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John Pleiman '71
I retired from Hobart Corporation, where I was employed as a Manufacturing Engineer for 37 years, in 2013. Since retiring, I have spent three Summers living and working at Yellowstone N.P. Spend my winters in Florida.
Cindy Naegeli Orlandi '78
Cynthia (Naegeli) Orlandi 1978, has ghostwritten "Love is a Dog and Some Crayons - Weimaraner Coloring Book" published by BDI Publishers for her dog Trent Orlandi. Trent is a rescue from Great Lakes Weimaraner Rescue and is donating profits to the 501c nonprofit serving the midwest.
Dru Meredith '96, '06
Vice President of Operations/Marketing & Strategic Planning at Firelands Regional Medical Center located in Sandusky, Ohio.
Vern Ripley '84
Working for The Mark Travel Corporation in Orlando as a call center representative since February, 2016.
Brad Malcolm '72
I am a pediatric hospitalist and teach residents and medical students. I was in private practice of pediatrics for 35 years prior. I received an honor as being the honoree at the Children's Miracle Network Love of the Children Ball in August 2016. I also cycled the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in North Carolina and Virginia over nine days that consisted of 590 miles and over 63,000 vertical feet of climbing. My wife Susan Berlekamp Malcolm '72 and I both enjoy keeping up with the Falcons and fly our BGSU flag with pride
Diane N. De Hoyos '81
Dr. Diane N. De Hoyos received her Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas on December 10, 2016. Diane was one of eleven doctoral candidates to be the first to graduate from the Mechanical Engineering Doctoral Program and the only female. Dr. De Hoyos currently serves in the capacity of Assistant Vice President of Purchasing and General Services at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Mary Beth Broadwater
On September 3, 2016 in Salzburg, Austria I married Alexander Kollert. Originally I studied abroad in Salzburg during my graduate studies at BGSU in the AYA Program. We continue to reside in Salzburg, Austria where Alex (native to Germany) is a senior at the University of Salzburg and I am on staff with Agape Austria (known also as CRU).
Glenn Schenk '94
I am a sergeant with the Bay View Police Department. My very first published article in the August/September 2016 edition of The Counter Terrorist magazine is out, and it is the cover feature article no less! It is a "think piece" titled, "Sympathy For The Devil: Moral Inversion And The War On Law Enforcement."
Terry Casseday Carver '76
40 years after graduating from BGSU in December 1976, I am retiring from BGSU!! I have worked for the university 13.5 years as an Administrative Secretary in both the Office of the Vice Pres. for Student Affairs and the Department of Recreation and Wellness. Major accomplishments include coordinating Commencement from 2003-2008, serving on Classified Staff Council from 2008-2016, Chair of CSC 2012-13, and was the recipient of the 2016 BGSU Outstanding Service Award for Classified Staff.
Carrie Browning-Finkbiner '09
Became the Human Resources Coordinator for a local company for adults with special needs. Kaleidoscope, Inc.
Stephanie Corrado '88
I became Athletic Director at the school where I teach physical education in Fort Myers, FL. I also coach numerous sports throughout the year. I graduated with a Sports Management Degree. I am also the Southwest Florida Alumni representative for BGSU. I loved my time at BG. Support the teams whenever they come to Florida for a game!
Todd Kleismit '96
Elected board president of Leadership Ohio, a statewide professional leadership program.
Abbey Spoonmore '02
Named South Carolina's Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year.
Maureen Harper '96
I moved back to Ohio from Denver in July 2016 to take a position with Falls Communications in Cleveland. A Vice President with the firm, I've launched a new Government and Public Affairs Practice.
David Canaday '81
I recently accepted a position as an Education Program Consultant for the Iowa Department of Education. My primary role is assisting district resolving student identification issues, state reporting, as was recently assigned chair of Technology Readiness for the Iowa Smarter Balanced Assessments.
Michelle Secic '90
My book was recently published in Russian! How To Report Statistics in Medicine provides the reader with a set of guidelines for reporting statistics in medical research. It features detailed guidelines for reporting and interpreting statistics and research designs common in the medical field.
Jamie Sampson '10
Jamie Leigh Sampson has been named the Executive Director for the soundSCAPE Festival in Maccagno, Italy. Since graduating from the Master's program at BGSU, she has also published her first book and started a small music publishing company, ADJ•ective New Music, with her husband Andrew Smith ('09, '14).
