|Montique Cotton Kelly '94, '04|
Bowling Green, OH
Montique Cotton Kelly ’94, ’04 is Director of Alumni Affairs and Executive Director for the BGSU Alumni Association, and works closely with the alumni board of directors to implement strategic plans and programs. As a two-time graduate of BGSU, she bleeds orange and brown. Her career at BGSU started in 1996 as an admissions counselor by introducing prospective and incoming students to the opportunities available through their college education. Her work has come full circle. “Providing alumni with meaningful experiences that engage them with their alma mater is a win-win for everyone,” she says. “When alumni are excited about what is happening at their institution, great things can happen.”
|David Glass ’78|
Immediate Past Chair; Foundation Board Rep.; Board Development Committee Chair
David Glass is the chief financial officer and treasurer at AESCO Electronics Inc. in Akron. He graduated from BGSU in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He currently serves the University's Admissions Office as an ASSET volunteer and has served as the Summit/Medina Alumni Chapter leader since 1994. Within his community, Glass also serves on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit and Medina Counties and the Advisory Council for public radio station WAPS. He and his wife, Cindy, have one daughter and reside in Akron, Ohio.
|Anthony Weis ’96|
Anthony D. Weis is a partner with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP in Columbus, Ohio, where he is a member of the corporate and finance practice group that represents public and private corporations on a broad range of issues. He earned a bachelor of science in business administration (1996) from Bowling Green State University and later received a his J.D from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Mr. Weis is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Columbus Bar Association. He currently resides in Columbus, Ohio with his daughter, Alexandra.
|Ron Parthemore ’73, ’89|
Ron Parthemore is president of Strategic Planning Solutions, a marketing and communications firm in Sandusky, Ohio. Previously he spent nearly 25 years at Firelands Regional Medical Center, serving as director of human resources and strategic planning and vice president of marketing and planning. He has also taught several classes at BGSU’s Firelands campus, including business and allied technology and marketing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from BGSU in 1973, and gained additional post-graduate studies in the Organization Development program at BGSU. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from BGSU in 1989. He is currently president of both the Sandusky State Theatre Board and the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Alumni Board, as well as past-President of the Erie County Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Erie County. Ron and his wife Warrenette ('86) live in Sandusky and are the parents of two adult children.
|Karen Dempsey Volke ’74|
Awards Committee Chair
Karen Dempsey Volke is director of development, media and community relations at the YWCA in Dayton. Previously she spent seven years at the Kettering Medical Center Foundation, serving in several roles including Interim President. She also worked at The Children’s Medical Center and United Rehabilitation Services in Dayton in development and public relations roles. She has received the BGSU Distinguished Service Award and is a member of Delta Zeta sorority. She was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Executives, Greater Dayton Chapter, as Outstanding Fundraising Executive 2009 and has held membership in several professional organizations. She has also served on several community boards, including the Centerville-Washington Diversity Council, Leadership Dayton Alumni Association, and The Junior League of Dayton. She received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and English from BGSU in 1974 and holds several professional certifications. She and her husband Edward Volke live in Dayton.
|Scott Irelan ’98, ’02|
Finance, Audit & Investment Committee Chair
Scott Irelan is an assistant professor of theatre at Augustana College in Rock Island, IL. His responsibilities include teaching theater history, dramaturgy and introduction to theater, advising senior thesis projects and researching and publishing. His first book, The Process of Dramaturgy: A Handbook, was published in January 2010. He has received numerous awards for his academic work, including the 2007 Robert A. Schawke Research Award and the 2004 Mid America Theatre Conference’s Emerging Scholar Award. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications from BGSU in 1998 and a master’s degree in theater in 2002. He earned his PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2006.He is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, the American Theatre and Drama Society, and several honorary societies. He is also a volunteer at Safe Harbor Food Bank and Shelter.
|Nicole Harris ’02|
Alumni Development Committee Chair
Nicole Harris is a district sales manager for a medical device company, Kinetics Concepts, Inc. She received a bachelor’s degree in journalism (2002) from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in business (2005) from The University of Findlay, and later acquired her PhD in organizational management (2009) in Capella University. Her work experience includes Johnson & Johnson and Intuitive Surgical. Harris contributed to the students at BGSU by serving on the BGSU Young Alumni Task Force, volunteering as a mentor with the Journalism Department, and creating the Nicole Valek Scholarship for Journalism. She has also worked as an adjunct professor of marketing, management, and leadership. Harris has recently published an article on the relationship between emotional intelligence and medical sales performance. She also is an active member of the Junior League of Charlotte. She resides in the Lake Norman area with her husband, Paul Harris.
|J. Rockne Starks ’88|
Alumni Development Committee Chair
J. Rockne “Roc” Starks is director and senior vice president of corporate insurance for Citizens Bank in Smithfield, RI. He is responsible for the corporate insurance, safety, health and well-being, and loss prevention for the company. He earned a degree in biology in 1988 from BGSU. He is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Certified Risk Managers and Certified Insurance Counselors. He teaches financial institution seminars for the National Alliance of Insurance Education, volunteers at a local golf fundraiser, and teaches Sunday School. He and his wife Lee Field-Starks, a 1986 graduate from BGSU in business, have two teenagers and live in Coventry, RI.
