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Anne DaHinden '96

I have a degree in graphic design from BGSU, but I left the field to become an elementary teacher. I use Art Integration Techniques from my experience as a Graphic Designer at BG to bring passion and a new level of learning to my 2nd Grade Classroom.

Jason Lady '99

Jason Lady '99 - I minored in creative writing at BGSU and I am excited to announce my first novel, Monster Problems, will be published in December of 2019 from Black Rose Writing. Monster Problems is a middle grade humorous fantasy story starring a boy who obtains a magic pen that everything he draws with it comes to life. Before he knows that, he draws a monster he envisions getting his bratty little brother. Now the monster is real and he and his brother are the only ones who can see it. How will Brad fix his monster problem before it's too late?

Brittany Magill '14

I recently got married to my Falcon Flame, Ben Magill (‘14)!

Tiffany Wolf '14

I’ve been a paralegal for 3 years now, after graduating with a Criminal Justice degree! I’ve been happily married for 7 years and we have a daughter, Jacqueline Sue, who is our world, and turned 2 in May. She’s visited BG twice and we’ve made a tradition of taking her picture with the new(er) letters by the student union.

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Lucie Manfreda '18

I married my Falcon Flame, Anthony Manfreda, and we just had our first baby, Brynn, this past year!

LaToya White (Formerly Miller) '08

Falcon Flames Terrel White (BGSU 2007) and LaToya Miller (BGSU 2008) got married on October 26, 2019!

Christopher Scott

Christopher Scott

Just began as the Director of the Collective PAC the one of the largest black political PAC's in the country. Additionally I was accepted into American University to pursue my second masters degree, this time as a Master's in Education Policy & Leadership.

Martin Cooper

Martin Cooper '80

Recently celebrated 40 years in a career that started two days after graduating from BGSU as a computer science major, developing geoscience programs and databases, and migrating them from mainframes to scientific workstations, now to the cloud and PCs. Thank you, BGSU, for the education that started this interesting - and continuing - journey!


Mark R. Adkins '83

I work within Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park in Buena Park, California (Owned by Cedar Fair in Sandusky, Ohio.) Kaman's Art Studio's Leather Shoppe is my work location at Knott's Berry Farm. Kaman's has an office location at Cedar Point. My first job in High School(Vermilion '79) was in 1978 at Cedar Point! I worked summers from 1978 -1983. I proudly graduated on May 7th, 1983 with my Bachelor of Science in Business Administration! And now, nearly 40 years later, I am bookending my work career at a Cedar Fair (Cedar Point) location! I want to participate in the new 2020 Amusement Park Degree Program BGSU has created. BGSU and Cedar Point have shaped my career and life choices. Ay Ziggy Zoomba!

Lisa Van Scyoc '86

In August, I became the Director of the Baldwin Wallace University Women's Chorus in addition to this being the third year as Supervisor of Student Teachers in the Music Education Department.

Sarah Burns '18

BGSU Football gave Christian and Sarah Burns (Sarah Hercules) the best wedding gift any Falcon Flames could hope for: BGSU beat TSUN the same day as their wedding!

Katie Begin '15

I work for the Boston Beer Company and I was a part of the team that got to participate in the opening bell for the NYSE on August 30. The brand that was highlighted was Truly Hard Seltzer, one of the brands I work on. I used to be a cheerleader at BGSU and was on the national champions team in 2014. I was able to use my game day skills during the NYSE opening bell ceremony to pump up the crowd. Ay Ziggy!!!

Lorraine Ybarra '12

My husband Christopher graduated from BGSU in 2008 with his bachelor's in Supply Chain Management. In 2012 I also graduated with my bachelor's in Liberal Studies. We have been married since 2015! We are Falcon Flames. We met on the basketball court at the BG Rec where he saved me from falling on my face. Can you say, “swept me off my feet?!” .....we began dating in 2006 and have four children. Our eleven year old daughter just visited BGSU and already wants to be a Falcon!

Michelle Venorsky '98

In 2013, I launched an intentionally small hybrid PR and social media engagement agency called Hello. 6 years later, we’ve grown to a team of 10 — all women, and support brands as larger as Nestle and American Geetings to small mom and pop start-ups.

Dani Beamer '10

I work for Work Leads to Independence (WLI) here in BG! Hubby and I have our Foster/Adopt License and have adopted 2 Future Falcons!! Roll Along!

Joelle Lugabihl '15

I'm approaching my second year as the Volunteer Coordinator at St. Joseph Orphanage in Cincinnati, Ohio. I live in Cincinnati with my fiancee Brian and our dog Kermit. I never thought I could love a job this much or feel so passionate being able to give back to the community. Thank you BGSU for giving me the communication and marketing skills I need to succeed! Talons Up!

Amber Woodford '17

I met my Falcon Flame at BGSU Firelands in the respiratory care program in January 2017. We moved down to Fairfield because Chris Vannest got a job at Mercy Health. We graduated together December 2017.

