Women in Business Leadership Hosts Memorial Service for Paige Redlin


Written by Sydney Flora, Dean’s Communications Intern

Women in Business Leadership held a memorial service in honor of Paige Redlin, a Schmidthorst student who passed away on June 18th, 2021, after a hard-fought battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Paige Redlin was an extremely dedicated and motivated MBA student. During her time at BGSU, she was heavily involved in Schmidthorst student organizations including Student Ambassadors and Women in Business Leadership.

Paige’s true passion was for Women in Business Leadership (WBL) and during her time in the organization, she served as President, organized the first Young Women in Leadership Conference, and helped WBL be named the campus-wide 2021 Student Organization of the Year.

The memorial was held on campus, followed by a dinner afterwards. Many people spoke in honor of Paige including Schmidthorst Dean Raymond Braun, President Rogers of BGSU, her best friend Maddi Sulflow and her father, Karl Sulflow, Tom Daniels, Director of the full-time MBA program, and Alex Falter, past president of WBL.  

Many guests made donations to the Paige Redlin Empowerment Scholarship that is being created in Paige’s honor. This scholarship will be awarded to a high achieving female student in the Schmidthorst College who is working to empower women in the workforce. WBL will be launching a Falcon Funded page where all donations will go directly to the Paige Redlin Empowerment Scholarship.

It was an honor to organize this memorial for Paige,” said Alex Falter, WBL Chair of Special Events. “She was the most impressive person I have ever met. Her legacy will live on forever. It was a great night to celebrate all the amazing things Paige accomplished and the exceptional life she lived.” 

Paige was truly one of a kind,” said Barbara Stahl, WBL Advisor. “She transformed WBL into what it is today, and her legacy will continue to guide the organization into the future.”

“In addition to the outstanding results Paige achieved as a leader, she will also be remembered for her subtle, and highly effective, leadership style,” said Dean Raymond Braun. “She inspired a vision of women’s empowerment, making it the shared purpose for WBL.  Challenges to achieving their shared purpose simply became problems to solve. She encouraged students to step out of their comfort zone, take risks, and solve problems collaboratively as a team. An authentic and interactive leader, Paige was humble, always recognizing and acknowledging the achievements of her team.”

Paige’s legacy will not be forgotten. On October 10th, many members of Women in Business Leadership and the Student Ambassador program plan to participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) “Light the Night Walk.”. Funds raised through Light the Night help pay for treatments for patients who are suffering from all forms of blood cancers.

"Paige always cared for other people and was so passionate about raising awareness for this disease and making treatment available to everyone of every background,” said Catherine Krempasky, WBL Vice President of Community Service. “We have chosen to remember, love, learn, and celebrate her wonderful and inspiring life by fundraising to help find a cure for blood cancer."

To learn more about the legacy of Paige Redlin, click here.

Updated: 10/06/2021 06:59PM