Class of 2019 Begins College Education

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The College of Business is excited to welcome another incoming freshman class. The Class of 2019 is larger than last year’s, an increase of more than ten percent.

Recruiting coordinator Susan Kosakowski is very excited about the incoming freshmen.  “This class hails from 13 different states, including Ohio, and six foreign countries, making it a very diversified group.  These students continue to be academically prepared with a strong average ACT score.  The fall marks our first year for our learning community, The Business District, with approximately 10% of the freshmen class participating in this new endeavor.”

“I am expecting great things from this group of students,” says Kosakowski.  “Even their names stand out, with 15% of the class having first names beginning with the letter A or Z!” 

Dean Raymond Braun welcomed the new students to BGSU during the College of Business annual Opening Day sessions and provided an overview of the College as well as advice for success. The Class of 2019 heard their “first lecture” by Dr. Gene Poor, the Hamilton Professor of Entrepreneurship, who provided a high energy and humorous presentation about the transition to college.

Following Dr. Poor’s presentation, the freshmen were introduced to department faculty and received a College of Business t-shirt and posed for a class photo. The new students also enjoyed a picnic with the Dean.

During the afternoon, students attended breakout sessions led by successful BGSU alumni and College of Business peer leaders for their first BA 1500 (Overview of Business Administration) class.

The Freshmen Opening Day event ended with a social networking opportunity with College of Business faculty, staff, and alumni.