Dr. W. John Leverence '74

Dr. W. John Leverence, Senior Vice President of Awards for the Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences, served as commencement speaker for the May 12, 2019 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences ceremony at his undergraduate alma mater, University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Leverence has oversaw the Academy Awards for more than three decades.

Daniel Conklin

I recently participated in Ohio State's RUOK? Day which is about suicide awareness and how organizations can help people who are feeling convicted to take their own lives. I represented the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities in promoting the confidential texting service Crisis Text Line, as shown in the photo.

Ronald Litra '75

Ronald Litra moved to Castle Rock, Colorado in May after 29 years in Clarkston, Michigan to be closer to family. We are "home on the range" (the front range of the Rockies) at 6202 feet.

Freddie Walker '09

Currently working as Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Pittsburgh. I am directly utilizing my degree and what I learned at BGSU in the classroom, as well as what I learned in the weight room and on the field during my time as a student-athlete. Ay Ziggy Zoomba!

Suzanne Sopa '87

Suzanne has been promoted to Senior Executive Director of Engagement at Duke Health Alumni and Development. She is also celebrating her 30th year in fundraising!

Solomon Lyobosa Omo-Osagie II '94

My newest book, While in the Wilderness: Essays on Empowerment, Perseverance, and Hope was published and released worldwide in July 2018 by Testimony Publications, Indiana.

Grace Brodberger '15

My fiancé Michael Brooks and I met our freshman year at BGSU. We were both living in Centennial! About two weeks into the semester, I was looking to meet some new people and asked on the Centennial Facebook page if anyone wanted to get lunch. Several of the people that responded are still great friends to this day! One of them being my future husband :) One night he told me he had a surprise for me, and he had us run to the seal at midnight! He kissed me right at 12:00 AM to follow with the tradition that we would someday be married. As falcon flames we went through all four years at BGSU together, and graduated on the same day in 2015! Now we are getting married on June 15th, 2019. I couldn't be more thankful for BGSU for connecting me with the love of my life!

Olivia Buzzacco '15, '17

I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2015, and went on to attain my Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing in 2017. During my undergraduate program, I worked to create a new program which brought undergraduate writing tutors into the University Writing Program (UWP) classrooms, serving as in-class writing consultants. I served as one of the first in-class writing consultants for three years and then taught my own UWP classes during grad school. This past summer, I accepted my first ever full-time teaching job at the College of the Albemarle (COA) in Manteo, North Carolina as an Instructor of English. In my first semester at COA, I worked to bring back creative writing classes to the college for the first time in 6 years.

David Hanson '68

After graduating from Perrysburg High School in 1964, David Hanson received his Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University (1968), his Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan (1972), and completed 30 hours of additional postgraduate study at BGSU. He also studied at the Brevard Music Center and the Aspen Music School. Hanson was the Director of the Orchestra Program for the Findlay City Schools and directed the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Musical Orchestra for 35 years before retiring in 2003. He was on the faculty of Heidelberg University for 41years beginning in 1974 and also taught at Bluffton University, the University of Findlay, and Bowling Green State University. He performed professionally in numerous ensembles including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Symphony, and the Findlay String Quartet. He currently lives in Findlay with his wife of 37 years, Lori (Stelzer) Hanson (BGSU class of 1982).

Kara Miller '98

In December 2016, I received an Impact Award, inscribed with "At any time anyone can be the most important person in an organization," from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for leading efforts to enroll incarcerated individuals into Medicaid prior to release to support their successful re-entry to the community.

Leonard Durso '69, '76

I have just published my sixth novel - "Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights."  It is now available for purchase from my publisher, Austin Macauley.

Dr. Nicole Betschman '00

I was recently featured on the Today Show doing an 80-day obsession for fitness. I will be appearing on the show 4 more times (6/25, 7/18, 8/6, and 8/15).

Lisa Lattanza '85

I was recently promoted to Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. I am Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. I am the Chief of Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery. I am Program Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. I Co-founded a non-profit organization called The Perry Initiative. The mission of our organization is to encourage young women to pursue careers in Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering, 2 fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. We have hands-on programs in 54 cities nationwide and have published impact papers in peer reviewed journals.

James Adams '75

I have a new job as of Jan. 2, 2018: Consultant and Trainer for Omnex, Inc. (Ann Arbor).

Cheryl Mansfield '73

Studying broadcasting and journalism at BG in the early 1970s, we never could have imagined the scope of world-wide communication via the Internet. Thankfully careers evolve with technology and I retired as a writer for the NASA web at Kennedy Space Center. Growing up watching our Ohio astronauts like Glenn and Armstrong, it was fulfilling to be able to help take the NASA story to a global audience, and help finish out the space shuttle years.

Jan Koenig '76

My first novel is contemporary science fiction titled "The Fate of the Andromeda III". It is about the first manned mission to Mars, and what occurs twenty years later. My author webpage is Check it out!

Mark Stein '75

Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from CHADD (Children and adults with ADHD) at their International Meeting in Atlanta in October.

