Alumni Notes & Accomplishments

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Sister Jane Mary Sorosiak ’72, a Sister of St. Francis who received her master’s degree in art at BGSU, is a celebrated artist who creates beautiful and inspiring ceramic murals for churches and other buildings.

Some artists might start out with a small project. Not Sorosiak. Her first mural in 1983 was a 40-foot mural of Christ located at the Franciscan Center at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. Since then, Sorosiak has been commissioned to create hundreds of murals around northwest Ohio and across the nation. She most recently traveled to Bryan, Texas, to design and install two murals for a hospital.

Each mural begins with her sketch before she cuts, paints and fires the dozens of ceramic plates. Sorosiak numbers each plate on the back, corresponding with a large sheet of paper so the mural is easy to put together upon arrival.

Before she earned her master’s at BGSU, Sorosiak taught art at Cardinal Stritch High School in Toledo for 14 years, earned a bachelor’s degree from Mary Manse College and a master’s degree in English from Xavier College.


Francis R. McLean ‘55, of Ontario, Ore., was inducted into the Oregon Newspaper Hall of Fame in July 2013. He retired in 1997 as publisher of the Daily Argus Observer.

Bob D. Mahaffey

Bob D. Mahaffey ’84


Bob D. Mahaffey ’84, a business graduate turned filmmaker, has channeled his fascination with the team that became unlikely state champions in baseball into his first movie, “Gibsonburg.” While Mahaffey said he’s always wanted to make a movie, this was his first attempt at making it a reality.

In 2005, a northwest Ohio high school baseball team finished the season with a 6-17 record. The underdogs from Gibsonburg shook off their losing record and won the state title. Mahaffey knew the story, but was inspired by details from his niece’s husband during a family gathering in 2010. He first captured the story as a book before adapting it into a screenplay.

Dozens of BGSU students helped make the film by filling most of the acting roles, serving as the film’s crew and even handling catering.

Mahaffey comes from a Falcon family. His father and grandparents are alumni and his aunt is Ginger Kathrens ‘68, a noted filmmaker and one of BGSU’s 100 Most Prominent Alumni.


Robert J. Miller ’64, Bucyrus, Ohio, was inducted into the Crawford County Sports Hall of Fame in March 2013. He is the first tennis coach in Crawford County to be inducted and is also in four other halls of fame. He will complete 15 years on city council in December 2013.

David Alex ’64, Chicago, Ill., will have his play, “Corpus Delicti,” shown at Chicago’s Greenhouse Theater Center in 2014.

Robert A. Lesnak ’66, Parma, Ohio, retired as senior communications representative after 40 years with FirstEnergy of Akron.

Wilma Smith ’68, ’70, Gates Mills, Ohio, retired in May 2013 after 40 years of broadcasting in the Cleveland area. As news anchor for channels 8 and 5, she interviewed presidents and celebrities and covered major news stories.

Nick Licata ’69, Seattle, Wash., was selected the 2012 Most Valuable Local Official by Nation magazine. He also founded and was elected chair of Local Progress, a national group of local elected officials recognized by the Huffington Post as one of the 25 best progressive victories in 2012.

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Brad Carper ’03, a telecommunications graduate, is the man behind the camera in one of the world’s most extreme cold climates — northern Alaska — for various documentary and reality television programs like the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch.” As a freelance cinematographer and producer, his credits include Animal Planet’s “Whale Wars,” History Channel’s “Ax Men,” and Discovery’s “Bering Sea Gold.”

It took persistence, support from family and other BGSU alumni, and the sort of practical TV experience that Carper started earning as a student employee of WBGU-TV. His career goals formed during a master class at BGSU taught by E! Networks executive Jeff Shore ’75, the alumnus who created “E! True Hollywood Story.” Carper later secured an internship there.

After graduation, Carper spent his first year in California couch surfing with Bowling Green friends who had already established themselves in Tinsel Town.

“If you want something bad enough, you can obtain it, but sometimes you have to put yourself in uncomfortable situations to do it,” Carper said.


Clarence A. Daniels Jr. ’71, ’73, Los Angeles, Calif., was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 award recipient in the Greater Los Angeles region. He is chairman and CEO of CMS Hospitality, an airport food and beverage concessions company.

Jim Stoll ’72, ’91, Edgerton, Ohio, retired after 41 years of teaching. He spent 36 years teaching science at Edgerton Local Schools.

