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The American Technical Education Association is saddened to announce the passing of 

Dr. Harry Bowman 

on Saturday April 21, 2018

Dr. Bowman was a long term Board Member and recipient of the Jean Koch Outstanding Technical Education Achievement Award in 2016.  He generously shared his expertise and scholarship with all.  He was the ATEA "Dean" of our Bylaws and Procedures, served on the Awards Committee and  attended board meetings held concurrently with  national and regional conferences, no matter the distance or traveling challenges.  He will be missed by all of is present and past ATEA Board of Trustee Members.  We were blessed with his presence.  Our deepest sympathy to his beloved wife, Debbie Bowman and  their son and his family and to those who served with him on the ATEA Board.

Dr. Harry Bowman 1938-2018 

The memorial service will be In Memphis, Tennessee

Sunday April 29, 2018 

9:00 am Visitation 

10:00 am Service

Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery

5668 Popular Avenue

Memphis TN 38119. 


Hotel information: 

Hampton Inn, 901-683-8500

Four Points by Sheraton  901-767-6300   We Care rate

Marriott 901-682-0080 


Message from Debbie Bowman on Memorials to honor Harry's Memory 

We have decided to honor Harry’s memory at the University of Memphis. 
Friends may give at this link University of Memphis Foundation 
They will select:
“One Time Gift”
Enter the donation amount
Click “This Gift is in honor or memory of someone”
Enter Dr. Harry Bowman’s name in the space “Name(s) of Honored or Memorialized”
If individuals would like to give by check/mail they may mail them to the address below, listing “In Memorial of Dr. Harry Bowman” on the memo line.
By mail:
Make your check payable to the University of Memphis Foundation
Department 238
The UofM Foundation
P.O. Box 1000
Memphis, TN 38148-0001
Thank you for helping me deliver this information to Harry’s friends and colleagues.

Debbie Bowman


   Thank you Gateway Technical College for hosting the 2018 ATEA national conference and thank you to all you attended, presented and sponsored the conference.

The late Dr. Harry Bowman on an industry tour at the 2018 National Conference.

Photo provided by Michael D. O'Donnell, MPH, MEd, RNDean, School of Allied Health & Veterinary Sciences, Dean of Campus Affairs, Elkhorn Gateway Technical College

Next ATEA  conference is 

Region 5

"Racing to Success" Oct. 4 and 5,

hosted by Kansas City Community College, Kansas 

registration opens in June!

 Region 1 Member Conference fall 2018

hosted by Dassault  Systemes  

"Digital Future"

November 7-9  

in Waltham, Massachusetts

2019 ATEA National Conference 

April 3-5 2019

"Racing to Industry 4.0"

hosted by Ivy Tech Community College

Indianapolis, Indiana



ATEA Board of Trustee, Dr. Betty Reynard, President of         Lamar State College Port Arthur, Port Arthur,  Texas  in the news

U S Secretary of Labor  R. Alexander Acosta met with Texas higher education leaders in his Washington DC office.  Pictured with Secretary Acosta (4th from the left) is Dr. Reynard 5th from the left. 

1.     Dr. Dana Hoyt, President, Sam Houston State University

2.     Dr. Ken Evans, President, Lamar University

 3.     Dr. Bill Kibler, President, Sul Ross University

 4.     Mr. R. Alexander Acosta, Secretary of Labor

 5.     Dr.  Betty Reynard, President, Lamar State College Port Arthur

 6.     Dr. Denise Trauth, President, Texas State University

 7.     Dr. Brian McCall, Chancellor, Texas State University System

 8.     Sean Cunningham, J.D., Vice Chancellor for Governmental Relations

 9.     Dr. Lonnie Howard, President, Lamar Institute of Technology

Click for National Conference Schedule
ATEA Region 3 and 6 conference with Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, Nevada November 9-10--click for link to TMCC and Panasonic program
ATEA Region 3 and 6 conference with Truckee Meadows Community College November 9 and 10 Reno, Nevada

Welcome to new and renewing members!

ATEA is proud to announce the addition of new business members, supporting members, institutional members, library/media members and individual members.

Thank you Tesla for joining ATEA as a business member.   We appreciate you interest in a skilled workforce and the contribution of technical education to innovation.

Thank you Dunwoody College of Technology for renewing at an ATEA System level of $5000 for 100 members.

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ATEA System level sponsors


$1000 for 10 members

ATEA Institution, organization or business membership

$500 for 3 members

Host College membership

Host of Region 1 Workforce Summit 2017


TCAT Dickson and Clarksville


Watertown, South Dakota

 Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota 

American Technical Education Association

premier association for the post secondary technical educator, with emphasis on professional development.

818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Located on  the 
Dunwoody College of Technology Campus

Dr. Sandra Krebsbach, Executive Director

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