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» BGSU alumnus performs with Johnny Mathis on The Tonight Show Dec. 20
For 1975 BGSU alumnus Scott Lavender, his career has been a series of connections that has led to his musical success.
One of his most enduring connections was made in 1990, when Johnny Mathis's librarian/copyist, whom he had met during a gig in the late 1970s in Wichita, Kansas, suggested Lavender audition to play with the popular music singer. He was hired, started in January 1991 and has worked with him ever since.
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» Stephanie Schneider always brings 'A game' to student life
When she graduates in December with a bachelor’s degree after only two and a half years at BGSU, Stephanie Schneider will have packed more into her college experience than many students do in four years, both academically and in service-learning.
Schneider, a political science major from Massillon, Ohio, is a member of thePresident’s Leadership Academy (PLA), which prepares students to lead with integrity and provides a renewable scholarship up to the cost of in-state tuition. “It was one of those opportunities I wasn’t expecting,” she said, although it’s easy to see why her advisers tapped her for membership.
» Commencement concludes decades-long journey
As he walks across the floor of the Stroh Center to receive his diploma, Dave Ruhl will have a good grasp of just what it takes to build such an impressive structure, and to earn a college degree. He’s been working at both for about 20 years.
Ruhl, a December graduate in construction management, has been constructing projects and managing his education throughout that lengthy journey. As a non-traditional student, he was in for the long haul.
» Kayla’s Community Closet serves eastern Sandusky County families in need.
When Kayla Cyr was 16-years-old, she had a decision to make. She could succumb to the overwhelming injuries she sustained from a head-on car collision, or she could become a champion for those in need.
Fortunately for members of the Castalia, Ohio community, Cyr dedicated herself to making a full recovery and establishing an organization to help families in need.
» Passion for sports guides Ryan Sanner’s studies
“A man with a plan” describes graduating senior Ryan Sanner of Bowling Green. Purposefully and steadily, as a student at BGSU he has pursued his lifelong love of sport. He will finish this month with a major in sport management and a minor in journalism.
Sanner, who has been in a wheelchair since 2003, has compiled a resume and substantial portfolio of work — including sports stories written for The BG News and the Sentinel-Tribune to promotional materials for the Wood County Special Olympics — that reveal his commitment to excellence as well as his devotion to the myriad aspects of sport.
» Graduate worked with Wood Lane Residential Services, Special Olympics
Senior Kate Wagener comes from a Falcon family. Her siblings, aunts, uncles and cousins are all BGSU graduates. So when it was time to pick a college, it wasn’t a hard decision.
The Maumee native is now getting ready to say goodbye to BGSU. She graduates this month with a degree in tourism, leisure and event planning. Her ultimate goal is to get a job in athletics event coordinating.
» BGSU study lead story in Journal of Heredity
When it comes to disease resistance, evolution may favor choosing specific mates or selecting resistant individuals for survival and reproduction. A study by BGSU biologist Dr. Juan L. Bouzat and former biological sciences master's student Gabrielle Knafler finds that disease resistance in South America's Magellanic penguins has evolved through natural selection for genetically variable individuals. The work was recently published in the Journal of Heredity, and will be featured on the cover of the December 2012 issue.
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» Alan Heathcock shares his success with Creative Writing Program
Alan Heathcock left Bowling Green State University in 1996 with his Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing. He returned to speak at the Winter Wheat Festival of Writing in November and to read from his collection of short stories, “Volt.”
The book, which took him about 10 years to write, was named a “best book” of 2011 by national newspapers and magazines, was acclaimed by the New York Times and earned him many awards, including the recent Whiting Award in Writing, which also made him a good deal richer — the honor comes with a $50,000 prize.
» Meet three families with a flock at BGSU, and tell your own Falcon Family story
When multiple members of a family choose a BGSU education, the clan earns a special nickname: a “Falcon Family.”
In the Coulter family, the title came as four siblings chose orange and brown.
The McDonald family embraced the moniker with two generations of BG grads.
And two remarkable BGSU careers set the stage for three generations of the Navin family to join the flock.
Is yours a “Falcon Family,” too? Read on to learn how to share your own family story. Your photos have an important place in the “Falcon Family” scrapbook.