Former Galena Park High School student Jerry Bowman was presented an honorary diploma on behalf of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Mark Henry, Superintendent of Schools, during the Feb. 12 school board meeting.
Bowman transferred to Galena Park High School in 1956 and left later that same year for the U.S. Army, where he served from 1956-59 as a helicopter mechanic. Bowman did obtain his GED during that time and then graduated from Durham Business College in Houston, as a mechanical draftsman. He was then hired by Schlumberger Well Services as a senior designer in the engineering department and stayed with Schlumberger until his retirement in 1998. Jerry would have graduated from Galena Park High School in 1957. He and his wife, Ladean, raised three sons. The Bowmans remain active in the community.
Shown (l-r) are: Noel Bowman, Dr. Mark Henry, Terry Bowman, Ladean Bowman, Jerry Bowman and Jeff Miller.