The BG Falcon Family

Falcon Family bonds unite people across time and distance no matter how you are connected with BGSU. Who is part of the BG Falcon Family? Alumni, children, parents, grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles who all attended BGSU… Falcon Flames… spirited fans … loyal volunteers… Greek members… community friends… dedicated retirees… current students and parents, faculty and staff… generous donors. Once a Falcon, Always a Falcon!

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  • Nov 14, 2016 7:00 AM Falcon Family
    Max Williamson, 77, graduated with a degree in general business in 1959. He is retired after a long career in the insurance industry. He began a four-year term as chair of the BGSU Foundation, Inc. having served two terms on the foundation board, and as president of the alumni board in the 1980s.

  • Sep 26, 2016 7:00 AM Family legacy
    Emily Treece’s career path may have been predestined. After all, she became a fourth-generation teacher this semester, following a family tradition of graduating from Bowling Green State University. Treece, who graduated in May, is teaching geometry and algebra II at Avon High School, near Cleveland.

  • Jul 28, 2016 11:12 AM A warm, Falcon welcome
    Sharon Belkofer, a member of the Falcon Family, introduced President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night in Philadelphia. Belkofer’s son Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer, a 1992 BGSU alumnus, was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2010 when a Taliban suicide bomber targeted his NATO convoy.

  • Jul 14, 2016 4:59 PM BGSU a true family affair for the Ulreichs
    Fred and Lois Ulreich met on a blind date while they were students at BGSU in the 1950s and they maintained a genuine fondness for the University throughout their lives. That connection translated into all four of their children attending BGSU, and all four of them meeting their spouses while they were on campus at BG.

  • Oct 5, 2015 7:00 AM #FALCONFAMILY
    The brothers of Bowling Green State University’s Kappa Sigma have lived up to their family moniker. Eight years ago, fraternity alumni from 1971-76 got together for a golf tournament and a barbecue in the Cleveland area. It was so much fun it turned into a yearly tradition, meeting on the third Saturday in July.

  • Aug 31, 2015 7:00 AM A Falcon Legacy
    If you visit Mount Blanchard, Ohio, and mention the name Lucille Burrell to anyone in town, there is a good chance he or she was taught by this longtime educator. In the 1930s Burrell headed to Bowling Green to earn a teaching certificate from the Normal College. A trailblazer in her day, Burrell earned her degree at a time when most women managed households instead of heading to college.

  • May 25, 2015 7:00 AM Bikers for BGSU
    The question posed to Karen Hoffert is a logical one. While following the Falcon hockey team to distant rinks across the continent with her husband, and all decked out in her orange-on-orange ensemble, she is often asked which one of the players is her son. “All of them,” Karen replies.

  • Apr 6, 2015 7:00 AM Celebrating Sisterhood
    It wasn’t just another day on the campus of Bowling Green State University—it felt a little different. There was a sense of celebration in the air. A group of women had a spring in their step as they found their way back to campus, the place where they grew into mature, talented and capable adults.

  • Apr 28, 2014 12:00 AM Falcon Family
    When it was time for Max Williamson to go off to college, there was no doubt about where he would be going. A well-worn path to a great education had been laid out for him, as the last in a family of 12 children. A parade of his siblings had attended Bowling Green State University and they showed the way, while a generous aunt with a lifetime investment in higher education made certain that Max and his brothers and sisters had a home away from home during their time at the campus.

  • Nov 18, 2013 9:02 AM BGSU's outstanding community volunteer
    If you’ve ever been to a BGSU football, hockey or basketball game, chances are you’ve seen or met Wil Hesselbart. The 86-year-old has been selling 50/50 raffle tickets for the past 16 years, raising more than $130,000 for the Falcon Club.

  • Jul 22, 2013 3:43 PM Father and son share falcon bonds
    The story begins with William Primrose Jr. ’42 who is one of the few living alumni to have known all of BGSU’s presidents. William remembers visiting campus as a prospective student with his mother and father. “We were just walking around when a man came over to shake our hands. He said, ‘Hello, I’m President Homer Williams.’ Well, we were just so impressed that the president would come out to meet us. I knew right then that Bowling Green was where I wanted to be,” said William.

  • Jul 1, 2013 11:38 AM Harbaugh Falcon Spirit!
    Falcon fans across the nation went wild when Jack Harbaugh ’61, ’63 opened his Super Bowl XLVII Media Center interview with an enthusiastic shout out to Bowling Green State University and legendary Hall of Fame Coach Doyt Perry.