Bowling Green State University
June 2017
The College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering
BGSU’s President’s Award recipient Meghan Murray prides herself on hard work.

A message from the Dean

The college has just concluded a very successful year. Our advisors and faculty have been working hard with students to help them succeed in the college. About 95 percent of our fall 2016 entering freshmen continued their journey into the spring semester, demonstrating a substantial increase in student retention from a year ago. We look forward to this trend continuing into the fall 2017 semester, for a substantial increase in freshmen retention. The goal is to enhance opportunities in each student’s pathway toward successful graduation in our challenging programs, and ensure that the journey is smooth and filled with a sense of accomplishment.

I am very proud and pleased to mention one such opportunity. The college has recently obtained funding from the Ohio Department of Higher Education for workforce development to create a number of Technology Works scholarships for Ohio students. About 75 scholarships are now available in the College of Technology, Architecture, and Applied Engineering, each for up to $5,000, for qualifying freshmen admitted into, or for qualifying sophomores in, any of the four-year degree programs. These scholarships will make BGSU education even more accessible for students, and we plan to receive this funding for several years.

We are also very proud of the online degree programs we offer, which allow students to earn their degrees wherever they are located. Gary Schoenhals’ story is a case in point. Gary pursued his studies from multiple geographic locations, earning his degree in Learning Design and Technology (changing to Management and Technology for fall 2017) and only set foot on campus for a second time to attend the May 2017 commencement ceremony!

It is always great to hear about success stories from alumni. What is even more wonderful is to recognize the successful career and life of one of our alumni. This year’s College Alumni Award recipient was Craig Anderson ’79. Many faculty members who taught Craig may have retired, but the pride and the legacy continue. We are also proud of Meghan Murray, a VCT graduate from May 2017. Meghan was a President’s Award for Academic Achievement recipient who earned a 4.0 GPA and helped make an Emmy-nominated documentary. Today’s graduates are tomorrow's inspiring leaders!

As always, we would love to hear from you. Please contact us or join us on social media, whether you have a comment or suggestion about this newsletter or any aspect of the college, or to share some good news about yourself. Also, please keep us informed of any changes in your email or physical address, so we may remain in touch.


Regards,

Venu Dasigi, Ph.D.
Interim Dean of the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering
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Upcoming Events:
June 24-25 – BGSU Aviation at Dayton Air Show – Dayton, OH
July 24-30 – BGSU Aviation at Oshkosh Air Show – EAA – Oshkosh, WI
September 2-4 – BGSU Aviation at Cleveland Air Show – Burke Lakefront Airport
September 16 – BGSU Aviation at Wood County Air Fair – Wood County Airport
October 13-15 – Homecoming Weekend
October 28 – Falcon BEST Robotics Game Day