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Alumni

ONCE A FALCON, ALWAYS A FALCON

Bowling Green State University alumni are difference makers in their fields as entrepreneurs, educators, artists, performers, writers, health care professionals, scientists and innovators. Whether their names are well known or they are behind the scenes, our graduates are leaders in their businesses, organizations and communities, near and far.

You may have the chance to interact with our successful alumni when they return to campus to speak or to visit, or when they offer mentoring opportunities to help a fledgling Falcon find his or her way. Connections are strong among alumni and the campus community.

Some Falcons to know:

Daniel Ayalon ’83
Former Israel Ambassador to the U.S.

Burke Badenhop ’05
Pitcher with the Boston Red Sox

Dan Bylsma ’92
Coach of the U.S. Olympic men’s hockey team for the 2014 Winter Olympics and former coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins

Gregory Charbeneau ’86
Vice president and general manager of Wild Adventures Water & Theme Park

Anthony Doerr ’99
New York Times award-winning author

Steve Demos ’70
Founder and former president of WhiteWave Inc. (Silk brand)

Otara Chandiram Gunewardane ’85
Founder and CEO of Odel, a leading fashion and retail store chain in Sri Lanka and Asia

Steve Hartman ’85
Award-winning CBS news reporter

Chris Hawley ’95
2012 Pulitzer Prize winner for Investigative Reporting

Jennifer Higdon ’86
Grammy Award-winning composer

Shantanu Narayen ’86
President and CEO of Adobe Systems Inc.

Eileen O’Neill ’90
Group president, Discovery and TLC Networks

Mizell Stewart ’94
Vice president of content for E.W. Scripps newspaper division

Jeff Shore ’75
Executive producer-creator of E! “True Hollywood Story”

Maryrose Sylvester ’87
President and CEO of GE Lighting

Nate Thurmond ’63
Former NBA player named to the Basketball Hall of Fame