March 19, 2014 1:30 PM
Photos by Paula Burch-Celentano
Presented by the Emeritus Club of the Tulane Alumni Association to Tulane President Scott Cowen, a rocking chair is inscribed with his name, years of service at Tulane University and the words of Leo Tolstoy: “The vocation of every man is to serve other people.”
Bobby McIntyre, left, president of the Emeritus Club board, congratulates Scott Cowen on his upcoming retirement from the university presidency on June 30, as members of the Emeritus Club, the Board of Tulane, deans, administrators, faculty and staff members and guests applaud him at the Emeritus Club luncheon on Tuesday (March 18) in the Qatar Ballroom of the Lavin-Bernick Center.
James Stofan, vice president of alumni relations, left, and Bobby McIntyre present the gift to Scott Cowen, along with a wish for “many hours of rest and peace.” The Emeritus Club is comprised of members of 50-year and earlier classes and emeritus faculty.
Scott Cowen applauds his wife, Margie Cowen, saying, “For 30 years, I have been a senior academic leader and it’s consumed my life … Margie is the one who has stood beside me, keeping me grounded, keeping me focused …”
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