Matt Corsi '06
Accepted a position with Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and advisory company as a Research Director covering Procurement, Asset and Vendor Management.
John Hare '79
New job at Pivot3 as a Senior Software Engineer.
Mark Smith '84
Recently retired from teaching choral & theatre at Bedford Public Schools in Michigan after 31 years. Mark is now a PGA Teaching professional and PGA Assistant Professional at Highland Meadows Golf Club in Sylvania, Ohio.
Daniel Conklin '15
I am an International Student Advisor at Texas A&M University. BGSU was a great experience in so many ways for me, including the program, professors, colleagues, classmates, the classy staff from other departments, and the leadership that I was able to gain through my hard work and GA position at the International Student Services office of International Programs and Partnerships. I also made many connections outside of the university in the Bowling Green area that I will have for life!
Rebecca Kessler '72, '99
Adjunct faculty for Arizona Western college, Yuma AZ, teaching mathematics.
Brenda Buckwell '79
As founder of Living Streams Flowing Water, a professional development coaching, spiritual direction, training and teaching business; I help individuals and teams become the best personal and professional leader they can be. livingstreamsflowingwater.com Be sure to sign up for my weekly blog. Join me in celebrating my new business.
Aysen Ulupinar '08
Aysen and her daughter moved to Charlotte, NC and is currently serving as the Assignments Coordinator in Housing and Residence Life at UNC Charlotte.
Nora Knople '12
I have been happily employed as a writer at n2y for more than six years now. I owe a debt of gratitude to n2y for hiring me part-time and being flexible with my schedule while I finished my degree. I also owe a debt of gratitude to BGSU for helping to mold me into the person I am today. My husband, also a Falcon, is employed here too, in sales.
Ed Posaski '96
Recently hired at Kennesaw State University as Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations.
Paul Heyse, '93
I married Diana Smudz in May 2014 and my life has never been blessed! My wife is my rock and the love of my life! I'm a local track and cross country historian and analyst. I'm founder and chair for the Lorain County Track and Cross Country Hall of Fame since 2009. I continue to meet very interesting and fun people through track and cross country. I also enjoy covering those two sports as well swimming and bowling for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.
Brian Botdorf '79
I have retired as a band director, but have started my presidential campaign with the Band Party of America. My slogan is: "Who needs swag when you've got swing? Vote for the king! Brian Botdorf for President 2016!" My goal is to make America musical again. I would like to personally thank BGSU for my success and musical education.!
Janice Tompkins '85
I have been an educator for the past 30 years and retirement is knocking at my door. I can't wait to travel and spend time with my family and close friends. While at Bowling Green, I was very fortunate to meet a group of dynamic young ladies who I admire to the moon and back. The Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated helped me to understand the uniqueness of being a Bowling Green student.
Justin Peters '12
Justin Peters, MPH, FACHE, Ambulatory Care Operations Director with Veterans Health Administration (Aleda E. Lutz Healthcare System) and the United States Navy Reserve recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development.
Tony Wagener '07
Senior Major Gift Officer for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
Princess Tarrance '12
Promoted to General Manager of operations at Tri-County Indoor Soccer, via the Let's Play Sports Inc
Jeff Blankenburg '98
I recently joined Amazon as the Alexa Evangelist, where I am responsible for traveling the globe educating software developers about how to build new skills for Alexa. It's definitely the coolest thing I've ever done.
Ivonne Mendoza '10
Awarded outstanding Latina Adult Leader for the 2016 Diamante Awards.
She was appointed by Toledo City Council to serve on the Hispanic Affairs Commission. Mendoza currently works as a Probation Officer for the Lucas County Juvenile Court.
Amanda Skowronek '07
After two years as the Director of Operations for Michigan Track and Field and Cross Country, I recently accepted the same position at the University of Southern California.
Joshua Bowyer '11
After earning two degrees from BGSU and my doctorate at another institution I have successfully completed my educational path and am enjoying my career as a private practice Audiologist! I always remember BGSU as the place I found my calling with the help of the wonderful professors in the Communication Sciences/Disorders and Gerontology departments. Shout out to Dr. Kim Traver, Dr. Nancy Orel, Dr. Charlie Stelle, and Dr. Wendy Watson. Thank you!
Lisa Chavers '81, '83, '03
My very first non -fiction book was self-published May 2016! The book is entitled, "The Rhythm of Relationships." Also, Dr. Lisa Chavers is the President of LC Chavers LLC! This new release has created inspirational and motivational speaking opportunities.