Alumni treated to tailgating, tours of new Maurer Center during Homecoming

Written by Sydney Flora, Dean’s Communications Intern

The Bowling Green State University community celebrated 99 years of Homecoming this year as hundreds of BGSU alumni returned to cheer on Falcons and reconnect with former classmates. As part of the celebration, the Schmidthorst College of Business hosted several events over the weekend for both alumni and current students.

On the morning of Saturday, Sept. 18, Student Ambassadors gave tours of the Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, the new home for the Schmidthorst College of Business. Construction on the building was completed in August 2020, making this the first opportunity for many alumni to see the Center. Some favorite spaces include the Drew and Nancy Forhan Café; the Marathon and E.Y. Innovation Labs, which serve as discovery-based active learning classrooms; and the Conda-Maurer Terrace, which offers a beautiful view of campus.


After touring the Maurer Center, alumni, students, faculty and staff were invited to the Schmidthorst College of Business Tailgate tent before the Homecoming football game.

“It was so much fun having all the alumni come back for Homecoming,” said senior Student Ambassador Trevor Schaller. “I loved hearing about how they made the most of their Bowling Green education and it’s great to have such a strong network of alumni to rely on.”

During the Tailgate, Women in Business Leadership hosted a 50/50 raffle in honor of Paige Redlin, a former Schmidhorst College of Business student who passed away from Acute Myeloid Leukemia on June 18, 2021. All the funds earned from the raffle went towards the Paige Redlin Empowerment Scholarship. This award is being created in Paige’s name to honor a high-achieving female student in the Schmidthorst College of Business. 

Updated: 10/12/2021 08:41AM