2020 Class Success Stories
Dec 16, 2020 3:32 PM A trailblazer for women in public service
Jo Ann Davidson receives the highest honor BGSU can bestow: honorary Doctor of Public Service degree
Dec 16, 2020 3:30 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: BGSU experience is music to Gretchen Hill's ears
Bowling Green State University double music major Gretchen Hill benefits from Hansen Fellowship experiences.
Dec 16, 2020 3:30 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Oshionna Natsheia Lee-Hicks overcomes adversities to achieve her goal
Bowling Green State University social work major Oshionna Natsheia Lee-Hicks enjoys helping her community, paying it forward.
Dec 10, 2020 4:02 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Hometown University opens up a world of possibilities for social work major
In addition to her social work degree, what BGSU ultimately gave Rachel Suzor was “a confidence to reach for and achieve my goals.”
Jun 1, 2020 1:38 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: VCT majors navigate through COVID-19 to finish capstone projects
Two Bowling Green State University Visual Communication Technology graduates, Jake Roth and Allie Godfrey, give great credit to their synthesis class for helping them gain experience and knowledge before graduation, including during unprecedented times in their final semester. They worked directly with a client in the Bowling Green community for their final semester.
May 25, 2020 10:00 AM Class of 2020 Success Student-athletes wrap up exceptional collegiate careers
As highly accomplished senior student-athletes, Talisa Lemke and Jovannah East were prepared to finish with their best seasons yet. Both had the goal of competing nationally in the post season, but these aspirations were cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite these season-ending disappointments, Lemke and East leave BGSU with their heads held high with exceptional academic performances and championship-level athletic accomplishments.
May 22, 2020 2:13 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: BGSU College of Business grad has data stacked in her favor
Jazzmin Speziali has made countless friends and career connections as a member of BGSU’s Class of 2020. She earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration with a specialization in business analytics and intelligence from the College of Business and is scheduled to begin an internship Aug. 1 at Owens-Illinois.
May 22, 2020 2:13 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Emma Stumpf shares the joy of music
Music education graduate Emma Stumpf discovered a passion for teaching music to students, especially those who might find music classes loud or overwhelming.
May 22, 2020 1:38 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Turbulent semester offers lessons to live by
By focusing on what mattered most to her, rather than on the exact sequence of those events, Audra Gill has weathered the semester's many changes and emerged with a healthy outlook and map of her upcoming goals.
May 18, 2020 12:00 PM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Connecting career crossroads at BGSU
Sue Ann Sandusky had recently retired from the U.S. Army, after a flourishing 37-year career, and she had moved to Findlay, Ohio. But instead of fully “retiring,” she wanted to put her skills to work in a civilian setting. BGSU’s Ph.D. in higher education administration was her bridge to get there.
May 18, 2020 9:00 AM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Opportunities continue to knock for BGSU music performance graduate
From Alabama to New York to Bowling Green State University, this talented flutist has found her musical and career path by inspiring others through teaching and performing.
May 11, 2020 10:15 AM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Lone BGSU senior living on campus happy to have support to finish her semester
Hayley Landers, a Bowling Green State University senior majoring in gerontology, is graduating in May after finishing out her semester as one of about 75 students still living on the Bowling Green campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is thankful for the on-campus support she received.
May 11, 2020 9:50 AM Class of 2020 Success Stories: Unusual path to degree offers 'life lessons'
U.S. Army National Guard service throughout college career teaches Frank Scott Abbey, who is majoring in apparel and merchandise product development in the College of Education and Human Development, how to adapt to life's changes. During his service, Abbey maintained a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
May 4, 2020 4:19 PM BGSU honors seniors May 4-8
When the Class of 2020 entered their first year at Bowling Green State University in fall 2016, the most popular app was Pokemon GO and the biggest event that year was the Presidential election. Fast forward to today when these same students are preparing to graduate and either enter the workforce or continue their education.
Mar 30, 2020 10:00 AM BGSU dietetics senior provides familiarity for residents at area nursing home
Alicia Kouba, a Bowling Green State University dietetics major in the College of Health and Human Services, provides daily meals to residents at a Bowling Green area nursing home. When COVID-19 guidelines restricted visitors to the facility, Kouba knew she could bring a sense of familiarity to her patients.