Harry Bowman Service Award
The Harry Bowman Service Award was created in 1992 to honor Harry Bowman, who served MSERA meritoriously. The intent of this service award is to recognize someone for ongoing service to MSERA over a period of years.
This award may be presented to any MSERA member who has rendered meritorious service to the association over a period of years.
The service rendered may be as an officer and/or as a non-officer member who has served the organization continuously in significant ways over a period of years.
The basis for selection to receive this award will be stated when the award is announced and in any other forums where presentation of this award is reported.
Nominations are solicited by announcements in The Researcher (May issue) and on the MSERA website. Nominations are sent to the current President of MSERA or designee. Upon receipt of the nominations, the President or designated chair reviews the list of previous awardees to retain only names of those who have not previously been given this award.
The selection committee for this award is the MSERA Executive Committee. Each member is asked to rank the nominees. Rankings from each committee member are reversed to give the first ranked nominee the highest points; the lowest ranked the least points. The nominee with the greatest cumulative points is selected. In the event of a tie, the names of those tied are sent back to the committee and the process continues.
The award is made at the annual business meeting of MSERA in November with the recipient honored with a plaque.
Past recipients of the Bowman Service Award
2021 Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University
2020 Dustin Hebert, Louisiana Tech University
2019 Kathleen Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University
2018 Patrick Kariuki, Milligan College
2017 Julie Holmes, Louisiana Tech University
2016 Gail Hughes, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2015 Jane Nell Luster, LSUHC-HDC (Retired)
2014 Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University
2013 Gahan Bailey, University of South Alabama
2011 Ava Pugh, University of Louisiana at Monroe
2010 William Spencer, Auburn University
2009 Walter Mathews, Evaluation Associates of New York
2008 Lynn Howerton, Mary Jane Bradley, Nola Christenberry; Arkansas State University
2007 Carolyn Reeves Kazelskis and Richard Kazelskis, University of Southern Mississippi (Retired)
2006 Linda Morse, Mississippi State University
2005 Rob Kennedy, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
2004 Qaisar Sultana, Eastern Kentucky University
2003 Carl Martray, Mercer University
2002 Cliff Hofwolt, Vanderbilt University
2001 Robert Rasmussen, LSU System
2000 Ron Adams, Western Kentucky University
1999 Neil Amos, Mississippi State University
1998 David Morse, Mississippi State University
1997 Gerald and Glennelle Halpin (joint award), Auburn University
1995 James E. McLean, University of Alabama-Birmingham
1994 John R. Petry, University of Memphis
1993 Judith A. Boser, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
1992 Harry L. Bowman, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools