In photos: BGSU marks a milestone of memories with 100 years of Homecoming
BGSU welcomes alumni back to campus with familiar traditions and new features, including the Alumni Gateway
Deepening the ties from the past to the present and beyond at Bowling Green State University was the prevailing theme during the University's 100th homecoming celebration Sept. 15-18. From recognizing a new class of distinguished BGSU alumni, to bed races and the Court Street block party, to a visit from a homegrown Olympic hero, the dedication of the Alumni Gateway, Falcon Flames renewing their love, and a thrilling football win that literally led to fireworks, there was ample opportunity for Falcons to fully immerse themselves in this historic homecoming.
University photographers Craig Bell, Justin Camuso-Stall '14, Haven Conn '22 and student photographers Hannah McFarland and Campbell Holben captured the fun and festivities of the four-day homecoming extravaganza.
The Office of Residence Life held the always-popular Bed Races, inviting groups of five students to coordinate and race for prizes awarded for speed, spirit and style.
Academy of Distinguished Alumni
BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers poses with Academy of Distinguished Alumni inductees Dr. Anthony "Tony" Rucci, '72, '76, '78; Brenda J. Hollis, '68, '14 (Hon.); Beth Macy, '86; and Clarence Albert Daniels Jr., '71, '73.
Newly minted BGSU Academy of Distinguished Alumni honorees spent time with Bowling Green State University students, faculty, staff and community members during homecoming weekend, sharing stories from their lives and storied careers during a lecture series on campus. Read more about the honorees.
Not only can Falcons fly, but they can run! There were 318 participants in the Freddie & Frieda 5K that wound in and around campus. The top male finisher was Nick Long with a time of 17:31.7 and the top female finisher was Amy Jordan, clocking in at 21:49.4 (11th overall).
BGSU dedicated the new Alumni Gateway at the corner of Thurstin Avenue and Court Street on the western edge of campus. The gateway - which resembles the original campus gateway that once stood in the same spot - showcases the University's historic buildings with open walkways and sprawling green space.