Local Alumna receives honorary degree
Posted on April 16, 2008 by Tia Lalani
Berdie Fowler receives Honorary Degree from University of Alberta
Bertha (Berdie) Helen Fowler will receive an honorary degree, along with 11 other remarkable individuals, from the University of Alberta this spring in recognition of her outstanding contributions to science and society.
A prominent advocate for education, literacy and community service, Fowler is a Distinguished Alumna of the Augustana campus of the University of Alberta in Camrose. Co-founder and editor of the Camrose Booster newspaper, she is a recipient of the Joseph M. Sklenar Editorial Award, for Outstanding Contributions, in 2002 from the Independent Free Press Papers of America, the Alberta Order of Excellence in 2006, and the Camrose Literacy Award in 2007. Fowler is a former president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, Crime Stoppers, and the Camrose Children’s Centre. A former city councillor and the first woman in Alberta to be elected president of a Chamber of Commerce, she was also the first woman in Alberta to be appointed to the Alberta Apprenticeship Board and the Board of the Alberta Opportunity Company. Fowler will receive an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree at Augustana Campus on May 25 at 2:30 p.m.
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