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Bowen Engineering Founder to Give Hancher Lecture

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 14, 2011) — The second annual Donn E. Hancher Lecture will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, in the auditorium of the William T. Young Library on the campus of the University of Kentucky. Bob Bowen of Bowen Engineering Corporation in Indianapolis will speak on the topic "Thinking like a Contractor." A reception will be held in the gallery adjacent to the auditorium beginning at 5 p.m. with the Hancher Lecture beginning at 6 p.m.

Bowen is the founder and chairman of Bowen Engineering and has received honorary doctorates in business administration from the University of Indiana in Evansville and in engineering from Purdue Engineering.  Bowen was recently appointed the Donn E. Hancher Distinguished Fellow by the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Purdue where he taught a class on leadership and advanced project management. 

The Hancher Lecture was established by the Construction Engineering and Project Management faculty to honor Donn E. Hancher for his contributions to civil engineering and the Construction Engineering and Project Management program at UK. Hancher, who retired from UK in 2008 after 17 years of service, had been the Terrell-McDowell Chair of Construction Engineering and Project Management, chair of the Department of Civil Engineering, and associate dean of the College of Engineering.

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