Incoming Freshmen Welcomed into Falcon Flock
The Class of 2023 was welcomed to campus to begin their college journey, becoming Falcons Forever. Approximately 533 incoming freshmen started their fall semester classes, a strong increase from last year. Freshmen got their first taste of college life by attending several College of Business Opening Day activities including Get With the Program. Student Ambassadors shared their college experience stories with the Class of 2023 and Dr. Gene Poor, a favorite professor among current students, gave a motivational presentation about how to be successful, drawing on his 50 years of teaching.
The incoming freshmen met their Peer Leaders, enjoyed a picnic lunch with faculty and staff, and attended their first class to orient them to campus and to the business program.
This year’s BGSU incoming freshman class will be the most academically prepared group of freshman students in the University’s history. In addition, the CoB freshman class is more diverse with 16 % of students representing American Indian, Asian, African-American and Hispanic cultures.
The freshmen also come from 12 different states and several countries, including Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, and Vietnam.
The top male name is Nicholas with 14 and the top female name is Hannah with 8.
“This is an excellent group of students,” states Susan Kosakowski, recruitment manager. “They came to SOAR (orientation) prepared to get down to business and we’re looking forward to watching them develop into professionals over the next several years.”
In addition to the freshmen, the college also welcomed a new cohort of 19 students from Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) China. The College partnered with TPU, establishing an exchange system for students and teachers. The agreement includes a 3 + 1 educational program where cohorts of fourth-year TPU students travel to BGSU to complete a dual undergraduate business degree and earn education abroad experience.