Book CoverHuron, Ohio – In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, Bowling Green State University Firelands College has published a book of short stories and memories from the first five decades of the Huron-based campus.

Compiled by Professor Emeritus Joel Rudinger, “The Stories of Our College,” is filled with contributions from students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the College.

“I may have served as the collector and refiner of the information, but the contributors truly are the authors of this story of BGSU Firelands,” said Rudinger.  “This collection is meant to be a chorus of different voices.  If you’re like me, you will appreciate the content because it is a window into the minds of those who have made our BGSU Firelands special,” he added.

Rudinger was one of the first faculty members of BGSU Firelands and has followed the evolution of the College since its inception in 1965.

This book is a collection of fond memories of life-changing helpers and guides, faculty mentors, and fellow students; recollections of friends and crazy events; scholarship and sports; innovative teaching; and the travels of students, staff, and faculty.  The book also includes dozens of photos from the history of the College and interesting trivia.

“This book is important because it reminds us of things which, though perhaps forgotten as we’ve moved on, are still a part of our lives. Every student or member of the College’s staff who has spent time within our walls or on our campus has come out a different person, however subtle or dramatic the change. The honey of learning will stick to their coattails for a long as they shall live,” said Rudinger.

The book will debut at the Firelands 50th Festival on Saturday, April 23 which is taking place on the campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is open to the public.  The book will be available afterward in the College Bookstore and the cost is $5. For additional information on the book, BGSU Firelands 50th Anniversary, and the Firelands 50th Festival, go to the website at www.firelands.bgus.edu/50

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Huron, Ohio – Just in time for the Firelands 50th Festival: A Community Celebration, the Bowling Green State University Firelands College Theatre presents “Meet Me In St. Louis,” April 21-24, in McBride Auditorium on the Huron campus.

Adapted from the beloved film, “Meet Me in St. Louis” is a heartwarming American classic that tells a story of happiness and family love that all ages will enjoy. As the curtain rises on the famous World’s Fair in 1904, this extraordinary musical follows the Smith family and the move that threatens to change their lives forever.

Memorable tunes like “The Trolley Song,” “Meet Me in St. Louis,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” will have you singing along in no time.

Directed by Caryl Crane Youth Theatre Artistic Director Brian Marshall, “Meet Me In St. Louis” combines the talents of 58 BGSU Firelands students, faculty, alumni and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre students. Join us as we celebrate the ‘family’ of BGSU Firelands during our 50th Anniversary weekend.

The April 23 performance at 2 p.m. is part of the Firelands 50th Festival: A Community Celebration, and tickets will be given out free at the event on a first-come, first-serve basis the day of the show.

The production is Rated G and for the whole family.

Tickets for Meet Me In St Louis go on sale Monday, April 11, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased by calling 419.626.1950 or ordering online at www.sanduskystate.com

AT A GLANCE

What:                    BGSU Firelands College Theatre and Caryl Crane Youth Theatre present “Meet Me In St Louis”

When:                  April 21 and 22 at 7:30 pm, April 23* and 24 at 2 pm.

Where: McBride Auditorium, BGSU Firelands, Huron, OH 44839

Cost:                     $6 – $14

Tickets:                Call 419.626.1950 or order online at www.sanduskystate.com

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Huron, Ohio – United State House of Representative member Mary Kaptur recently attended a ceremony at Bowling Green State University Firelands College to present a United States flag to honor the memory and contributions of the late George Mylander ’58, ’70, ’03 (Hon.).

“His contributions to the College were remarkable, but it is equally important to recognize his contributions to his country as a serviceman and veteran,” said Kaptur who represents the 9th Congressional District.

Kaptur is nationally known for her successful effort to authorize construction of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., and she is a leader in our nation’s commitment to ensure proper care and compensation for veterans and their families.  She has dedicated efforts throughout her tenure in Congress to put America’s veterans and their families first.

“He was a true patriot and when he attended community events, he proudly wore his veteran’s hat,” added Kaptur.

Mylander was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in the 3rd Infantry Division and a lifelong member of the American Legion.  In 1999, for service to his country and community he was enshrined in the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

Kaptur presented the flag, which previously flew over the United States Capital, to BGSU Board of Trustees Chairman David Levey and BGSU Firelands Dean Andy Kurtz.

“We all walk on the backs of the giants who came before us and George Mylander was a giant.  He helped to build this College and we would not be here but for George,” said Levey.  He added that the flag will be kept in a place of honor for all to view.

Mylanders contributions to BGSU, both personally and through the Mylander Foundation, totaled more than $3 million.  His impact was most prominently felt at the BGSU Firelands campus where funds were directed to a leadership gift to the completion of the Cedar Point Center, development of the McBride Arboretum, and, most recently, a $1 million leadership gift to the Allied Health & Sciences Project.

