than 500 people gathered in O'Neill Arena to celebrate SVSU's 30th
anniversary on November 13. Charles Curtiss, a member of the university's
Board of Control since its inception, was master of ceremonies at
a noon luncheon. Other featured speakers included Roslyn D. Argyle,
the first graduate of Saginaw Valley College in the class of 1966.
Other highlights were a 45-minute retrospective slide show, music
and an anniversary cake.
SVSU President Eric R. Gilbertson summed up the occasion. "What
we hoped was going to happen is what happened. Hopes became a reality.
I think of the university as a work of art. The university is here
because of a lot of people who made a lot of decisions."
SVSU computer network was installed and fully operational by November.
The network provides access to e-mail and the Internet.
plans moved forward on a $38.5 million expansion program that included
the Business and Professional Development Building (later renamed
West Complex), approved by the state in 1992, and an expansion of
the Leland L. Doan Center. In addition to providing modern kitchen
facilities and more open food services areas, the Doan expansion
would physically connect Doan Center with the new Business and Professional
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