Bowers Medal of Arts

The Bowers Medal of Arts was established to recognize and celebrate the vital role that Henry Bowers played in the development of and support for the visual and performing arts at NC State University.

During his tenure as director of the University Student Center, Mr. Bowers committed himself to the goal of making the arts an inseparable part of the educational experience for all NC State students. He worked ceaselessly to create opportunities for students to have access to a full range of the arts, whether as engaged and enlightened audiences or creative and innovative participants.

As an active participant in arts organizations in the state and region, Mr. Bowers has been an untiring advocate for all the arts, seeking to create a climate of cultural excellence that would be supportive of the arts and artists at all levels of endeavor.

His uncompromising personal vision and his commitment to artistic excellence has contributed immeasurably to the creation and propagation of the superior arts programs now established at NC State University that not only benefit students, staff, faculty and the larger community served by this land grant institution, but also have been recognized nationally as models for other institutions.

Bowers Medal of Arts recipients

The award recognizes supporters of ARTS NC STATE who give of their time, volunteering to support the mission and vision of bringing arts to NC State students and the community.

 

2016 Recipients

Dr. Norman Greenberg, Dr. Gilda Greenberg, Arts NC State executive director Rich Holly, and Friends of Arts NC State 2014-16 board chair Bing Sizemore

Rich Holly, Smedes York, Friends of Arts NC State board past chair Bing Sizemore, and Friends of Arts NC State 2016-18 board chair Gary Greene

2015 Recipient

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N. Alexander Miller III, center, standing with Chancellor Woodson and Bing Sizemore

2013 Recipients The NC State Student Body

 

 

2012 Recipients

Thomas and Judy Stafford

Thomas and Judy Stafford

 

 

2011 Recipients

Jerry and Nina Jackson

Jerry and Nina Jackson

 

 

2010 Recipients

KD and Sara Lynn Kennedy

KD and Sara Lynn Kennedy

 

 

2009 Recipients

Richard Bryant

Richard Bryant

Mimi and Claude E. McKinney (posthumously)

Mimi and Claude E. McKinney (posthumously)

Paul Michaels

Paul Michaels

 

 

2008 Recipient

Diane K. Howard

Diane K. Howard

 

 

 

2007 Recipients

Martha and Henry Zaytoun and Banks C. Talley, Jr.

Martha and Henry Zaytoun and Banks C. Talley, Jr.

 

 

2006 Recipient

The Titmus Foundation

The Titmus Foundation

 

 

2005 Recipients

The Masini Family

The Masini Family

 

 

2004 Recipients

Randall and Susan Ward

Randall and Susan Ward

 

 

2003 Recipient

Nancy Gregg

Nancy Gregg

 

 

2002 Recipient

Mary Regan

Mary Regan

 

 

2001 Recipient

Betsy Buford

Betsy Buford

 

 

2000 Recipient

Henry Bowers

Henry Bowers