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 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