Bowling Green State University
August 2016

Welcome to Academic Year 2016-2017!

Earlier this month, we graduated 62 undergraduate business students and 109 graduate students who are already Going Beyond Business As Usual. More than 86 percent of our graduates have jobs, pending interviews or are going on to graduate school. Eighty percent of those employed will earn between $45,000 and $75,000 annually.

We are also excited to report that our expected fall enrollment of 486 students is the highest in ten years and our expected retention rate of 82 percent is also the highest in ten years. Our incoming class is well prepared academically with an average ACT score near 24. The incoming freshmen are coming from 15 different states and six countries. Approximately 17 percent of our incoming students are coming from out of state which is higher than the overall University rate.

Just a reminder to mark your calendars for the annual Women in Leadership conference, the Business Analytics Symposium as well as Homecoming and Family Weekend. I hope to see you there!

Family Weekend - September 16-18
Homecoming - October 1
Business Analytics - October 7
Women in Leadership - October 21

Warm Regards,
Dean Ray Braun '80

Class of 2016 Success Stories: A head start with a Falcon finish
Allison Artz began her BGSU career ahead of her peers and finished with two degrees and a full-time job in just four years.

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Executive Master of Organization Development Students Travel Overseas to Immerse in French Culture
Going beyond the traditional classroom is part of the educational model BGSU provides business students to successfully prepare them for the global economy. When working with international organizations, understanding cultural differences is a key element of success.

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Driven for Ford
After graduating from the College of Business Administration with a double major in economics and supply chain management, Stewart felt ready for the challenges of the rapidly changing automotive field.

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Class of 2020: Bryce Harwood
BGSU business school ranking and Indians internship a big hit with freshman! When Bryce Harwood was trying to figure what college to attend, one ranking really stood out more than any other. Bowling Green State University’s undergraduate business programs are ranked in the top 5 percent in the United States by Bloomberg Businessweek.

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Class of 2016 Success Stories: Learning how to learn
A Ph.D. is often considered the highest academic achievement a person can attain. However, Dr. Michael E. Zalar, a 2005 Bowling Green State University doctoral graduate, believes that learning is an ongoing process. The North Olmsted City Schools superintendent came back to BGSU in 2015 for the Executive Master of Organization Development (EMOD) program and graduated Aug. 6.

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Open arms
As a Sunni Muslim from Iraq, Shahad Aldoori and her family experienced persecution and continuous violence while living in Baghdad. Aldoori still remembers the horrible moments her family endured when the war in Iraq broke out in 2003. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in May 2016 with a master’s degree in College Student Personnel.

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Class of 2016 Success Stories: Forging new business leaders
Nicole Anguilm has always had a knack for organizational leadership, and now she has a master’s degree to back it up. Anguilm lives in Ann Arbor, Mich., and works for Google, where she is the product training manager and global solutions lead for the company’s AdWords division. She graduated on Aug. 6 with a Master of Organization Development degree.

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Business Faculty Take Teaching Expertise to Chinese Classrooms
BGSU’s College of Business has a unique and valuable partnership with Tianjin Polytechnic University (TPU) in China. Last year, four faculty members from TPU came to BGSU to see firsthand how we teach our statistics, operations research, and MIS classes, so they could adopt similar teaching methods and materials in their classrooms.

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BGSU Alums See Job Opportunities and Stability in Insurance Industry
Brian Bowerman and Connie Frey are BGSU alumni who are passionate about the insurance industry and advocate its job prospects. They reconnected with their alma mater as members of the Department of Finance’s Insurance Advisory Board to support the department’s re-establishment of an insurance and risk management program as well as the creation of the Insurance and Risk Management Institute (IRMI). Westfield Insurance is one of the eight Charter Members of IRMI.

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New Faculty
The College of Business is excited to welcome new faculty members to the new academic year. They bring outstanding credentials to the students

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Awards Presented to Faculty and Staff During Opening Day
The College is proud to have such outstanding faculty and staff who are dedicated to student learning, to the College of Business, and to their fields of study. Each year faculty and staff are nominated for awards and the winners are announced at the Opening Day Luncheon held prior to the start of fall semester classes.

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Mark your calendars for Homecoming October 1 at 3 p.m. as BGSU takes on Eastern Michigan!

BGSU’s successful lacrosse program was honored during a dedication of the new National Lacrosse Center in Maryland, home of US Lacrosse. Among the former BGSU players and coaches attending the ceremony were BGSU business alumnus and three-time All-American lacrosse player Mike Wilcox ’75 (right) and coaching legend Mickey Cochrane (left). A Falcon pillar was unveiled at the national center to commemorate the accomplishments of the University’s lacrosse program which started 50 years ago with teams competing until 1979.

Congratulations to Dr. Sherry Sullivan on receiving the Outstanding Reviewer Award for her work on Career Development International journal. The Emerald Literati Awards for Excellence recognizes faculty for their high quality research and commitment to their academic field.

MBA student and supply chain management graduate Katherine Eboch ‘16 (center) received a Capital One Scholarship Award to attend the Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) 2016 International Conference to network with more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals. Pictured with Katherine is Jessika Baker, coordinator, Learning Solutions for ISM and Jerry Miller from Capital One.

BGSU alumnus Robert Heckman, founder of The Allen Group, served on the College of Business Leadership Council for many years. He was presented a glass bowl to recognize his dedication to the College of Business as his appointment to the Council ends. Pictured is Heckman (right) with Cal Bowers, BGSU assistant athletic director for special projects and major gifts.

The College of Business is saddened by the loss of retired legal studies professor Bartley Brennan. Dr. Brennan joined BGSU as an associate professor in 1974 and taught business law classes until his retirement in 1996. He published dozens of articles and numerous textbooks throughout his career.
Biz alumni in the news...
Named managing director, head of execution at Wedbush Futures, alumnus Steve Trimble earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from BGSU and was a three-year letterman in tennis.

Neil Roache '96 named CIO of Johnson and Johnson

Tebay Associates LLC, has officially changed its name to Tebay Bronson & Associates LLC with the addition of its new partner, alumnus Jeremy Bronson '06, '07.

Stan Dennis '85 named CEO of National Home Health Care Corp.

Not one, but TWO College of Business alumni making the news with their success at EveryWare Global!