Bowden Investment Group at Walker College
The Elbert V. Bowden Student Managed Investment Fund was established in January 2000 with the purpose of providing students with an opportunity to obtain hands-on investment experience and to provide funds to benefit the students and faculty in the Finance, Banking and Insurance department.
Dr. Elbert Bowden
In September 2001, the student managed investment fund at Appalachian State University was named in honor of Dr. Elbert V. Bowden to recognize his outstanding work and his many contributions to the students at Appalachian.
Dr. Bowden authored more than 70 publications including nine editions of Economics, The Science of Common Sense. He also traveled the globe as a merchant marine during WWII, recorded country songs in the 1950's, and graduated with a PhD from Duke University. Most importantly; however, he changed the lives of thousands of students over the years by challenging them to reach their full potential.