘82 & Elizabeth CameronMolesky ‘85, ‘87 Joseph ‘89 & Rebecca Mooney Joseph M. Moore ‘10 Kevin D. Moore ‘08 Charity D. Morse ‘90 Connie A. Murdoch ‘87 David W. Murphy ‘75, ‘86 Donald F. ‘73 & Margaret Musinski Lori A. ‘99 & Tom Natale Margo A. Nielsen ‘89 Robert A. Niven ‘91 Paul J. ‘85 & Susan L. ‘85 O’Connor Richard J. O’Dell ‘84 Richard F. ‘91 & Jane Osentoski Karen J. ‘84 & Paul A. ‘94 Pabalis Brian C. ‘99 & Dana Paluk Margaret M. Peters ‘96 Patrick L. Peters ‘95 Troy B. Peuler ‘99 Kimberly A. Pittel ‘03 Michael E. Plowdrey ‘89 Ashley M. ‘00 & Kevin J. Pockrandt Gary L. Popovits ‘97 Matthew J. Porath ‘97 Rebecca ‘92 & Leland F. Post Deborah ‘86 & Craig Povich Elizabeth ‘91 & Richard Prentice Michael ‘08 & Lisa Priebe Andy Proctor ‘79 & Andrea Colombo Dawn J. Prueter ‘93 Christopher R. Rader ‘06 Stacey Ratynski ’11 Jennifer ‘93 & John Rezler Helen M. Richards ‘73 Robert J. ‘96 & Jeanne ‘06 Riley Kathy ‘74 & Jack Rogers Cecilia Rokosz ‘76 Michael Rowley ‘04 Robert ‘89 & Kimberly Ruppel Janice Russell-Meinzer ‘07 & Frederick Meinzer Nicole M. Salerno ‘11 Jillane McDonald Sandro ‘06 & Christopher Sandro Marilyn E. ‘74, ‘80 & Michael D. Savard Rachel D. Sawley-Wasmer ‘93 & Gregory Wasmer ‘01 Amanda Schafer-Johnson ‘01 & Timothy Johnson Ronnie I. ‘96 & Linda Scheall Anne Marie Schmidt ‘73 Julia M. Schmidt ‘90 David L. ‘78 & Joann I. Schneider Sherrie L. ‘04 & Lucas Schneider Shirley ‘91 & Ken Schnell Sarah A. Schoenlein ‘09 Mary L. ‘85, ‘09 & Robert Schubert Anica ‘79 & David R. Schultz Arleen F. ‘81 & Manfred Schulze Jane Schwarm ‘81 Michelle M. Schwenkler ‘01 Monika B.’05 & Robert Sciba Melissa J. ‘94 & Jim Seitz Arin M. Seldomridge ‘00 Kristen ‘08 & Alvin Shackelford Andrea C. Shay ‘05 Chih-Mo ‘99 & Gwo-Shurn Shiu Robert C. ‘73, ‘85 & Cheryl Simmons James F. ‘70 & Cecelia Simon Kristen L. ‘00, ‘05 & Mark Skiles Stanley ‘82 & Ann Marie Smokoska Mark J. Sosnowski ‘08 Deanna E. ‘98, ‘07 & Dean Sparks Cheryl A. Stachlewicz ‘96 Wesley & Dolores A. ‘84 Stafford Betty Ann Stalker ‘79, ‘85 Matthew ‘01 & Amy ‘01 Stedry Gary C. ‘85 & Janice A. Stefaniak Joshua ‘96 & Tammy Stevens Kevin J. ‘91 & Linda Stevens James R. ‘91 & Hollie J. Streu Alice W. Stricker ‘88, ‘97 Robert ‘99 & Kelli Stricker Catherine F. Sujkowski ‘84 Nick J. ‘69 & Marcene A. ‘79 Surian Shirley A. Symon ‘96 Jay A. ‘89 & Connie J. Szabo Robert ‘99 & Bernice Szczypka Derrick C. ‘74 & Gretchen Tabor Deena M. ‘93 & Thomas L. Terzo Carlton L. ‘94 & Charlotte Thompson Heather M. Thornton ‘04 William H. Tithof, Jr. ‘78 Jaclyn R. Tkaczyk ‘06 Thomas E. ‘00, ‘03 & Kelly Tomczak Kathryn A. Torma ‘08 Bill ‘76 & Joan Trim Rachel L. Trombley ‘10 Jennifer N. Trout ‘00 Kevan C. Umberfield ‘09 Thomas V. ‘93 & Melodie ‘91 Valvano Donald J. VanDaele ‘92 Shelley M. VanDusen ‘05 Robert W. Vermeesch ‘90 & Janis Vermeesch Shirley L. Viera ‘86 Willard D. Wade ‘90 Roy G. Walderzak ‘78 Joseph M. Walsh, Jr. ‘90 Wells B. ‘95 & Rebecca ‘99 Warren Edwin Weinecke ‘76, ‘91 & Eliza Weinecke Eric R. Weiss ‘96 & Kimberly Parthum-Weiss Anne M. Wellman ‘91 Keith A. ‘90 & Kristen C. ‘93 Wenzel Judy M. Werner ‘84 Beverly A. Westervelt ‘82 William ‘07 & Stephanie Wheeler Janice ‘72, ‘03 & Ronald Whiteherse Scott L. Wilke ‘10 Trisha L. Wilke ‘07 Dianne L. Willett-Dalton ‘92, ‘01 & Curtis J. Dalton Malcolm ‘07 & Christine Wilson Jean M. Winther ‘75 Paul D. Wolfe ‘03 Joann A. Wood ‘78 Melissa D. Wozniak ‘96 Sally A. Zimmer ‘91 REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 89 CARDINAL CAREER NETWORK To (re)activate your SVSU email, call or email the alumni office at 989.964.4196 or email@example.com Visit the Cardinal Career Network at svsu.edu/careers A GREAT TOOL FOR SVSU ALUMNI All you need is an active SVSU email to have access to thousands of positions listed in the online job database. Here are a few “fast facts” about positions posted