Congratulations, Class of 2018!

BGSU honors achievement at commencement

Degree candidates at Bowling Green State University’s commencement ceremony May 5 heard from alumni who have gone on to distinguished careers in business, writing and academia.

BGSU Firelands’ commencement ceremony began at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Justin Harris, law director for the city of Sandusky, addressed the candidates. He received his Associate of Applied Science in 2000 and his Bachelor of Applied Health Science in 2001, both from BGSU. Caylie Shover ’16, a candidate for a Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences, served as the student speaker.

Of the total 2,341 degrees awarded this weekend, 666 were with honors. The Graduate College awarded 496 degrees, including 454 candidates for master’s degrees and 42 for doctorates.

Those graduating included 109 international students from 33 countries.

With this commencement, BGSU presented one honorary degree. James Bailey, who had a distinguished career in the banking industry, was honored at the Arts and Sciences commencement with an honorary doctorate of humane letters. Bailey played a key role in marketing credit cards, introducing ATMs and developing other innovations part of today’s cashless economy.