Retired math faculty member granted 'emeritus' honor

June 26, 2008

Robert G. Bowers, retired professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, has been granted "professor emeritus" status by the college's board of directors.

The board voted unanimously today to award the designation to Bowers, who was the 2007 recipient of the Veronica M. Muzic Master Teacher Award, the college's highest level of recognition for a faculty member.

Bowers began his Penn College employment in 1966 as an assistant professor of mathematics. He was promoted to associate professor in 1968 and professor in 1979. He retired following the 2006-07 academic year.

He helped develop the Distinguished Teaching Award Program, in addition to serving as the chair of its selection committee from 1982-93.

Bowers holds a doctoral degree from Penn State. He earned a master of science degree from the University of Delaware and a bachelor's degree from Juniata College.

To be eligible for the "professor emeritus" designation, nominees must have served the college for a minimum of 10 years and demonstrated a record of distinguished service to students, their department, their academic school and the college. Nominations must be reviewed and approved by the Promotion and Sabbatical Review Committee and recommended by the college president before being considered by the board of directors.

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