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May 5, 2016

Scott Stanford: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

On a warm October day in 2011, on Michigan Tech University’s football field, Scott Stanford experienced one of his first feelings of success at Saginaw Valley State University.

May 5, 2016

Marianna Cuevas: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Marianna Cuevas knows that leaving SVSU to take the next step toward fulfilling her professional ambitions will be bittersweet.

May 5, 2016

Emily Short: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Emily Short demonstrates her passion for environmental preservation through her studies and her everyday life.

May 5, 2016

Christina Swain: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

From the moment she arrived at Saginaw Valley State University, Christina Swain knew exactly what she wanted to accomplish.

May 5, 2016

Nicole Calandrino: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

In the depths of a Utah canyon, Nicole Calandrino received a phone call with news that made her want to shout with joy from a mountaintop.

May 5, 2016

Madeline Lefere: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

If teaching isn’t in Madeline Lefere’s DNA, she was certainly empowered with the role of educator at a young age. It’s a role she doesn’t plan to relinquish as an adult.

May 5, 2016

Kimberly Salwey: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

The sight of those T-shirts still makes Kimberly Salwey smile.

May 5, 2016

Keshara Mumford: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Keshara Mumford remembers what it was like to search for purpose in life. The Detroit native enrolled at Saginaw Valley State University initially as a criminal justice major, but spent much of her first year unsure of the decision — and her future.

May 5, 2016

Emmanuel Avelino: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

The funeral invitation came from a stranger ...

May 5, 2016

Dustyn Tubbs: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Dustyn Tubbs is ready for the next upgrade.

May 5, 2016

Chi Weng: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Chi Weng is more than adapting to the idea of wearing a red ceremonial robe during the May 2016 Saginaw Valley State University commencement ceremony.

May 5, 2016

Ashli Maser: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Ask Ashli Maser about her passions, and she will respond at first with a wide, white smile.

May 4, 2016

First graduates of historic joint degree program set to cross stage

Saginaw Valley State University and its sister institution, Ming Chuan University, are preparing to celebrate the first graduates of the schools’ innovative joint degree program.

May 3, 2016

Brandon Jones: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Brandon Jones describes himself as a man of purpose. He does his best to fulfill his genuine purpose every day at SVSU.

May 3, 2016

Riley Hupfer: Portrait of a 2016 SVSU graduate

Lending a helping hand to the community has been at the core of Riley Hupfer’s character throughout his time at SVSU.

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