Golden Falcons


Celebrate the recognition of all BGSU alumni who have been graduates for 50 or more years – the Golden Falcons. At the Golden Falcons Reunion on June 12, 2018, you will tour campus, reminisce about your days at BGSU and celebrate the induction of a new class of Golden Falcons.

REUNION SCHEDULE - Tuesday, June 12

10 – 11 a.m. Registration

11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and “Walk Down Memory Lane”

  • Enjoy lunch with fellow Golden Falcons
  • Larry Weiss ’67, former Alumni Director, will lead you in reminiscing about your days at BGSU

1 – 2 p.m. Then and Now Campus Bus Tour

2 – 3 p.m. Faculty Focus (choose from one of the sessions below )

  • “Aging in Place” presented by Paula Davis, College of Health and Human Services
  • “Does the Opioid Crisis Impact Me?” presented by Dr. Nancy Orel, Optimal Aging Institute at Bowling Green State University

3:00 – 5 p.m. Free time

5 – 7:30 p.m. Reception and Dinner
hosted by BGSU President Dr. Rodney K. Rodgers

Golden Falcons Induction Ceremony

  • Attire is semi-formal
  • Golden Falcons Society photo will be taken

Full-day attendance: $50/person 
Dinner and ceremony only: $25/person

Call Kim Jacobs at 888-839-2586 for registration or questions, as well as any health condition or dietary needs of which we should be aware.

2018 Golden Falcon Attendees 

Kathy (Cooney) Brezina – 1967
Julie (Cole) Crossen – 1961
Karen (Simon) DeMatteo – 1964
Ted Groat – 1954, 1958
Dick Holkovic – 1952
Ron Isgro – 1961, 1963
Francis Johns – 1962
Richard Kuhlman – 1964
Judy (Myers) Kuhlman – 1964
Don Melena – 1952
Kathleen (Simon) Necciai – 1969
Judy Walter Pabst – 1962
Gerald Petersen – 1964
David Pinkerton – 1963
Carol (Gearhardt) Pinkerton – 1962
Bob Rodney – 1964
Dories (White) Roycraft – 1960, 1964
John Schumm – 1967, 1972
Albert Staadecker – 1964
Meg (Clark) Steensland – 1965
Wayne Stiffler – 1963, 1964
Genie (Pashkevich) Taggart – 1965
John Taggart – 1968
Keith Vidourek – 1967, 1968
Larry Weiss - 1967


To make hotel reservations at the Hampton Inn in Bowling Green, call 419-353-3464.
Mention “Golden Falcons” in order to get a special block rate (beginning at $89 + tax).
Deadline to receive the special rate is May 30, 2018. Limited number of rooms available. 

Stay for Alumni Summer College June 13-15

Designed to offer special programming for alumni and friends of BGSU, Alumni Summer College will provide a series of educational (and fun) classes, lively discussion, and excursions. Bowling Green is an ideal location for a special summer getaway. Expect the lectures and classes to stretch your mind and to be thought-provoking. Attendees will enjoy time with fellow Falcons and friends on campus. Courses will be taught by BGSU’s nationally recognized faculty and will include topics such as health and wellness, the arts and sciences, as well as topics relating to current events.

To our guests with disabilities, please indicate if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting Accessibility Services,, 419-372-8495.