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2022 Distinguished Alumni Academy

Four graduates will be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Academy Sept. 15, 6 p.m.

This academy is the highest honor awarded by the university. According to, it was created to recognize the extraordinary achievements of alumni who have made significant contributions to their chosen career field through their involvement in the community.

Alumni to be honored are: Clarence Albert Daniels Jr. ’71, ’73, Brenda J. Hollis ’68, ’14, Beth Macy ’86 and Dr. Anthony Rucci ’72, ’76, ’78.

Dinner tickets are $50 and optional attire is black tie. To learn more about this year’s winners, visit

Mileti Open Day

The Mileti Alumni Center is hosting an open house on September 16 from noon to 5 p.m. and September 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Alumni can stop by to connect with old friends, check out old directories, enjoy refreshments, and share BGSU memories while making new ones.

The Mileti Alumni Center will also organize family activities throughout the weekend. Some of them include selfies with giant balloon mascots Freddie and Frieda, BGSU 100th anniversary coloring books for kids, and free snacks inside or outside the tent.

To close the weekend, they organize a Leaving with the birds. At 9 a.m. on September 18, the center will provide drinks and snacks before everyone goes home. Freddie and Frieda will be present for the final photo ops and farewells.

Dedication to the Alumni Gateway

The University’s new walkway will be dedicated to the graduates who made the project possible on September 17 at 10 a.m.

The footbridge is located on Thurstin Avenue, offering an unobstructed view of Court Street. The ceremony will be broadcast live on BGSU Youtube page for those who cannot attend.

50th Meeting Brunch and Program, Send-off Reception

The classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 are invited to celebrate their 50th anniversary as Falcon alumni at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on September 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Registration is required for this event, as a brunch and program will take place.

Later in the evening, the class reunion will continue with a farewell reception at the Mileti Alumni Center from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Alumni will have the chance to connect with classmates and friends before returning home.

Two drink tickets will be provided, which can be used for beer, wine, soda or water. A cash bar will be available after tickets have been redeemed. It’s $25 per person.

Black Alumni Council Homecoming Centennial Gala

The Black Alumni Council organizes their Homecoming Centennial Gala in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union Ballroom on September 17, 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The evening will be filled with food, entertainment and friends. Live jazz music will be performed by Michael Williams, along with a celebration for the Obsidian Award recipient. DJ Nate the Great will top off the evening with dancing and music.

  • AYA Salzburg Reunion, September 17, 9:30 a.m., Shatzel Hall porch

  • Falcon Flames Vow Renewal, September 17, 11 a.m. to noon, Prout Chapel Lawn

  • Title IX exhibition at Schmidthorst Heritage Hall, September 17, 1-3 p.m., Stroh Center

  • Alumni Tailgate Tent, Sept. 17, 2-5 p.m., Falcon Tailgate Park at the south end of Doyt L. Perry Stadium

  • Black Alumni Council Tailgate Tent, Sept. 17, 2-5 p.m., Falcon Tailgate Park

  • Black Alumni Council Willie “Yo” Young Brunch and Program, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to noon at BTSU


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