The Bowers Medal of Arts is established to recognize and celebrate the vital role that Henry Bowers has played in the development of and support for the visual and performing arts.
During his tenure as Director of the University Student Center, Bowers committed himself to the goal of making the arts an inseparable part of the university education. He demonstrated that belief through his ceaseless efforts 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, 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 North Carolina 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
2013 Recipients – The NC State Student Body
2012 Recipients – Dr. Thomas Stafford and Judy Stafford
2011 Recipients – Jerry and Nina Jackson
2010 Recipients – KD and Sara Lynn Kennedy
2009 Recipients – Richard K. Bryant, Paul J. Michaels and Mimi and Claude E. McKinney (posthumously)
2008 Recipients – Diane K. Howard
2007 Recipients – Martha and Henry Zaytoun and Banks C. Talley, Jr.
2006 Recipients – The Titmus Foundation
2005 Recipients – The Masini Family
2004 Recipients – Randall and Susan Ward
2003 Recipient – Nancy Gregg
2002 Recipient – Mary Regan
2001 Recipient – Betsy Buford
2000 Recipient – Henry Bowers
Citation: The Bowers Medal of Arts recognizes and celebrates the significant contribution of__________ , to the cultivation and support of all the arts at North Carolina State University.