BGSU football players hold a trophy

In Photos: Fall 2022 Commencement

Graduates and loved ones celebrate their BGSU journeys and the next steps in their lives

By Victoria Dugger

The 305th Bowling Green State University Commencement welcomed a new generation of alumni on Dec. 9 and 10, as 1,046 diplomas were awarded at the conclusion of the Fall 2022 semester. Of the undergraduate degrees awarded, 273 students received Latin honors to signify their meritorious academic achievement.

University photographers Craig Bell, Justin Camuso-Stall and Haven Conn, as well as student photographer Campbell Holben, documented the culmination of the graduates' journey and the excitement for students and loved ones as they embark on their next chapter in life with the solid backing of the BGSU community.

Fall 2022 graduates assembled on Stroh Center floor
Group of graduates looks toward the stage
Female graduate sitting in a wheelchair looks at the Commencement speaker

The Dec. 9 Commencement exercise saw diplomas awarded to doctoral and master’s candidates from the Graduate College, bachelor’s candidates from the College of Musical Arts and the College of Technology Architecture and Applied Engineering, and associate and bachelor’s candidates from Firelands College.

BGSU Trustee Mizell Stewart III greets a graduate on stage
Female graduate holds her diploma cover
Student military member holds his diploma cover

On Dec. 10, diplomas were awarded to bachelor’s degree candidates from the College of Arts and Sciences, Allen W. and Carol M. Schmidthorst College of Business, College of Education and Human Development and College of Health and Human Services.

Graduates stand at the Stroh Center
Alumnus Brady Gaskins hugs his graduating son, Zachary Wells Gaskins
Female graduates smile and give a thumbs up

For both Commencement ceremonies, graduates and the audience heard from speaker Bruce Johnson '82. Johnson serves as the president and CEO of the Inter-University Council of Ohio and previously was lieutenant governor of Ohio and the State Development Director. Johnson spoke of his time at BGSU, where he started his career path and met his Falcon Flame.

Commencement speaker Bruce Johnson ’82, president and CEO of inter-University Council of Ohio
Female graduate and service dog
BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers shakes hands with a female graduate
A BGSU Honors College graduate stands to be recognized for academic achievement

During his address, BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers offered advice to the newest class of BGSU alumni, asking them to do three things to achieve public good in life: always remain curious, be bold and take action and always be kind.

"If you do these things, you will absolutely do well, but you will also do good," President Rogers said.

Graduate shakes hands with BGSU Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Dr. Joe B. Whitehead Jr.
BGSU graduate smiles and waves during Commencement
Graduate student receives her hood

Many graduates celebrated the end of their BGSU journey by decorating their caps with designs that related to their majors, interests and to say thank you to those who supported them.

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Updated: 12/13/2022 06:00PM