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College of Health and Human Services


Our students are entering a variety of health and human services professions and are driven to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

By supporting the College of Health and Human Services, you make it possible for us to attract and retain a high-achieving, diverse student body. Your support also defrays tuition costs for deserving students studying criminal justice, food and nutrition, gerontology, long-term care administration, health services administration, medical laboratory sciences, nursing, physical therapy, public health, social work, speech-language pathology and pre-professional degrees in allied health.

Thank you for supporting these important college initiatives.


HHS GAP Scholarship

This scholarship, originally funded by the College of Health and Human Services’ Leadership Council, provides annual gap scholarships, typically between $500 and $1,000, to students in need. When facing a financial hardship, like the loss of a part-time job during the pandemic or parents' financial support, this extra gap funding can often be the deciding factor that allows students the opportunity to complete their degree.

Diversity and Inclusion

This fund will support student activities related to the college’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. In particular, assistance will be given to students who work with the college’s diversity fellow.

Food Insecurity Efforts

In January 2022, in direct response to combating food security efforts on campus, BGSU launched the Falcon Food and Resource Community. Beyond a food pantry, this initiative provides nutrition education sessions, wrap-around referral support services, internship opportunities for nutrition and public administration students and even a mobile teaching kitchen to provide hands-on experiences across many cultures. Gifts to this fund will directly support food security on both the Bowling Green and Huron campuses.

Gerontology

Since awarding our first degree in 1976, BGSU has been preparing graduates for positions in agencies and institutions that administer and deliver services for older adults including senior centers, social service and health care agencies, and nursing homes. Gifts to this fund will support professional development opportunities for students, internships and other recruitment and retention initiatives. 

Nursing 

To better meet the demand for nurses nationwide and the academic aspirations of our students, this fund provides for the program’s greatest needs including professional development opportunities, clinical experiences, student recruitment and retention and more. 

Physical Therapy

BGSU’s developing Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program is Ohio’s first and only public, accelerated, hybrid (online and in-person) DPT Program. Poised to meet the increasing demand for PT clinicians, gifts to this fund will support student recruitment and retention initiatives, professional development opportunities, clinical experiences and more. 

Social Work

BGSU’s baccalaureate and master’s degree in social work are innovate and comprehensive degree programs which allow students to participate in service learning and field opportunities to gain hands-on social work practice while honing their skills in the classroom. All our students are trained to work with vulnerable populations, not only to make a difference but to learn what motivates people and communities to make positive change, and to promote social justice and human dignity for all people. Gifts to this fund will support expanded internship opportunities, service-learning initiatives, professional development and more.

Speech and Hearing Clinic

The Speech and Hearing Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic speech, language, and hearing services. It is open to the public and serves all ages, providing an important community service as well as serving as an educational facility for master's and doctoral-level speech-language pathologists. This fund supports the operational needs of the Speech and Hearing Clinic.


If you would like to make a gift to a fund not listed on the BGSU One Day website, you can do so here.

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Diversity Initiatives Challenge
20 donors have contributed in support of Diversity Initiatives, which has unlocked the $2,000 gift from HHS Dean Jim Ciesla. Thank you, Jim!
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HHS Gap Scholarship Challenge
15 donors have contributed to the HHS Gap Scholarship, which has unlocked the $1,600 gift from members of the HHS Leadership Council. Thank you, all!
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Food Insecurity Support Challenge
20 donors have contributed to the Food Insecurity Support Fund, which has unlocked the $5,000 gift from Dr. Shannon Orr and Dr. Marco Nardone ’07. Thank you, Dr. Orr and Dr. Nardone!
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Gerontology Department Challenge
10 donors have contributed in support of the Gerontology Department, which has unlocked the $500 gift from Tom Gorman ’85 & ’88. Thank you, Tom!
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Physical Therapy Challenge
10 donors have contributed to the Physical Therapy Fund, which has unlocked the $1,000 gift from Jamie & Randy Schimmoeller ’19. Thank you, Jamie and Randy!
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School of Nursing General Fund Challenge
30 donors have contributed to the School of Nursing General Fund, which has unlocked the $1,000 gift from Shelly Bussard. Thank you, Shelly!
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School of Physical Therapy Challenge
10 donors have contributed to the School of Physical Therapy, which has unlocked the $250 gift from Sara Houlihan ’09. Thank you, Sara!
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Social Work Department Challenge
10 donors have contributed in support of the Social Work Department, which has unlocked the $500 gift from Tom Gorman ’85 & ’88. Thank you, Tom!
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Speech and Hearing Clinic Challenge
10 donors have contributed to the Speech and Hearing Clinic Fund, which has unlocked the $1,000 gift from Gail Whitelaw ’81. Thank you, Gail!
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