Honors Program Alumni
Paul Valdez, Chair 2008-2009 Honors Alumni Society Executive Board, Chair 2007-2008 Honors Alumni Society Executive Board
Bachelor of Science in Geology with an emphasis in Paleobiology
Master of Science in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Indiana University in May 2007
What were you involved in while at BGSU and in the Honors Program?
Geology Club President, Sigma Gamma Epsilon President
What do you consider your hometown?
In what city do you currently reside?
What is your current occupation?
Student Affairs Professional, Educator
What are some significant accomplishments you would like spotlighted?
Competed in the Toledo Glass City Marathon (2005)
Worked as a Resident Director on the Semester at Sea ship the M.V. Explorer(Fall 2007)
What are some of your interests and hobbies?
Knitting, running, reading, and hiking.
What are some fond memories you have of the BGSU Honors Program?
The Honors Program was the place where I really connected with BGSU. From the first class I took, to the people I met in the Honors residence hall, I felt welcome and part of something significant. Without the Honors Program I would have struggled to make friends. With the help of great advisors and the intentional structure of the program I was able to develop a great sense of confidence in myself and my academic abilities.
What impact did the BGSU Honors Program have on your life?
Having been a part of the Honors Program really helped me to secure my future ambitions. My Honors Project really helped me to gain practice in research, which prepared me for graduate school and beyond. The small class sizes also significantly helped me because I received the personal attention from faculty that was crucial for my learning style. Without those supportive yet challenging professors I could see my life being much different.
If anyone would like to get a hold of me please do not hesitate. I would love to share my experiences about BGSU, Indiana University, Semester At Sea, Colorado, and anything else we might have in common.
You can email Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org