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David Hanson '68

David Hanson '68

After graduating from Perrysburg High School in 1964, David Hanson received his Bachelor of Music degree from Bowling Green State University (1968), his Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan (1972), and completed 30 hours of additional postgraduate study at BGSU. He also studied at the Brevard Music Center and the Aspen Music School. Hanson was the Director of the Orchestra Program for the Findlay City Schools and directed the Findlay High School Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Musical Orchestra for 35 years before retiring in 2003. He was on the faculty of Heidelberg University for 41years beginning in 1974 and also taught at Bluffton University, the University of Findlay, and Bowling Green State University. He performed professionally in numerous ensembles including the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, the Lima Symphony, and the Findlay String Quartet. He currently lives in Findlay with his wife of 37 years, Lori (Stelzer) Hanson (BGSU class of 1982).

Kara Miller '98

In December 2016, I received an Impact Award, inscribed with "At any time anyone can be the most important person in an organization," from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction for leading efforts to enroll incarcerated individuals into Medicaid prior to release to support their successful re-entry to the community.

Leonard Durso '69, '76

Leonard Durso '69, '76

I have just published my sixth novel - "Istanbul Days, Istanbul Nights."  It is now available for purchase from my publisher, Austin Macauley.

Dr. Nicole Betschman '00

Dr. Nicole Betschman '00

I was recently featured on the Today Show doing an 80-day obsession for fitness. I will be appearing on the show 4 more times (6/25, 7/18, 8/6, and 8/15).

Lisa Lattanza '85

I was recently promoted to Vice Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California San Francisco Medical Center. I am Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. I am the Chief of Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery. I am Program Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. I Co-founded a non-profit organization called The Perry Initiative. The mission of our organization is to encourage young women to pursue careers in Orthopaedic Surgery and engineering, 2 fields where women and minorities are underrepresented. We have hands-on programs in 54 cities nationwide and have published impact papers in peer reviewed journals.

James Adams '75

James Adams '75

I have a new job as of Jan. 2, 2018: Consultant and Trainer for Omnex, Inc. (Ann Arbor).

Cheryl Mansfield '73

Cheryl Mansfield '73

I was featured in the Columbus Dispatch for new job role in becoming the Executive Director for the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus.

Jan Koenig '76

My first novel is contemporary science fiction titled "The Fate of the Andromeda III". It is about the first manned mission to Mars, and what occurs twenty years later. My author webpage is www.jan-koenig.pegasuspublishers.com Check it out!

Mark Stein '75

Mark Stein '75

Received the Lifetime Achievement Award from CHADD (Children and adults with ADHD) at their International Meeting in Atlanta in October.

Erin Keller '00

Became the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Nevada State College in July, 2017. My husband Mark, '07, is the Area Manager for Operations for William Hill, a global sports betting company. We met in the fall of 1997, started dating in the fall of 1998 and married in 2001. Our first kiss was at the corner of Wooster and Main streets! We love that our two boys, Will, 7 and Ben, 3, could join the Future Falcon Kids Club from 2000 miles away.

Allison Olenik '16

Ethan Olenik and I (previously Allison Ehmen) married May 20, 2017. We met as math tutors in the Learning Commons in 2013 (me a sophomore, him a senior). He’s a graduate of 2014, and his masters in 2015! I graduated in 2016!

Steven Bailey '97

Steven Bailey '97

Head of Local Programming & Creative for WCIU-TV, Chicago, IL. Celebrating the launch of my new morning show, The Jam this past July 2017.

Samantha & Derek Bialowas 2015 & 2016

Samantha & Derek Bialowas 2015 & 2016

Derek graduated in 2015 and I (Sam) graduated in 2016. We met at BG my freshman year in 2012. We started dating that fall semester in 2012. December 2015 is when we got engaged. July 15, 2017 is when we got married. We were both part of the Bleacher Creatures while attending BG and we were involved in the Falcon Marching Band. We were also both in Kappa Kappa Psi, the honorary band service fraternity.

Kelly (Smith) Weinersmith '04 & '07

After getting my BS and MS in the Biology Department I went on to get my PhD in Ecology at the University of California Davis. I'm now adjunct faculty at Rice University. I am co-authoring a book on emerging technologies called "Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve And/Or Ruin Everything." The Biology Department at BGSU did a wonderful job of preparing me for a career in science and science communication. THANK YOU!

Dustin and Sarah Sabo

Dustin and Sarah Sabo

My Falcon Flame (Sarah Brown '10) and I met while working as Orientation Leaders in the summer of 2009. After dating for a few years and moving across the country, I finally proposed on July 12, 2016, while on a hike in Soderberg Open Space in Fort Collins, CO. On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, we were married at Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, in Estes Park, CO.

