The Illinois State and Bloomington-Normal communities said thanks and farewell to President Emeritus Al Bowman and first lady Linda Bowman at a dinner Friday in Uptown Normal.

President Emeritus Bowman retired in May after a decade leading the University. Timothy J. Flanagan has been named as Illinois State’s 18th president and will take office August 15.

The Presidential Farewell Dinner honoring the Bowmans was held Friday, July 26, at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Uptown Normal.

Photo highlights from the event and a “Best of Bowman” video shown to the crowd are below. Check out more photos on Illinois State’s Flickr page. You can also read the “thank you” card signed by Illinois State magazine readers and presented to the Bowmans at the dinner.

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