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Dr. Jennie Gallimore inducted into Academy of Distinguished Alumni for Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech

Dr. Jennie Gallimore, dean of the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University, was recently honored with induction into the prestigious Academy of Distinguished Alumni for the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. The ceremony took place on April 19, and recognized Dr. Gallimore's outstanding contributions to the profession.

Established in 1993 by the Virginia Tech Industrial and Systems Engineering Department and its Advisory Board, the Academy of Distinguished Alumni serves as a platform to celebrate accomplished leaders in the field who have made significant contributions to the profession. Over the years, the academy has attracted renowned individuals who have demonstrated excellence in their careers and a commitment to serving their communities.

Dr. Jennie Gallimore, dean of the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering
Dr. Jennie Gallimore, dean of the BGSU College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering, speaks during her induction into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni for Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech.

Gallimore holds the distinction of being the first woman tenure-track faculty member in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Wright State University. During her tenure, she dedicated her efforts to teaching and research, particularly in the realm of humans in complex systems, focusing on domains such as aviation, unmanned air vehicles and healthcare, among others. In addition to her academic achievements, she served as a Board Member of the United States Air and Trade Show, the largest air show in North America. Notably, she spearheaded the development of a program aimed at introducing inner-city children to hands-on STEM activities and providing them with the opportunity to experience an airshow. From 2000 to 2006, this initiative enabled 4,500 children to participate and gain valuable exposure to the world of aviation and technology.

Center for Faculty Excellence holds summit, recognizes milestones

The Center for Faculty Excellence held a daylong Teaching and Learning Summit on May 10, which also recognized members of the BGSU teaching community for their professional development milestones.  

Teaching community members were recognized for receiving the Teaching and Learning Certificate, eCampus Online Teacher Training Certificate and the Active Learning Certificate, as were faculty members who completed the ACUE Effective Teaching Practices course. A listing of these accomplished individuals will be available on the CFE website within the month.

Alumnus reminisces about BGSU experience in 'China Scholars Abroad' article

Dr. Larry S. Su '99 recently had an article published in "China Scholars Abroad," a monthly magazine serving Chinese scholars studying abroad and foreign nationals studying in China, which describes his experience studying at BGSU from 1997-99, when he earned his master's in English and also taught freshman English composition.

Su praises the University's state-of-the-art learning and sports facilities, its dedication to quality in maintaining its infrastructure and in training its graduates, while describing the campus as "spacious, peaceful and beautiful."

"I applauded the University's mission to serve the public good since its founding over a hundred years ago and its increasing reputation as one of the best public universities in the United States," Su said. "I also reminisced about the years 1997-1999 when I (named Suocai Su) studied for my MA degree in English and taught freshman composition. I acknowledged the well-qualified and friendly professors such as William Coggin, Wallace Pretzer, Diana Pretzer, Richard Gebhardt, Donna Nelson-Beene and many others from whom I learned not only knowledge in English literature but also how to be a good scholar and human being."

"China Scholars Abroad,"《神州学人》in Chinese, started its first publication in 1987, its title calligraphed by Deng Xiaoping, China’s well-respected architect for reform and opening to the outside world.

China Scholars Abroad article written by alumnus Dr. Larry S. Su
Dr. Larry S. Su '99 describes the opportunities he found at BGSU in an article in "China Scholars Abroad."

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Updated: 05/19/2023 01:46PM