• James Townsend

SVSU Announces Fall 2019 President's List and Deans' List


There were more than 500 students from Saginaw Valley State University whose determination and commitment to academic excellence earned them a spot on the fall 2019 semester President's List.

Fischer Klein, Emma Trierweiler and Brandon Scheurer, of Portland, are among the students recognized for their academic excellence.

To be eligible for the President's List, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and earn a 4.0 grade point average.

More than 1,800 students from earned a spot on the fall 2019 semester Deans' List.

To be eligible for the Deans' List, a student must take at least 12 credit hours and carry a semester GPA of 3.4 or better.

Students hailing from Portland who were honored for academic excellence include:

  • Rachel Kapcia

  • Karley Goodman

  • Alana Brown

Saginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive university with more than 90 programs of study for its more than 8,000 students. Located on a suburban campus in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, SVSU is committed to a supportive and empowering environment for students.

SVSU emphasizes undergraduate teaching and learning, and community-based research. In 2015, SVSU received the Community Engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, a distinction achieved by only 7 percent of U.S. colleges and universities. By their senior year, 84 percent of students have engaged with community employers and agencies in internships, field placements or some other component of their academic preparation.

SVSU is establishing itself as a leader in STEM education for the Great Lakes Bay Region, partnering with businesses, foundations and school districts to improve students' performance in math and science at the middle school, high school and university levels.

Updated 2/21/20: The initial list sent to The Portland Beacon by SVSU did not include Emma Trierweiler and Brandon Scheurer who were both named to the president's list. This posting has been updated to include both of those recipients.

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