Sally Gillespie O’Hara ’73, ’78
, The Villages, Fla., retired after 10 years as deputy director of Starbase for the Kure Beach, N.C., National Guard facility. She previously taught for 30 years, retiring from Lakota Local Schools, West Chester, Ohio, in 2003.

Mike Bartley ’74, ’76, Shaker Heights, Ohio, retired after 37 years as the head hockey coach for Shaker Heights High School. He ended his career with a record 640 wins, ranking him No. 1 in Ohio and No. 5 in the U.S., and winning four state championships.

Elizabeth (McCormick) Ireland ’74, Atlanta, Ga., won the 2012 fiction contest sponsored by the Atlanta publisher BookLogix for her mystery novel, “Death Takes Center Stage.”

Dan O’Brien ’74, Hermosa, S.D., is the owner of Wild Idea Buffalo, the largest provider of 100 percent grass-fed buffalo via internet sales. His memoir, “Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch,” won the 2001 Western Heritage Award for best nonfiction.

James A. Adams ’75, Carleton, Mich., is the quality crew manager for the Chrysler LLC Trenton (Mich.) Engine Plant.

Mark Stein ’75, Seattle, Wash., has been appointed professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Washington and is also practicing at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

David Lee Fleitz ’76, Pleasant Ridge, Mich., has published his eighth book on baseball, titled “Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers.” He is a Web programmer and developer for Henniges Automotive in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Brian D. Maskow ’77, Strongsville, Ohio, retired from Lakewood City Schools after 35 years of teaching. He plays saxophone with the Dan Zola Big Band and the Strongsville City Jazz Band.

Laura Heisner Marshall ’78, Durham, N.C., earned a master’s degree in interdisciplinary health communication and has accepted a fellowship at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill to pursue a doctorate in the same field.

Barbara Graham ’79, Hudson, Ohio, retired after 34 years as a library media teacher.

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Before running to gigs as Detroit’s award-winning
“blues man,” Paul Miles ’74 was running down the field for
the Falcons.

He was a first team All-MAC selection as a tailback in 1971, 1972 and 1973. At the time, Miles was only the third running back to rush for 1,000 yards in three seasons in the history of the NCAA. He boasts the second-most career rushes in University history, with 3,238 yards. Miles remains the only Falcon football player to have his number retired: Falcon number 29.

Miles travels often to perform. He was named 2012 Best Blues Singer of the year at the Detroit Black Music Awards, received eight nominations at the 2013 Detroit Music Awards, and his recordings have been attracting awards and nominations since 2005.

He remains connected to BGSU, even writing a song for the football team before the 2012 Military Bowl.

His advice for students: Be open to all those you meet. Life lessons are often disguised.

“Be flexible, have an open mind and know that education can come from more than just your textbook,” Miles said.


Jim Daniels ’80, Pittsburgh, Pa., published his 14th book of poetry, titled “Birth Marks.”

W. Keith Palmer ’81, Pearland, Texas, is associate superintendent of human resources for the Pasadena (Texas) Independent School District. He has served the school district for 32 years.

J. Michael McGuire ’82, Charlotte, N.C., is the national managing partner of operations for Grant Thornton LLP. He serves on the board of directors of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, is chairman of the board for Advantage Carolina and co-chairs the Johnson & Wales University Epicurean Society Scholarship Fund.

Suzanne (Young) Cordatos ’85, Colchester, Conn., is director of international admissions at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn. She is also the author of two children’s books, “The Lost Crown of Apollo” and “Willard the Dragon: Sneeze-Fire.”

Donald Blair McGinnis Jr. ’85, Warren, Mich., has a short story included in “Short Rations,” a collection of stories about life in the military. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.

Richard J. Helmreich ’86, Dublin, Ohio, an attorney with Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP, has been recognized as one of the Leaders in Their Field for 2013 by Chambers USA.

John C. Morrison ’86, Portland, Ore., graduated in March 2013 with a Master of Science in Technical and Professional Writing from Portland State University and was a Society for Technical Communication Sigma Tau Chi honoree in May 2013.

Douglas Bayda ’87, Medina, Ohio, was selected as the 2013 Teacher of the Year for the Miller South School for the Visual and Performing Arts. He has been the director of orchestras at the school for four years and also serves as the music director for the Greater Akron Youth Philharmonic.

