Homecoming Highlights with Alumni Reconnecting with Alma Mater
The Falcon Spirit was kicked up a notch as alumni from across the region gathered at the College of Business Tailgate Tent near Doyt Perry Stadium, taking in the Homecoming camaraderie before kickoff. The BGSU marching band and cheerleaders charged up the crowd as alumni, students, faculty and staff tailgated prior to the kickoff with Louisiana Tech.
During Homecoming Saturday, some alumni had the opportunity to tour the new Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center. Construction of the future home for BGSU’s business education is well underway and alumni got a sneak peek of what this open and spaciously designed building will look like. The Maurer Center, located off Wooster Street, will serve as the gateway to the academic core for the BGSU campus and will be opening fall semester 2020.
Alumni who want advice on how to launch a business idea attended the Alumni Invention Workshop during Homecoming Saturday. Hosted by the Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, alumni received expert advice from entrepreneur-in-residence Brian V. Sokol, patented inventor and former Fortune 500 corporate president, and Kirk D. Kern, an award-winning teacher of entrepreneurship and serial business founder and owner. The Paul J. Hooker Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership has expanded its incubation program to assist BGSU alumni through $100,000 of available funds generously donated by alumni over the years.