BGSU Firelands Announces Spring Semester Dean’s List

Huron, Ohio – Bowling Green State University Firelands College has announced its Dean’s List for the 2017 spring semester.  To be named to the Dean’s List, students must have carried 12 or more graded hours during the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

Akron

Joshua Wherley

Amherst

Abigail Spitler

Bellevue

Dillon Berkey

Allison Bond

Delaney Davis

Victoria Frazier

Allison Heuring

Olivia Iannantuono

Tara Rinner

Sarah Runkle

Robert Sands

Logan Turner

Shalee Weider

Berlin Heights

Colin Hoffman

Brandon Lowder

Amanda Vartorella

Anna Weilnau

Castalia

Chelsea Legg

Allen Pollard

Clyde

Courtney Workman

Collins

Savanah Hiesser

Kierston Rospert

Elyria

Lisa Hughes

Fremont

Alexis Boda

Casie Hinojosa

Green Springs

Clara Sewell

Greenwich

Joshua Moore

Hali Vogel

Huron

Beth Beck

Abigail Black

Jessica Burnworth

Elisabeth Dawkins

Allison Griffith

Ann Hagstrom

Madeline Hoag

Bridget Moriarty

Brodie Sennish

Katrina Stewart

Brant Stieber

John Tripodi

Forrest Walsh

Milan

Katelyn Alexander

Whitney Baughman

Elizabeth Cox

Felicia Jensen

Kaitlynn Litteral

Kara Noon

Monroeville

Olivia Clinker

Jessie Fitch

Krista Gerber

Riley Kendall

Kayla Tallman

Cameron Tanna

Mia West

New London

Justin Chaffins

Brittany Laser

Julia Ross

North Ridgeville

Daniel Runyon

Heather Farman

Norwalk

Marissa Allen

Korri Bellamy

Samantha Borgerding

Kelly Copsey

Sarah Doughty

Cassidy Ginter

Heather Harris

Kylie Jenkins

Sydney Kramer

Morgan Krupp

Bryan Lindenberger

Timothy Lovato

Alexandria Osborn

Jason Shenefield

Amie Smarr

Sydnee Stockmaster

Oak Harbor

Shelby Klima

Port Clinton

Kelly Althaus

Amanda Faretta

Sandusky

Nathaniel Ashley

Brandon Aycock

Corey Baer

Taylor Ball

Chandrell Collins

Danielle Cook

Haylee Darr

Michael Dee

Jennifer Downes

Heather Eckert

Jaret Ewers

Gage Franklin

Hannah Galindo

Cali Griggs

David Grimes

Ryan Grondin

Elizabeth Jachym

Adell Jameson

Cassidy Keller

Alisia Kelley

Alyssa Lombardy

Anna Messenger

Chandni Patel

Hinesh Patel

Austin Reising

Tara Robbins

Joshua Robinson

Chelsey Rumberger

Christopher Scherz

Zachary Schoen

Anuj Shah

Jenna Stacy

Sarah Sullivan

John Workman

Strongsville

Chad Butler

Vermilion

Charlotte Besida

Tyler Parsons

Vickery

Susan Parsley

Wakeman

Adelyn Sherrard

Willard

Jose Diaz

Aundrea Zeiter

 

For additional information contact Dean Schnurr, director of marketing and community relations, at 419.372.0613 or via e-mail at dschnur@bgsu.edu.

 Clyde resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Sydney Lynn Ebersole of Clyde has received the Jim and Della May Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $519 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Jim May was a BGSU alumnus and an educator in Sandusky, Margaretta, and Medina school systems. The book scholarship, endowed by the May’s family, is available to an education major, or a student who plans to pursue another certification degree at the main campus. Full- and part-time students are considered. Highest preference is given to nontraditional students returning to school to pursue a career in public school teaching. Financial need is a primary consideration with academic potential and service or activities as secondary.

Ebersole is a 2013 graduate of Clyde High School.

She is a senior majoring in inclusive early childhood education at BGSU Firelands where she is on the Dean’s List.