David Alberts ’89, San Diego, Calif., wrote a play, “A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show,” that has been performed twice by professionals.

Four new inducteesFour new inductees welcomed into BGSU Academy of Distinguished Alumni    

     The 2013 Class of the Academy of Distinguished Alumni was inducted during a formal event as part of the Homecoming 2013 celebration. The award is the highest alumni honor bestowed by the University. It recognizes graduates who have transformed their industry through significant professional achievement or leadership. Honorees are selected by committee and must exemplify the values of Bowling Green State University.

Inducted were Dr. Paul W. Stiffler ’65, ’67, a board-certified microbiologist and entrepreneur; Linda Forte ’74, senior vice president of business affairs for Comerica Inc.; George McPhee ’82, vice president and general manager of the Washington Capitals; and Maryrose Sylvester ’87, CEO of GE Lighting, a division of General Electric.

Stiffler is co-founder, executive vice president and director of regulatory affairs for Medtrol Inc., a manufacturer of infection control products widely used in the health care, food service and education industries. He is also a passionate supporter of University Libraries.

Forte is a member of Comerica’s national senior leadership team and is the highest-ranking Comerica official in greater Detroit. Her duties include oversight of the Comerica Charitable Foundation, Comerica Contributions, and Civic Affairs, but Forte has demonstrated passion for her employees and adopted hometown that surpasses her job description.

McPhee is vice president and general manager of the NHL’s Washington Capitals and a retired professional athlete. He is also one of BGSU’s 100 Most Prominent Alumni, BGSU Athletic Hall of Famer, and one of the most decorated student-athletes in the history of the University and all-time collegiate hockey.

Sylvester is CEO of GE Lighting, a $3 billion division of the Fortune 500 company General Electric, and a champion for women in business. In 1997, she helped to establish the GE Women’s Network, an important part of General Electric’s organized effort to cultivate diversity and empower its workforce.

To nominate an alumna/alumnus for the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, visit


Jeffrey Hopkins ’91, Westminster, Md., has been appointed principal of South Carroll High School in Carroll County, Md.

Joseph Dennis Foster ’93, ’94
, McComb, Ohio, was recognized as the 2012 History Teacher of the Year in Ohio by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and the History Channel.

Jason Ainsworth ’94, Wapakoneta, Ohio, was recently named regional vice president for Index Strategy Advisors where he will lead the effort to further the business within Ohio.

Jennifer (Hoffman) Geyer ’97, Fremont, Ohio, received a Ph.D. in general psychology from Northcentral University in January 2013 and is a psychology professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va.

Shelley Binegar ’98
, DeKalb, Ill., is the associate athletics director for external operations at East Carolina University.

Timothy Minneci ’98, Dublin, Ohio, self-published his first book, “Power Ballad – A Definitive Guide to Hard Rock’s Softer Side Volume One.”

Amy (Krajnak) Statler ’98, South Euclid, Ohio, is a teacher for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights School District, earning tenure for teaching middle school multimedia. She has also completed her portfolio to earn the Ohio Master Teacher Designation.

Vincent Guerrieri ’99, Fremont, Ohio, has published his second book this year, “The Blue Streaks and Little Giants: More Than a Century of Sandusky and Fremont Ross Football.”

Margaret Lehman ’99, Americus, Ga., earned a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Cincinnati in December 2012 and is currently an assistant professor of education at Georgia Southwestern State University.

Dr. Pamela Cross YoungDr. Pamela Cross Young ’74


Dr. Pamela Cross Young ‘74 is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and director of accreditation for the School of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Dayton. Previously, she served more than 30 years as a public school administrator. She retired as an associate superintendent for the Ohio Department of Education. While an administrator in Springfield, Young became the state of Ohio’s second Milken National Educator Awardee.

Young holds a B.S. in education from Bowling Green State University; a M.Ed. from Mansfield State University, Mansfield, Penn.; and a Ph.D. from the University of Dayton. Her varied service and leadership efforts include the past chair of Community Mercy Health Partners Board of Directors, BGSU College of Education and Human Development Advocate Board, past vice president of the Catholic Central School Board of Trustees and past president of the Springfield Arts Council. She was also recognized at the BGSU 2013 College Alumni Awards.


