2016 Class Success Stories
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: A love of music, teaching
Sophia Schmitz, a performance major and an entrepreneurship minor who started taking violin lessons at BGSU when she was 3, kept herself busy during her time as an undergraduate at the University.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Feeling at home at BGSU
Yogitha Malkireddy transferred to Bowling Green State University to major in electronics and computer engineering technology. Not only did Malkireddy graduate from the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, but she was able to get acclimated to American culture along the way.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: The sky is the limit
Maribeth Sembach Rahe ’70 was presented an honorary doctorate of business administration by Bowling Green State University on May 7 in honor of her achievements as a recognized leader in financial services who has broken through historic barriers to women. She was a Spanish major with a minor in business.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Ready to Work
Sales and services marketing student Andrew Ludwig planned to have a job waiting for him upon graduation. Through hard work and planning, he achieved that goal and will start working in July. He will graduate this May as a President’s Award winner for having maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his time at BGSU.
Dec 12, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: Internships, leadership role helped shape specialized career
Even though Raven Aurand grew up just 30 minutes from BGSU, she didn’t realize how special the University was until she experienced it firsthand. Aurand is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual specialization in business analytics and intelligence and management with a focus in human resources.
May 23, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Putting down roots at BGSU
Mike Bryce, a double major in music and psychology from Pittsburgh, founded the Roots Music Club in August of 2014. Bryce and other musicians met in 1002 Moore Musical Arts Center on a Tuesday night, and have continued meeting there on Tuesday nights ever since.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Online program fits busy lifestyle
Jamie Kaplan graduated from one of BGSU's eCampus programs and is continuing his career as a recreational therapist at a VA hospital working with traumatic brain injury patients. His patients' injuries stem from military accidents, gunshot wounds, car accidents, and strokes and Kaplan is using 3D printing to enhance their therapy.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Reaching All of Her Goals
Rachael Cummings is graduating from BGSU Firelands while achieving her two primary goals: making the most of her college experience and graduating debt free.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Leaving a legacy
Marjorie Williams, who grew up in the Detroit area, wanted to give back to the College of Business Administration after Bowling Green State University gave so much to her through a scholarship-provided education.
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Learning how to learn
Dr. Michael E. Zalar, a 2005 Bowling Green State University doctoral graduate, believes that learning is an ongoing process. The North Olmsted City Schools superintendent came back to BGSU in 2015 and received a master’s in organization development Aug. 6.
Dec 19, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: A conversation of music
Caleb Georges, who is from Babonneau, St. Lucia, started playing the viola when he was 13 years old. His first teacher of the instrument that he said “is not as scratchy as the violin,” Diane Cline Hastings, was a recent graduate of Bowling Green State University at the time.
Dec 19, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: Connected to BGSU's values
Katie Stygles had her first introduction to Bowling Green State University in 2003 as a member of AmeriCorps. Now, not only is Stygles graduating with a Ph.D. in higher education administration, her connection with BGSU is continuing as she was hired as the coordinator of LGBT Programs in December.
Dec 12, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: True Grit
Gregory Shaw turned a health issue into a career path and found his passion for film production. Along the way he learned many skills and made numerous connections that helped him develop into a driven, focused professional.
Dec 12, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: Built for the family business
Even though Shawn Murphy comes from a construction family, he believes his career will be built to last thanks to his degree from Bowling Green State University. Murphy is graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering.
Dec 12, 2016 7:00 AM 2016 Success Stories: Honored to graduate from BGSU
Because Haley Altman took enough post-secondary advanced placement courses at Napoleon High school in northwest Ohio, she was a sophomore when she arrived at Bowling Green State University. Just two and a half years later, Altman is graduating with Honors specializing in speech-language pathology -- oh, and a 4.0 GPA.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Helping others discover their stories
Detroit native Darrico Harris arrived on campus in a car he rented to get him to BGSU to start his college journey. He quickly discovered his path to become a mentor and academic through a double major in psychology and sociology, and residence hall governance.
Aug 12, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Exploring the world through language
Samantha Sanson wanted to attend BGSU so she could experience the “classic campus life with a community feeling” before she headed off to the big city. Sanson is sticking to her plan — she’s headed to one of the most densely populated cities in the world: Hong Kong.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Fired up for BGSU online program
Adam Smith of Milford Center, Ohio, graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in fire administration. A captain in the Washington Township Fire Department in Dublin, Smith has been a full-time firefighter for 19 years. He took all of his BGSU classes online, graduating in three years.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Forging new business leaders
Nicole Anguilm has always had a knack for organizational leadership, and now she has a master’s degree to back it up. Anguilm lives in Ann Arbor, Mich., and works for Google. She graduated from Bowling Green State University on Aug. 6 with a Master of Organization Development degree.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: A Life of caring
BGSU Firelands associate degree candidate Laura Bates spent the majority of her early life caring for ailing parents. Her fulfilling experiences in caring for others led her to the field of radiologic technology. Earning her degree in August, she will pursue a career in the lucrative field of radiation therapy.
Aug 8, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Hat trick
August graduate Dajon Mingo had ups and downs in his college years, but said he’s learned three main tips that could help other students. The Human Development and Family Studies student plans to play and teach hockey after graduation.
Aug 1, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Groundbreaking research
If road construction delays become less noticeable in the future, you might have two BGSU graduate students to thank for it. While working toward their doctoral degrees, Lameck Onsarigo and Simon Adamtey have introduced two more cost effective alternative methods of construction which offer better alternatives for culvert installations.
Aug 1, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: A head start with a Falcon finish
When Allison Artz began her career at BGSU, she was a year ahead of her classmates. She started with enough credits to be considered a sophomore through her participation in College Credit Plus. Artz completed a bachelor’s degree in business administration along with her MBA in just four years.
May 16, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: In hot pursuit of education
BGSU Police Captain Tim James graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in criminal justice from the College of Health and Human Services on May 6. BGSU Police Chief Monica Moll earned her Ph.D. in political science from Kent State University on May 13.
May 7, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Hard work and hustle
Neuroscience major Jake Pemberton’s hard work and hustle have paid off; now he’s enjoying his last semester before starting at his dream medical school. He will graduate this May as a President’s Award winner for having maintained a 4.0 GPA throughout his time at BGSU.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: All the right moves
Bowling Green State University kicker Tyler Tate excelled on the football field and in the classroom. The exercise science major will continue his education in the fall as a first-year medical student at Ohio State.
May 2, 2016 7:00 AM Class of 2016 Success Stories: Childhood lessons
Allison Ehmen was just a child when her grandmother had a debilitating stroke. That traumatic event ultimately shaped her childhood and the adult she has become as she graduates from the BGSU College of Health and Human Services gerontology program with a cumulative 4.0 GPA.