Erin Keller '00

Became the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Nevada State College in July, 2017. My husband Mark, '07, is the Area Manager for Operations for William Hill, a global sports betting company. We met in the fall of 1997, started dating in the fall of 1998 and married in 2001. Our first kiss was at the corner of Wooster and Main streets! We love that our two boys, Will, 7 and Ben, 3, could join the Future Falcon Kids Club from 2000 miles away.

Allison Olenik '16

Ethan Olenik and I (previously Allison Ehmen) married May 20, 2017. We met as math tutors in the Learning Commons in 2013 (me a sophomore, him a senior). He’s a graduate of 2014, and his masters in 2015! I graduated in 2016!

Steven Bailey '97

Head of Local Programming & Creative for WCIU-TV, Chicago, IL. Celebrating the launch of my new morning show, The Jam this past July 2017.

Samantha & Derek Bialowas 2015 & 2016

Derek graduated in 2015 and I (Sam) graduated in 2016. We met at BG my freshman year in 2012. We started dating that fall semester in 2012. December 2015 is when we got engaged. July 15, 2017 is when we got married. We were both part of the Bleacher Creatures while attending BG and we were involved in the Falcon Marching Band. We were also both in Kappa Kappa Psi, the honorary band service fraternity.

Kelly (Smith) Weinersmith '04 & '07

After getting my BS and MS in the Biology Department I went on to get my PhD in Ecology at the University of California Davis. I'm now adjunct faculty at Rice University. I am co-authoring a book on emerging technologies called "Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything." The Biology Department at BGSU did a wonderful job of preparing me for a career in science and science communication. THANK YOU!

Dustin and Sarah Sabo

My Falcon Flame (Sarah Brown '10) and I met while working as Orientation Leaders in the summer of 2009. After dating for a few years and moving across the country, I finally proposed on July 12, 2016, while on a hike in Soderberg Open Space in Fort Collins, CO. On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, we were married at Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, in Estes Park, CO.

Jessica Mager '96

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Jessica A. Mager has been elected to the firm’s partnership. Mager is one of six attorneys elected to partnership by Taft, effective January 2, 2017. Mager focuses her practice in the family law area.

Samuel Torre '72

Retired in February after 49 years in television production as a director and sports cameraman.

Bob Bothel '76

I retired from federal service having served as the Director of Voluntary Education for the Marine Corps in Asia and the National Director of Voluntary Education for the U.S. Coast Guard. After retirement my wife, Toby, and I relocated back to Ohio from Washington D.C. and founded TAB Education Partners. Our company primarily works in STEM Education with a specialty in FAB Labs for K-12, Colleges and Corporations. I consider my four years at BGSU as foundational to all I have achieved. I made lifelong friends and we still annually come to BGSU for Homecoming.

Jason Graff '97

My debut book "In the Service of The Boyar" is out now. Published by Vagabondage Press and available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other discerning retailers.

Dennis Wilson '73

I just published my first novel, "The Grand," a political crime thriller, by Water Street Press.

Jim Daniels '80

Jim Daniels has two new books of poetry published in 2017, Rowing Inland, Wayne State University Press, and Street Calligraphy, Steel Toe Books. He is the Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.

Carl Sabo '77

I was a 1977 BGSU graduate with a BA in Behavior Sciences and Film. I furthered my education in the Performing Arts and later received recording contracts with Emerald Records and Columbia-Bell/Arista Records. Now in my retirement years I still remain a recording artist and voice actor/voiceover in LA, Miami, and NYC. But I still consider my home seventy-five miles east of the campus of BGSU in the great state of Ohio, and attend and support events and programs in the arts and athletics at BGSU!

Colonel Jonathon D. Bailey, Sr. '77

I retired after 34 years & 10 months as a Colonel in the US Army. Most of my units and commands were of medical units. I had multiple deployments in the Middle East whereas one of my most memorable deployments was in Baghdad, Iraq. There I was assigned as the Medical Regulating Operations Officer for the entire battle grounds of Iraq. I was responsible for directing casualty evacuation of all helicopter and airplane movement within Iraq and away from Iraq to the US and our ally countries.

Mary Botta Coffman ' 70, '71

Mary Botta Coffman, class of ‘70 and ‘71 and James T. Coffman, class of ‘69, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 5. They are retired and living in Santa Fe, New Mexico after long careers in journalism (Mary) and the federal government (James). They meet in B.G. Mary’s first day on campus as a Freshman in 1966.

Molly Tolford '12

Celebrating our third wedding anniversary today, and ten years together. We met in our first semester (Fall 2007) at BG, in an art history class. We’re now a family of three, our first baby was born 5/9/2020!

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Amber Staley '12

I am a 2012 graduate of BGSU. I graduated with my bachelors in telecommunications with a minor in journalism. After five years of working as a sports reporter for several newspapers I accepted a job as a high school English teacher in North Carolina. I’ve decided to pursue a masters degree in teaching with a specialization in English 9-12. My estimated graduation date is December 2021, nine years almost to the day from when I earned my bachelors.

