Bowman Society

Bowman Society members have demonstrated their belief in the future by making a life income gift or by including the Stout University Foundation in their estate plans. Individuals who wish to be recognized as a Bowman Society member or who want more information about estate planning are encouraged to call the Stout University Foundation office.

Hear from Bowman Society Members

Charllotte and Bob JaneczkoCharllotte and Bob Janeczko, Bowman Members since 2010.
ʺStout helped make me who I am today. I got my education here and it helped me have the success I have. I just wish I could come back and take another major and try something else, but in my next life, I'll do that!"

Charllotte V. Janeczko, Class of ‘65
Bob J. Janeczko, Class of ‘63

Retired Professor Emeritus of Technology Education
UW Stout Distinguished Service Athletic Award Winner

Marilyn LecceseMarilyn Leccese, Bowman member since 2015.

"I am proud to be associated with a university that is focused on the success of students. Graduation placement rates continue at an extremely high level. Relationships with corporate 'partners' ensure that students' education and experiences are relevant to today's workforce and the areas of study focus on meeting corporate needs. In addition, I am proud of the work of the Foundation and the financial support they annually provide to students."

Class of ‘74

Kevin MillerKevin Miller, Bowman member since 1999.

"The character of the institution is not just about turning out students with degrees. It's really about turning out people who are going to make a difference."

Class of ’90


This artistic wooden quill in the Great Hall Concourse of the Memorial Student Center is the focal point honoring our Bowman Society Members.

This quill-shaped sculpture made from twenty different woods and 1,286 pieces of those various woods, depicts a view of contemporary Stout — a university on the move.

The “Quill” was commissioned through the generosity of David and Elizabeth (B.J.) Fesler in 1993 to fill an expressed need for a public display that would appropriately recognize major contributors to UW-Stout. St. Paul artist Caprice Glaser was the artist commissioned to “build” the Quill.

Bowman Society Quill

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