Falcon Florida Getaway 2013
Feb. 10-11: Two Great Days To Be A Falcon
Come and celebrate Falcon Spirit with your fellow BGSU alumni and friends at the 2013 Falcon Florida Getaway at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club in Naples, Fla. The event combines two alumni favorites: the Doyt Perry Classic and the BGSU Alumni College.
The 18-hole scramble with President Mazey and Coach Clawson will be played on the beautifully refurbished Naples Golf Club course. A box lunch will be provided at the turn. As always, non-golfers may opt for a spa experience, shopping, beachcombing and more.
Falcon Greats Reception
Catch up with your fellow Falcons — including letterwinners and coaches — and hear the latest news about BGSU Athletics. The reception will feature gourmet stations with plenty of appetizing food as President Mazey and Athletics Director Greg Christopher welcome the Falcon faithful and introduce the Falcon Greats panel featuring Coach Clawson. Don’t miss the live auction that will include such favorites as travel with the Falcon Football team next season.
Falcon Greats Panel Discussion
This group of coaches and letterwinners — including former Falcon and Denver Bronco Dave Preston ’77 — will field your questions and discuss the past, present and future of Falcon Football and BGSU Athletics in general with the help of moderator John Harbal ’72.
Doyt Perry Classic Schedule
Sunday, February 10
10:00 a.m. Check-in begins 10:30 a.m. - Noon Tee times for scramble 5:00 p.m. Cocktail hour begins 5:30 p.m. Falcon Greats Panel 6:30 p.m. Reception
Casual attire … golfers are invited to “come as you are” to the reception.
BGSU Alumni College continues its mission to bring together Falcon graduates who are committed to lifelong learning with the academic resources offered by the University. Join co-director of BGSU’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, Dr. Susan Brown, as she discusses topics that have brought the Center and BGSU national prominence.
Paul Wesley Alday, who leads BGSU’s award-winning Falcon Forensics team, will discuss what has made the program one of the best in the nation. President Mazey will share the latest on BGSU’s Master Plan and the ambitious initiative to re-develop the academic core of campus.
National Center for Family and Marriage Research
Dr. Susan Brown will address the changing living arrangements and partnership experiences of older adults, focusing on the rise in single Baby Boomers and the doubling of the divorce rate among people over age 50. She will also discuss how this is linked to new partnership formation experiences, including patterns of dating and cohabitation among individuals who are 50 and over.
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Falcon Forensics Team
Falcon Forensics has won 60 national team titles since 1919, produced 22 individual national champions since 2005, and has posted the longest winning streak in forensics history, with 10 collegiate forensics association championships. The team’s director, Paul Wesley Alday, will discuss what is behind the program’s long-standing success.
Luncheon – BGSU Master Plan
BGSU has completed the largest building program in its history, including two residence halls, two dining centers, the Stroh Center and The Wolfe Center. The University is now in the process of re-developing the academic core of campus to continue its legacy of academic excellence and service to students and the community.
BGSU Alumni College Schedule
Monday, February 11
8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast;
9:15 a.m. National Center for Family and Marriage Research,
Dr. Susan Brown
10:15 a.m. Planned Giving Session
Kirk Ross and Jaclyn Schalk
11:15 a.m. Falcon Forensics Team,
Paul Wesley Alday
12:15 p.m. Luncheon – BGSU’s Master Plan
Closing remarks by BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey
Business casual attire
To register for the Falcon Florida Getaway, download the form or call toll free 888-839-2586.
Special Falcon Group rate available at the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for those Falcons who would like on-site accommodations. The 125-acre resort is the only property in southwest Florida that offers guest rooms located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Guests can take advantage of a white-sand beach within sight of the Naples Pier, along with tennis, a full-service luxury spa and fitness center, beachfront pools and whirlpools, and much more.
Call 1-800-237-7600 to reserve your room by Jan. 13, 2013. Be sure to mention your BGSU affiliation to get the special group rate of $259.