Diamond Spratling '18

Diamond recently earned her Master of Public Health degree in Global Health and Community Health and Development from Emory University. She just started a position at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an Applied Research and Translation Fellow. Diamond is very excited to start her position and she is so thankful for the continuous support from her BGSU family.

Kyle Smith '18

I recently received my M.Ed. in Higher Education Leadership from Mercer University and have started my first position in Higher Education at Morehouse College as a Program Coordinator of the RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement)!

Hayley Ford (Woloschuk) '09

Recently started a position working for the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services as a Human Services Program Consultant. I review Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Programs (SNAP) at county agencies and offer guidance to ensure state policies and procedures are being followed. I could not have done it without my Human Development and Family Studies degree received at BGSU.

Jason M. Graff '97

My latest novel, heckler, is now available from Unsolicited Press. It tells the story of lives that intersect inside a failing hotel run by a mother and her son who's just coming of age. It is a story of redemption, self-discovery and escape. Available at the press's website and wherever books are sold.

Karen Craigo '00

I'm the new Poet Laureate for the State of Missouri, as appointed by Governor Mike Parson. I've also been the editor/general manager of a weekly newspaper in Missouri, The Marshfield Mail, for about a year and a half. Life's good.

Brian Self '96

Assistant Vice President at Citizens Securities, has accepted an Adjunct Professor position at Bowling Green State University where he will teach Business Ethics, Law, and Communication in the Master of Business Administration program.

Rachel Barkholz '05

Falcon Flames! Married David Barkholz on December 29, 2007, met our freshman year in 2000.

Madison Shaheen '14

I married my Falcon Flame in June 2018, David Shaheen Jr. (graduation year 2015)!

Kim Fatica '08

A recent episode of CBS network’s The Doctors TV show was built around a transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure cardiologists performed live via satellite from the cath lab at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. I was the technical director for that event, which took weeks of planning on my part. It was the first time in the hospital’s history that was broadcast to a worldwide audience. The photo is the credit roll at the end of the program, which has a live picture from our cath lab showing me as I was watching the fluoroscope from the control room during the end of the procedure. My reflection is in the glass. I’m the Senior Media Technology Strategist for the University Hospitals Health System in Cleveland. Ay Ziggy!

Jacqueline (Gedeon) Minerd '13

Recently married Joseph Minerd on June 30, 2018. Jacqueline now works as a technical and promotional writer supporting the NASA Safety Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The NASA Safety Center works to improve the development of the personnel, processes and tools needed for the safe and successful achievement of NASA’s strategic goals. She began her career as a news reporter and anchor, then served as a communications specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey, and most recently was an assistant account executive at a public relations firm.

Diane N De Hoyos '81

Diane De Hoyos was among 12 women who received a Women of Distinction Award March 29 from the Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC) . The event recognizes outstanding Hispanic women in Texas who impact the country’s economic, political, leadership and social landscape. Diane is associate vice president for purchasing and general services at The University of Texas at El Paso.

Sara (Cutcher) Rolon '12

Since graduating from BGSU in 2012 with a BA in Film Production, I moved to New York to attend graduate school at Brooklyn College where I graduated in 2016 with a MFA in Television Production and met my now husband. We got married in September of 2017 and currently live in Albany, NY with our two cats.

Chad Krukemyer '08

Getting married in July to another BG alum Pamula Vinkler. We both work at Springfield Middle School and we just bought a house in BG in the bird streets on Finch.

James Crawford '10

Moved back to Bowling Green from Austin, TX after 5 1/2 years away. Began working as a Provider Relations Specialist for the Wood County Board of Developmental Disabilities. My oldest son plans on participating in Junior Audition Day at the College of Musical Arts in Spring 2019, hoping to continue the tradition and attend BGSU.

Sharon (Hurley) Short '84

Sharon (Hurley) Short's newest novel is THE WIDOWS, published under the pen name Jess Montgomery, by Minotaur Books, on January 8, 2019. THE WIDOWS is a literary historical mystery inspired by Ohio's true first female sheriff in 1925. Set in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio, against the backdrop of coal mining, prohibition and women’s rights, The Widows is about two women whose lives collide when the man they both love is murdered.

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Michael Schmitt '12

BGSU alumnus Michael Schmitt was chosen as the PACE Organization of Rhode Island's recipient of their Silent Star Award for 2018. The organization uses this time to recognize, and honor, the outstanding community partners, educational organizations, business partners, staff, and caregivers that have helped PACE throughout the year.

Michelle (Sharpe) Visser '03

Michelle was given the Heroes Among Us award by the Boston Celtics for her work with the non-profit she founded, Diaper Circle. Diaper Circle collects and distributes diapers to low income families who cannot afford them.

Barbara Gravel '90

I was featured in a regional magazine called "Area Woman". My article followed my college life at BGSU through to my current job as Production Manager of North Dakota's statewide PBS television network.

