Mowrer to lead energy programs

ST. CLAIRSVILLE Belmont College is pleased to announce that Edward Mowrer has joined the college as the operations manager for energy programs. His duties began on Jan. 3.

“Having someone with Mr. Mowrer’s credentials and knowledge of the energy field join our staff is a great asset to the College,” said Dr. Joseph E. Bukowski, Belmont College president. “He brings a wealth of experience in developing resources which are so vitally important for Belmont to serve the needs of the community. As we work to introduce new energy associated offerings, Mr. Mowrer will be essential in our efforts to build and refine the curriculum for courses and programs related to energy the energy filed as well as gas/shale drilling programs.”

Mowrer attended the University of Akron, earning a degree in electrical engineering, and later received his MBA from Ashland University. He began his career with Ohio Power (now American Electric Power) as an Electrical Engineer in 1976, in Canton, Ohio. Through his career with AEP he worked in several areas of the company including transmission, distribution, rates, and corporate development. Mowrer retired from his position as vice president of distribution operations in 2010.

In the past, Mowrer has been active on local and state boards such as The Chamber of Commerce, Belmont County CIC/DOD, Jefferson County CIC, Progress 2000, United Way, OMEGA, and the William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.

“I am very excited to be a part of the energy programs at Belmont,” said Mowrer. “I believe the college is a fundamental part of developing and growing the careers of students of all ages in the energy field. I am looking forward to being a part of that development and growth, as I see energy courses at Belmont to be a real advantage for the community, industry, and our local workforce.”

Belmont offers programs that help prepare graduates to work in the energy field. Related programs include: Civil engineering, computer science, network administration, industrial electronics, power plant technology (degree through Youngstown State University), and welding. For more information about energy programs at Belmont, contact Michael Sterling, director of recruitment at 740-699-3872.

Additionally, the college is now offering Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry. This course will provide students an introduction into the major aspects of the Oil and Gas Industry including its development and influence on society, as well as all stages of drilling and production.

For more information about the Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry course, contact Belmont’s Workforce Development and Community Education Department at 740-699-3869 or visit