Alex Fullerton: Portrait of a 2017 SVSU graduate

Less than a year after a roadway crash claimed his left leg - and nearly his life - Alex Fullerton was where he belonged: back at full speed behind the wheel of an Indy-style car he helped build. His perseverance comes naturally.

Fullerton passed a finish line of sorts in May 2017 when he graduated from Saginaw Valley State University with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. The feat was one of several accomplishments the Onaway native earned since the lure of a collegiate race car program convinced him to enroll at the university in fall 2012.

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