William Gilmore '66

I have just published a book, now available on Amazon and Kindle. It is a memoir originally meant for my niece and nephew, and then I got carried away with it. Title: "Dear Jason and Jodi." It is a memoir about my entire life. Subjects covered are many; a life time in aviation, combat in Vietnam, commercial airline flying, small aircraft/ general aviation, my strong relationship with my mother, growing up in a small town in Ohio, the stock market, philosophy, BGSU, speed-from drag racing to Mach 1, Mach 2, and then Mach 3.

Linda A. Marshall '64

Linda A. Marshall '64, Dayton, Ohio, penned a compelling medical-mystery memoir titled "A Long Awakening to Grace" which was introduced at the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation conference in San Francisco in September 2017. Marshall donated 100% of the proceeds from the September conference sale of her memoir and continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from ongoing sales to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.

John Ward '76

Recently retired from the DuPont Company after a 35 year career including the last 20 years as lead legal counsel for mergers and acquisitions. Now continuing to work independently as a consultant.

Robert Leese '00

I retired from the US Air Force as a Major after 26 years in service on Jan 1, 2017. I was posted throughout the world including Naples, Italy; Kabul, Afghanistan, Abilene, Texas, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Pristina, Kosovo; Washington D.C. and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My Falcon Flame is the Consular Chief in Maseru, Lesotho and after following me around the world as I worked for the US Air Force, I am the one following her. We enjoy living in unique places around the world and sharing them with our 15-year-old son, Ben.

Eric Nagel '97

In April of 2017 I was Appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve as Judge of the Fulton County Western District Court. I previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Fulton County from 2003 - 2017, and as the City Prosecutor for Wauseon, Ohio from 2005-2017. I am a second generation Falcon, having followed in my father's footsteps. In 2001 I married my Falcon sweetheart, Kelly M. Nagel who also graduated in 1997. Kelly is a director for Sunshine Inc. (formerly Sunshine Children's Home). We have two teenage sons (possible future Falcons) together.

Michelle Thomas '10

 In the fall of 2006, I met my husband at our new student orientation during the BGX program! We met during the get to know your floor mates activities and started dating right away. We were married in 2013, had our first son in 2015, and are expecting our second any day now!

Amber Stefanski '09

I got married in Ohio on 09-09-2017. Also, this January 2018 I will begin teaching as an adjunct instructor through Kent State University as part of the brand new Ohio TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired) Consortium headed by Shawnee State University.

Dierk Seeburg '92

Dierk Seeburg has joined C+P Furniture Systems as National Sales Manager, North America. For his non-profit involvement, he is moving from being Executive Director of the German School Phoenix to Chairman of the Board. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Sara and his children Hendrik, Hanna, and Hayden.

Jodi Mitchell '95

Recently started my own health consulting business and honored to be a member of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2017.

Todd Music '84

33 years since I met my Falcon Flame Staci Shuber. My Dad (William Music) received his Associate's in Business from BG Firelands in the early 70's. My wife (Staci Shuber) and I both graduated from BG '84 and '87 Twin daughters Sarah and Kelsey in '15 and Sarah Master's at BG on "17. Tyler our son is a Computer Science major at BG. 3 generation Falcons.  

Lois Bonnema Schwartz '62

Writing in my pen name Lois Carroll, I just signed the contract for my 43rd novel to be published. It comes out next year. The profits from all sales of the books I write go to Sophie's Smocks, a service project I run, which sends free feeding smocks to disabled kids and adults around the world. I've made and sent out nearly 800 smocks. If I'm not writing the novels, I'm sewing!

Jan Vinci '78

On November 1, Jan Vinci (BM '78, flute) released her new Albany Records CD “American FluteScape: A Tapestry of Premieres and Classics,” for which she received a Classical Recording Foundation Award. She is Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

James Adams '75

I am employed (since Feb. 2016) by the Vacuum Insulating Glass business unit of Guardian Industries. I was in Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Ohio Kappa Chapter, at BGSU, 1973-75; also belonged to Beta Beta Beta Biological Society while majoring in pre-dentistry at BGSU. I later earned a MBA from Central Michigan University (1981), then a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law (1990).

Terry Casseday Carver '76

40 years after graduating from BGSU in December 1976, I am retiring from BGSU!!  I have worked for the university 13.5 years as an Administrative Secretary in both the Office of the Vice Pres. for Student Affairs and the Department of Recreation and Wellness. Major accomplishments include coordinating Commencement from 2003-2008, serving on Classified Staff Council from 2008-2016, Chair of CSC 2012-13, and was the recipient of the 2016 BGSU Outstanding Service Award for Classified Staff.

Stephanie Loomis '13

Has just joined the greatest Community Relations team in the NFL, the Detroit Lions! Stephanie has the pleasure of working alongside fellow Falcon alum Brandon Scott 03' to engage and provide positive programming for the city of Detroit, MI and its surrounding areas. Special thanks to the incredible staff in the Sport Management department, the BSGU Ice Arena where she spent her days as a practicum student, and the Rec & Wellness team who supported Stephanie's time as Club Softball President/player. Roll Along!  

