In Memoriam

Walter C. Bowie (1925-2009)

Walter C. Bowie, dean emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Tuskegee University in Alabama, died late last month at the age of 84.

Bowie joined the faculty at Tuskegee University in 1947. He served as chair of the department of physiology and pharmacology and as associate dean of academic affairs. In 1972 he was named the third dean of the veterinary school. He served in that capacity for 18 years until his retirement in 1990.

Dr. Bowie received a doctorate in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University. He later earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mammalian physiology from Cornell University.