BRCC board member garners state award
Dr. Bruce Bowman, chairperson of the Blue Ridge Community College Board, is the recipient of the 2012 Chairman’s Award for College Board Member Exemplary Service presented by the State Board for Virginia’s Community Colleges. This award recognizes outstanding service by a currently serving community college board member. Dr. Bowman, a BRCC alumnus, has a long history of service on both the college’s Local Board and the Educational Foundation Board.
“Dr. Bowman is one of BRCC’s most effective advocates. As a BRCC graduate, he tells his own compelling story of how the college helped him get started toward his goal of becoming a veterinarian. As someone who has hired graduates of Blue Ridge Community College, he articulates well the important role the College plays in our local workforce. Finally, as our Local Board Chair and donor, he is a strong advocate in the community about the mission of the College and the vital work we do for students and employers,” said BRCC President Dr. John Downey.
Award criteria included: participation in community life, mobilizing the mission of the community college, participation in college-related activities, overall contribution to the community college mission, leadership to help solve challenges to community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and leadership roles in state, regional, or national associations.