What our Alumni Say...

One of the defining moments of my life was completing the EMOD program at BGSU.  For eighteen months I was supported and challenged by excellent faculty, while my classmates, a diverse and caring group of people, enriched my learning experience.

Today, I work with senior leaders to help them build the leadership capabilities needed to achieve our organizational goals.  I interact with people from countries around the world, learn about different cultures, and travel to places I would have never dreamed of visiting.  

Not a week goes by that I don’t apply something of what I learned in the EMOD program.  I will always be grateful for the experience."

- Elaine Tombaugh, EMOD Class of 2008


"The EMOD program has helped me become a better manager and leader. I have benefited personally and professionally from this education, and my employers have benefited as well. My MOD experience at BGSU serves as a cornerstone of my career."

- Steve Webster, EMOD Class of 1981


"The BGSU EMOD program allowed me to maintain my work schedule while getting my degree. Being able to work and attend school simultaneously allowed me to leverage what I was learning in the EMOD program to enhance my work performance. Because of this, I have advanced in my career and am sought out by my colleagues to contribute to efforts addressing a variety of organizational challenges and opportunities."

- Danyele Harris-Thompson, EMOD Class of 2004


"The EMOD program provides not only relevant content but also the opportunity for enlightening exchanges with professors and fellow students. The relationships built during the program facilitate learning inside and outside the classroom."

- Julie Patrick, EMOD Class of 2004


"Not even in the Marines did I experience so many leaders who endow similar philosophies, ethics, and professionalism. We have learned a great deal, not only from our professors, but each other . . . I have been able to utilize my new knowledge and apply it in my job and other organizations I work with. An amazing thing happened during the first semester that I had not expected . . . I'm a better leader and person because of my EMOD experience."

- Pa'Trice Pettaway Day, EMOD Class of 2006