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April 11, 2024

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BGSU, UToledo receive $1.7M to support students entering behavioral health programs

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BGSU President Rodney K. Rogers, ODHE Chancellor Randy Gardner, UToledo President Gregory Postel and TPS Superintendent Romules Durant gather for a photo following the announcement of a joint $1.7 million grant for both universities. (BGSU photo)

Officials with the Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE)  announced a $1.7 million grant, which will be shared by UToledo and BGSU to attract and support more students entering the behavioral health field.

Chancellor Randy Gardner of  the ODHE announced the joint grant in a press conference Thursday, Dec. 21, as part of an effort  to strengthen and expand the mental health workforce in Ohio. The grant will help grow the programs and support scholarships of up to $10,000 for recruiting and retaining students. 

“There is a significant need for behavioral health professionals across our region and state,” BGSU President Rodney Rogers said. “This grant, in collaboration with The University of Toledo, will help us develop and support professionals in this field, directly benefiting our communities and those in need.”

BGSU and UToledo officials will work hand-in-hand to develop a comprehensive plan to address the needs of the behavioral health workforce in the state. They also will look to offer in-person and online micro-credential and certificate programs for further support.

According to a press release from the schools, several local K-12 school districts, including Toledo Public Schools, and behavioral health centers provided letters of support for the initiative, citing a shortage of mental health professionals and a growing need for additional services for students and patients.

Officials say they will begin meeting after the first of the year.

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Blake Pierce, News Content Director

 News Content Director (2023-2024)

News Meetings: Mondays at 6 p.m. Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30-10:30 AM

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Blake Pierce is serving as the 2023 - 2024 News Content Director for BG Falcon Media. He is pursuing a Bachelor's of Science in Journalism with a specialization in Public Relations and a minor in Music Industry.

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  • Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Society of Professional Journalists
  • Ambassador for the School of Media and Communication

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Pierce has reported for BG Falcon Media and specifically written articles for the weekly BG News. Pierce's favorite article reported for BG Falcon Media was on the increase of Electric Vehicles in the Bowling Green community. The article can be found here.  He also completed a promotions internship with BG Falcon Radio, organizing events and campaigns to spread awareness of the organization on campus. Pierce currently works with WTVG-TV, beginning in the Summer of 2023 as a Digital Content Producer. Some of his work with the organization can be found here.
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