BGSU 2017 Year in Review

A message from the President Emeritus

Members of the Falcon Family,

Happy New Year! As we closed another memorable year, BGSU continued its commitment to excellence, and we are so proud of our accomplishments.  

In 2017, BGSU students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends changed lives for the world. We witnessed the impact of a BGSU education, dozens of wins for our athletic teams, students engaging in community service and leadership development, and outstanding examples of how our alumni and friends made a difference.

This great University is strategically positioned to meet the challenges and thrive for years to come. We invest in state-of-the-art facilities, recruit world-class faculty and improve the BG experience for all students. From recruitment to graduation, the world needs Falcons. As we welcome new leadership with our President, Interim Dr. Rodney Rogers, BGSU will continue to build upon its progress and find success.

View the moments that defined 2017 for this special University. Thank you for all that you do for BGSU! I am looking forward to what we will accomplish in 2018.


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Mary Ellen Mazey, Ph.D.
President Emeritus

By the Numbers


Amount raised on #BGSUOneDay


Total enrollment


Inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame


Total graduates in 2017


Percentage of BGSU's graduation success rate of its student-athletes, ranking 10th in the nation


Mid-American Conference (MAC) Coach of the Year awardees


Alumni inducted as Golden Falcons


Class of 2021 students from Falcon Families


Total hours of leadership development training

110,000,000+ gift

Total $ raised throughout Changing Lives for the World: The Campaign for BGSU
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2017 in Photos

2017 in Videos

2017 BGSU Magazines

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2017 in Social

The gang is all here!!! #onceafalconalwaysafalcon

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Here's a look at Williams Hall from 1918! #BGSU #TBT #ThenAndNow

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Updated: 07/14/2020 11:28AM