University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Art and Art History

Alumni Feature: Abbie Bowker '03 Art Education

Named Rowland Fellow 2017-2018

Congratulations to UVM Art Education alumna Abbie Bowker'03 who is one of three UVM alumni that have been named Rowland Fellows 2017-2018. Every year, up to ten visionary secondary school educators in Vermont are selected for the Rowland Fellowship. The Rowland Foundation provides grants up to $100,000 to the schools of each selectee to transform an aspect of the school that will positively impact its culture and climate. The community of Rowland Fellows work together to influence systemic, sustainable change and school improvement throughout Vermont. Abbie is currently teaching at CVU High School in Hinesburg, VT. 

She shares in the article how the Art Education program at UVM prepared her for success. “UVM provided me with incredible professional development and support. I worked full-time, so having such a strong program close to home really made a huge difference for me,” she says. “I am constantly pulling from my experience with Frank Owen, one of my most influential art teachers at UVM.” She is also proud of her continuing connection to the Art Education program at UVM. “Each year I have gladly hosted either student observers or student interns, as I feel a responsibility to carry forward the excellent practical experience that I received under the tutelage of Lynda McIntyre and Christine Campbell."Read the full article here.