Honors Program Alumni
Rachel A. Vigil, Class of '00
What degree(s) did you receive from BGSU
I graduated as a double major in ETHNIC STUDIES and WOMEN'S STUDIES.
What were you involved in while at BGSU and in the Honors Program
Womyn for Womyn (Co-coordinator)
Japanese Club (VP at one point?)
Latino Student Union (member)
Student rep on Ethnic Studies Chair Search ....Committee
Honors Student Association (member)
Field writer for The Obsidian (multicultural newspaper)
World Student Association (member)
UCF - Perrysburg Hts. Tutoring Program
...and much much more!
What do you consider your hometown?
In what city do you currently reside?
San Diego, California
What is your current occupation?
Please list other occupations you would like noted in your alumni spotlight.
Client Services Representative
Assistant to the President
What are some significant accomplishments you would like spotlighted
Married on October 7, 2007 to Christian Garcia!
Traveled to Nicaragua in January 2007!
What are some of your interests and hobbies?
Languages - Fluent in Japanese, Spanish, and English. Currently studying Japanese.
Bicycling. Watching many many DVD rentals!
Supporting the San Diego Chargers!
journal-writing, poetry, and good foods and wine!
What are some fond memories you have of the BGSU Honors Program?
My first few days - attending the picnic and participating in the summer reading book discussion group. As an upperclassman I remember leading one of these book discussion groups!
Also, winning the J. Robert Bashore Scholarship one year, and then serving on the selection committee to choose the next year's winners!
Going in whenever I wanted to see Denise's smiling face, and to chat with the ever-wonderful and great listening ear of Susan Darrow.
What impact did the BGSU Honors Program have on your life?
It was a great program for enhancing my academic life at BGSU, providing excellent courses, the favorite of mine being Critical Thinking with Dr. M. Neil Browne.