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Frater Jeff Bower '69 was totally surprised and delighted to be honoured by both actives and alumni for his long years as a "dedicated leader and advisor" to Pi Chapter.


Pictured with Jeff receiving a bronze plaque proclaiming the designation of the "Jeffrey M. Bower Dining Room" for being a "Dedicated Leader and Advisor" are left to right:  Harvey Smith '21, current Prytanis; Tom Becker '69, Pi Chapter House Corporation, President;  Jim Rummell '76, former Pi Chapter House Corporation, President; and Jeff Bower '69.


Jeff has been the binding force that has led Pi Chapter through years of both the good and challenging times at TKE.  He has faithfully guided the house as a Pi Chapter House Corporation board member, assistant treasurer, and consigliere from 1980 – 1988, and again in 2006-Present day.  Jeff has provided countless personal and business hours to serve our house on numerous issues ranging from house contracts, vendor contracts, counselling the actives, chapter meeting participation, serving on the PSU Fraternity Alumni Advisors Association, responding to emergencies at the house, communicating with parents, and guardian/trustee of the house finances.


Jeff continues to practice law as the principal of Bower Law Associates in State College.  Between his office and TKE, Jeff somehow has found time to further serve his profession and community in these civic affairs: Environment Attorney & Legislative Council, Federal  Maritime Commission, 1973-1977; Chairman Centre County Board of Commissioners, 1980-1988; Past Board member & President, PSU Liberal Arts Alumni Council;  Past Board member, PSU Alumni Council; Past Board member & Chair of House of Delegates, National Easter Seals; Past Board member, National Association of Counties; Past Board member & President, Centre County Community Foundation; Current Board member & President, Foundation Properties, Inc.; Past member Board of Governors & President, Centre County Bar Association; Past member, Board of Governors, Pennsylvania Bar Association;  Current Board member & President, Pennsylvania Bar Foundation.  Jeff has also served in many advisory roles within the university, most recently at the request of Penn State University President Barron. He assisted in chairing the original search committee for the Director of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life that governs the activities of all students and their organizations on and off campus.


Additional Speakers gathered to make presentations at the March 30 reunion to celebrate the reopening of the house as well.



Left to right:

Pete Dawson, TKE Regional Alumni Director.

Tom Becker '69 Pi Chapter House Corporation, President, moderator for event

Jeff Bower '69  Pi Chapter House Corporation, Assistant Treasurer

Shane McClure, TKE Regional Associate Alumni and Actives Director, assistant to Pete Dawson 

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