Spring Arbor University


Our Petoskey site offers a selection of our programs and serves students in the Petoskey area looking to pursue a degree with Spring Arbor University.

Start Dates

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.

= Our Virtual Classroom option combines online learning with face-to-face interaction. Study from home, like in an online program, while still engaging with your classmates face-to-face. If you would like more information about a program, or if the program that interests you is without a start date, please contact your admissions representative.

Degree Completion Programs

Graduate Degree Programs

Contact Information

1515 Howard St.
NCMC Administration Bldg.
Room 40
Petoskey, MI 49770
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Phone: 800.968.0011, ext. 4275 | 231.439.6203
Fax: 231.439.6333
Email: petoskey@arbor.edu

Please send transcripts to Sara Lancaster, Enrollment Specialist:

1515 Howard St.
NCMC Administration Bldg. Room 40
Petoskey, MI 49770

Phone: 231.439.6203
Email: Sara.Lancaster@arbor.edu


Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Admissions Staff

Melissa Luebke, Admissions Representative

Email Melissa at melissa.luebke@arbor.edu or call (989) 705-3740 or 1(800) 968-0011 and ask for Melissa.

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.


Sara Lancaster, Site Coordinator/Enrollment Specialist

Email Sara at sara.lancaster@arbor.edu or call 231.439.6203 or 800.968.0011 and ask for Sara.

Hometown: Petoskey, Mich.

Education: I graduated from Central Michigan University in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and advertising.

Interests: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, watching movies, taking walks along the waterfront, home improvement projects, painting and reading.

Faith statement: I was raised a Christian but have developed a deeper relationship with the Lord over the past several years. I have seen how He provides and realize how truly blessed I am. “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8 NIV)

Statement of purpose: Spring Arbor University’s unique format offers quality programs taught with a Christian perspective which sets us apart from other colleges and universities in the area. I truly enjoy working with students as they prepare to enroll with SAU and change their lives for the better both academically and spiritually.



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