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Our Alumni

At SVSU, we believe one of the greatest ways for you to learn what it means to be a student in one of our programs is to hear the stories of our alumni. See for yourself!

Alumni Testimonials

Beth Taylor

"Of the greatest benefit to me of the MBA program were the case presentations requirements and group projects. Now as a senior leader in an organization, I see the need for teaching management students how to successfully use the diverse talents of a team. Additionally, public speaking skills are needed to address various audiences, particularly where ideas are challenged and verbal responses are required. SVSU assisted me to think better "on my feet" which I greatly appreciate."

Beth Ann Taylor, MBA

Associate Director for Patient Care Services
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit
1988 Alumna

Iva Kalcheva

"From the very beginning of my MBA program, I have been closely involved with faculty research. The professors have always been willing to share their knowledge, expertise and experience. Having the opportunity to work with enthusiastic professors on different research projects I discovered the excitement of scientific curiosity. I am deeply indebted to the MBA faculty for inspiring and encouraging me to pursue a career in academia. I love both, the excitement of searching for answers in my research work and the enjoyment from sharing my knowledge as a teacher in the classroom. I am happy with my career choice I made while at SVSU."

Ivalina Kalcheva, MBA, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona
2001 Alumna

Arthur Oneal

"The Leadership and Public Administration program (currently, the Administrative Science program) was great for me! SVSU was a better fit for me than any other university. The faculty and staff were always accessible, especially Dr. Donald Bachand. As a non-traditional student, it was exactly what I needed. SVSU was a great place to be and it played a very important role in the opportunities I've had over the years."

Arthur O'Neal II, MA

Chief of Security, Saginaw Public Schools
2004 Alumnus

Matthew Lefler

"The flexible program has allowed me to choose classes that apply to my specific content area. These classes and the methods/content presented are directly influencing my teaching and positively affecting students at Reese High School."

Matt Lefler, MAT - Natural Science

Teacher, Reese High School
2002 Alumnus