2004 Accomplished Graduates
Adam C. Eibling '96 of Port Clinton, Ohio, is director of business development for the Midwest for Covenant Care Inc., based in Aliso Viejo, Calif. He is a consultant for 10 Midwest facilities in Ohio, Indiana and Illinois, where he develops and implements new programming. Eibling was the director of public relations at Fairview Skilled Nursing & Rehab Center in Toledo for two years and director of resident services for Harborside of Sylvania in 2000. He is a licensed social worker and a certified instructor for the Crisis Prevention Institute. Eibling received his bachelor's degree in social work from BGSU in 1996.
Dr. Marie May Watson '86 of Stevens Point, Wis., is an associate professor in communication disorders at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Watson previously worked at Central Michigan University as a professor, associate professor and assistant professor. She worked as a speech pathologist at Kobacher Psychoeducational Center at the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and at Grafton State School in North Carolina. Watson was nominated for the BGSU Outstanding Alumni Award for the College of Health and Human Services in the fall of 2003 and received the communication disorders "Golden Hand" award presented by graduate and undergraduate students in communicative disorders. In 1999 she co-authored More Than Playing Around, with accompanying software by the same title, as well as the software Phonological Practice: An Electronic Workbook. Watson earned her bachelor's degree in 1979 from the University of Wisconsin-Steven's Point, master's degree in 1981 from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and her doctorate from BGSU in 1986, all in communication disorders.
Dr. Christine Potokar Fischer '89 of Richmond Heights, Ohio, is an assistant professor in the division of geriatric medicine and staff physician at University Hospitals of Cleveland. Since 1999 she has been a staff physician in the Hanna House Skilled Nursing Facility and Judson Park Retirement Community. Potokar is an instructor/preceptor for geriatric fellows in inpatient and outpatient geriatric care, nursing home care and skilled nursing care. She is also an instructor for third-year medical students, medical residents, GYN residents, GY residents and nurse practitioner students in outpatient geriatric care. She previously was a medical technologist in the microbiology lab at University Hospitals and in the hematology lab in the University Hospitals Ireland Cancer Center. Potokar earned her bachelor's degree from BGSU in 1989 and her doctorate of medicine from Case Western Reserve University in 1995.