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Gina Bowman joins staff of University
Aug. 28, 2008 --
Gina Bowman, who worked
in the Sports Information office at Arkansas State for the last 33
years, has joined Arkansas State
University’s Office of University Communications as senior
communications specialist with emphasis in media relations. She assumed
her duties July 1, bringing a wealth of writing, editing, and media
experience to University Communications.
A graduate of ASU with a degree in journalism, Bowman served as ASU’s
assistant director of Sports Information from 1976-94. In addition, she
became assistant athletic director for Media Relations in 1994, and
during that span, added the responsibility of the department’s Senior
Woman Administrator until 2002. From 2002-06, she was assistant director
of Athletics for Media Relations, and was assistant director of Sports
Information from 2006-08.
Most recently, Bowman was part of the ASU mascot retirement group and is
currently working with the Centennial Committee for the university’s 100th
anniversary celebration in 2009.
She has served on various committees at the ASU, including the first
NCAA Certification committee during 1995-96 for Gender Equity, Minority
Issues, and Student-Athlete Welfare. In addition, she was a committee
member of the Sun Belt Conference track and field, football, NCAA Post
Graduate District, and NCAA Scholarship groups.
Bowman was selected to the media relations staff at the United States
South Sports Festival in St. Louis in 1994.
A winner of the 2001 Quarter Century of Service award by the Sun Belt
Conference, she also received an Outstanding Service Award from ASU in
Bowman is also a voting member of the College Sports Information
Directors of America since 1990, and holds memberships in the Female
Athletic Media Relations Executives organization, Basketball Writers of
America, Football Writers Association of America, and Arkansas State’s
Alumni Association. She has also worked as a sportswriter for the
Arkansas Democrat (1976-80) and the Pine Bluff Commercial (1981-83).