Ebersole is the daughter of Stacie and Mike Ebersole of Clyde.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Mariah L. Wohlever of Bellevue has received the Margaret J. Linz Legacy Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $500 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

This scholarship was established in memory of Margaret J. Linz by her family, in honor of the educational impact she had on the community. She enjoyed a long, fulfilling teaching career in Erie County and she was an active community volunteer. This award is available to a nontraditional junior or senior with a declared major in education, with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrates financial need.

Wohlever is a 2011 graduate of Bellevue High School.

She is a senior majoring in inclusive early childhood education at BGSU Firelands.

Wohlever is the daughter of Wilma and Dennis Wohlever of Bellevue.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Milan resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Tanner John Whitacre of Milan has received the George F. Linn Outstanding Teacher Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,724 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

This scholarship in memory of Dr. George F. Linn, a prominent educator who taught in Huron and Erie counties, is available to students interested in the teaching profession. The scholarship is awarded to a valedictorian, salutatorian, or meritorious scholar who expresses an interest in math and science. A recommendation from an area school administrator is required for this scholarship.

Whitacre is a 2015 graduate of Edison High School.

He is a sophomore majoring in education at BGSU Firelands where he is on the Dean’s List.

Whitacre is the son of Brenda and Jeff Whitacre of Milan.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Wakeman resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Adelyn Mae Sherrard of Wakeman has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $500 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Each year the Sandusky Register offers six scholarships, three to freshman and three to continuing students. Recipients must reside in Erie or Huron counties, the City of Port Clinton, or Danbury Township of Ottawa County.

Sherrard is a 2013 graduate of Western Reserve High School in Collins.

She is a junior at BGSU Firelands and majoring in pre-psychology where she is on the Dean’s List. She earned an associate of applied business in business management technology, graduated with highest distinction and earned the President Award.

Sherrard is the daughter of Tessie and Richard Sherrard.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Heather Lynn Eckert of Sandusky has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $500 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Each year the Sandusky Register offers six scholarships, three to freshman and three to continuing students. Recipients must reside in Erie or Huron counties, the City of Port Clinton, or Danbury Township of Ottawa County.

Eckert is a 1987 graduate of New Philadelphia High School.

She is a senior majoring in communication at BGSU Firelands where she is on the Dean’s List. Eckert is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Association Lodge #35 and the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Geriatric Experience Committee.

Eckert is married to Timothy Eckert of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Monroeville resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Melanie Lynn Reineck of Monroeville has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $500 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Each year the Sandusky Register offers six scholarships, three to freshman and three to continuing students. Recipients must reside in Erie or Huron counties, the City of Port Clinton, or Danbury Township of Ottawa County.

Reineck is a 1997 graduate of St. Paul High School.

She is a sophomore majoring in social work at BGSU Firelands where she is vice president and secretary of Student Government.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Oak Harbor resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Logan James Segaard of Oak Harbor has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $500 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Each year the Sandusky Register offers six scholarships, three to freshman and three to continuing students. Recipients must reside in Erie or Huron counties, the City of Port Clinton, or Danbury Township of Ottawa County.

Segaard is a 2016 graduate of Oak Harbor High School where he was on the honor roll. He was an officer for Future Farmers of America and received a Greenhand and Chapter FFA degree. Segaard was the captain for both football and tennis and was a member of the track team. He received All Conference Academic Honors Award and was voted most likely to succeed by his peers. Segaard was a member of the Shoreline Church Youth Group and band.

He is a freshman majoring in business at BGSU Firelands.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Emily Marie Bollenbacher of Bellevue has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $500 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Each year the Sandusky Register offers six scholarships, three to freshman and three to continuing students. Recipients must reside in Erie or Huron counties, the City of Port Clinton, or Danbury Township of Ottawa County.

Bollenbacher is a 2016 graduate of Bellevue High School where she was on the honor roll. She lettered in band and academics and was a member of French Club, Concert Band, Pep Band, and Marching Band.

She is a freshman majoring in diagnostic medical sonography at BGSU Firelands.

Bollenbacher is the daughter of Lucy and Gerald Bollenbacher of Bellevue.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Elvira Wobser of Sandusky has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $3,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Wobser is a 2005 graduate of Bashkir Lyceum #136 in Russia where she played basketball and took ethnic Russian folk dance.

She is a senior majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

Wobser is married to Anthony Wobser of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Willard resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Erica Lynn De Lara of Willard has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $3,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

De Lara is a 2014 graduate of Willard High School.