Tim Goodenow ’01, Morgantown, W.Va., is the senior specialist for North America communications at Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Steve Evert ’02, Toledo, Ohio, is an account executive with Madison Avenue Marketing Group in Toledo and has been elected to serve a one-year term on the On Hold Messaging Association’s Board of Directors.

Matthew Brian Morris ’03, Lancaster, Ohio, was ordained a priest of the Roman Catholic Church on May 25, 2013. He celebrated his first Mass the following day at Lancaster’s St. Mary Church.

Robert Rowland ’03, Orlando, Fla., is an e-commerce specialist for Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Inc.

Julie Kiechel ’04, South Dartmouth, Mass.,
had a solo exhibition in September at the Dedee Shattuck Gallery, Westport, Mass.

Jason Westerhaus ’04, Las Vegas, Nev., won his second Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Pacific Southwest Chapter.

Jeffrey Nolish ’05, Huntington Woods, Mich., is a 2012 graduate from Depaul University’s School of Public Service, earning a Master of Public Administration in Metropolitan Planning and Urban Affairs. In June 2013 he enlisted in the Air National Guard as an Airman First Class.

Barrett Evans ’06, Cincinnati, Ohio, was named Macy’s Human Resources District Director of the Year.

Stacy Serey ’07, Fairfield, Ohio, accepted a position at Guggenheim Partners LLC in New York City.

Adam Thieroff ’07, Toledo, Ohio, is a 2013 Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellow. Fellows are recent graduates in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine and commit to teaching at least three years in a high-need Ohio school.

Tony Wagener ’07, Bowling Green, Ohio, is director of development for the BGSU College of Education and Human Development.

Josh Womack ’07, Gates Mills, Ohio, developed Laughstaff, a website that offers stand-up comics’ ideas to improve wedding speeches. He is also the regional development manager for
the National Kidney Foundation.

Maria D’Abate ’08
, Streetsboro, Ohio, graduated with a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University in May 2013.

Elizabeth Kovar ’08, Seattle, Wash., a trainer, writer, presenter and leader, will be one of four fitness professionals on a 2014 Alaskan cruise. They will focus on breaking the barriers of unsuccessful or negative health pursuits.

Paul Huffman ’09, Middletown, Ohio, received a Juris Doctor of Law in May 2013 from Ohio Northern University.

Zachary Ankrom ’10, Charlotte, N.C., is a business associate with Novant Health Shared Services.

Michael C. Baumhardt ’10, Dunmore, Pa., received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Scranton in May 2013.

Gretchen Carroll ’10, Sylvania, Ohio, received The ABC’s of the Best Practices in Leadership Development at the 2013 Tobias Leadership Conference in Colorado Springs, Colo. She is an employment law attorney and professor of organizational behavior and human resource management at Tiffin University.

Andrew P. Herman ’10, Bryan, Ohio, is a full-time flight instructor and supervisor of flight at the University of North Dakota.

Stefan Hall ’11, Winston-Salem, N.C., is chair of media production and studies for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point University.

In Memoriam

* Denotes an alumnus who attended, but did not earn a degree from BGSU.


