The University of Lethbridge Alumni Association and Senate will be holding a special Alumni Celebration Saturday, Oct. 19 at 12 p.m in the Markin Hall Atrium, at which they will be honouring
Drs. Robert Morrison (BASc '83) and Gary Bowie.
Morrison, the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year, is known for a boundless energy and enthusiasm for English literature, and has established his position as an outstanding scholar and educator.
After completing a Bachelor of Arts & Science at the University of Lethbridge in 1983, Morrison continued his education in the UK completing a Master of Philosophy at the University of Oxford in 1987 and a Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in 1991.
Currently a professor in the Department of English at Queen`s University, Morrison is well-respected by both colleagues and students and has been recognized with numerous research and teaching awards. His clear and thought-provoking approach to literature has earned him international praise and he is often quoted as an expert in his field.
Bowie is a founding U of L faculty member, and enjoyed a 30-year career at the University, spending time as athletic director, professor and coach. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he also made significant volunteer contributions at both the local and provincial level.