• James Townsend

Portland's Emma Trierweiler among 800 SVSU students to graduate following challenging winter sem


About 800 students graduated from Saginaw Valley State University following the 2020 winter semester.

Among those graduates was Emma Trierweiler, of Portland.

Trierweiler and SVSU's Class of 2020 earned the distinction despite a global pandemic that led many institutions -- including SVSU -- to transition its in-class courses to online and remote learning environments in the middle of the semester.

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.

Image courtesy of Saginaw Valley State University.

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