Jessica Mager '96

Jessica Mager '96

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP is pleased to announce that Jessica A. Mager has been elected to the firm’s partnership. Mager is one of six attorneys elected to partnership by Taft, effective January 2, 2017. Mager focuses her practice in the family law area.

Samuel Torre '72

Retired in February after 49 years in television production as a director and sports cameraman.

Bob Bothel '76

Bob Bothel '76

I retired from federal service having served as the Director of Voluntary Education for the Marine Corps in Asia and the National Director of Voluntary Education for the U.S. Coast Guard. After retirement my wife, Toby, and I relocated back to Ohio from Washington D.C. and founded TAB Education Partners. Our company primarily works in STEM Education with a specialty in FAB Labs for K-12, Colleges and Corporations. I consider my four years at BGSU as foundational to all I have achieved. I made lifelong friends and we still annually come to BGSU for Homecoming.

Jason Graff '97

Jason Graff '97

My debut book "In the Service of The Boyar" is out now. Published by Vagabondage Press and available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other discerning retailers.

Dennis Wilson '73

Dennis Wilson '73

I just published my first novel, "The Grand," a political crime thriller, by Water Street Press.

Jim Daniels '80

Jim Daniels '80

Jim Daniels has two new books of poetry published in 2017, Rowing Inland, Wayne State University Press, and Street Caligraphy, Steel Toe Books. He is the Thomas Stockham Baker University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.

Brian Botdorf '79

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.!

Pamela Battig '13

Pamela Battig '13

I am now officially a marine mammal trainer at Sea Life Park Hawaii. This has been my dream job since I was a kid. I do interactions with guests and love educating people about all the dolphins, sea lions, monk seals and many more marine life.

Justin Peters '12

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. 

Barbara Gravel '90

Barbara Gravel '90

I was featured in a regional magazine called "Area Woman". My article followed my college life at BGSU through to my current job as Production Manager of North Dakota's statewide PBS television network.

William Gilmore '66

I have just published a book, now available on Amazon and Kindle. It is a memoir originally meant for my niece and nephew, and then I got carried away with it. Title: "Dear Jason and Jodi." It is a memoir about my entire life. Subjects covered are many; a life time in aviation, combat in Vietnam, commercial airline flying, small aircraft/ general aviation, my strong relationship with my mother, growing up in a small town in Ohio, the stock market, philosophy, BGSU, speed-from drag racing to Mach 1, Mach 2, and then Mach 3.

Linda A. Marshall '64

Linda A. Marshall '64

Linda A. Marshall '64, Dayton, Ohio, penned a compelling medical-mystery memoir titled "A Long Awakening to Grace" which was introduced at the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation conference in San Francisco in September 2017. Marshall donated 100% of the proceeds from the September conference sale of her memoir and continues to donate a portion of the proceeds from ongoing sales to the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation.

John Ward '76

Recently retired from the DuPont Company after a 35 year career including the last 20 years as lead legal counsel for mergers and acquisitions. Now continuing to work independently as a consultant.

Robert Leese '00

I retired from the US Air Force as a Major after 26 years in service on Jan 1, 2017. I was posted throughout the world including Naples, Italy; Kabul, Afghanistan, Abilene, Texas, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Pristina, Kosovo; Washington D.C. and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My Falcon Flame is the Consular Chief in Maseru, Lesotho and after following me around the world as I worked for the US Air Force, I am the one following her. We enjoy living in unique places around the world and sharing them with our 15-year-old son, Ben.

Eric Nagel '97

In April of 2017 I was Appointed by Governor John Kasich to serve as Judge of the Fulton County Western District Court. I previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Fulton County from 2003 - 2017, and as the City Prosecutor for Wauseon, Ohio from 2005-2017. I am a second generation Falcon, having followed in my father's footsteps. In 2001 I married my Falcon sweetheart, Kelly M. Nagel who also graduated in 1997. Kelly is a director for Sunshine Inc. (formerly Sunshine Children's Home). We have two teenage sons (possible future Falcons) together.

Michelle Thomas '10

Michelle Thomas '10

 In the fall of 2006, I met my husband at our new student orientation during the BGX program! We met during the get to know your floor mates activities and started dating right away. We were married in 2013, had our first son in 2015, and are expecting our second any day now!

Amber Stefanski '09

I got married in Ohio on 09-09-2017. Also, this Jauary 2018 I will begin teaching as an adjunct instructor through Kent State University as part of the brand new Ohio TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired) Consortium headed by Shawnee State University.

