Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: The “four R’s” to success
Eileen O’Neill ’90 said she can trace her enormous success to the “four R’s”—relationships, responsibility, risk taking and working “really, really hard.” O’Neill, the brains behind such hit shows as “19 Kids and Counting” and “The Little Couple,” truly paid her dues to reach her current position of Global Group President of Discovery Studios. O’Neill was the BGSU commencement speaker Dec. 20 and also received an honorary doctorate.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Building a strong leader
Anyone who has come into contact with Hannah Burkhart knows how much she loves being a Falcon. The successful English education major in the Honors College can’t say enough about how thankful she is for her education and the time she spent at BGSU.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Embracing the Unexpected
Jennifer Higdon’s life has been full of surprises. The BGSU alumna and composer admitted during her commencement address on Dec. 19 that much of her success, both personally and professionally, would likely have never happened had she stuck with her original plan at the University to become a professional flutist.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Focused on Success
Nothing was going to prevent Aaren Westmoreland from earning a college degree. While the chips may have been stacked against him four years ago, the Dayton native set a goal to be the first in his family to earn a college degree, and on Dec. 19 he will achieve that goal.
Dec 21, 2014 12:15 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: A deeper understanding of global needs
Kevin McClellan ’14 is a Paul D. Coverdell Peace Corps Fellow who just received his MA in Cross-Cultural & International Education (MACIE) — including a public health cognate — that builds upon his education and food security work with the Peace Corps and Red Cross in West Africa.
Apr 14, 2014 7:30 AM: $20 million gift to benefit BGSU men’s basketball and the Hancock County community
The generosity of Findlay native William Frack continues to grow. The value of his gift to the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, benefiting the Bowling Green State University men’s basketball program and community needs in Hancock County, has nearly doubled to about $20 million since it was initially announced in 2011.
Dec 15, 2014 9:08 AM: BGSU to hold commencement Friday, Saturday
Nearly a thousand students will begin 2015 as graduates of Bowling Green State University. During BGSU’s 281st commencement exercises in the Stroh Center, at 7 p.m. Friday (Dec. 19) and 10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 20), 965 diplomas will be awarded, including associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Sep 15, 2014 7:00 AM: Falcon Family of the Year
At 23 years old, graduate student Antoinette Newsome is the youngest of 11 children. She comes from a very tight-knit family that has shown her strong support throughout her life, especially during her time at Bowling Green State University. That’s why the Newsome family was chosen as the 2014 Falcon Family of the Year. They were recognized at the Sept. 13 home football game, during Falcon Family Weekend.
Feb 3, 2014 6:45 AM: Thriving writers
BGSU alumna Monica McFawn Robinson didn’t expect to win the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction when she submitted her collection of short stories, “Bright Shards of Someplace Else,” to the University of Georgia Press.
Oct 15, 2014 3:00 PM: Former president Paul Olscamp dies at 77
Dr. Paul Olscamp, 77, died Oct. 14 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. The eighth president of Bowling Green State University, Olscamp became president in 1982, succeeding Hollis Moore, who died in office. He served 13 years as president, retiring in 1995.
Apr 21, 2014 12:00 AM: Breaking away to serve
“Our aim is to work side by side with our community partners, learn their story and take it on as our own,” said sophomore Jayna Clemens before leaving on an alternative spring break trip to Goshen, Ind., to promote affordable housing and community development. While the Goshen group donned hardhats and coveralls to renovate an old warehouse into a community art gallery, a second group of students was wading through green fields and forest floors in North Carolina fighting invasive plants. Together they contributed 1,304 hours of service.
May 11, 2014 1:00 PM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Renaissance Man
Richard Larabee always wanted a college degree. On May 9, he got it – marking the end to a 62-year journey.
Mar 24, 2014 6:30 AM: Taking Flight
The community has had its first look at a fleet of planes and an architectural rendering of a new flight center that are part of a partnership for flight training at Bowling Green State University. The enterprise will provide greater opportunities for students, along with helping fill the world’s growing need for trained pilots and other employees in the aviation industry.
BGSU Cheerleaders Win National Championship
Bowling Green State University’s co-ed cheerleading squad clinched a national championship Saturday, Jan. 18, at the 2014 Universal Cheerleading Association College Cheerleading and Dance Team National Championship.
Oct 20, 2014 7:00 AM: Freddie and Frieda find true love
Hair matted, dripping with sweat, exhausted — not exactly the ideal shape to be in when meeting your future spouse. But those were the circumstances that sparked an early connection between 2008-09 Freddie and Frieda Falcon mascots Brendan Carroll and Courtney Hollister. Six years later, they're getting married.
Jul 7, 2014 7:30 AM: New Places, New Spaces
Construction brings more improvements to BGSU
Dec 18, 2014 10:45 AM: Bowling Green named one of the ‘Best College Towns in America’
When students arrive at Bowling Green State University, they will find it’s part of a city that is safe, affordable and provides a number of personal and professional opportunities. These amenities are part of the reason financial website WalletHub recently named Bowling Green one of the “Best College Towns in America.”
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: When Reality Strikes
Her lifelong dreams revolved around music. She sat first chair flute in the top band at Ohio’s Stowe-Monroe Falls High School and she was accepted into BGSU’s nationally recognized College of Music to study music education. Kimberly Lewis thought she was right on track to achieve her goals.
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: Firelands student earns degree at 37
Nicki Chavarria’s path to a college diploma was certainly not typical. As a 37-year-old student, many would think her chances of success were less than average, but every morning she woke up for class she had two great reasons to push forward—her daughters. On Dec. 19, she will graduate from BGSU Firelands with a degree in social work.
Dec 18, 2014 7:00 AM: Class of 2014 Success Stories: A sacrifice for education
From a very young age, Marvin Njoroge’s parents instilled in him the importance of education. Njoroge, who is from Kenya, credits his success to the sacrifices made by his parents. He will graduate from the College of Business Administration on Dec. 19 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics as well as a Master of Arts in Economics.