From Personality profiles

Seeds at the Center

For SVSU’s Writing Center, what began as a seedling of an idea two decades ago has sprouted branches that today touch communities on the other side of the planet.

Craft of a Career

Like the late artist whose life’s work she oversees, Marilyn Wheaton sculpted a legacy of her own in the arts world.

Hitting her stride

Coming off her final — and best — season on the SVSU women’s cross-country team, Allison Dorr is eyeing a school record.

The scorecard of life

Life tossed James Peoples a curveball at the age of 3, when he was diagnosed with cancer. Now the SVSU baseball team is helping him swing back.

The Carmona legacy

Scott Carmona and his family made a name for themselves as entrepreneurs and philanthropists. Now that name will be associated with SVSU’s business education.

Remembering Evan

One year after the tragic death of Evan Willman, a tight-knit group of students honored their fallen friend, and a university granted his mother’s wish.

Making of the mechanic

A sense of fatherly duty led John Leonard to mentor his daughter’s high school robotics team. Inspiration kept him in the role long after her graduation.

The dream-makers

Two education alumnae are applying lessons learned at SVSU to a children’s book series that is taking them — and readers — to thrilling new places.

Rebound

After a devastating knee injury, Emily Wendling could have abandoned her college basketball career. Instead, she aimed for SVSU’s record books.

Robotics reign in Kingston

Quiet, rural landscapes surround Kingston High School. Inside its classrooms, though, Matt Ferguson is pushing the boundaries of science, technology and artificial intelligence.

The Lewis legacy

More than two decades after his death, Napoleon Lewis Sr. remains a beloved figure for a campus community that considered him a father figure.

Son of Saginaw

Judge Manvel Trice III wields a gavel for justice in his hometown. But his community ambitions reach beyond issues of law and order.