Educational Outreach

Programs Designed for You

The Office for Educational Outreach offers a diverse range of educational programs designed to serve the businesses and citizens of our area community. We invite you to take full advantage of our programs, services, and outstanding facilities!

Professional Development & Customized Training

Our customized training offers professional development tailored to your company's needs. Training sessions can be conducted at your location or on our Firelands or BGSU campuses. Learn more about our Lean Six Sigma Certificate training or contact us to schedule a customized training session.


The Office for Educational Outreach offers conferences and events that help you enhance core skills and stay ahead of evolving trends.


ElderCollege offers exciting learning experiences for adults ages 50 and older. Available annual membership allows you to take unlimited ElderCollege classes at greatly reduced rates.

Online Certificate Courses

Anywhere and anytime - our online non-credit classes are a great way to learn within your busy schedule. Brush up on a particular skill or earn a certification to jumpstart a career change.

 Senior Adult Grants for Education (SAGE)

Ohio residents 60 years and over may enroll in certain credit courses on a space available, non-credit basis, free of tuition charge. Lab and book fees may be required from each SAGE student. Please call for additional information.

Payment Options

To register for courses, contact the Office for Educational Outreach. We accept checks (payable to BGSU Firelands), company purchase orders, MasterCard, VISA, and Discover Card.


Before first class meeting

You will receive a full refund if you withdraw prior to the first class meeting.

Company Billing Situations

The company is responsible for registration payment upon receipt of invoice. Notice of your employee’s withdrawal must be received before the class begins in order to qualify for a full refund. No refunds will be made after that deadline. Transfers to other programs and substitute participants are permitted.

Notice of withdrawal required

OEO Office personnel must be notified of your withdrawal according to the time schedule above. Call the Office for Educational Outreach at 419-433-5560 or 800-322-4787, ext. 20617. Please allow up to a few weeks for processing refunds. If payment is made with VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card, a credit will be issued.

Make all checks payable to BGSU Firelands.
A $20 charge will be assessed for all returned checks.

Kelly Cusack

Mrs. Kelly Cusack

Position: Director, Office of Educational Outreach
Phone: 419.372.0632
Address: 1007 Cedar Point Center
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839

Tracy Defazio

Mrs. Tracy Defazio

Position: Training & Outreach Coordinator
Phone: 419.372.0617
Address: 1007 Cedar Point Center
One University Drive
Huron, OH 44839