Jacqueline Gedeon '13

Jacqueline Gedeon has joined Roop & Co., a public relations firm in Cleveland, as an assistant account executive. Gedeon began her career in Montana, where she most recently served as a communications specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

JT Neuffer '96

New position: Director, Career Development Office, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.

Jamie Sampson '10

Jamie Leigh Sampson has been named the Executive Director for the soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy. Since graduating from the Master's program at BGSU, she has also published her first book and started a small music publishing company, ADJ•ective New Music, with her husband Andrew Smith ('09, '14).

Michelle Secic '90

My book was recently published in Russian! How To Report Statistics in Medicine provides the reader with a set of guidelines for reporting statistics in medical research. It features detailed guidelines for reporting and interpreting statistics and research designs common in the medical field. 

Pamela Roberts '72

Finished 12th place in 2016 Age Group National Championship Sprint Triathlon August 14 in Omaha. Son, Royston, also competed.

Janice Tompkins '85

I have been an educator for the past 30 years and retirement is knocking at my door. I can't wait to travel and spend time with my family and close friends. While at Bowling Green, I was very fortunate to meet a group of dynamic young ladies who I admire to the moon and back. The Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated helped me to understand the uniqueness of being a Bowling Green student. 

Pamela Battig '13

I am now officially a marine mammal trainer at Sea Life Park Hawaii. This has been my dream job since I was a kid. I do interactions with guests and love educating people about all the dolphins, sea lions, monk seals and many more marine life.

Lindsey Ribbing '18

I loved attending graduate school through BGSU ecampus! My family and I even flew to Ohio for my graduation so I could meet my peers and professors and see the campus! Everyone was so welcoming, they even threw a welcome party before graduation so we could all meet up! My boyfriend at the time thought so highly of BGSU, he also enrolled for his masters. On June 20, 2020 we got married!

Chris Reynolds '83

Chris Reynolds released his 20th album, Immanent Function, along with a music video for the song, The Magnification. Reynolds describes the 10 songs as a soundtrack for the rite of passage we are now living.

Lisa Jarvis '04

I have been named one of the NEA Foundation Award Winners for 2021. I wanted to share the good news with BGSU! I'm proud to have received my master's degree from BGSU!


Katie Greenwald Zarate '02, '18

I am second generation alumnus of BGSU. My Father graduated in 1974 with his bachelors and Masters degree from Bowling Green State University. I graduated in 2002 with my bachelors in special education and then again in 2018 with a masters in special education and specialization autism spectrum disorder. I am currently an exceptional student education staffing specialist for my local district.  My husband and I were able to witness and celebrate the victory over Toledo at the 100th anniversary with our fellow classmates and their spouses.

Jacob Merrels '19

Recently started at 21st century financial as a financial professional and loving it! Thanks to Bowling Green I came in ready and prepared!

Sarah Parrett '10

My husband and I met at BGSU and got married on August 3, 2019. Our first Future Falcon was born in May!

QuJuan Twilley

QuJuan Twilley '19

I graduated from BGSU with my Bachelor of Science in Social Work in May 2019. I then obtained my Master of Science in Social Work from Wayne State University in April 2020. Now, I have relocated to Columbus, Ohio after accepting a job as a Clinical Therapist.

Christine McGreehan ' 11

My falcon flame, Kyle Rosch (2011), and I got married in June 2018 in Cleveland, OH and recently relocated to Columbus! Hoping to come back to BGSU for Homecoming this year, go Falcons!

Derick Gant '88

Just released my first book. The 24K Life Code. "The only difference between mediocrity and greatness."

Khumoyun Ermatov '18

Got a job offer from Amazon Web Services! I will be working as a Senior Investigations Specialist at AWS in Seattle.

Terry Streetman '09

Terry Streetman (BFA '09) has been promoted to the position of Director of Public Policy & Advocacy for the Alzheimer’s Association Nebraska Chapter. His responsibilities include directing and executing all lobbying and grassroots advocacy efforts for the Alzheimer's Association in Nebraska. Terry’s previous roles with the chapter include Public Policy Manager and Development Specialist. Terry also serves as a foundation board member for ENCOR, a disability services organization, and is a member of the inaugural cohort of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Omaha Rising Leaders Institute.

Christian Miskell and Elizabeth Fassih

Liz and I met on the the tenth floor of Offenhauer our sophomore years at BGSU. A random selection for housing turned into an eternity of love as Liz and I were married on July 1st, 2016. Since Graduating from BGSU, I have taught English education for over five years, and attained an MSEd from the University of Pennsylvania. Liz has attained her Master's degree in American Studies at Baylor University, and attained her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School!

Brittney Moffatt '15

Just bought a house with my boyfriend of 7 years who is also a BG alum ('14). We were also featured on in their side-hustle series as I work full time as a Marketing Coordinator at Lubrizol while also running a marketing agency on the side!

