The Bowling Green State University College of Health and Human Services' newsletter includes up-to-date news about the faculty, students and alumni of the college.  ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌ ‌ ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌  ‌

September 2018 Alumni Newsletter

Bill Mathis
Jim Ciesla, Dean
Greetings from the College of Health and Human Services!

As we launch a new academic year, we greet upwards of 550 talented new students and welcome back our 1,600-plus returning students. We are also excited to welcome five new members to our faculty. As well, I want to congratulate the nearly 120 new BGSU-HHS alumni whose degrees were conferred on August 4 in what turned out to be a beautiful outdoor commencement.

As the new dean, I approach this academic year with a strong sense that this college is well positioned to grow and thrive. So much is happening here at the College of Health and Human Services. Do read the exciting news about Mercy Health and BGSU.

I am happy that I get to support the important work of my colleagues and our students in my new role. As I make my way around to meet folks, their enthusiasm and commitment are palpable. Many thanks goes to Sue Houston for her service to the college during the interim year. Due in large part to Sue’s efforts, the transition in leadership is going very well.

Your support of HHS, whether it be time, talent or treasure, means so much to us. We are very thankful. I welcome your visits, calls and emails. Please reach out anytime. I am eager to talk about the wonderful things our students and faculty are doing.

I hope you enjoy reading this newsletter. It is a great way to keep up with our goings-on.

I wish you a healthy and productive fall!

Jim Ciesla, Ph.D.

New Faculty
Welcome New Faculty
Jonathan Kershaw, Food and Nutrition; Jinha Lee, Public Health; Beth Sanders, Criminal Justice; Wan Shen, Food and Nutrition; and Jordan Wilfong, Social Work

Mercy Partnership

BGSU, Mercy Health announce partnership to grow health care education
In an effort to address a statewide shortage of nurses and the high demand for other health professionals, Mercy Health and Bowling Green State University announced they have signed a letter of intent to transfer operations of Mercy College of Ohio to BGSU.
Read more about this exciting partnership →

National Accredidation

BGSU Health Services Executive program first to earn full national accreditation
Coming from an accredited program, BGSU long-term care specialization graduates already had an advantage in Ohio and nationally. Students who graduate from a NAB-accredited program can be directly admitted to sit for the licensure exams.
See how this accreditation opens doors for our long-term care administration graduates →

Zoey Kriegel

Seamless transition for Zoe Kriegel in Communication Sciences and Disorders program
Kriegel participated in the Doctoral Bridge Program, which transitions Communication Sciences and Disorders master’s students into the doctoral program. The program allows students to begin their research training earlier than traditional doctoral programs.
Hear Kriegel’s story about continuing her studies & Parkinson’s related research →

Tiffany Smith

Tiffany Smith named a Newman Civic Fellow
For Tiffany Smith ’18, Bowling Green State University’s dietetics program was the perfect major. It combined her two passions: nutrition and serving the community. She sought out a role as a Civic Action Leader to help grow BGSU campuses’ commitment to food insecurity.
Find out how her hard work and dedication makes our community a better place →

Virginia Dubasik

Virginia Dubasik and HHS students honored for undergraduate research
Dr. Virginia Dubasik, assistant professor in communication sciences and disorders, was honored with the Undergraduate Faculty Mentor of the Year award at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium for her continued support of research opportunities for students.
Read about all the student and faculty mentor winners →

Diabetes Study

Phil Welch receives grant for smartphone-based diabetes management study
Working in partnership with the Community Care Free Medical Clinic and led by BGSU’s Phil Welch, researchers and students will help the clinic deliver quality health care to the underserved populations of Toledo.
Join me in congratulating Phil and learn more here →

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