SOURCE: Bowie & Jensen

May 20, 2010 18:33 ET

Robert R. Bowie, Jr., Founder of Bowie & Jensen, Elected as the President of the Harvard Alumni Association

The Harvard Alumni Association Has 336,000 Members and Supports Over 181 Harvard Clubs in More Than 80 Countries Throughout the World

TOWSON, MD--(Marketwire - May 20, 2010) -  Bowie & Jensen is pleased to announce that the firm's founding partner, Robert R. Bowie, Jr., Harvard '73, has been elected as President of the Harvard Alumni Association. The Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) has 336,000 members and supports over 181 Harvard Clubs in more than 80 countries throughout the world.

Mr. Bowie will be a featured speaker Wednesday, May 26th, 2010 in Cambridge, Massachusetts at Harvard's Senior Class Day as part of the University's graduation activities. Mr. Bowie will be speaking along with Christiane Amanpour, CNN's Chief International Correspondent and beginning in August 2010, Anchor of ABC News program This Week.

"Graduation is a beginning, not an ending," said Mr. Bowie. "Serving as the President of Harvard's Alumni Association allows me to help alumni stay connected, and with social media, communicate in ways that weren't possible even five years ago. It's an exciting time to help lead this wonderful organization."

"There are a profound set of emotions when you leave college -- excitement and sometimes fear. There is also a little sadness when you look back at your empty dorm room as you leave for the last time," Mr. Bowie added. "Students work incredibly hard to get into college and earn their degrees. I want to say to Harvard graduates, and to all 2010 graduates, congratulations on your hard work. Reach out to alumni, mentors and friends. We're here to help you."

Mr. Bowie's work with the Harvard Alumni Association spans 30 years. Mr. Bowie is currently the First Vice President of the HAA and has previously served as Vice President of Engagement and Marketing and College Affairs. He also served as Committee Chair of the HAA Schools and Scholarships Committee.

A key participant and former board member of the Harvard Club of Maryland, he has served as Chair of its Schools and Scholarships Committee and is the Founder of the HAA Early College Awareness Program, which reaches out to 7th and 8th grade students of less advantaged backgrounds, along with their parents or guardians, who have not traditionally thought of college as an option.

Mr. Bowie also received an Excellence Merit Award for Baltimore County on behalf of his work with the Early College Awareness program which he started in the 1990s. Over the last 20 years the Early College Awareness program has spread across the US.

"We're very excited to have Bob as our next President," said Philip Lovejoy, Deputy Executive Director of the Harvard Alumni Association. "He has been an outstanding volunteer and leader at Harvard for many years. We're looking forward to working with him on his vision for a more connected alumni network."

Mr. Bowie, a seasoned business litigator, leads Bowie & Jensen's Litigation Department and in his spare time is a playwright and poet. Eight of his plays have been performed and his most recent poems, Sonnet Cycle, consisting of 52 sonnets written one a week for a year, are posted on his personal web page, www.bowie.com.

Mr. Bowie's term as President of the HAA begins July 1, 2010.

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