Henry Rowan, entrepreneur and philanthropist, portrait statue. Henry Rowan and his late wife, Betty, made a $100 million gift to what is now Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. This gift led to the founding of the highly ranked Rowan College of Engineering. Mr. Rowan's generous and impactful gift is honored by Rowan University with the over-life-size bronze statue by sculptor Zenos Frudakis.
Size: 7-foot tall, sculpted from life
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Collections: Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Comment on Sculpture
"The process was quite fascinating, measuring my features and rechecking them after each stage in the clay. It's a bit strange to see oneself in 3D.
I especially enjoyed visiting the foundry to see the bronze poured from our Inductotherm 1,000 lb. furnace. Having some of our family and Inductotherm team there to watch the pour was meaningful to me in that they don't get to see our equipment in action hardly at all.
Zenos [Frudakis] has done a lot of sculpture and I understand he was eager to do this project because the furnace that we made would melt the bronze to 'make' me."
- Mr. Henry Rowan
In the Media
- Rowan University celebrates 20th anniversary of $100 million gift; Henry Rowan sculpture unveiled, South Jersey Times GLASSBORO — Rowan University faculty, students and friends gathered Thursday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of a multi-million gift that has forever changed the face of the institution...
- University to honor Henry Rowan with sculpture, Rowan University Twenty years ago, Henry Rowan and his late wife, Betty, made a $100 million gift (www.rowan.edu/rowangift) to what is now known as Rowan University. That gift changed the face of the Glassboro institution...
- Rowan University Marks 20th Anniversary Of $100 Million Gift; Honors Henry Rowan With Sculpture, The Business Journals GLASSBORO, N.J., Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Henry Rowan started making industrial furnaces in his basement. He went on to ..