Schmidthorst College of Business

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Schmidthorst College of Business

BGSU is redefining business education to prepare creative and innovative leaders who can reinvent the way we do business and create new organizations. In today’s increasingly global economy, the next generation of business leaders need to have the skills to initiate change, embrace diversity, work within teams and make sense of complexity and data while leveraging technology.

Our progressive, entrepreneurial curriculum is provided in the newly renovated and state-of-the-art Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center, which was designed to foster discovery-based learning, hands-on experimentation and collaboration. Your support will truly help us to continue our mission of “going beyond business as usual,” staging, BGSU as a national leader in business education.

Fund Designations

Shelley Brazeau Temple Memorial Scholarship Fund – This fund was established in memory of alumna Shelley Brazeau Temple who was passionate and committed to mentoring the next generation of leaders. This scholarship will be awarded to business students, with preference given to those with demonstrated experience in or commitment to the advancement of women in the field of business.

John Tortorella Student Ambassador Sponsorship - The Schmidthorst College of Business Student Ambassador Program utilizes a select group of knowledgeable, motivated and enthusiastic student leaders to assist the dean and the College with engaging business alumni, current students and prospective students. A gift to the John Tortorella Student Ambassador Sponsorship will help this program continue to thrive.

Brian V. Sokol Entrepreneurship Scholarship - This scholarship was established in memory of Brian V. Sokol who was instrumental in the entrepreneurial program at BGSU. The scholarship will be awarded to students with an entrepreneurial minor that demonstrate financial need.

Chan Hahn Professorship in Supply Chain Management - Dr. Chan Hahn was a beloved professor of supply chain management at BGSU. His students remember him well and are raising funds to endow a professorship in his honor, designed to help recruit and retain the best and brightest faculty members in Supply Chain Management.

College of Business Building Fund - The Robert W. and Patricia A. Maurer Center is the new home for the Schmidthorst College of Business. This state-of-the-art facility will help students to learn, grow and continue to go beyond business as usual.

College of Business General Support Fund - The Schmidthorst College of Business General Fund is a flexible fund that allows college leadership to pivot and innovate, enriching the experiences of Schmidthorst College of Business students, staff and faculty alike.

Dr. Darwin B. Close Professorship - Dr. Darwin Close was a renowned professor of insurance at BGSU. He is beloved by many of his students and they have come together to endow a professorship in Dr. Close’s memory, supporting the recruitment and retention of the best and brightest faculty members in Insurance.

Marketing Advisory Board Scholarship - The 2021 Marketing Advisory Board established this fund to provide assistance to marketing students in financing their education.


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