Congratulations to the 2,328 students who graduated in May. BGSU will always be your home.
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2017 May Commencement
A Message from the President
May closed another remarkable academic year. BGSU students continue to stand out, both inside and out of the classroom. From shattering school records in track and field to research in Italy, the spring semester showed once again how far we can go.

This month, we hosted four commencement ceremonies for the 2,328 students earning degrees. Special thanks to our speakers Dr. Anthony Rucci ’72, ’76, ’78, Rear Admiral June Ryan ’84, Susan Mucciarone ’79, and Dr. William MacDonald ’92, ’89, ’86, for sharing their messages filled with advice, life lessons and BGSU spirit. Congratulations to our honorary degree recipients Stefan Sanderling ’17 (Hon.), Dr. William Easterly ’79, ’17 (Hon.), and David Winstanley ’64, ’17 (Hon.). Throughout commencement weekend, students also shared their favorite “Falcon Moments” with us!

Teaching a BGSU 1910 course to first-generation students was one of the highlights of my semester. We focused on philanthropy and learning how we can each do our part to make tomorrow an even better day. It was great to have several alumni and friends as guest speakers. The class reminded me that BGSU students are becoming thought leaders and will change lives for years to come. I am excited to get back in the classroom soon!

Congratulations to Mike “Doc” Emrick ’76 for earning his fifth Emmy Award! His career with NBC’s broadcast team has shaped how we view professional hockey. Check out his interview with WBGU when he was on campus in February.

This month, we welcomed alumni and friends for Alumni Summer College. For the second year, the participants enjoyed three days of educational classes and excursions. Planning for the 2018 Alumni Summer College has already begun – save the dates of June 13-15!

Congratulations to Dr. Lee Meserve, Distinguished Teaching Professor and committed Faculty Athletics Representative, on a well-deserved retirement. His unparalleled dedication to students throughout his long career stands as a model for all, and his impact on generations of BGSU graduates has made the world a better place.

Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.

Jake Wilson named MAC Baseball Freshman of the Year Jake Wilson named MAC Baseball Freshman of the Year
Gary Schoenhals Globetrotting from Guam: Master Sergeant earns degree from BGSU
Diana and Olivia Paredes Mother and daughter graduate together
Dr. Christina Guenther and Dr. Vibha Bhalla BGSU receives NEH grant to expand migration studies
In the Spotlight
Golden falcons BGSU inducts 34 alumni as Golden Falcons
For the third year, graduates of 50 or more years were inducted as Golden Falcons this month. Golden Falcons spent the day on campus reliving their college memories and this reunion marked the lasting connection with their alma mater.
Dunaway-Haney ’92 named Educator of the Year Dunaway-Haney ’92 named Educator of the Year
Ziggys BGSU Athletics honors student-athletes at annual Ziggys
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