Class Notes


Roselyn Argyle, 1966, B.A., held the grand opening of Great Lakes PACE in April. Opening the all-inclusive senior care center has been a long time dream of hers and will help the elderly community in our region.


Ronnie Smith, 1972, B.A., published his newest memoir, TRUE STORIES I Never Told My Kids, where it quickly reached the Amazon bestsellers list and was rated #1 in the memoirs of journalists category.


Colleen Booms de Beauclair, 1984, B.S.N., most accomplished SVSU female track & field student- athlete was inducted into the SVSU 2015 Hall of Fame class on September 18.

Trish Burns, 1988, B.A., former director for the Public Libraries of Saginaw accepted the role of director for the Bay County Library System in March.


Heather Young-Nichols, 1999, B.A., released her newest novel Up For Forever this past September.


Katie Booth, 2003, B.A., was named principal of Northville's Silver Springs Elementary School. 

Caroline Cwiek, 2007, B.A., was hired as an Autism Spectrum Disorder Teacher at Clawson High School from which she graduated before attending SVSU.

Tyler Frank, 2009, B.A., was hired to teach social studies at Montague High School.

Allen Hart, 2005, B.S.M.E., led his driver, Regan Smith of NASCAR, to victory at the Nationwide Children's Hospital 200 race.  The former Cardinal Formula Racing student is now the race engineer for JR Motorsports. 

Julie Leach, 2009, B.A., was awarded Technology Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning alongside her colleague for the Frankenmuth School District.

Jennifer McDurmon, 2003, B.B.A., is now a Community Banker for Independent Bank's Saginaw team. She has worked with the company for eleven years in various roles.  

Joseph McDonald, 2002, M.Ed., 2007, Ed.S., is now serving as secondary curriculum director for Anchor Bay Schools after many years with the district.

Jeff Romback, 2006, B.A., joined Brown & Brown Detroit as an employee benefits manager.

Justin Sherman, 2009, B.S., was hired as a sales representative at LaForce, Inc. in Troy.

Brandon Snarey, 2004, B.S., started his first year at Brevard High School in North Carolina as a science teacher and football coach.

Suzanna Williams, 2002, B.A., 207, M.A.T., was hired to teach special education at Frankenmuth High School.


Jill Braun, 2007, B.A., 2013, M.A.T., was hired to teach special education at List Elementary School in Frankenmuth.

Grant Caserta, 2012, B.B.A., 2013, 2013, M.B.A., was hired as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach for Husson University in Bangor, Maine.

Christian Dunham, 2012, B.A., was hired as Director of the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar.

Gregory Gaskin, 2015, B.P.A., was hired as an Accounts Payable Analyst with Title Source, Inc. in Detroit.

Phil Latona, 2010, M.Ed., is now serving as principal of Middle School South in Anchor Bay.

Michael J. Lerchenfeldt, 2012, M.Ed., presented at the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning Conference in Detroit, Michigan. He represented Saginaw Valley State University as a Teacher Leader in the Technology Summit at Stanford University. Lerchenfeldt was selected for the 2015-2016 Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship.  (Pictured)

Tiffany Kapeka von Keltz, 2011, M.Ed., was hired as principal for Goodrich Middle School.

Jenna Stauffer, 2015, B.S., accepted a position as HR Specialist for Marlette Regional Hospital.

Dashonda Woods, 2013, B.S.N., is working as a Registered Nurse at Covenant HealthCare in their Medical Surgical Unit.


Michael Mertz, 2012, B.B.A., married alumna Whitney Walding, 2013, B.P.A., in a 'simple but elegant' ceremony last spring. The two then headed to St. Thomas for a lovely honeymoon. Both accounting majors, the two met on campus at SVSU. 

Colin Ohl, 2013, B.P.A., married Timothy Zlomak on September 3, 2015, his partner of 25 years. The couple reside in Lansing, MI. 

Baby Cardinals

Jamie (Morris), 2010, B.A., and Jason Vassel 2012, B.S.N., welcomed a baby boy, Nathan Donald, on July 29, 2015.







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