Best of 2015

  • Nov 16, 2015 8:58 AM A Career Pit Stop
    Paul Swan is once again sitting in a darkened room and studying film. After his long football career ended following his senior season with the Falcons in 2013, Swan thought the hours of meticulously reviewing style, technique and the tiniest nuances of his movements had ended.

  • Nov 9, 2015 7:00 AM The popular culture shock
    Amira Hassnaoui prepared for the final exams for her bachelor’s degree while listening to the sounds of gunshots. Her country, Tunisia, was the in the midst of a revolution that would lead to the ousting of its longtime president and the democratization of the government.

  • Oct 26, 2015 7:00 AM The frozen volcanoes
    Before she receives her bachelor’s degree, Jenna Reindel will visit a place that few people will ever see in their lifetime. The senior from Maumee, who is majoring in geology, is part of a National Science Foundation-funded research trip going to Antarctica to study two remote volcanoes. The team will try and figure out why they’re there, as well as study the changing dynamics of the Antarctic ice sheet.

  • Oct 19, 2015 7:00 AM 2015 Academy of Distinguished Alumni
    The Academy of Distinguished Alumni was created in 2011 by Bowling Green State University and its Alumni Association. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the University and was established to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of alumni who have made significant contributions to their chosen professional field and/or through their community involvement. The University is proud to honor those alumni who have inspired their country, state, community and BGSU.

  • Oct 19, 2015 7:00 AM From LA to BG
    Maurice Gregory knew he wanted to return to his Los Angeles roots once he completed his degree from BGSU. He found an internship at STARS (Strength Training and Rehabilitation Services) in Anaheim, Calif,. and worked diligently to impress his colleagues. Now, three months after completing his internship, he is a full-time employee at the strength training and rehabilitation center and working with professional athletes.

  • Oct 12, 2015 8:41 AM The evolution of technology
    The journey that brought Seshadri Tangutur ’87 to BGSU was more than transoceanic and lengthy, it was transformational. He arrived on campus in 1985 after a marathon international flight from his native India to John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, and then an additional leg to Detroit, and finally an airport shuttle ride an hour-and-a-half south to Bowling Green, reaching town in the wee hours of the morning.

  • May 4, 2015 7:00 AM Class of 2015 Success Stories: From Brazil to BG
    For graduating senior Pedro Petribu, no distance is ever too far to travel toward his dreams. The Recife, Brazil, native has never been shy about seeking out success. Luckily for both him and BGSU, his personal success has gone hand in hand with that of the organizations with which he has become involved.

  • Apr 13, 2015 8:50 AM Against All Odds
    Duke Pieper was on top of his hockey world late in 2008, and headed even higher. As a 15-year-old freshman, he had skated into rarified air by making the varsity starting lineup for perennial Minnesota high school powerhouse Hill-Murray.

  • Mar 2, 2015 7:00 AM Driving toward a dream
    Basil Alholaily came from Saudi Arabia to Bowling Green State University to pursue his dream of a college degree. Little did he know that during his time in the United States he would get a chance to fulfill a childhood dream, as well.

  • Feb 9, 2015 7:00 AM Married Mascots
    One couple’s story has another BGSU connection as they were the University’s beloved mascots, Freddie and Frieda. Alex ’06 and Kristen ’07 Wright are two out of only three Falcon mascot marriages. Alex was Freddie his senior year after completing a term as student body president the previous year. When asked what prompted him to become the mascot, he said, “My earliest memories and pictures of Bowling Green are with ‘the birds’. It looked like fun, a different way to give back, and a way to spread my childhood Falcon spirit to my fellow students.”