Principal Cowan adds class to c.v. 

Ottawa, January 2006 – Dr. John Scott Cowan, Principal of RMC, has accepted an invitation to join the RMC Class of 65 as an honorary member. He was recommended to the Class by the RMC Club, which last year awarded him an honorary life membership. A pre-Christmas e-notice to the Class garnered nothing but favourable comments on such a distinguished gentleman entering the 1965 Class list. 

John graduated with his first degree in 1965, appropriately, but from the University of Toronto. He now carries the honorary college number H24263, which makes him a traditional “century” junior of 6663 Ed Mallory and the late 6563 Gord Reay.  He’ll of course have to wait awhile to offer the beers he owes to poor Gordie, but Ed has a chance to score 176 from him if ever they meet near a well-stocked bar. 

John is intimately associated with the Class on account of his yearly involvement with its unparalleled Teaching Excellence Award, and his role in the pending Endowed Professorship inaugurated with Class pledges and donations last fall. Without John’s enthusiasm and vision within the College’s academic administration, this latest ground-breaking project would not have come to fruition.