by Mark D. Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations
Bower joins the Cedarville public relations staff after working nearly four years at Appalachian State University in the sports information office. He was assistant director for two years before being promoted in 2013 to associate director of sports information.
The new Cedarville staff member earned his master’s degree in recreation, park, and tourism from Western Illinois University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cedarville University.
At Appalachian State, Bower assisted in the formation and execution of the Michael Obacha Shoe Drive
that sent athletic shoes to impoverished children in Nigeria. This campaign resulted in Obacha being named to the NCAA’s 2015 Allstate NABC Good Works Team for community service. Obacha was recognized at the 2015 NCAA national semifinal men’s basketball game in Indianapolis.Bower was the 2012-13 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) publication award winner for Appalachian State’s football media guide, and, while at Western Illinois, he was named the graduate student of the month for October 2009.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.