Bowling Green State University alumni are difference makers in their fields as entrepreneurs, educators, artists, performers, writers, health care professionals, scientists and innovators. Whether their names are well known or they are behind the scenes, our graduates are leaders in their businesses, organizations and communities, near and far.

You may have the chance to interact with our successful alumni when they return to campus to speak or to visit, or when they offer mentoring opportunities to help a fledgling Falcon find his or her way. Connections are strong among alumni and the campus community.


Daniel Ayalon ’83
Former Israel Ambassador to the U.S.

Jodi Berg ’88
President and CEO, Vitamix Corporation

Gregory Charbeneau ’86
Vice president and general manager of Wild Adventures Water & Theme Park

Jay Crawford ‘87
SportsCenter Anchor, ESPN

Anthony Doerr ’99
New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning author

Steve Demos ’70
Founder and former president of WhiteWave Inc. (Silk brand)

Everett Gallagher ’83
Senior Vice President and Treasurer, Abercrombie & Fitch

Otara Chandiram Gunewardane ’85
Founder and CEO of Odel, a leading fashion and retail store chain in Sri Lanka and Asia

Steve Hartman ’85
Award-winning CBS news reporter

Jan Heppe ’74
President of the Americas Burberry

Jennifer Higdon ’86
Grammy Award-winning composer

Austin Hunt ‘13
Social Media Editor, Buzzfeed

Chris Jones ’16
Professional football player and 2015 Super Bowl Champion

Shantanu Narayen ’86
President and CEO of Adobe Systems Inc.

Eileen O’Neill ’90
Former Group president, Discovery and TLC Networks

Jeff Shore ’75
Executive producer-creator of E! “True Hollywood Story”

Mizell Stewart ’94
Vice president of content for E.W. Scripps newspaper division

Maryrose Sylvester ’87
President and CEO of GE Lighting

Seshadri Tangutur ’87
Engineering Executive of Snapchat

Nate Thurmond ’63
Former NBA player named to the Basketball Hall of Fame