“George Mylander was without a doubt, one of the most passionate alumni of Bowling Green State University that I have had the pleasure of knowing. His legacy is evident throughout our campus and he will be remembered for the lasting and meaningful impact he had on our students,” said Kurtz.

A long-time educator, Mylander’s greatest passion was for student scholarships.  He established the George L. Mylander Scholarship at BGSU Firelands, the George L. Mylander Alumni Laureate Scholarship, and the Mylander Foundation Scholarship. Collectively the three scholarships have aided 157 students in reaching their academic goals.

Mylander passed away on January 3, 2016.

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Huron resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Valerie C. Tyree of Huron has received the Sandusky Area Health Education Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $300 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This award, sponsored by the Health Careers Unlimited organization, is available to a sophomore majoring in a health career field at BGSU Firelands. Recipients must have a 3.0 GPA and be from Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, Huron, or Seneca counties.

Tyree is a 2014 graduate of Huron High School where she received an honors diploma with distinction. In her free time she was a volunteer at the Huron Playhouse and Kingston Nursing Home.

She is a sophomore majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Greg and Donna Stone of Huron.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Kelly L. Fantozz of Sandusky has received the Robert E. Harned Art Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,250 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This endowed scholarship is awarded to students in the art department at BGSU Firelands. Faculty of the art department select the recipients.

Fantozz is a 1981 graduate of Saint Mary’s Central Catholic High School.

She is a junior working towards a bachelor of fine arts at BGSU Firelands.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Erin Christine Clarkson of Sandusky has received the Robert E. Harned Art Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,250 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This endowed scholarship is awarded to students in the art department at BGSU Firelands. Faculty of the art department select the recipients.

Clarkson is a 2011 graduate of Sandusky High School.

She is a junior working towards a bachelor of fine arts in printmaking at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Robert and Lee Ann Clarkson of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Elizabeth Kay Martin of Bellevue has received the Mary Printy Memorial Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $728 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This endowed scholarship is available to students majoring in nursing. Special consideration is given to adult learners who plan to pursue or are presently active in careers in maternity nursing.

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

She is a junior majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Azyah Alizabeth Smith-Crager of Sandusky has received the Therese and Alonzo Allen Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $528 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship, established in 2002 by Conrad and Deanna Allen, is available to a full-time underrepresented, undergraduate who is majoring in business or education. A minimum 3.0 GPA is required, but preference is given to students with a higher GPA.

Smith-Crager is a 2015 graduate of Sandusky High School where she was active in in basketball, volleyball, track, student council, and the National Technical Honor Society. She excelled in basketball and was named first team and second team for the Northern Ohio League.

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

She is the daughter of Scott Crager and Natasha Smith of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Samantha Marie Clonch of Sandusky has received the anonymous scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $2,500 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

An anonymous donor established this scholarship to support students attending BGSU Firelands. Awards are available to both full- and part-time students. Need is a factor.

Clonch is a 2012 graduate of Perkins High School.

She is a senior majoring in education at BGSU Firelands where she has been on the Dean’s List.

She is the daughter of Kenneth and Tammy Clonch of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Hannah Lynn DeBlase of Bellevue has received the anonymous scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $2,500 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

An anonymous donor established this scholarship to support students attending BGSU Firelands. Awards are available to both full- and part-time students. Need is a factor.

DeBlase is a 2012 graduate of Bellevue Senior High School.

She is a senior majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands where she has been on the Dean’s List.

She is the daughter of Vince and Diane DeBlase.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Huron resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Kaitlin S. Lance of Huron has received the Sandusky Exchange Club Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To receive this merit award, a candidate must have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated a willingness to share his or her talents with the school and community, exhibit a high standard of personal control and responsibility, and be able to demonstrate a capacity to provide direction and guidance in activities.

Lance is a 2015 graduate of Huron High School.

She is a freshman majoring in biology at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Sam and Mila Lance of Huron.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sanudsky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Summer Madison Seitz of Sanudsky has received the Sandusky Exchange Club Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To receive this merit award, a candidate must have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated a willingness to share his or her talents with the school and community, exhibit a high standard of personal control and responsibility, and be able to demonstrate a capacity to provide direction and guidance in activities.

Seitz is a 2014 graduate of Perkins High School where she received the Pirate Award and participated in LifeTeen.

She is a junior majoring in radiologic technology at BGSU Firelands where she previously earned an associate of science. While in school she founded Christian Fellowship, a student organization.

She is the daughter of Brian and Jill Seitz.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Connor Camella Trent of Sandusky has received the Sandusky Exchange Club Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

To receive this merit award, a candidate must have at least a 3.0 GPA, demonstrated a willingness to share his or her talents with the school and community, exhibit a high standard of personal control and responsibility, and be able to demonstrate a capacity to provide direction and guidance in activities.

