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In Memoriam: Professor of Biology and Environmental Analysis Gene Fowler

Professor of Biology Gene Fowler

We are extremely sad to announce the passing of Professor of Biology Gene Fowler, after a serious illness at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center on November 1, 2012.

Professor Fowler joined the Pomona faculty in 1993 as an assistant professor of biology.  Since then, he taught many courses in biology, including Conservation Biology and Comparative Endocrinology.  He was a staunch supporter of the Environmental Analysis program and was for many years the faculty advisor for students enrolled in the environmental biology track of the EA major.  He also served as director of the Bernard Field Station for many years. He received a B.S. with honors in biological conservation from California State University, Sacramento; an M.S. in wildland resource science from UC Berkeley; and a Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Washington.

He is survived by his wife Cynthia Peters and son Zachary; his parents, Murray and Audrey Fowler; and siblings Alan Fowler, Linda Allen, Tricia Craft and Janet Akema, and their families. 

Celebration of Life - Saturday, November 24

There will be a "celebration of life" for Gene Fowler and the people whose lives he touched on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at 2 p.m., in Little Bridges (Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont), with a reception following. If you are thinking about a donation in his memory, please consider either the Claremont Educational Foundation or the California State Parks Foundation.