Nancy Lahmers '76

Three BGSU graduates rode their bicycles 3000 miles across the United States. L to R in photo: Pete Sanderson (BS in Computer Science 1976 and MS in Computer Science 1977). Gregg Gerber (BSBA 1976) and Nancy Lahmers (BSBA 1976). They traveled Coast to Coast from San Diego, CA to St Augustine, FL with 41 other riders with Bubba’s Pampered Peddlers. Pete and Nancy are Falcon Flames and members of the President’s Club. They are both retired and live in Columbus Ohio. Gregg Is retired from Heinz and lives in Delaware, Ohio.

Shane Lewis

Officially hired as the new Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Oakland University. Most recently, he served as interim director of Undergraduate Admissions for OU. Other roles since joining Oakland in 2011 have included stints as associate director of Undergraduate Admissions, communications coordinator and admissions adviser. Lewis also spent time working as an admissions counselor at Bowling Green State University in Ohio early in his career.

Rose (Schneider) Krivich '11

I remember sitting in my very first journalism class in BGSU as a sophomore way back in 2008 being completely enamored with the industry. Being able to talk with people, understand them and tell compelling stories all for the benefit of educating people was incredibly fascinating to me. Fast-forward 10 years, and I have been able to turn the invaluable knowledge I learned at BGSU and the experience and skills I learned along the way during my newspaper and magazine days into a dream job in my dream city--Seattle. I'm currently the Content Marketing Specialist for an awesome, innovative and passionate business learning and development company called Fierce. Perks being sitting right in the heart of downtown Seattle with views of the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. I get to use my journalism skills and my passion for understanding my audience to drive our brand forward and engage with our audience. It's been extremely rewarding to get to constantly grow my skills and shape my career within the content space.

Garett Mansfield '15

2018 has been a great year. Got married to my "college sweetheart" (a UNOH grad) in March. Worked my third season of minor league baseball with the Double-A Altoona Curve (Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate). Recently promoted to the Director of Communications & Broadcasting for the Curve and will serve as the lead play-by-play voice beginning in 2019.

Brian Steffens '71

Retired from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute, Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri.

Greg Adams '70

This year, we had a reunion of the Kappa Sigma fraternity (class of 1970-1972). We had 20 fraternity brothers and 6 wives meet in Eugene, Oregon to attend the BGSU vs Oregon football game. Friday night we had dinner at the Steelhead Brewery (photo). Saturday morning we had breakfast at Good Times and watched Ohio State play Oregon State. Then we had a tailgate party and on to the game. Many of us spent additional time in Oregon to sight see. We had our first reunion in Bowling Green in 2003 to watch BGSU vs Northern Illinois. It was the first nationally televised game at Doyt Perry Stadium. Also, ESPN game day was there. Since that time we have had a reunion at a BGSU football game every two to three years. This year was the first time we did an away game. My time at BGSU was a fun and special time in my life and it has been a real pleasure keeping in touch with my Kappa Sigma brothers.

Michael Marsh '94, '96

The Board of Directors of Responsive Caregivers of Hawaii (RCH) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new President and CEO to lead the non-profit organization serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Marsh joins RCH with over 22 years chief executive, fund development, government affairs, community development and civil rights advocacy experience, most recently as CEO of the Toledo Fair Housing Center in Toledo, Ohio. "My life has been devoted to issues of equity, opportunity, and diversity and my academic, personal, and professional experiences have prepared me for my new role at RCH as we work to expand opportunities and create meaningful life experiences for individuals with intellectual disabilities,” stated Mr. Marsh. Mr. Marsh graduated from Bowling Green State University with a BS in Journalism (cum laude) in 1994 and a Master of Arts in American Culture Studies in 1996.

Andrew '11 & Mary (DeMoss) '11 Bosworth

Andrew Bosworth, Class of 2011 & Mary (DeMoss) Bosworth, Class of 2011 married on October 29, 2016 at Lake Geneva, WI.

Greg Robinson '88

Yamaha Golf-Car Company has announced the promotion of Greg Robison to national account manager for the Atlanta-based golf car and utility vehicle company.  

Nigel Purves '89

I recently received my Doctorate in Business Administration from Southern Cross University in Australia and I have now successfully had three articles published in peer reviewed academic journals plus I have been invited to lecture to MBA students. This journey all began at BGSU, still my favorite university, after graduating with an MBA.

Carolyn Fluckinger ' 80

Was a board member of Presbyterian Senior Services in New York City for 15 years. While on the board, we built the first housing in New York State for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This building has been a national model for housing for kinship families across the country. My older brothers, James Flickinger and John Fluckinger, also attend BGSU in the 1970s. We all feel our education has served us well.

Susan Matlack '90

I was elected Regent of the Pittsburgh Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in May 2017.

Samuel Gomer '62

Inducted into Ohio High School Officials Hall of Fame 2014 Track and Field. Officiated State Track Meet 35 Yrs (pole vault). State Cross Country Meet 31 yrs. officiated 3 Olympic Trials.

