Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Best Wishes to Professor Wilton Fowler on his Retirement!

After 11 years of service, HNC Professor Wilton Fowler retired at the end of this academic year.  Focusing on American history, he taught in Nanjing from 2002-2008 and 2010-2015.  His courses included Critical Developments in American History, Founding Fathers and Loyalists,  American Diplomatic History, and Missionaries in China.  In his farewell remarks, Professor Fowler reflected on some of the history that took place during his years at the HNC, including the semester HNC spent in Hawaii because of SARS.  In thanking him for his years of service, HNC Co-Director Neil Kubler noted that many in the HNC community refer to Professor Fowler as 爷爷, reflecting how much he will be missed by students, faculty, and staff.  He was also famous among the HNC community for his historical walking tours of Nanjing.  

Below are pictures from Professor Fowler's retirement party on June 18:

It wouldn't be a party without cake

Professor Fowler (center) with professors David Lampton and Hua Tao

Professors Hua Tao and David Arase

Faculty and staff gather in honor of Professor Fowler

Co-Director He thanks Professor Fowler for his years of service

Professor Fowler gave a few remarks

Professors Adam Webb and Dong Guoqiang