Longtime commencement mace bearer Dr. Lee Meserve, Distinguished Teaching Professor of biological sciences, will reprise his role during commencement ceremonies May 5 and 6. Meserve will retire from BGSU in June.
Achievement to be honored at 288th BGSU commencement
Degree candidates at the University’s commencement ceremonies Friday (May 5) and Saturday (May 6) will hear from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in academia, the Coast Guard and the financial services industry.
The Bowling Green campus will hold three ceremonies, all in the Stroh Center. The 7 p.m. Friday event will comprise the Graduate College and the colleges of Health and Human Services, Musical Arts, and Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering. Giving the commencement address will be Anthony Rucci, who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial/organizational psychology from BGSU. Rucci is now a clinical professor of management in the Fisher School of Business at the Ohio State University and a Distinguished Teaching Professor.
The 9 a.m. Saturday commencement for the College of Arts and Sciences will feature an address by Rear Admiral June Ryan, who earned a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1985. Ryan serves as the Ninth Coast Guard district commander, a position she assumed in June 2015. She is the senior Coast Guard commander for the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway.
The colleges of Business Administration and Education and Human Development will hold commencement at 2 p.m. Saturday. Susan Mucciarone, who earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1979, will give the commencement address. She is the managing director of Private Client Relationship Management at The Glenmede Trust Co. and a member of the Glenmede Management Committee. In this role, she leads private client investment and wealth advisory for individuals and families throughout the country.