The Clemson Alumni Association will present Janine Anthony Bowen of Stone Mountain with the 2016 Distinguished Service Award, the association’s highest honor.
“I am extremely proud to honor Janine Bowen with the Distinguished Service Award,” said Clemson President James P. Clements. “She has done so much to support Clemson, and I am truly grateful for her contributions. Her personal accomplishments serve as a wonderful model for our current and future students.”
Her blend of skills as an engineer, technologist and attorney have led to a highly successful career in technology industry. She is a founding partner of JACK, an Atlanta-based law firm that specializes in negotiating strategic technology and intellectual property deals with Fortune 500 companies. In 2015, Bowen merged her practice with the national law firm LeClairRyan PC, where she is now a shareholder.Bowen graduated from Clemson in 1989 with a bachelor’s and in 1991 with a master’s degree, both in industrial engineering. She earned a juris doctor from Georgia State University College of Law in 1998.
Bowen has exhibited steadfast loyalty to Clemson by giving her time and skills to serve multiple alumni organizations. She served on the boards of directors of the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Black Alumni Council. She also served on the boards of the Atlanta Clemson Club and the Atlanta Clemson Black Alumni Council. She has been a member of the Clemson University Foundation Board since 2013.
Additionally, she has served on the advisory board and as a capital campaign volunteer for Clemson’s College of Engineering and Science. She established the Janine Anthony Bowen ’89 Industrial Engineering Endowment and the Jacquelwyn Willis Anthony PEER Endowment, named in her mother’s honor.
Bowen regularly volunteers with local community charities, including service on the boards of directors for Goodwill of North Georgia and the Atlanta Center for Self-Sufficiency. She was on the board for Samaritan House of Atlanta and volunteers for The Empty Stocking Fund Inc.
Bowen lives in Stone Mountain with her son, Jackson.