Saturday, May 7, 2011, Rocky Mountain College hosted quite a soiree.
Prescott Hall was transformed into a beautiful dining hall for the guests attending the annual President’s Dinner. Because the dinner is held to raise funds for scholarships, each guest significantly changed the life of future RMC students somewhere between dinner rolls and dessert.
The President’s Dinner – held at graduation each year – raises money for student scholarships, ensuring RMC students the opportunity to explore their talents and potential.
Bill Bowers ‘81, the evening’s guest of honor, was one of those RMC students who truly embraced his passion.
After winning the President’s Cup and graduating summa cum laude, Bowers continued his education at Rutgers University, earning a master of fine arts.
From Rutgers to Broadway, Bowers literally took the theatrical world by storm. Performing throughout the North America, Europe and Asia, he performed as an actor and mime in a myriad of mediums. Studying under the maître of mime, Marcel Marceau, Bower also found inspiration to create his own original mime shows, “Night Sweetheart, Night Buttercup” and “Under a Montana Moon”.
In addition to his successes on stage, Bowers received the RMC Alumni Association Outstanding Achievement Award in 1999 and an honorary RMC fine arts doctorate in 2001.
Bowers now teaches courses in acting, mime and movement at New York University (NYU), the Neighborhood Playhouse and master classes throughout the United States. But his academic career began with an exploration of talent at RMC.
In three decades, we can only imagine who the guest of honor at the President’s Dinner will be. RMC graduates have unlimited potential to succeed, and will continue to do so with the help of those who support student scholarship.
Join us Saturday, May 5, 2012 to support another generation of RMC students who will succeed far beyond expectations.