Our Gaylord site serves students in north-central Michigan wishing to complete their undergraduate degrees and/or earn master’s degrees.
View upcoming program start dates. For those applying to an associate or undergraduate program: all admissions must be submitted prior to the mandatory orientation. See orientation dates below.
Degree Completion Programs
- Family Relations Education (BA) | please contact your admissions representative for more information
- Nursing (RN-BSN) | Starts April 5, 2018
- Organizational Management (BS) | Starts March 5, 2018
Graduate Degree Programs
- Business Administration (MBA) | please contact your admissions representative for more information
- Nursing (RN-MSN) | Starts April 5, 2018
80 Livingston Blvd.
Gaylord, MI 49735
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Phone: 800.968.0011, ext. 4300 | 989.705.3740
Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Audra Leininger, Admissions Specialist
Contact Audra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (989) 705-3740.
Hometown: Hanover, MI
Education: I graduated from Spring Arbor University in 2004 with an individualized degree in Communication in Ministry and a concentration in Global Studies.
Interests: I love adventure! Whether that is in the form of my physical activities or my walk with Jesus, I love to explore and experience adventure. I enjoy hiking, running, traveling, baking, cooking, creating, and dreaming. I’m also passionate about mountains and exploring beautiful places.
Faith statement: As the daughter of a Free Methodist pastor, I was blessed to be raised in a Christian home. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was five, and have grown in both my knowledge and understanding of what that really means. I deepened my commitment and walk with God at various points throughout my life, but God really began a new work in my heart in 2006. I encountered a major breaking point in my life, and God invited me on a journey to pursue Him like never before. I accepted, and I’m happy to say I’ve never been the same! I have truly experienced the transforming power of the love and presence of God.
Statement of purpose: I am passionate about helping others pursue their dreams and reach their potential, and I believe there is no better place to begin the journey than with the experience and education offered at a Christian university. I have always been drawn to the excitement and possibility that surround the college years. In fact, as soon as my older siblings began receiving college catalogs in the mail (when I was in the 4th and 5th grades), I spent hours looking through them and figuring out my four-year plan for each of my degree interests. Choosing a college can be a exciting, yet overwhelming experience, but I believe SAU has an amazing amount of opportunity to offer you.
Melissa Luebke, Admissions Representative, Site Coordinator
Contact Melissa at email@example.com or call (989) 705-3740.
Hometown: Midland, MI
Education: I recently received my bachelor’s degree in Family Life Education from Spring Arbor University and will continue on to the Masters in Social Work program this fall.
Interests: I like to stay active and on the go! As a volunteer leader in an organization that enriches lives through physical and social activities, I’m an active participant in variety of races and community events. I recently signed up for my first marathon! In addition to running, I also enjoy swimming and hiking. In my downtime you’ll find me in a coffee shop with a good book or on the yoga mat.
Faith statement: My grandmother was the one who introduced me to God and continues to lead me on my faith journey. As an adult I find comfort in knowing that God has an ultimate plan for me and continues to instill purpose into my life.
Statement of purpose: As a working adult and a recent graduate, I know firsthand how challenging navigating higher education can be. My life was forever changed during my degree completion program. I want to share the transformative experiences that Spring Arbor University has to offer and connect students to our unique faith based community.