Janet Parks Library Fund
Dr. Janet Parks, Distinguished Teaching Professor in Human Movement, Sport, and Leisure Studies retired from a 39-year teaching career at BGSU in 2004. Touched by the countless meaningful relationships she enjoyed with students and other BGSU community members, Janet chose to express her appreciation through a $20,000 personal gift to the University Libraries. During her retirement celebration held in the William T. Jerome Library on August 21, 2004, Janet launched her project to raise funds for the construction of student group study spaces and a cyber café on the seventh floor of the Jerome Library building. Together Janet and her friends raised more than $45,000 to fund the construction of group study spaces, Phase I of the project.
In the spring of 2007, Janet worked with Dr. Joy Potthoff, an associate professor in the Family and Consumer Sciences’ interior design program, and her students who presented design proposals for the 7th floor. The proposals included plans for hanging colored accent canopies from the ceiling, reconfiguring the group meeting spaces and adding a flat-screen television and a coffee bar.
To partner with Janet and friends, designate your gift to the Janet Parks Library Fund through the BGSU Foundation, Inc., Mileti Alumni Center, BGSU, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403. (Cash, credit card, or online giving accepted. For online giving, use additional comments box to designate this fund.)