She is a junior majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands.

De Lara is the daughter of Ronda and Jose de Lara of Willard.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Eric J. Adkins of Sandusky has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $3,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Adkins is a 2004 graduate of Fairview High School.

He is a sophomore majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands where he is on the Dean’s List and previously earned an associate of science degree.

Adkins is married to Rachel Adkins of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Milliana Maria Dunn of Sandusky has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $3,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Dunn is a 2014 graduate of St. Mary’s Central Catholic High School where she was on the honor roll. She played basketball, volleyball, and softball. Dunn volunteered her time to the high school concession stand, homecoming and art show set-up, and biddy basketball. She was a member of Youth Elect Services, Teen Leadership Corp, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She participated in Goodwill clothing drives and is a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Dunn is a junior majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Angela and Mark Dunn of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Milan resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Jaime M. Danda of Milan has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $3,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Danda is a 2015 graduate of Edison High School where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She received the Coaches Pride Award, Three Sport Award, 3-Year Varsity Award in cross-country, 4-Year Varsity Award in track, and 2-Year Varsity Award in basketball. Danda was team captain and 2nd Team All SBC in cross country. She was a member of Spanish Club, Interact Club, choir, and Varsity Club.

Danda is a sophomore majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands where she is on the Dean’s List.

She is the daughter of Jaime and Jonathon Danda of Milan.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Clyde resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Stephanie Marie Schmidt of Clyde has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $2,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Schmidt is a 1985 graduate of Clyde High School.

She is a senior majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Oak Harbor resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Karla R. Fleming of Oak Harbor has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $2,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Fleming is a 2000 graduate of New Life Christian Academy.

She is a senior majoring in allied health science and specializing in respiratory care at BGSU Firelands.

Fleming is married to Robert Fleming of Oak Harbor.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Lorain resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Patsy Patricia Norman of Lorain has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $2,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Norman is a 2006 graduate of Lorain Admiral King High School.

She is a junior at BGSU Firelands and majoring in respiratory therapy. Norman received a BGSU Firelands Multicultural Student Award and was nominated to be a member of the Society for Collegiate Leadership and Achievement.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – William Walter Sberna of Bellevue has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $2,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Sberna is a 2013 graduate of Bellevue High School.

He is a senior majoring in applied health science and radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands where he is on the Dean’s List. Sberna has received the Society of the Flame Award, Outstanding Student Employee Team Member Award, and the Building Block Award. He is the Radiologic Technology Student Club president, a former member of Student Government, and has participated in theatre.

Sberna is the son of Tammy and Walter Sberna of Bellevue.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Huron resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Stacy M. Willgrube of Huron has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $2,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Willgrube is a 2002 graduate of Norwalk High School.

She is a sophomore majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

Willgrube is married to Chad Willgrube of Huron.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Huron resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Brooke Marksbury of Huron has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Marksbury is a 2012 graduate of Amherst Steele High School.

She is a sophomore majoring in applied health science at BGSU Firelands.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Monroeville resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Kerry Lynn Steward of Monroeville has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Steward is a 2000 graduate of Monroeville High School.

She is a junior majoring in diagnostic medical sonography at BGSU Firelands.

Steward is the daughter of Maureen and Gregory Dreschel of Monroeville.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Norwalk resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Ross Alan Boetcher of Norwalk has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Boetcher is a senior majoring in applied science in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands where he is on the Dean’s List.

He is married to Theresa Miley of Norwalk.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Elizabeth Kay Martin of Bellevue has received the Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Martin is a 1994 graduate of Bellevue High School where she was in the National Honor Society.

She is a senior majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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Huron resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Jenna Renee Witter of Huron has received the BGSU Firelands Campus Direct Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Established in 2010, this endowed fund supports full- or part-time BGSU Firelands students in nursing or allied health programs. Students must have successfully completed at least one semester and demonstrate financial need.

Witter is a 2015 graduate of Huron High School where she was on the honor roll.

She is a sophomore majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands where she is on the Dean’s List.

Witter is the daughter of Christina and Ron Witter of Huron.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Victoria Kontos, coordinator of admissions and scholarships, at 419-433-5560 ext. 20657 or email vkontos@bgsu.edu.

