Graduates from across generations and states responded to a call for words of thanks that were shared with President Emeritus Al Bowman at a retirement dinner held in July.

He and his wife, Linda (Althoff) ’81, M.S. ’83, received a framed card that gave alums the chance to share personal memories and express gratitude.

Comments were sought in the May issue of Illinois State. The entries that were selected can be seen here. Photos of the Bowmans receiving the gift can be found on STATEside.