during fall 2012: • 1,607 opportunities were posted, 53 percent of which were classified as “full time” • 44 percent of these postings requested applicants who were “career/degreed, 0-5 years experience” and 33 percent requested applicants who had 5 or more years experience • A sampling of position titles for those with 5 or more years experience included principal, senior financial analyst, nurse practitioner, occupational therapist, senior .NET programmer, electrical systems engineer (product design), senior accountant, graphic designer, and more! 90 SVSU.EDU The Last Word with Maria Vos Carol (Kazmierski) Vos, 1986, B.S.; 2007, M.S.; Maria Vos; Dave Vos, 1984, B.B.A. F our years ago, I was nearing the decision that would determine where I would go to college. While I considered several colleges, my parents fondly remembered their own college experiences and hoped that I would attend their alma mater. For my own reasons, I chose to attend SVSU–and I am so happy that I did. SVSU has provided countless opportunities for me to grow academically, professionally, and personally. I entered SVSU as a new student who had never been far from home. Two years later, thanks to the SVSU Foundation Scholars, I found myself in Rome, Italy, with a fantastic group of like-minded students. I had gone from a small-town teen to a world traveler seemingly overnight, and I found not only that I liked my international experience, but I truly had a passion for travel and culture. I began to see my life in the grander scheme of things. Not long after, I received the great opportunity to work as a tutor in SVSU’s Writing Center. There, I could apply what I had learned both overseas and in the classroom. I continued to get to know and learn from some of SVSU’s star students, and I began to develop my own tutoring style. All of this helped me to discover an overwhelming enthusiasm for teaching. The Regional Education Center, equipped with the very best technology and resources, countless opportunities to grow professionally and an incredibly helpful staff, further affirmed my career choice. Still, my college experience has gone beyond the classroom. As a Kantzler Foundation scholarship recipient, I’ve had the chance to work closely with local business and organizational leaders, utilizing my talents and reaching out to the surrounding community. Some of the activities that I’ve taken part in through this scholarship group include volunteering at a children’s grief camp and working on a beautification project at Bay City’s Kantzler Arboretum. Such experiences demonstrate that being an SVSU student does not stop when you leave the classroom. Each of these opportunities has made the past three-and-a-half years a fantastic experience. I am certain that I will leave here more confident and better prepared in every aspect of my life. I am looking forward to the day when I will begin my career as an educator, able to represent all that SVSU has to offer, all that it has become, and all that it is yet to be. EDITOR’S NOTE: When the editorial board discussed the welcome and “Last Word” letters for this issue of Reflections2013, we thought that, especially in light of the 50th anniversary, President Gilbertson should write the welcome letter and discuss both the changes in SVSU since he arrived and what he foresaw or hoped the future. To anchor that letter, we thought it would be appropriate to have a current student, who has been a beneficiary of institutional improvements author the “Last Word.” Maria Vos is a secondary education major whose parents are both alumni. Programmatic, facility and scholarship opportunities for Maria are the subject of her “Last Word.” — JRP REFLECTIONS2013 MAGAZINE 91 7400 Bay Road â€˘ University Center, MI 48710 Invest in the future of the university and this region.