Fairland grad chosen for BGSU peer leader program

Published 1:45 am Saturday, June 8, 2019

BOWLING GREEN — The College of Business at Bowling Green State University is proud to announce that Marikate Polcyn has been chosen to serve as a Peer Leader for the upcoming summer and academic year. Polcyn is a 2018 graduate of Fairland High School.

College of Business Peer Leaders are selected as the ideal student role models and carry out the important responsibility of being a mentor to incoming business students. The role of the Peer Leader is to assist new business students with the transition to college life, beginning the summer before they arrive on campus for fall classes and continues throughout the academic year.

“We are pleased Marikate was selected for the Peer Leader Program,” commented Ray Braun ’80, dean of the College of Business. “Peer Leaders are high achieving, very active students who serve as role models and mentors to our new freshmen class. They help our newest students feel more comfortable and college-ready as they arrive on campus in the fall.”

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Once Peer Leaders are chosen, they go through an extensive series of training workshops conducted by the dean and faculty members. They are assigned a number of incoming freshmen who they contact via email over the summer to answer questions, provide resource information and help transition them to college life. The freshmen meet their Peer Leader during Freshmen Opening Day activities in late August.

Polcyn is actively engaged in the College of Business. She specializes in Marketing & Management, is a member of Women in Business Leadership, and is on the Community Service Committee. Marikate is also a member of Alpha Lambda Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, and is a Student Tour Guide on campus. She has been honored as a McGranaghan Scholar and made Dean’s List as well at BGSU. In high school, Polcyn played volleyball and participated in many activities such as 4-H, French Club, Publications, and Prom Committee.

The College of Business is among the top 1 percent of business programs in the world, accredited in both business and accounting, and is ranked as the 29th best public undergraduate business program in the United States. You can learn more at www.bgsu.edu/business.