Meet the Young Alumni Council

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LAUREN DIEHL '16

Major:  Supply Chain Management and International Business with Entrepreneurship Minor

Occupation:  Purchasing Analyst - Toyota

Why I’m involved with YAC:  The reason I chose to get involved with YAC is because it is an opportunity to give back to the University. I had an incredible four years at BGSU and I would like students to continue to have the same experiences in the future. The faculty and staff at BGSU truly make it a special place. 

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ASHLEY HILLIS '16

Major:  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration; specialization: Supply Chain Management

Occupation:  Japan Supply Parts Buyer/Planner at Honda North America, Inc.

Why I’m involved with YAC: While I was a student at BGSU, there were many opportunities I found personally fulfilling and I want to ensure these same programs, and others, are still here for the next generation of Falcons.  I would not be where I am professionally, or in life, without the experiences BGSU provided me with.  I want to continue to encourage positive change and growth on this campus even as an alumna.

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KELSEY MUSIC '15

Major: B.S. in Business Administration with specializations in Marketing and Management

Occupation: HR Generalist

Why I’m involved in YAC: I am involved in the YAC because BGSU means so much to me and I want to help it continue to be a wonderful place to live, learn and grow.

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MATT OSTROW '13

Major:  Sport Management

Occupation:  Marketing Consultant FC Kansas City

Why I’m involved in YAC:  I am involved with the YAC because I enjoy being connected with other Falcons throughout the country. During my years at BGSU, I learned so much and grew from my experiences. At BG I was a brother in Alpha Sigma Phi, danced in Dance Marathon, and participated in multiple service events. Through the YAC I want to continue to be involved with the great alumni of BGSU.

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J. CHRISTIAN PIAZZA '15, '16

Major:  Undergraduate, Sales & Services Marking; Graduate, Master of Business Administration

Occupation:  Financial Advisor, Wilcox Financial

Why I’m involved in YAC:  BGSU changed my life. The experiences I had and people I met during my Falcon journey had an enormous impact on who I am today. I am serving on the YAC to help future and current Falcon generations to have a similar collegiate experience and to reconnect alumni back with the Falcon Family.

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VICTOR SENN '16

Major:  Sales & Services Marking

Why I’m involved in YAC:  I got involved with the YAC to give back to the institution that gave so much to me. I know I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for BGSU and I want to give that opportunity to others. There is so much we can do as alumni and I'm excited to be a part of that.

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RYAN SOWERS '15

Major:  Individualized Studies with a Marketing minor

Occupation:  Fundraising and Development Manager, Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Why I’m involved in YAC:  I love BGSU and I have always known I wanted to stay connected after graduation due to having such an amazing, life-changing experience while at BGSU. I was very involved during my undergraduate career and wanted to find another way to stay connected and engaged to help the next generation of student here at BGSU and to connect with other alumni throughout the nation.  

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STEPHANIE SWIGER '08

Major:  Political Science

Occupation:  Assistant Director of Investigations and Processing, NCAA

Why I’m involved in YAC:  My life changed dramatically because of the years I spent at BGSU. My teammates, classmates, fellow student-leaders and professors are still a part of my life almost 10 years later. I think it's important to give back to BGSU with my time and resources to ensure future Falcons have those same transformative opportunities. I love hearing about the new and exciting developments on campus.

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CASSIE UTT '13

Major:  Vocal Performance and Computer Science

Occupation:  IT Project Manager at Eaton Corporation, Artistic Gravitator at Monicat Data

Why I’m involved in YAC:  I felt so supported through scholarships, on-campus jobs, and various student organizations while at BGSU. I've joined the YAC to continue to support the University, other alumni and current students.

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BEN ZAUSKI '15, '16

Major:  B.S. Statistics, B.S. Economics, M.A. Financial Economics

Occupation:  Actuarial Analyst at State Auto Insurance Companies, Adjunct Professor of Economics and Finance

Why I’m involved in YAC: 
I joined the YAC to help give back the support I received as a student at BGSU.  I had opportunities that have forever changed my life and I want to be a catalyst to create such opportunities for future Falcon graduates.

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KATE ZENONE '13

Major:  Tourism, Leisure, and Event Planning

Occupation:  Senior Catering Sales Manager

Why I’m involved in YAC:  From the moment I graduated, I always knew I wanted to give back to the BGSU Community. I never knew what that looked like until I learned about the YAC. It is the perfect opportunity to share my passion for BGSU with others while also working to make a difference for current and future students, and the community as a whole.  

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DAVE DOLINSKI '08
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BRITTANY MCNEAL '11, '12
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WADE RHOADES '15