Class of 2023 all agree: BGSU feels like home

University's incoming class ready to start school year, enjoy college experience

By Bob Cunningham '18

Bowling Green State University’s incoming Class of 2023 will be the the most academically prepared group of freshman students in the history of the institution as they prepare to belong, stand out and go far.

BGSU will continue to have students from all corners of Ohio, as well as all 50 states and at least 70 countries.

One of the incoming freshmen is Arianna Soldan of Cleveland. She plans to major in broadcast journalism. Like many of her fellow classmates, she said after visiting the Bowling Green campus, it felt like home.

“I knew the school had an amazing journalism department,” Soldan said. “I’m looking forward to all of the new people I’m going to meet and going to all of the sporting events.”

Makayla Herron of Delphos, Ohio, has known for a long time that BGSU was the place to be.

“I first stepped on campus in eighth grade for my school’s basketball regional tournament and felt so at home,” said Herron, a special education major.

“I remember being awestruck and telling my mom that this was the college for me. I’m looking forward to all the friends and memories I’ll be making on campus.”

Megan Luehrman of Cincinnati will major in inclusive early childhood education. She also said she felt at home the first day she visited campus. 

“I felt so at home,” she said. “I knew it was the perfect school for me. I am looking forward to all the sporting events and fun activities that go along with them.”

Logan Garbig, another freshman majoring in inclusive early childhood education, is from Arcanum, Ohio, northwest of Dayton.

“I picked BGSU for the amazing atmosphere on campus — it really feels like a second home,” Garbig said. "I am looking forward to the opportunities on campus like going to hockey games or Falcons After Dark."

Andre Ramirez of Edgerton, Ohio, in Williams County, will major in marketing. He is anticipating having fun at football games and nights out with his friends. 

“I picked BGSU because the atmosphere is very welcoming and it feels like a home away from home,” Ramirez said. 

Zak Perry of Clyde, Ohio, in Sandusky County, has yet to select a major, but that hasn’t stopped his enthusiasm for the start of school. 

“I picked BGSU almost exclusively for its music program and the overall welcoming atmosphere of campus,” Perry said. “The College of Musical Arts is amazing. Plus, I can’t wait to be in the marching band and to call BGSU a second home.”

Carli Christenson of Maumee is majoring in visual communications technology, which is the program she had sought out.  

“I’m ready to be a Falcon and do what it takes,” said Christenson, whose father also attended the University.