Trent is a 2014 graduate of Perkins High School where he was on the honor roll and participated in football, track, and soccer.

He is a sophomore majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

He is the son of Gary and Janice Trent of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Castalia resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Chelsea Lea Legg of Castalia has received the Sandusky Exchange Club Dr. Henry W. Lehrer Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,200 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

Henry W. Lehrer was a native Sanduskian and member of the Sandusky Exchange Club until he passed away on December 25, 1980. He was a community-minded individual, and was one of the early supporters of having a college established in the Firelands area. This award was made possible by the Sandusky Exchange Club and Lehrer’s family and friends to commemorate his interest in BGSU Firelands.

Legg is a 2015 graduate of Margaretta High School.

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

She is the daughter of Ronald and Donielle Legg of Castalia.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Sandusky resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Amber N. Linville of Sandusky has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 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.

Linville is a 2015 graduate of Sandusky High School where she received two academic letters and participated in soccer and A Cappella Choir.

She is a freshman majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of John and Brenda Linville of Sandusky.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Monroeville resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Daniel Stephen Littlejohn of Monroeville has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 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

Littlejohn is a 2015 graduate of Monroeville High School where he was on the honor roll, and active in National Honor Society, basketball, cross country, baseball, and GED tutoring.

He is a freshman majoring in computer science at BGSU Firelands.

He is the son of John and Karen Littlejohn of Monroeville.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Bellevue resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Cody Allen Reed of Bellevue has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 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

Reed is a 2014 graduate of Norwalk High School.

He is a junior majoring in criminal justice at BGSU Firelands where he has been on the Dean’s List and is active in the Criminal Justice Club.

He is the son of John and Stephanie Miller.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Berlin Heights resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Patrick Gerald Walker of Berlin Heights has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 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

Walker is a 2014 graduate of Goose Creek High School, Goose Creek, S.C.

He is a freshman majoring in science at BGSU Firelands.

He is the son of Patrick and Kim Walker of Berlin Heights.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Marblehead resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Nicole Marie Spears of Marblehead has received the Sandusky Register Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. She will receive $1,000 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 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

Spears is a 2015 graduate of Danbury High School where she was on the honor roll and active in National Honor Society, basketball, and golf.

She is a freshman majoring in nursing at BGSU Firelands.

She is the daughter of Greg and Mary Spears of Marblehead.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Avon Lake resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Dylan Kenneth Kadow of Avon Lake has received the Lary and Carlleen Scott Scholarship to attend Bowling Green State University Firelands College. He will receive $1,574 towards tuition for the 2015-2016 academic year.

This scholarship was funded by the generosity of Lary and Carlleen Scott to honor Lary’s father, Wallace A. Scott, a highly respected educator who started his teaching career in Rushville, Ohio. While there, he coached the small town basketball team to a state championship. After leaving Rushville, he taught science and physical education at Elliot Junior High School in Cleveland. During the summer, he was the director of the Bedford city summer recreation program. In his spare time, he was a lifeguard and worked for the Cleveland Browns handling the yard line markers during the NFL season. Recipients of this award must have at least a 2.5 GPA. Financial need is a primary consideration and preference will be given to veterans.

Kadow is a 2013 graduate of Avon Lake High School.

He is a junior majoring in respiratory care technology at BGSU Firelands where he is on the Dean’s List and has received several scholarships. He is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care and he founded the Huff and Puff Respiratory Race to benefit the American Lung Association.

He is the son of Kirk and Denise Kadow of Avon Lake.

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Huron resident receives scholarship to attend BGSU Firelands

Huron, Ohio – Amy A. Elder of Huron 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 2015-2016 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 non-traditional junior or senior with a declared major in education, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and demonstrated financial need.

Elder is a 1988 graduate of Huron High School.

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

For more information about this and other scholarships available at BGSU Firelands, contact Debralee Divers, director of enrollment management and student retention services, at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787. Email: divers@bgsu.edu.

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Huron, Ohio – In celebration of the Bowling Green State University Firelands College 50th Anniversary, the Huron-based campus will be hosting a 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, March 19.

All alumni, students, and employees are eligible to participate in the event.  Alumni is defined as anyone who has ever registered for a course at BGSU Firelands.

The double elimination, half-court tournament will begin at 9 a.m. in the BGSU Firelands gymnasium and is open to all ages.

A $10 per person entrance fee includes team shirts and refreshments.  Awards will be presented to the winning team and the second place finishers.

For additional information and registration forms, refer to the website at www.firelands.bgsu.edu/50/basketball.html or contact Mike Myers at 419.372.0659 or via email at mmyers@bgsu.edu

Participation is limited and the deadline to register is March 5.

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