Jeanette Flory '82

I was selected as a 2017 Woman of Influence by's Real Estate Forum magazine.

Erin Keller '00

Became the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Nevada State College in July, 2017. My husband Mark, '07, is the Area Manager for Operations for William Hill, a global sports betting company. We met in the fall of 1997, started dating in the fall of 1998 and married in 2001. Our first kiss was at the corner of Wooster and Main streets! We love that our two boys, Will, 7 and Ben, 3, could join the Future Falcon Kids Club from 2000 miles away.

Robert Bland, '75

Member of Collegiate Baseball Umpires Association of New England, officiating Division II and Division III college baseball in New England.

Michele Soliz '92

I was appointed by the State Superintendent to serve on the Lorain Academic Distress Commission to monitor the academic progress of Lorain City Schools.  

Brenda Buckwell '79

My new ministry business Living Streams Flowing Water has six pillars of excellence: coaching, training, spiritual direction, retreat ministry, educational teaching, consultation. We have become International within the past two months! We are a three generation family of BGSU graduates and faculty. Dr. Lloyd Buckwell, QAC, Dr. Pat Jordan Buckwell, Music, Dr. Brenda Buckwell, BA, Andrew Lifland, BA. Andrew married a BGSU grad (Heather O'bringer) whose parents (Chris and Ken O'bringer) also graduated from BGSU. It is our family school. Wait another 17 years and see if the next generation Alex follows the family educational tradition.

David Anderson

I am just about ready to celebrate two years as the Director of Development with Wood Lane Residential Services. I am blessed to work with the developmental and intellectually disabled community on a daily basis. I met my wife Jodi (Brubaker) Anderson in quantitative statistics class at BGSU. She was my tutor to help me get through the class and here we are married for 18 years. She is truly my Falcon Flame and we have planted our roots in BG. We also founded together the Heart of BG Project which currently has placed 11 AED's in local businesses throughout Bowling Green.

Anthony Snyder

I've been named the Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board in Neenah, Wis. I'm a BGSU grad along with my sisters Michele (Snyder) Willis and Andrea (Snyder) Kontak. But, I'm also thrilled to report that my oldest child, Emma Irene Snyder is currently a freshman at BGSU!

Fred Hoffman '75

Recently appointed Chief of Staff for Fulton County, Georgia, District 2.

Diane N. De Hoyos '81

Dr. Diane N. De Hoyos received her Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas on December 10, 2016. Diane was one of eleven doctoral candidates to be the first to graduate from the Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Program and the only female. Dr. De Hoyos currently serves in the capacity of Assistant Vice President of Purchasing and General Services at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Nathalie Cosentino '05

Working for Roper St. Francis in Charleston, SC for the fourth year now, continuing my education for my CCS (certified coding specialist ). Also entering my artwork to be displayed at our hospitals thru the "art thru rehab" program.

Glenn Schenk '94

I am a sergeant with the Bay View Police Department. My very first published article in the August/September 2016 edition of The Counter Terrorist magazine is out, and it is the cover feature article no less! It is a "think piece" titled, "Sympathy For The Devil: Moral Inversion And The War On Law Enforcement."

Paul Heyse, '93

I married Diana Smudz in May 2015 and my life has never been so blessed as it is now. My wife is my rock and the love of my life! I'm a local track and cross country historian and analyst. I'm founder and chair for the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame since 2009. I continue to meet very interesting and fun people through track and cross country. I also enjoy covering those two sports as well swimming and bowling for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

Dan Karcher '83

In October, I was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall-of-Fame.

I received my Masters degree in Speech Communications in 1983. I've spent the past 27 years as the play-by-play broadcaster of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the Pacific Coast League. Go Falcons!

Mary Beth Broadwater

On September 3, 2016 in Salzburg, Austria I married Alexander Kollert. Originally I studied abroad in Salzburg during my graduate studies at BGSU in the AYA Program. We continue to reside in Salzburg, Austria where Alex (native to Germany) is a senior at the University of Salzburg and I am on staff with Agape Austria (known also as CRU).

Ahoud Alwarsh '18

 I opened a small Mediterranean restaurant in Bowling Green. Having BGSU staff and faculty who support and care about their students pushed me to the maximum level of productivity on and off- campus. My sister and I had a vision to open a fresh homemade restaurant. After so many challenges that we went through, we made it!

Justin Peters '12

Justin Peters, MPH, FACHE, Ambulatory Care Operations Director with Veterans Health Administration (Aleda E. Lutz Healthcare System) and the United States Navy Reserve recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. 

Brian Botdorf '79

I have retired as a band director, but have started my presidential campaign with the Band Party of America. My slogan is: "Who needs swag when you've got swing? Vote for the king! Brian Botdorf for President 2016!" My goal is to make America musical again. I would like to personally thank BGSU for my success and musical education.!

Updated: 07/11/2023 01:01PM