Jennifer Bogart - Class of 2010
Jennifer Bogart is a 2010 masters of business administration graduate of Lake Erie College. Becoming the first person in her family to go to college, Jen received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Bowling Green State University in 1997. As part of her degree requirements, she completed an internship with the Mentor Police Department.
After graduation, she was hired as a pharmacy division investigator. For 14 months, she investigated prescription forgers, including those who went doctor-shopping. This led to her work for eight years as an undercover street drug investigator. Faced with dangerous situations, she persevered and was promoted to sergeant in 2007 and lieutenant (second in command) in 2008.
Deciding to pursue her application to a prominent federal law enforcement agency, she passed all levels of the required tests, including a personal behavioral interview, a comprehensive medical screening including a drug test and polygraph, physical fitness testing, and top security clearance. Jen received her official letter of acceptance and began training in February 2011.
Jen set out to earn her M.B.A. at Lake Erie College, which would help prepare her for all aspects of this application process. She believed she could do anything and that it was vital to think on the academic side, combined with professional preparation. Jen offers others who might be pursuing a master’s degree to calculate all the reasons why you shouldn’t do it and to not sell yourself short. She believes that a master’s degree is a commitment and one must be prepared for it because the feeling at the end is incredible.
Most recently a lieutenant in the Lake County (Ohio) Narcotics Agency, Jen received an appointment with the prominent federal law enforcement agency and is moving forward with her dream.
During her time at Lake Erie College, Kate gained a wealth of experience in various capacities, including serving as a tutor, as a Student Ambassador, and as a research and teaching assistant for Dr. James Eisenberg, professor of psychology. Kate put her degree courses in Equine Science to use in drafting a report for an attorney litigating an equine torture case in Michigan, and will continue to serve her in her future career in equine law.
As a student that at one time experienced difficulty deciding upon a major, Kate encourages current and future Lake Erie College students to explore the wide range of options that the college avails to its undergraduates; a rich variety of classes afforded her many interesting and beneficial opportunities. In addition to the advantages of a well-rounded course load, Kate notes the importance and value of expanding one's resume through work experience, as well as projecting a professional appearance. Finally, and in keeping with the theme of exploring opportunities and becoming more well rounded, Kate appeals to current and future students to take advantage of the chances offered by Lake Erie College to travel and study abroad.
Emily Miller began taking jumping lessons at the Lake Erie College Equestrian Center at the age of 12, later choosing to attend the college to study Biology. Graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree and awards in her field of study in 2000, Ms. Miller moved on to enter the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Newly graduated with her DVM degree in 2004, Dr. Miller began working for Cleveland Equine Clinic, based in Ravenna, OH. The state-of-the-art facilities of the Clinic currently provide Dr. Miller with the tools necessary for her to explore her interest in race and performance horses. Now happily married to Darren Otero, Dr. Miller looks forward to continuing to grow as an equine veterinarian, as well as seeing a return to riding and competing her Quarter Horses.
Dr. Miller's degree in Biology from Lake Erie College prepared her to meet the preveterinary requirements and in-depth studies awaiting her at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. In addition to the courses applied toward her degree in Biology, Dr. Miller participated in a variety of equine-related classes, including the subjects of nutrition, reproduction, and lameness. Tackling courses specific to her interest in horses provided Dr. Miller with the chance to develop skills that would later prove invaluable to her daily practice as an equine veterinarian.
Dr. Miller credits the leadership opportunities and personal interaction with strong mentors provided by the small-campus atmosphere of Lake Erie College as being a valuable contributor to her post-baccalaureate endeavors.
To ensure success and personal development in current and future Lake Erie College students, Dr. Miller encourages individuals to make the most of the advantages of the small campus, such as one-on-one interaction with professors, the opportunity to serve in leadership roles in extracurricular activities, and participation in student government; combine these experiences with those gained in the classroom to prepare for a future career.
In 2004, Ms. Scout began her service for Maypine Farm in Willoughby, OH, where she currently rides and teaches on a daily basis. She looks forward to continuing to develop the solid showing program at Maypine Farm, following in the footsteps of previous trainers and coaching her students to nationally ranked levels in their respective divisions.
Ms. Scout's achievements during her time at Lake Erie College include advancing to the Regional competition in the Novice Hunter division in IHSA, serving as president of the Team de Ville Club to organize and run the sizable event, in which she also competed in both the jumper and dressage portions. Ms. Scout is also the only student to have shown Absolut, Lake Erie College's spirited Swedish Warmblood stallion.
The most valuable experiences of Ms. Scout's Lake Erie College career were interactions with different types of people and the chance to network with professionals in the industry. The advice Ms. Scout would most like to offer to current and future Lake Erie College students is that a willingness to work hard and focus on the purpose of one's goals is the most important factor for success.
Throughout the past 20 years Migdalia has written more than 40 plays and co-authored two screenplays. Some of her plays include Another Part of the House, Featherless Angels, Cigarettes and Moby-Dick, Latins in La-La Land and Dreams of Home. Her screenplays are Blank Verse (co-written with Juan A. Ramirez) and Carmen's Mountain (co-written with Mike Angel Cuesta). Her works have been performed in venues throughout the United States as well as in Athens, London, Mexico City, Vancouver and Montreal and have been published in a number of anthologies.
Migdalia has been honored with numerous awards, grants, residencies and fellowships for her works, including more than 20 commissions from distinguished theater companies throughout the U.S. for her plays. She has been writer-in-residence for the Latino Chicago Theater and playwright-in-residence for the Steppenwolf Theater Company in Illinois and the INTAR Theatre in New York. Migdalia was a member playwright of New Dramatists, N.Y., and the New York Playwrights' Lab, and has been a playwriting instructor and lecturer for a number of colleges and universities.
Cruz resides in North Falmouth, Mass., with her husband, James Kent.
Professionally, Dana is vice president and corporate controller of Parker Hannifin Corporation, where he has worldwide responsibility for all accounting functions within the company, including planning, analysis and budgeting, internal and external reporting and financial systems development. He is also responsible for proper internal financial and operational controls and capital investment justifications and has been involved in numerous international acquisitions and divestitures.
Dana has served as vice president of the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Financial Executives Institute and chairman of the board of Junior Achievement of Greater Cleveland and holds membership in other professional and nonprofit organizations.
Dana, his wife Sharon (also a Lake Erie College alumna from the class of 2003) and their two daughters live in Kirtland.
Born in Columbus, Ohio, Sue graduated from Upper Arlington High School, received an Associate Degree from Bradford Junior College and two degrees from Lake Erie College - a bachelor of arts degree (magna cum laude) in 1959 and a master's of science in education M.S.Ed. in 1987. Ellisalso studied at Capital University and University of Dijon, France.
Sue is married to Thomas Y. Ellis, has three sons, and three grandsons.