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The Gatton Academy
1906 College Heights Blvd. #71031
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1031
Phone: 270.745.6565
Fax: 270.745.2987
Email: academy@wku.edu

 

2016/2017 CALENDAR 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

December 5-9
Finals Week

December 9
Students Move Out for Christmas Break

January 3, 2017
Winter Term Begins

January 13-16, 2017
Building Closed (MLK Holiday)

January 20, 2017
Student Return for Spring Semester

January 23, 2017
Spring Semester Begins

February 1, 2017
Class of 2019 Application Deadline

February 10-12, 2017
Closed Weekend

March 4, 2017
Class of 2019 Interview Day

March 10-19, 2017
Building Closed (Spring Break)

April 8, 2017
Prom

April 14-16, 2017
Closed Weekend (Easter)

April 22, 2017
Preview Day

May 12, 2017
Senior Recognition Night

May 13, 2017
Graduation

May 13, 2017
Building Closes for Year at 7:00pm

May 22-25, 2017
Week of the Arts, Louisville

August 21, 2017
Gatton Eclipse Event & 10 year anniversary

Dr. Pokey Bowen

Dr. Pokey Bowen

Assistant Director, Counseling Services

Office:  FSH 120
Phone:  270-745-2948
Email:  christopher.bowen@wku.edu

Biography

My name is Dr. Christopher “Pokey” Bowen.   I’m originally from Camp Hill, PA and I have worked as the Assistant Director of Counseling Services at The Gatton Academy since it opened in 2007. For the past 27 years, pretty much everyone in my life has called me Pokey.  It is a nickname that I picked up in undergrad for being a bit of a “slow poke” on the soccer team.  I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and my Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology from Lee University located in Cleveland, TN. I completed my Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina in 2005 and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Kentucky. I have over 15 years of experience working with high school and college students as a counselor, professor, and college student affairs professional.

I really enjoy working with Academy students. Their energy, passion, and creative nature makes every day new and exciting. I am privileged to have the opportunity to reach out to students and help them to grow holistically, adjust to college life and overcome challenges. The Academy students enrich my life beyond words, and I’m honored to be able to be part of their lives.

I am blessed to have a wonderful wife Shelley, and three fantastic children Xander (18), Tristan (11), and Olivia (9).  I have a 12-year-old Dachshund name Puppy and a 4-year-old rescue Rottweiler, Sophie.  In my spare time, I’m a sports buff.  I really enjoy watching the American Football, and World Cup and Olympic soccer. I’m a big Phillies and Penn State fan, I’m the only Arizona Cardinals fan I know, and, of course, I always root for the Hilltoppers!  I really enjoy spending time with my family hiking, writing/playing music, going to the beach, camping, watching movies, playing video games, and creating some fun art together.  One day we hope to buy a RV and take some awesome road trips!

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