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American Technical Education Board member's tribute to Dr. Harry Bowman at the 2019 national conference and announcement of the Dr. Harry Bowman Outstanding Board Member Award.

Harry Bowman Tribute 2019 ATEA Conference

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ATEA 2019 National Conference 

"Race to Industry 4.0"

dedicated to 

Dr. Harry Bowman

April 3-5, 2019, Indianapolis, Indiana

"  To further celebrate his life, accomplishments, and positive influence on all of us, it is my great honor and privilege to dedicate the 2019 ATEA conference in Indianapolis to him.  As we “Race to Industry 4.0,” let us do it with the competence, dignity and grace that Dr. Bowman’s leadership exemplified.

 Sue Smith, Vice President for  Technology and Applied Sciences, 

Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana, ATEA national conference chair, on behalf of the Ivy Tech Community College conference committee


Dear ATEA members,

The Harry Bowman family is most appreciative of all the ATEA tributes for Harry that were posted online, the cards and calls received, the personal visits with Harry's ATEA colleagues and the lovely floral arrangement.  All of these have provided us with memories that will be treasured as we hope your memories of Harry will be treasured by you.  Thank you for your kindness and thoughtfulness especially affording him the honor of dedicating the ATEA  2019 National Conference to him.  You were more than colleagues; you were his friends.

The Family of Harry Bowman



 Memory of Trustee Dr. Harry Bowman  

Dr. Harry Bowman  1938-2018

Dr. Bowman was a long term Board Member and recipient of the Jean Koch Outstanding Technical Education Achievement Award in 2016.  He generously shared his expertise and scholarship with all.  He was the ATEA "Dean" of our Bylaws and Procedures, served on the Awards Committee and  attended board meetings held concurrently with  national and regional conferences, no matter the distance or traveling challenges.  He will be missed by all of is present and past ATEA Board of Trustee Members.  We were blessed with his presence.  Our deepest sympathy to his beloved wife, Debbie Bowman family and to those who served with him on the ATEA Board.


2016--photo of Dr. Bowman accepting the award, ATEA National Conference 2016, conference hosted by the Alabama Community College System in Orange Beach Al

the 2019 ATEA national conference will be dedicated to the memory of Dr. Bowman

 The family asks that donations be made to  University of Memphis. 
Friends may give at this link University of Memphis Foundation 

Dr. Harry Leon Bowman 1938-2018.pdf

Dr. Bowman Obituary


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