Meet the Recent Alumni Council

Peter Bahner


Major: Finance with a concentration in Personal Financial Planning. Minor: Entrepreneurship

Occupation: Manager, Training and Development CFP ®, RICP ®

Why I’m involved with RAC: I want to support current and future BGSU students to ensure they have the same life-changing experiences I did.



Major: Sport Management

Occupation: Executive Director, Geauga Family YMCA

Why I’m involved with RAC: I want to help advance BGSU and the students because the University helped shape my life in ways I never knew possible.

Diehl SQ


Major: Supply Chain Management and International Business with Entrepreneurship Minor

Occupation: Purchasing Analyst - Toyota 

Why I’m involved with RAC: I chose to get involved with RAC 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. 



Major: Individualized Studies with a minor in Communication

Occupation: Admissions Counselor at Bowling Green State University

Why I’m involved with YAC: I joined YAC to work with other recent alumni in efforts to make sure future alumni see what opportunities are not only available during their time at BGSU, but once they graduate as well. My time at BGSU was life-changing and so impactful upon my future plans and career goals that I wanted to be sure I could give back to the University, its students, and the amazing faculty and staff. Passionate about my experiences, I hope to continue spreading my love for the University while helping others to do the same.

Hillis SQ

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.



Major: MA and Ph.D, Sociology

Occupation: Assistant Professor of Justice, Law, and Public Safety Studies at Lewis University

Why I’m involved with YAC: I am involved with YAC because I wanted to give back to BGSU for the life changing experience that it gave me. I had an incredible experience in my five years of graduate school, and this is my way to stay connected and help engage the next set of Falcon Alumni.


XIAOSHAN (Shannon) LIU ’13

Major: Master of Education in Sport Administration

Occupation: Fitness Program Coordinator

Why I’m involved with YAC: As an international graduate student, I went to BGSU in 2011 from China and had an unforgettable two years’ experience. I felt welcome and supported through many student organizations, international programs, and scholarships. I want to keep engaged and share my experience and passion with other alumni and current students, especially those with international backgrounds.



Major: Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Occupation: Supply Chain Leadership Development Program – Owens Corning

Why I’m involved with YAC: BGSU gave me a set of skills that have helped me to become a successful young alumnus. My main goal with YAC is to continue to provide students and recent alumni with resources and opportunities to lead them to great success beyond their time at Bowling Green. YAC has given me a wonderful opportunity to stay involved with something that means so much to me!

Music SQ


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.


Major: Visual Communication Technology

Occupation: Graduate Student in the Center for Student Involvement at Kent State University

Why I’m involved with RAC: My amazing experience as a BGSU student drove me to find a way to give back as a volunteer. When I learned about Recent Alumni Council, I knew it was the perfect way to stay involved professionally, while being able to connect BGSU alumni to each other. I really enjoy hearing the unique experiences alumni have had and those experiences parallel the successes of today’s students.



Major: Communication

Occupation: Recruitment Manager – Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

Why I’m involved with YAC: I knew that when I graduated I wanted to give back in some way shape or form to the University because BGSU gave so much to me in my four years as an undergraduate student. Being on YAC is a great place to start. I believe alumni engagement is incredibly important and I enjoy being able to connect with other recent alumni and stay involved with BGSU.



Updated: 08/18/2020 05:29PM