Dierk Seeburg '92

Dierk Seeburg '92

Dierk Seeburg has joined C+P Furniture Systems as National Sales Manager, North America. For his non-profit involvement, he is moving from being Executive Director of the German School Phoenix to Chairman of the Board. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with his wife Sara and his children Hendrik, Hanna, and Hayden.

Jodi Mitchell '95

Jodi Mitchell '95

Recently started my own health consulting business and honored to be a member of the Cleveland Bridge Builders Class of 2017.

Todd Music '84

Todd Music '84

33 years since I met my Falcon Flame Staci Shuber. My Dad (William Music) received his Associate's in Business from BG Firelands in the early 70's. My wife (Staci Shuber) and I both graduated from BG '84 and '87 Twin daughters Sarah and Kelsey in '15 and Sarah Master's at BG on "17. Tyler our son is a Computer Science major at BG. 3 generation Falcons.  

Lois Bonnema Schwartz '62

Lois Bonnema Schwartz '62

Writing in my pen name Lois Carroll, I just signed the contract for my 43rd novel to be published. It comes out next year. The profits from all sales of the books I write go to Sophie's Smocks, a service project I run, which sends free feeding smocks to disabled kids and adults around the world. I've made and sent out nearly 800 smocks. If I'm not writing the novels, I'm sewing!

Jan Vinci '78

Jan Vinci '78

On November 1, Jan Vinci (BM '78, flute) released her new Albany Records CD “American FluteScape: A Tapestry of Premieres and Classics,” for which she received a Classical Recording Foundation Award. She is Senior Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY. 

James Adams '75

I am employed (since Feb. 2016) by the Vacuum Insulating Glass business unit of Guardian Industries. I was in Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Ohio Kappa Chapter, at BGSU, 1973-75; also belonged to Beta Beta Beta Biological Society while majoring in pre-dentistry at BGSU. I later earned a MBA from Central Michigan University (1981), then a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law (1990).

Terry Casseday Carver '76

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.

Stephanie Loomis '13

Stephanie Loomis '13

Has just joined the greatest Community Relations team in the NFL, the Detroit Lions! Stephanie has the pleasure of working alongside fellow Falcon alum Brandon Scott 03' to engage and provide positive programming for the city of Detroit, MI and its surrounding areas. Special thanks to the incredible staff in the Sport Management department, the BSGU Ice Arena where she spent her days as a practicum student, and the Rec & Wellness team who supported Stephanie's time as Club Softball President/player. Roll Along!  

Jacqueline Gedeon '13

Jacqueline Gedeon '13

Jacqueline Gedeon has joined Roop & Co., a public relations firm in Cleveland, as an assistant account executive. Gedeon began her career in Montana, where she most recently served as a communications specialist for the U.S. Geological Survey.

JT Neuffer '96

JT Neuffer '96

New position: Director, Career Development Office, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.

Jamie Sampson '10

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).

Michelle Secic '90

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. 

Pamela Roberts '72

Pamela Roberts '72

Finished 12th place in 2016 Age Group National Championship Sprint Triathlon August 14 in Omaha. Son, Royston, also competed.

Janice Tompkins '85

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. 

Greg Adams '70

Greg Adams '70

This year, we had a reunion of the Kappa Sigma fraternity (class of 1970-1972). We had 20 fraternity brothers and 6 wives meet in Eugene, Oregon to attend the BGSU vs Oregon football game. Friday night we had dinner at the Steelhead Brewery (photo). Saturday morning we had breakfast at Good Times and watched Ohio State play Oregon State. Then we had a tailgate party and on to the game. Many of us spent additional time in Oregon to sight see. We had our first reunion in Bowling Green in 2003 to watch BGSU vs Northern Illinois. It was the first nationally televised game at Doyt Perry Stadium. Also, ESPN game day was there. Since that time we have had a reunion at a BGSU football game every two to three years. This year was the first time we did an away game. My time at BGSU was a fun and special time in my life and it has been a real pleasure keeping in touch with my Kappa Sigma brothers.

Andrew '11 & Mary (DeMoss) '11 Bosworth

Andrew '11 & Mary (DeMoss) '11 Bosworth

Andrew Bosworth, Class of 2011 & Mary (DeMoss) Bosworth, Class of 2011 married on October 29, 2016 at Lake Geneva, WI.

Greg Robinson '88

Greg Robinson '88

Yamaha Golf-Car Company has announced the promotion of Greg Robison to national account manager for the Atlanta-based golf car and utility vehicle company.  

