A sisterly bond and love of competition helped the Francisco siblings make a splash on SVSU’s swimming and diving team in 2018.
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.
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.
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.
After a devastating knee injury, Emily Wendling could have abandoned her college basketball career. Instead, she aimed for SVSU’s record books.
General Motors’ global social media guru answered our questions in a forum she knows well: Twitter.
Sometimes history happens by accident. Just ask SVSU’s original student.
Quiet, rural landscapes surround Kingston High School. Inside its classrooms, though, Matt Ferguson is pushing the boundaries of science, technology and artificial intelligence.
More than two decades after his death, Napoleon Lewis Sr. remains a beloved figure for a campus community that considered him a father figure.
Judge Manvel Trice III wields a gavel for justice in his hometown. But his community ambitions reach beyond issues of law and order.
To find himself, theatre major Donté Green first had to transform into someone else.
Injured by a mortar explosion in Afghanistan, 27-year Army vet Gretchen Evans returned home looking for a new mission. She found it with the help of (wo)man’s best friend.
Brian Thomas’ world came to a halt the day his wife died. Using the love of his sons and the strength of his legs, he found a way to move forward again.
Before building a successful business and a passionate following as an exercise advocate, Sarah Fechter faced a family tragedy that changed her world.
After 33 years and a lot of love, Merry Jo Brandimore’s career in shaping student life at SVSU came to a close.
Disease wrecked her childhood and tragedy nearly ended her life as an adult, but for Jaeleen Davis, adversity is a cue to spread her wings.
A chance encounter brought Gene Hamilton to SVSU; nearly a half-century of fulfilling challenges and lasting friendships followed.
An existential mystery inspired Billy Dexter to retrace his path to success. The footprints led him back to SVSU.
Some might say Julie Berkobien’s life reads like a Hollywood movie script. And she wants to be the screenwriter.
After a 34-year career in music at SVSU, Bill Wollner is preparing to play one last, perfect note.