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Pi CHAPTER HONORS JEFF BOWER '69Frater Jeff Bower '69 was totally surprised and delighted to be honored by the 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 his 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, Past Pi Chapter House Corporation, President; and Jeff Bower '69.


Jeff has been the binding force that has lead Pi Chapter through many years of good and not so good 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 returning to the board in 2006, remaining on the board through the present.  Jeff has given countless personal and business hours to serve the house on numerous issues ranging from house contracts, vendor contracts, counseling the actives, meeting weekly with the Prytanis and House Managers, chapter meeting participation, serving on the PSU fraternity alumni advisors association, responding to physical, social and police 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 with the university, most recently at the request of Penn State University President Barrons, chairing the search committee for the Vice President of Student Affairs 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