BGSU to graduate more than 1,000 at ceremonies Friday & Saturday


Bowling Green State University will celebrate its 287th graduation in two ceremonies in the Stroh Center Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17.

The December graduating class includes 1,002 candidates. Among the undergraduates, 57 will be presented associate degrees and 727 bachelor’s degrees. Of those, 159 have received honors for their high grade point averages. The 201 graduate students include 175 candidates for master’s degrees and 26 for doctoral degrees.

BGSU students come from all around the world. This graduating class includes 66 international students representing 21 countries. There is also a wide range in overall age, with degree candidates ranging from 18 to 61.

Commencement for the Graduate College and the colleges of Business Administration, Health and Human Services; Musical Arts; Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering; and BGSU Firelands will be held at 7 p.m. Friday. The colleges of Arts and Sciences and Education and Human Development will hold commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Addressing the Friday candidates will be BGSU alumnus Mark Sirower, who received a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1983. He is a principal at Deloitte Consulting in New York and U.S. leader of the firm’s merger and acquisition strategy practice.

Addressing the Saturday candidates will be BGSU alumnus D.C. Crenshaw, who received a Bachelor of Science in biology in 1991. He is a food and lifestyle expert and a two-time Emmy-nominated television personality and executive producer. He is the CEO of Fete Business Group and publisher/editor-in-chief of Fete Lifestyle Magazine.