|Limestone Alumna Heralded as Woman of Accomplishment|
Dr. Ann Bowles, a member of the Limestone College Class of 1974, received the Woman of Accomplishment Award during the South Carolina Business and Professional Women's annual state conference.
Dr. Bowles earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Limestone. For her alma mater, she later served on the Alumni Council and received the Alumni Award for Service to Education in 2002. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees from the University of South Carolina (USC).
Today, she is Vice President for Academic Affairs at Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC). She also serves on accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
Dr. Bowles was recognized as a successful woman who has distinguished herself in her career, community services, as a role model for young women, and for her efforts on issues which are supported by Business and Professional Women's Clubs (BPW). Her numerous contributions to education include:
• Membership in the Executive Council for S.C. Women in Higher Education (She won their top award, the Martha Kime Piper Award in 2010, for advocating and supporting women in higher education.)
• Participation in the American Council on Education's program: Advancing Women's Leadership Styles, Strategies, and Tools and is a graduate of Indiana University's Fund Raising School
• Leadership roles on the campuses of the USC—Union and USC—Beaufort, North Greenville University, and Spartanburg Community College
• Election as the first female Trustee for Spartanburg School District 5
• Development of the Pioneering Women Program designed to honor women who make a difference in our lives.
Her community involvement projects include membership in Westside Rotary Club with service on the Foundation Committee and Scholarship Committee; Delta Kappa Gamma Education Sorority, Scholarship Committee; and the Circle 555 Women's Giving Circle Grant Committee. She also serves at the Spartanburg Soup Kitchen with a group from First Baptist Church of Spartanburg and is a past president of that church's choir.