Lucille (Young) Liechty ’31
Arline (Hutchins) Olds ‘34
Mary (Zeisler) Williams ‘34
Margaret (Newcomer) Harned ‘36
Dorothy (Sunderman) Luedke ‘36
Dwight Sommer ‘36
Janet (Schutzberg) Glasgo ‘38
Lois (Hopkins) Karamol*
Mary Alice “Myrt” (Wolf) Streeter*
Nancy (Perry) Holzaepfel ‘41
Gene (Bear) Moorhead ‘41
Rex Moorhead ’41, ‘49
Mary (Wieser) Dimatteo ‘42
Ruth (Kohls) Hanrahan ‘42
Irving Jackson ‘42
Dortha (Anderson) Rochte ‘42
Avila (Polke) Lepera ‘43
Leonie (Menache) Thorp ‘43
Marjorie Fitkin ‘44
Helen (Behrens) Gustafson ‘44
Leila (Brock) Nickloy ‘45
Jane (Wilkinson) Slessman ‘45
Marcus Hanna ’46, ’48
Katharine (Crowley) Holmboe ‘46
Doris (Meek) Avery ‘47
George Baldwin ‘47
Carroll Cheek ‘47
Lowell Howard ’47, ’49
Wayne Leatherman ’47, ’50
Jean (Sherrard) Maatman ‘47
Janice (Zemer) Odenweller ‘47
James Showkeir ‘47
Wayne Leatherman ’47, ’50
Dorothy (Bradford) Bading ‘48
Robert Bull ‘48
Rosemarie (Tomka) Hofmeister ‘48
Barbara (Simpson) John ‘48
Sophie Karipides ‘48
Russell McWatters ‘48
Adele Oldenburg ‘48
Doris (Smart) Plassman ‘48
Kathleen Rataiczak ‘48
T. Ben Rhinehammer ‘48
Chris Depas ‘49
William Fox ‘49
Florence (Russell) Gonia ‘49
Robert Greiwe ‘49
Alice (Huston) Haubner ‘49
Lloyd Kiracofe ‘49
Edwin Knepper ‘49
Robert Mahaffey ‘49
Lowell McClary ‘49
Vernon McRae ‘49
John Recny ‘49
Robert Rundell ‘49
Anthony Schiavo ‘49
Edith (Conrad) Schiavo ‘49
Donna (Lea) Shuman ‘49
Frederick Stockmeier ‘49
Robert Goss ‘50
Ruth Grove ‘50
Joscelyn (Ayer) Hallam ‘50
Dorothy (Totoiu) Jones ‘50
Loretta (Karwinski) Knoblach ‘50
Robert Malone ‘50
Beatrice (Brinkman) Monetta ‘50
Patricia Owens ‘50
Patricia (Neff) Parks ‘50
Elizabeth Peurifoy ‘50
Herbert Plassman ‘50
John Rudolph ‘50
Robert Shafer ‘50

James Sponseller ‘50
Wilbur Terhune ‘50
Robert Weber ‘50
Donald Beedle ‘51
Boyd Case ‘51
Mason Feisel ‘51
Troy Jenson ‘51
Karis (Taulker) Murphy ‘51
Bonford Talbert ‘51
Fred Thayer ‘51
Richard Merrell ‘52
Jeannette (Field) Munkres ‘52
Paul Pfahler ‘52
Patricia (Sikes) Sternberg ‘52
Ruth (Shaw) Lanning ‘53
Vivian (Muething) Meuser ‘53
Samuel Morgan ‘53
Conrad Beutler ‘54
Phillip Bremser ‘54
Joseph Dowdell ‘54
Jean (Butler) Griffith-OConnell ‘54
James Crabtree ‘55
Carol (Tanner) Doherty ‘55
David Hamilton ‘56
Walker Huffman ‘56
Martha (Ruck) Decker ‘57
Charlotte (Klein) Dennison ‘57
Benjamin Mehrling ‘57
Con Nowakowski ‘57
Richard Sheehan ‘57
Richard Somerville ‘57
William Brashwitz ‘58
Karl Ruck ‘58
Merlin Szosz ‘58
Patrice Kerin ‘59
Beverly (Snyder) McNeil ‘59
Mary Palmer ‘59
Roger Sage ‘59
Charles Wahl ‘59
Marcella (Stein) Clingenpeel ‘60
Thomas Harwood ‘60
Marilyn (Pile) LaPlante ‘60
Laurel (Beck) Palopoli ‘60
William Gay ‘61
Laurel (Nosko) Oldenburg ‘61
William Slaughterbeck ‘61
Larry Zimmer ‘61
Natalie (Burich) Hayden ‘62
Sara (Epke) Parsons ‘62
Harold Rose ’62, ’64
Richard Bodamer ‘63
Robert Borcherdt ‘63
Robert Carbaugh ‘63
Patricia (Woodings) Echeverria ‘63
Dallas Horvath ‘63
William Klingel ‘63
Charles Pixler ‘63
George Evans ‘64
Martha (Hedge) Gilliland ‘64
Charles Harrison ‘64
Joan (Winton) Lovett ‘64
George Powell ‘64
Wilma (Hartley) Daugherty ‘65
Ellis Rader ‘65
Steven Toth ‘65
James Kosman ‘66
Paul Johnson ’66, ’68
Ronnie Essinger ’66, ’68
Lynn (Clark) Brown ‘67
Carmen Diplacido ‘67
John Frost ’67, ’69
Orra Herroon ‘67
Wilma (Baxter) Van Camp ‘67

