Roberts Wesleyan College Dedicates Clock Tower to Former President Crothers

Sunday, September 30, 2012

SWBR Architects recently completed a commemorative clock tower which was unveiled on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College (RWC) in Chili. The tower was created to honor the service of past RWC president Dr. Bill Crothers and his wife Rilla.

The clock tower was commissioned by the RWC Administration in an effort to establish a structure on the college grounds that would engage the campus community while commemorating the Crothers’ service and dedication to RWC. Crothers served as president of RWC for 21 years from 1981 until 2002.

“Through a thorough and intricate concept process, we established a design that included traditional, obelisk monument with a layering of details that included light channels, brick core to match older campus building designs, and an exterior facing bench with cascading steps for more informal gatherings,” explained James Myers, Senior Associate with SWBR Architects. “We are pleased with the final outcome of the clock tower and are honored to have been a part of this important moment in Roberts Wesleyan College history.”

The clock tower, which is located near the Smith Science Center on the RWC campus, was formally dedicated to the Crothers during a ceremony on Sept. 28, 2012.