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Bege Bowers to deliver keynote address at YSU graduation Aug. 18



Published: Sun, August 5, 2012 @ 5:48 p.m.

Bege Bowers to deliver keynote address at YSU graduation Aug. 18

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YOUNGSTOWN

Bege Bowers, who retired this summer after a noted 28-year career as a faculty member and administrator, will give the commencement address at Youngstown State University’s summer commencement at 10 a.m., Saturday Aug. 18.

The ceremony will be in Beeghly Center on the YSU campus. Kevin Hulick, who is graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and political science, is the student speaker.

Bowers earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Vanderbilt University and a master’s and Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Before joining the faculty at YSU in 1984, she served as a medical translator in Knoxville; as mathematics/language editor to a team headed by Nobel Laureate Wassily Leontief in New York; and as a teacher of French and English in Darlington, S.C.


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1hellokitty(161 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Congratulations to Dr. Bowers for all that she has accomplished! She is a truly brilliant scholar, as well as an authentic "Southern Gentlewoman".

YSU was very fortunate to have had her on faculty, and I believe that she will continue to contribute to society for a long time to come!

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2HonestAbe(274 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

Absolutely! Dr. Bowers will be very much missed on campus. She was a dedicated and committed faculty member and administrator. Funny, smart, and kind...

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3bobhogue(102 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

This is a wonderful honor for one of the most hard-working and selfless employees at YSU. Bravo, Bege!

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4citizen1776(10 comments)posted 2 years, 1 month ago

One of the most arrogant and condescending persons I have ever met.

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5HonestAbe(274 comments)posted 10 months, 1 week ago

Ditto to the first remark...a true Southern Gentlewoman! Hardworking, brilliant, compassionate...did I say hardworking? A great honor for an amazing woman. YSU isn't the same without you, Bege!!!

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