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Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program

Tommy Bowles

Hometown: Westlake, OH

Major(s): Public Affairs

Minor(s): History

OSU Involvement: Member of the Mount Leadership Society Scholars; North Campus Senator for Undergraduate Student Government; Mount Scholars BuckeyeThon Team Member; Captain of Club Wrestling Team

Favorite Quote: “Knowing that here on Earth God’s work must truly be our own.” ~ John F. Kennedy, 1961

Tommy is currently studying the intersection between religion and international law and diplomacy as it relates to foreign policy and global peace in the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Tommy is the Glenn College's lone recipient of the John and Annie Glenn Endowed Scholarship which he accepted from Senator Glenn and his family in April of 2016. After graduation, Tommy plans to attend law school, and pursue a focus in international peace litigation. After law school, Tommy plans to enlist in the United States Marines Corps as a Judge Advocate General (JAG) and practice law for our nation's military services. Following his military service, Tommy plans to practice law, teach high school theology, and coach high school wrestling before pursuing a career in elected office. Tommy is also an avid weightlifter, runner, and wrestler, and he currently competes nationally in Wrestling. Athletics have been the character building foundation of Tommy's life, and he plans continue this tradition and to transition into Ironman Triathlon training after college.