Kowalik cited for outstanding service to continuing education
Thomas F. Kowalik, director for continuing education and outreach at Binghamton University, was awarded the Walton S. Bittner citation for outstanding service to the University Continuing Education Association (UCEA).
UCEA is the principal organization for continuing education in the United States, representing over 440 higher education institutions. The association assists in the exchange of educational programs and services between colleges and affiliated nonprofit organizations; and encourages and facilitates professional development.
Kowalik’s service to UCEA has spanned 15 years. He served as UCEA president-elect and then as president in 1999-2000. He also chaired the Mid-Atlantic Region committee. In 1992, Kowalik received the Adelle Robertson Leadership Award and in 1999, the Mid Atlantic Region’s Floyd Fischer Leadership Award.
In addition to his national work, Kowalik has been active as an educational leader both locally and regionally. He serves on the Broome-Tioga Workforce Investment Act Board and has been active in the Continuing Education Association of New York for the past 15 years. He has also served on community boards of directors for the United Way, private industries, energy conservation and economic development councils.