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MEDIA ALERT:  All reporters and photographers are invited to attend the BGSU Firelands 32nd Commencement Ceremonies on Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Cedar Point Center at the Huron, Ohio, campus. 

BGSU Firelands 32nd Commencement Ceremonies

 Huron, Ohio – On Saturday, May 6, Bowling Green State University Firelands College will conduct the 32nd Commencement Ceremonies featuring keynote speaker William MacDonald.  BGSU Firelands will recognize 225 students who earned degrees at the campus during the 2016-2017 academic year.

“This is the culmination of a great deal of hard work and sacrifice for our students who will be graduating this evening, and we are proud that they have achieved their goals,” said BGSU Firelands Dean Andy Kurtz. 

The graduating class includes 195 associate degree candidates and 30 bachelor’s degree candidates.  In addition, the College will also be recognizing ten area high school students in the College Credit Plus program who have gained enough college credit to earn an associate degree concurrently with their high school diploma.

Degree candidates range in age from 17 to 61 and they represent many areas of Ohio.  Forty-five  candidates will graduate with academic honors, including two students with perfect 4.0 grade point averages.

MacDonald, a BGSU graduate who attended classes on the BGSU Firelands campus, will address the students as they prepare to graduate. 

“We are delighted to have Dr. MacDonald as the commencement speaker.  He is an outstanding role model for the graduates and an excellent example of the level of success which can be achieved with an education from BGSU,” said Kurtz.

MacDonald earned three degrees from BGSU, culminating with a doctorate degree in sociology.  He is currently the Executive Dean of Regional Campuses at The Ohio State University where he is responsible for the administrative functions for five campuses and nearly 7,000 students.

MacDonald has published articles in a variety of scholarly journals, received funding from the National Science Foundation to support his research, and was named a 1997-1998 Young Scholar in American Religion by the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

He has won several awards including the 2010 I Believe in Ohio State Campus Campaign Leadership Award, the 2000 Robert A. Barnes Award for Exemplary Teaching, a 1999 Templeton Foundation Science and Religion Course Prize, and the 1997 Ohio State Newark Scholarly Accomplishment Award.

He also received the BGSU Accomplished Graduate Award in 2006 and the BGSU Firelands Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2003.

BGSU Firelands’ 32nd Commencement Ceremonies will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, in the Cedar Point Center on the Huron campus.  Tickets are required for attendance.

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BGSU Firelands Faculty and Staff Honored
Huron, OhioThe 48 Annual Recognition Program at Bowling Green State University Firelands College was held on Friday, April 14 in the Cedar Point Center on the Huron-based campus.  The following awards were presented to faculty and staff members:

Links to Progress Award

This award is presented to the person or organization of the campus community that has been a significant link in the chain of growth of BGSU Firelands.  This person or organization must have been instrumental in linking the college to the broader human community. The 2017 recipient is Robert Prince Obey of Toledo.

Obey is an adjunct assistant professor teaching classes in ethnic and cultural studies and has been with BGSU Firelands since 2010.  He holds a doctoral degree in American cultural studies from BGSU.

According to a nominator, “Robert Obey created an Introduction to Film course which included a service-learning component.  Students in his class interacted with children at the Nehemiah Center and they made a great impact.  These children had never been to a college campus and Dr. Obey gave them a real taste of how accessible Firelands College is to students.”

Creative Scholar Award

This award may be given annually to any full-time BGSU Firelands faculty member for outstanding scholarly or creative accomplishments during the previous three years. The 2017 recipient is Christopher Fluckinger of Port Clinton.

Fluckinger is an instructor of psychology and has been with BGSU Firelands since 2010.  He also has teaching experience at the University of Akron.  Fluckinger earned a doctoral degree in organizational/instructional psychology from the University of Akron.

Fluckinger was selected for his extensive body of research and the high standards he sets within the BGSU Firelands faculty.  His primary research interests are in the areas of workplace personality assessments and social behaviors related to hygiene.  Throughout his short academic career, Fluckinger’s research contributions include a book, three book chapters, five peer reviewed articles, and more than 20 conference presentations.

