Clinton H. and Jean Anne Fowler Memorial Endowed Music and Broadcasting Scholarship

Type: Endowed

Donors:
Clinton Fowler
Friends and family

Established: 1984

Clinton H. Fowler was born into a large farming family in Missouri in 1921, the youngest of 13 children.  He was the first of his siblings to attend college, JBU, where he was able to work his way through college.  It was at JBU that Clint met and married his wife, Jean Anne Barkley.  While at JBU, Clint studied radio broadcasting and aviation.  He was also a pilot for Dr. John E. Brown Sr. and worked for KUOA, a radio station licensed to Siloam Springs, Arkansas, from 1947 to 1951, while attending JBU.  Jean Anne was a music major and a member of the original Triple Trio.

When WWII began, Clinton joined the US Army Air Corps and taught young men to fly.  While he was overseas, his first son, Clint Jr. was born.  After the war, his family moved back to Siloam Springs where Clint began working for JBU.  In Siloam Springs his daughters, Deborah and Andrea were born.  His work with JBU moved him out to Long Beach, California where his daughter, Jonnye Faye, was born.  Out in California, beginning in 1951, he went to work as Vice President and General Manager of KGER, a radio station in Long Beach, CA.  He worked in this capacity for more than three decades.

In 1983, his wife went home to be with the Lord.  It was after his wife died that Clint created a memorial to her in the form of an endowed scholarship. When Clint died in 2002 his children wished to honor him and his broadcasting career by including his name on the scholarship.