Distinguished University Professor Emeritus
College of Education
"My wife and I continue to be supportive of USF and the College of Education ...giving back so that others may benefit as we have."
"I always felt it was important to give back to the university" Dr. Louis Bowers, has had many roles at USF; from Professor and Director of the School of Physical Education, Wellness and Sport Studies in the College of Education, to the parent of three USF graduates, and currently as Distinguished University Professor Emeritus, all of which have contributed to his decision to be philanthropically involved at USF, "giving back for all the years that my family and I have benefited from the educational opportunities provided by USF."
After reading about USF in Time Magazine, Dr. Louis Bowers had a chance meeting on a plane with a USF department chair who invited him to interview for the job that gave him the opportunity to work on a unique, innovative program in USF's College of Education preparing Physical Education teachers, Wellness Specialists, and Athletic Trainers for their careers. Dr. Bowers felt that it was important to give back to USF because, "the University had done much for me; given me an opportunity to...have a position here where I could explore not just my teaching interest but also my research and service to the community...".
"...My family and I have always believed in the importance of education..." in particular Dr. Bowers thought it was important to help produce a quality teacher because that individual has the potential to "...go out and influence in a positive way, the lives of thousands of students in their elementary, or middle, or high school teaching experience throughout their teaching career...".
"Three of our four children graduated from USF, and received very fine educations; and my wife, RoseAnne, has her three degrees from here...so we are very closely united to USF and to the College of Education, and so giving seems like a natural thing for us to do."
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