Robert Ward ’67, ’69
Carolyn Keefe ’68, ’97
Gerald Maxson ‘68
William Newby ’68, ’70
Larry Smith ‘68
William Enck ‘69
Rose (Dartt) Hahn ‘69
Keith Imler ‘69
David Miller ‘69
Kenneth Stamm ‘69
Marcia (Tank) Amstutz ‘70
Jeffrey Ignatz ‘70
Robert O’Brien ‘70
Marsha (Martin) Clere ‘71
Cathy Mattison ‘71
Dennis Oakleaf ‘71
Susan Earl ‘72
Brian Kossman ‘72
William Milchen ‘72
Douglas Endicott ‘73
Connie (Dell’accio) Maffeo ‘73
Marcia (Schoults) Riggleman ‘73
Colleen (Peiffer) Colvin ‘74
Steven Romaker ‘74
Steven Roth ’74, ’76
Andra Worcester ‘74
Martin Blaszczyk ‘75
Kitty Hilmer ‘75
Dale Eckard ‘76
Paul Lastas ‘76
Francis Wilcox ‘76
Sharon Friedman ‘77
Patricia Hubay ‘77
Barbara (Hiebel) Kowal ‘77
Neil Lazerine ‘77
Drake Martin ‘77
Thomas Davidson ’78, ’82
Bruce Bloker ‘79
Charles Market ‘79
Steven Stickley ‘79
Gale Beery*
Judith (Pfaffenberger) Gauthier ‘80
Juanita (Radcliff) Bokanyi ‘81
Timothy Sheehan ‘81
Timothy Steward ‘81
Patricia Bell ‘82
Christine (Oberst) Shaefer ‘82
Frederick Rudin ‘83
Cynthia Richardson ‘84
Lisa (Griffith) Smith ‘85
Lisa (Selmon) Reitz ‘86
Anne (Drerup) Baer ‘87
Robert Butler ‘88
Dean Martin ‘88
Paula (Holmes) Roll ‘88
Michael Sherman ‘89
Thomas Krafty ‘92
Kristine Ensign ‘93
Carlos Buron ’95
Amy (Mominee) Ross ’96
Karen (Smead) Kammerzell ’99
Marshall Drake ’99, ’01
Joel T. Paul*
Ramona Dunckel ’05
Joshua Heilman ’05
Nicole (Lynch) Mitchell ’05
Juliann Pietch ’08, ’12
William Waterfield ’10
Joshua Laroe ’13

*Denotes an alumnus who attended, but did not earn a degree from BGSU.


Shirley L. Asmus

Nancy (Kopp) Coy ’94, special events coordinator

Joyce Drain, custodial services
Deborah Fentress, retired clerical services

Glen R. Frey, associate professor emeritus of geography (climatology)

Bradley Gabbard ’08, adjunct instructor in philosophy

Dawn Glanz, associate professor emeritus of art

Esther M. Gonyer, retired manager of Bowen-Thompson Student Union

R. Elaine Green, retired account clerk in University Bookstore

William R. Hoskins, professor emeritus of business (marketing)

Harold J. Johnson, professor emeritus, former chair of psychology

Richard Layman, retired maintenance services

Thomas L. Lichtenberg, former offensive coordinator for Falcon Football

Evelyn J. (Leimgruber) Lindquist, retired custodial services

Patricia (Gangwer) Mayeux ’88 (Hon.), retired administrative assistant, Office of the President

Joann Ninke, retired dining services

Edythe Petteys, dining services

Keith A. Pogan, retired director of maintenance

Patrick Saunders ’02, ’03, adjunct instructor of humanities, BGSU Firelands

Rev. John T. Snyder, inventory management of physical plant

Jeffrey K. Wagner, retired associate professor, former chair of natural and social sciences, BGSU Firelands

CLARIFICATION: A previous In Memoriam listed William Shepherd ’65. There were two graduates of that year who shared a name.

Deceased is William A. Shepherd, of Forest, Ohio, who earned his master’s degree in mathematics in 1965. The late Mr. Shepherd retired in 1995 after teaching nearly 30 years for the Department of Defense Overseas Schools.

Living is William G. Shepherd, Jr., ’65, ’67, of Van Wert, Ohio. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business in 1965, and is retired from the Central Mutual Insurance Company.

BGSU Magazine apologizes for any confusion related to this listing.

Updated: 07/10/2020 03:24PM