Nigel Purves '89

I recently received my Doctorate in Business Administration from Southern Cross University in Australia and I have now successfully had three articles published in peer reviewed academic journals plus I have been invited to lecture to MBA students. This journey all began at BGSU, still my favorite university, after graduating with an MBA.

Carolyn Fluckinger ' 80

Was a board member of Presbyterian Senior Services in New York City for 15 years. While on the board, we built the first housing in New York State for grandparents who are raising their grandchildren. This building has been a national model for housing for kinship families across the country. My older brothers, James Flickinger and John Fluckinger, also attend BGSU in the 1970s. We all feel our education has served us well.

Susan Matlack '90

I was elected Regent of the Pittsburgh Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution in May 2017.

Samuel Gomer '62

Inducted into Ohio High School Officials Hall of Fame 2014 Track and Field. Officiated State Track Meet 35 Yrs (pole vault). State Cross Country Meet 31 yrs. officiated 3 Olympic Trials.

Jeanette Flory '82

I was selected as a 2017 Woman of Influence by Globest.com's Real Estate Forum magazine.

Erin Keller '00

Became the Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Nevada State College in July, 2017. My husband Mark, '07, is the Area Manager for Operations for William Hill, a global sports betting company. We met in the fall of 1997, started dating in the fall of 1998 and married in 2001. Our first kiss was at the corner of Wooster and Main streets! We love that our two boys, Will, 7 and Ben, 3, could join the Future Falcon Kids Club from 2000 miles away.

Robert Bland, '75

Robert Bland, '75

Member of Collegiate Baseball Umpires Association of New England, officiating Division II and Division III college baseball in New England.

Michele Soliz '92

Michele Soliz '92

I was appointed by the State Superintendent to serve on the Lorain Academic Distress Commission to monitor the academic progress of Lorain City Schools.  

Brenda Buckwell '79

Brenda Buckwell '79

My new ministry business Living Streams Flowing Water has six pillars of excellence: coaching, training, spiritual direction, retreat ministry, educational teaching, consultation. We have become International within the past two months! We are a three generation family of BGSU graduates and faculty. Dr. Lloyd Buckwell, QAC, Dr. Pat Jordan Buckwell, Music, Dr. Brenda Buckwell, BA, Andrew Lifland, BA. Andrew married a BGSU grad (Heather O'bringer) whose parents (Chris and Ken O'bringer) also graduated from BGSU. It is our family school. Wait another 17 years and see if the next generation Alex follows the family educational tradition.

David Anderson

David Anderson

I am just about ready to celebrate two years as the Director of Development with Wood Lane Residential Services. I am blessed to work with the developmental and intellectually disabled community on a daily basis. I met my wife Jodi (Brubaker) Anderson in quantitative statistics class at BGSU. She was my tutor to help me get through the class and here we are married for 18 years. She is truly my Falcon Flame and we have planted our roots in BG. We also founded together the Heart of BG Project which currently has placed 11 AED's in local businesses throughout Bowling Green.

Anthony Snyder

Anthony Snyder

I've been named the Chief Executive Officer of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board in Neenah, Wis. I'm a BGSU grad along with my sisters Michele (Snyder) Willis and Andrea (Snyder) Kontak. But, I'm also thrilled to report that my oldest child, Emma Irene Snyder is currently a freshman at BGSU!

Fred Hoffman '75

Fred Hoffman '75

Recently appointed Chief of Staff for Fulton County, Georgia, District 2.

Diane N. De Hoyos '81

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.

Nathalie Cosentino '05

Nathalie Cosentino '05

Working for Roper St. Francis in Charleston, SC for the fourth year now, continuing my education for my CCS (certified coding specialist ). Also entering my artwork to be displayed at our hospitals thru the "art thru rehab" program.

Glenn Schenk '94

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."

Paul Heyse, '93

Paul Heyse, '93

I married Diana Smudz in May 2015 and my life has never been so blessed as it is now. 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.

Dan Karcher '83

Dan Karcher '83

In October, I was inducted into the Colorado Springs Sports Hall-of-Fame. I received my Masters degree in Speech Communications in 1983. I've spent the past 27 years as the play-by-play broadcaster of the Colorado Springs Sky Sox in the Pacific Coast League. Go Falcons!

Mary Beth Broadwater

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).

Ahoud Alwarsh '18

 I opened a small Mediterranean restaurant in Bowling Green. Having BGSU staff and faculty who support and care about their students pushed me to the maximum level of productivity on and off- campus. My sister and I had a vision to open a fresh homemade restaurant. After so many challenges that we went through, we made it!