A guest post by Casey Losey, a CCP teacher at New Riegel Schools and a grant participant in the History certificate program

I was fortunate enough to participate in the Falcon Grant from Spring Semester 2016 to Summer Semester 2017. During this time, I was challenged with graduate classes from the History Department. As a full time teacher, wife and mother of two, these classes made me push myself to prioritize my time and to keep my eyes on the prize.

Fortunately,  I never felt alone during the whole process because there was constant support from the BGSU faculty and staff, plus members of the History Cohort_FALCON GrantHistory cohort to answer questions and to offer suggestions. There was an invested interest in the success of all those involved and it motivated me to work harder.

Left: BGSU President Mazey with FALCON Grant participants at the July awards ceremony

Plus, when we were finished, BGSU made sure to acknowledge our hard work with a completion ceremony. It was at that time we received certificates, a great dinner reception and some kind words from the University president. What a great way to end our participation in the program.

Participating in this grant was one of the best professional decisions I’ve made!! Thank you BGSU!!

— Casey Losey, New Riegel Schools