Tuskegee loses Dean Emeritus

Dec 01, 2009

Tuskegee, Ala. — Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is mourning the Oct. 25 death of Dean Emeritus Walter C. Bowie, the college's third dean.

Bowie, 84, was a longtime Tuskegee resident with a veterinary medicine career that spanned more than 40 years. He served as dean from 1972 to 1990 and is heralded for leading the school through some very difficult financial times, eventually bringing the veterinary school national and international recognition as a leading veterinary institution. He is credited with bringing more than $50 million in federal and private sector grants to Tuskegee. The former Food Animal Production, Research and Service Center, renamed in 2002 as Williams-Bowie Hall, bears his name.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Walter C. Bowie Scholarship Fund, care of the Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine.