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Forbes to lead Center for Photochemical Sciences | Teen Mentors Program earns A&S Diversity Award

Malcolm D. E. Forbes to lead Center for Photochemical Sciences

Malcolm D. E. Forbes
A new director for BGSU’s Center for Photochemical Sciences plans to raise the visibility and outreach of the center at the local, regional, national and international levels.

Dr. Malcolm D. E. Forbes, a professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill, begins his role as the director of the center July 1. He leaves the UNC chemistry department after 25 years of research, teaching and mentoring the next generation of scientists.

“With the BGSU Center for Photochemical Sciences’ 30-year tradition of compelling research and excellent scholarship, we believe Malcolm Forbes will be a strong leader to maximize the research and outreach potential for the center and the University,” said President Mary Ellen Mazey.


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Teen Mentors Program earns A&S Diversity Award

Sherona Garrett-Ruffin
Dr. Sherona Garrett-Ruffin, psychology, and a number of BGSU students spend many Saturday mornings each semester at the Juvenile Residential Center (JRC) of Northwest Ohio. Garrett-Ruffin has developed a service-learning project for first-year students that takes them into the facility to serve as peer mentors for male youth offenders between 12 and 18 years of age.

Her program, called Teen Mentors, has had a successful track record for the past four years, providing valuable experiences for both the first-year students enrolled in BGSU’s Chapman Learning Community and the center’s residents. For her efforts at leading a student-based initiative related to diversity, Garrett-Ruffin earned the BGSU College of Arts and Sciences Diversity Award. Dr. Margaret Yacobucci, chair of the Arts and Sciences Diversity Committee, presented the award to her at the committee’s award ceremony May 4.

First-year students from any major participate in Garret-Ruffin’s project. Usually, five to seven students go with her to the facility where they offer “therapy-inspired activities” in a group setting to anywhere from three to about 13 residents. The lessons learned are on both sides — students see diversity training firsthand within the facility and the residents witness positive social behaviors and leadership modeling by the University students.


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