Dr. Everett Bowling of Pineville, W.Va., is the recipient of the Paul B. “Buck” Martin Award, which is presented to a graduate who has worked to preserve, maintain, and promote the traditions of WVU. Bowling graduated from WVU in 1975 from the School of Dentistry. After graduating, he returned home where he started his practice with his childhood dentist, Dr. John S. Lambert Jr. Bowling remains active in the WVU community as a member and former president of the WVU School of Dentistry Alumni Association and a former chair of the WVU School of Dentistry Board of Advisors. He also served as president of the New River Dental Society, former delegate to the American Dental Association House of Delegates, and former president and secretary of the West Virginia Dental Association. Dr. Bowling has been involved in a variety of civic and community activities including Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, WVU Extension Service County Steering Committee, and 4-H Youth Camp Board of Directors, among others. He is a founding member of the Wyoming County WVU Alumni group and charter member of the Mountaineer Bucket Club. He also was elected two terms as Mayor for the Town of Pineville. On game days, you can spot Dr. Bowling greeting visitors with his trademark “ears” on display, which have earned him the nickname ‘Eer Man. He and his wife, Junemarie (also a WVU alum) live in Pineville.