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SVSU Alumni Awards

The most prestigious award presented by the SVSU Alumni Association, the Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to a graduate of SVSU in recognition of distinguished service and accomplishment in any field of human endeavor that enhances the prestige of the University.

Dr. Michael Langworthy, M.D., B.A. 1984
Director of Orthopedic Surgery at Southcoast Health Systems
Retired Navy Captain

College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

David Kowalski, B.B.A 1979
President/Owner of Euclid Automotive Supply

College of Business & Management

Christopher Pryor, B.B.A. 1995, M.A. 2000
Pastor, Victorious Believers Ministries Church of God in Christ

College of Education

Dr. Lynn Squanda-Murphy, D.O. B.A. 1981
Physician, Marshfield Clinic, Hospital & Health Care

College of Health & Human Services

Dr. Jessica R. Bentoski, D.D.S., B.S. 2004
Dentist, Saginaw Pediatric Dentistry

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

The Veteran Alumni Award is presented to an outstanding alum who has served our country with distinction through one of the armed forces, and who also has exemplified their SVSU degree by creating personal and professional successes.

Gretchen Evans B.A. 2013
Retired, Command Sergeant Major, United States Army
U.S. Department of Defense Training Technician

College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

The Young Alumni Award recognizes a Cardinal who has contributed to student and campus life, has a strong affinity for and connection to SVSU, has been recognized for a strong work ethic, and has shown evidence of professional achievement and civic service. This is awarded to an alum within five years of graduation.

Marlin Jenkins, B.A. 2014
Editor for Heart Online

College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

The Future Alumni Award is presented to an SVSU student of junior or senior class standing who has contributed to student and campus life, has a strong affinity for and connection to SVSU, has been recognized for a strong work ethic, and has shown evidence of professional achievement and civic service.

Andrew Jarmon, Accounting Student

College of Business & Management (Dec. `17 Graduation)