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President Bowman takes humanitarian honors

NCCJ celebrates president's accomplishments

7/21/2003 4:47:06 PM


LYNCHBURG, Va. — The National Conference for Community and Justice recently honored Randolph-Macon Woman's College President Kathleen Gill Bowman as a winner of one the Virginia Region's 2003 Humanitarian Awards.

Since taking office at R-MWC in 1994, President Bowman has championed the importance of international programs and cooperation, and has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to understanding the effects of social and racial bias in education. Under her leadership, R-MWC has significantly strengthened its Asian and International Studies initiatives and has undertaken a comprehensive globalization effort that has resulted in the College's recognition by NAFSA: Association of International Educators as one of sixteen in the nation that are exemplars of successful internationalization. A Fulbright scholar to Japan and Korea in 1993, Bowman was also instrumental in developing the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and the Humanities Center at the University of Oregon.

The NCCJ Humanitarian Award is given for personal commitment to the promotion of respect and understanding among people of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), founded in 1927 as The National Conference of Christians and Jews, is a human relations organization dedicated to fighting bias, bigotry, and racism in America. The NCCJ promotes understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution, and education. The first Virginia chapter of the NCCJ was founded in 1935.

Founded in 1891, Randolph-Macon Woman's College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college of 780 women with a distinguished history of establishing global connections through international education. The College is a member of the International 50, a group of national liberal arts colleges recognized for their internationally oriented programs and has been recognized by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 national liberal arts colleges for our percentage of international students.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations