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SVSU History: SVSU Distinguished Service Award

About the Medallion

The Distinguished Service Medallion recognizes the University's most active and effective friends. It is the most prestigious service award presented by Saginaw Valley State University.

Award Recipients

SVSU Distinguished Service Medallion

  • 2000 - B. J. Humphreys
  • 2002 - Linneaus & Phae Dormna
  • 2002 - Thomas & Ginger Marx
  • 2003 - Grant Schaefer
  • 2004 - Robert J. Vitito
  • 2005 - Morrison & Julie Stevens, SVSU Foundation Board, SVSU Family Business Program
  • 2006
    • Thomas L. Ludington, chief judge of the Michigan 42nd Circuit Court
    • Linda L. Sims, director, community services, Consumers Energy's gas & electric divisions
  • 2007
    • Carl Fredericks, president of Fredericks & Associates
    • Barnett Kelly, former vice president and Cchief human resources officer, Dow Corning
  • 2008
    • Ruth & Ted Braun, combined 24 years on SVSU Board of Control
    • Joel Gourgeon, former Michigan Senator
  • 2009 - Robert & Susan Pumford, philanthropists
  • 2010
    • Brian Law, SVSU Board of Control (1995-2008)
    • Susan Vititoe, Chair, Board of Directors, Mashall M. Fredericks Scultpure Musuem
  • 2011
    • Jim Barcia, former Congressman and State Senator
    • David Hall, Brigadier General (Ret.)
  • 2012
    • Alan Ott, Chemical Bank CEO (Ret.)
    • Patricia Shek, Saginaw Arts Patron
  • 2013
    • K.P. Karunakaran, M.D.
    • Barbara Mitchell, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Volunteer
  • 2015 - James Wolohan, SVSU Foundation Board
  • 2016 - Leola Wilson
  • 2017 - Terence F Moore
  • 2018 - David Abbs
  • 2019 - Barbara Heller and Waheed Akbar