FHSU's Vincent Bowhay receives Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award

Bowhay Award

Vincent Bowhay takes pride in bringing events that give goosebumps to the Fort Hays State University community.

Bowhay oversees the FHSU Center for Student Involvement. In this role he directly advises the University Activities Board, in addition supervising the Encore Series and the Center for Student Involvement. Bowhay was the catalyst for the launch of the FHSU Sebelius Lecture Series.

On Feb. 14, Bowhay, assistant director of the Memorial Union, won the 2015 Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award at the National Association for Campus Activities conference in Minneapolis, Minn.

"I can't put into words how humbling this experience is, which is unusual for me," Bowhay said. "I truly can't describe how honored it felt to be the recipient of this prestigious award."

The Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award was established to honor an individual who best exemplifies outstanding achievement in the field of campus activities advisement. This annual award honors the late Patsy Morley, a former chair of the National Association for Campus Activities Board of Directors, who died in 1981.

In addition to winning the Patsy Morley Outstanding Programmer Award, Bowhay was also recognized with the 2014 Outstanding Diversity Programming Award at the conference for the World Ready Curriculum Program.

"It's important that FHSU continue to challenge stereotypical perceptions of diverse populations and continue to create meaningful relationships among our students," Bowhay said. "This award recognizes a program that promotes diversity in and out of the classroom and helps make FHSU students truly world ready."

The World Ready Curriculum is a track of learning that connects classroom learning with out-of-classroom experiences as tracked through FHSU's co-curricular portal, TigerLink. By attending events and participating in certain courses, students will understand and respect the diversity of ideas, cultures and people. This program was co-developed by the Center for Student Involvement, the vice president for Student Affairs and International Student Services.

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