 

Dean’s Special Recognition Award

This special recognition award may be given annually to individual faculty members, administrators, classified staff, or members of collaborative teams who have made exceptionally meritorious contributions in support of the mission of BGSU Firelands.  Awards may be used to recognize career achievements as well as recent accomplishments.  The 2017 recipient is Brian Marshall of Cleveland.

Marshall is the artistic director/business manager of the Caryl Crane Youth Theatre and has been with BGSU Firelands since 2010.  He has directed more than 50 plays and musicals and performed in more than 150 including several award-winning roles.  He earned a master’s degree in arts administration from the University of Akron.

Marshall was selected for his contributions to the CCYT and expanding the outreach and academic missions of the College.  During his tenure with CCYT he has increased programming and enhanced both participation and general attendance at productions.  Marshall was also recognized for his success at the iTheatrics Junior Theater Festival held in Atlanta in January.  Marshall and the CCYT performers earned two of the highest honors awarded at the competition and several more accolades.

 

Distinguished Classified Award

This award is bestowed annually to a classified staff member who performs above and beyond what is required by the position, provides services to the campus community and beyond which promote growth and harmony, and/or demonstrate resourcefulness in the work place that contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the College. The 2017 recipient is Emmalou Millis of Vermilion.

Millis is the senior secretary in instructional services and has been at BGSU Firelands since 2013.  Millis earned an associate of applied business from Ohio Business College and has more than 10 years of experience as an administrative professional.

According to a nominator, “Emma is one of the most dedicated employees I have ever come across.  Apart from being highly efficient at her job and having a great work ethic, she goes above and beyond her job description to help faculty and staff. There is no one more deserving of this award.”

 

Distinguished Administrative Staff Award

This award is bestowed annually to an administrative staff member who performs above and beyond what is required by the position, provides services to the campus community and beyond which promote growth and harmony, and/or demonstrate resourcefulness in the work place that contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the University. The 2017 recipient is Valerie Glowacki of Vermilion.

Glowacki is the clinical education coordinator for radiologic technology and has been employed at BGSU Firelands since 2006.  Prior to starting at the College, Glowacki worked for a variety of medical facilities in Northeastern Ohio and has nearly 30 years of experience in radiology.  She earned an associate degree in applied science from Lorain County Community College, Elyria, and she is a licensed State of Ohio Radiologic Technologist.  Glowacki will be retiring from BGSU Firelands this summer.

According to a nominator, “Valarie is dedicated to her students and is a great asset to the program.  She is well liked by so many with her positive attitude.  She truly cares about her students and their well-being.  She also takes such pride in her work to ensure the success of her students.”

 

Distinguished Teacher Award

This award is bestowed annually to a full-time faculty member who demonstrates commitment to and exemplifies excellence in the art of teaching.  Persons may be nominated by any member of the BGSU Firelands community or by college alumni.  The 2017 recipient is Raymond Schuck of Milan.

Schuck is an associate professor of communication and has been with BGSU Firelands since 2012, but also taught at the Bowling Green campus beginning in 2005.  He has a broad range of published articles and presentation and recently published with his father, Ray Schuck, “Do You Believe in Rock and Roll” a collection of essays focusing on the cultural and historical significance of Don McLean’s hit song “American Pie.” Schuck earned a doctoral degree in human communication from Arizona State University, Tempe.

According to a student nominator, “His unflagging efforts to develop students who are as well-read as they are compassionate is unlike any professor I have encountered in my four years.  His impact on the students is immeasurable.  He has made me a better person and I am supremely grateful.”

 

Distinguished Part-time Teacher Award

This award is bestowed annually to a part-time faculty member or administrative staff member who teaches at BGSU Firelands and demonstrates commitment to and excellence in the art of teaching. The 2017 recipient is Sharon Robinson of Milan.

Robinson is an adjunct instructor teaching physical education courses and has been with BGSU Firelands since 2004.  Previously she worked for the YMCA as a gymnastic coordinator and she has experience working in physical education in area public schools.  Robinson earned a bachelor’s degree in education from BGSU.

According to a student nominator, “I have taken most of Sharon’s classes because of her knowledge and the enthusiasm she brings to class.  I have learned so much from her and I am encouraging others to take her classes because of the way she helps students.”

 

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