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Congratulations to faculty, students and alumni on recent accomplishments

Sharpening journalism skills

Oghenevwaire (Sarah) Enamutor, a graduate student in the Sport Administration Program in the College of Education and Human Development, recently was chosen to attend the 31st Annual National Association of Black Journalists Multimedia Short Course. Enamutor, a native of Nigeria where she is a widely followed sports journalist and commentator, will attend the four-day intensive boot camp at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina, from March 15-18, courtesy of NABJ. The seminar gives hands-on experience and access to mentors who work at some of the top media outlets in the nation while helping students hone their reporting, writing, digital and video production skills.

BGSU data scientist on advisory board for NORC's new Center for Panel Survey Sciences

Dr. Trent D. Buskirk, Novak Family Professor of Data Science at the Schmidthorst College of Business, recently was named to the advisory board of the newly launched Center for Panel Survey Sciences for NORC at the University of Chicago. The center is dedicated to researching and developing best practices in probability-based panel surveys. Among its missions, the center also will develop and provide researchers with a range of panels — from the general population to highly specialized panels of small groups including young adults, Asian Americans and other races and ethnicities, STEM workers, and people ages 50 and older. Additionally, NORC experts at the center will assist researchers and organizations that partner with the center on how to develop rigorous methodologies that use the panels.

Congrats to President's Leadership Academy

The University's Sidney A. Ribeau President's Leadership Academy was recently awarded a Bronze Award by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators for Excellence in the "Fraternity and Sorority Life, Leadership, Student Activities, Student Union, and related" category. The award bestowed on the President's Leadership Academy recognizes the organization's innovative initiatives. Each year, NASPA recognizes the outstanding contributions of members who are transforming higher education through exceptional programs, innovative services, and effective administration. 

Alumna leads innovation at Gilbane

BGSU alumna Kelly Benedict was promoted to the newly created position of head of innovation and transformation for the Arlington, Virginia-based Gilbane Building Company. Benedict, who has three decades of success in the construction industry, earned her bachelor of science in education from BGSU, with a focus on marketing communications. Her new role will focus on all aspects of Gilbane's innovation and transformation, in which she is shepherding the use of design thinking to harvest new approaches and partner with clients to drive solutions. Benedict will continue to lead Gilbane's Innovation Council, which comprises a diverse group of leaders representing all departments and service areas within the company.

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Updated: 12/11/2023 12:09PM