College's teacher program moved toward certification in April, 1971.
The college was given preliminary approval by the state board to
train teachers in 1967. In 1968, Alma College would recommend SVC's
graduates for certification in education. Clubs were flourishing
at SVC. Speak Out, a panel of students to explain the views of students,
was created while James Gaertner was President of the student body.
Vanguard was the title chosen for the student newspaper.
The list of
clubs includes: Theater, Drama, Physics, Chemistry, BSA, La Neuter
Generation (Mexican-American group), Bahai, Inter-Varsity Christian
Fellowship, Ski club, Veterans club, Republican and Democratic Clubs,
Students Activities Club. All clubs expanded in1971.
of 1971, the first annual Franc A. Landee Award for Excellence in
Teaching at SVC winners were announced: Dr. William S. Hoffman and
Dr. Gamal A. Elashhab.
was the first faculty member hired by SVC when it started in 1964.
Prior to that, he had taught at Delta College since 1960. While
at SVC he served as the Chairman of the Curriculum Committee and
was a member of the Professional Affairs Committee. He was also
on the Rank and Tenure Committee and served for a short time on
the Admissions and Special Problems Committee. Dr. Hoffman taught
American History, History and Government of the U.S., and a course
on the era from Jefferson to Jackson.
came to SVC in 1969. He served on the Rights and Responsibilities
Committee, the Professional Affairs Committee, and the Faculty Counsel.
Dr. Elashhab taught several courses in the Educational Department
of SVC and was on the sub-committee on general education.
The Valley Vanguard, February 7, 1971.
August of 1971
brought a new program to Saginaw Valley College as it was approved
as a participating institution in the Law Enforcement Assistance
Administration's law enforcement education program.
program, grants were made for city, township, or county police who
wanted to enroll in special law enforcement courses at the college.
Officers who accepted the grant agreed to remain employed in the
department for which they work for a period of at least two years
following completion of the study period.
in the program would take liberal arts courses, but in 1972, the
college had 15 hours of law enforcement related courses to offer.
Liberal arts courses were accepted in the program because it was
recognized that the law enforcement field needed persons with skills
for administration, business operations, and counseling; all of
which could be learned in a liberal arts curriculum.
The Valley Vanguard, August 30, 1971.