|Daniel Mordarski ’91|
Student Recruitment & Scholarships Committee Chair
Daniel R. Mordarski is the founder and primary practitioner for The Law Offices of Daniel R. Mordarski, LLC. He received a bachelor’s degree with a double major in political science and English (1991) from Bowling Green State University. Mr. Mordarski also earned a juris doctorate (1997) from Cleveland Marshal College of Law, where he serves on the Dean’s National Advisory Council. He is also an active volunteer with the Ohio Supreme Court Mentoring Program, The Ohio Mock Trial Competitions and The United States District Court for Southern Ohio. Mr. Mordaski is actively involved with the Pre-Law Mentoring Program, the Steven Ludd Scholarship and the DeCrane Leadership Foundation. He currently resides with his wife, and Falcon Flame, Mindy in Columbus, Ohio.
|Fran Voll ‘68|
University Board Representative
|Board of Directors|
|Karmen Concannon ‘91|
Bowling Green, OH
|Gregg DeCrane ’69, ’74|
Sunset Beach, NC
Gregg DeCrane (1969 & 74) retired in 1999 as the Dean of Students and Asst. Vice President of Student Affairs after 30 years of service to BGSU. After five years selling real estate in Bowling Green, Gregg and his Falcon Flame wife Darlene (1969 & 79) relocated to Sunset Beach North Carolina where he is serving his second term as President of the Sea Trail Resort Master Association. He is also involved in a cancer support group and is helping to establish the Coastal Carolina Alumni Association. His two daughters both relocated to Ohio in the past year.
|Luci Gernot ’71|
Bowling Green, OH
Luci Gernot spent 32 years as an educator in Northwest Ohio. She lives in Bowling Green and volunteers her time to several organizations including Junior Achievement, Wood County Youth Olympics and Bowling Green Exchange Club. Luci is a 1971 graduate of BGSU with a bachelor's degree in Education. Many opportunities to serve BGSU have arisen from her appointment to the BGSU Alumni Board of Directors. Luci and her husband, George (Class of 1971, too!) have four children. Justin, Carli and Nicki live in Chicago, and Seth lives in Pittsburgh.
|Jack Hott ’70, ‘91|
|Iris Jones ’74|
Iris Jones is a business development strategist at one of the nation’s oldest international law offices. After earning a bachelor’s degree from BGSU she earned a law degree from Texas Southern University. Her first job after law school was as an Assistant Attorney General of Texas in 1978. From there she worked as the Director of the Law Department for the City of Austin and then went into private practice as a shareholder with two prominent Austin law firms before establishing Iris Jones & Associates PC. She practiced law for over 23 years. As an instructor at the WJF Institute in Austin, Iris trained and coached hundreds of senior-level partners in global law firms on client development and relationship management. In 2003, she joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as the client services advisor.
|Michelle Remeis ’92|
Bowling Green, OH
Michelle Remeis is co-owner of Mecca Management Inc., in Bowling Green. She has been with the family-owned business since 1994. Remeis received her bachelor's degree in fashion merchandising from BGSU in 1992. She is active in the Bowling Green community volunteering for American Cancer Society fundraisers and her children's school. She and her husband, Mark '91, are the parents of two children, Tyler and Kelsey, and reside in Bowling Green.
|Robert Stanton ’72|
Bob Stanton is retired from the Dallas County Community Supervision and Corrections Department and lives in Frisco, Texas. He graduated from BGSU in 1972 with a bachelor's degree in psychology. Having gone through the ROTC program, he received his commission in the Air Force. He worked in both public and private education prior to criminal justice. He now volunteers with Meals on Wheels as well as in greeting military personnel as they return to the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. He is a founding member of BGSU's Dallas Alumni Chapter and served as its activities chair.
|Dorothy Tucker ’58|
Los Angeles, CA
Dorothy M. Tucker is a police psychologist with the Los Angeles Police Department and a consulting professor with Saybrook. She received a bachelor’s degree in education (1958) from Bowling Green State University, a master’s degree in counseling from the University of Toledo. She earned a doctorate of philosophy in counselor education and school psychology from Ohio State University as well as a second doctorate from the California School of Psychology. Dr. Tucker has received several awards including, the 2001 Mentor Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Bowling Green State University in 1998, the Helen Marguiles Mehr and Silver Psi Awards from California Psychological Association, in addition to numerous awards from the California state legislature and the community. Dr. Tucker is a founding member of such community outreach groups as the Black Woman’s Forum, One Hundred Black Women and Families in New Directions/Crenshaw Consortium, she is also a co-founder of the Black Pioneer Scholarship Fund at Bowling Green State University. Dr. Tucker has been named as a appointee by the Chief Justice of the California as Chair of Judicial Council of California/Administrative Office of the Court to the Access and Fairness Advisory Committee, Council Judicial Education and Research (CJER) Fairness Education Committee and the Procedural Fairness Committee. These are all committees of the Judicial Council of California. Dr. Tucker currently resides in Los Angeles, California.
|Jay Winner ‘72|
New Bremen, OH