Friday Afternoon Follies: Dr. Bill in a Skirt

I’m betting this was a costume rather than just leisure wear.

Bill Wilson in greek costume nd

The Wiess College collection is packed full of hundreds of photographs that were taken by Dr. Bill Wilson, so it’s not surprising that there aren’t too many of Dr. Bill. He was the one holding the camera. The ones I found the other day made me smile, none more than this. He taught electrical and computational engineering at Rice for over thirty years and was a resident associate at Wiess for almost as long. He was a wonderful man, kind, generous and dedicated to the well-being of students. He was also pretty funny.

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5 Responses to Friday Afternoon Follies: Dr. Bill in a Skirt

  1. marmer01 says:

    Toga party? NOD? Wiess Tabletop Sophocles Festival?

  2. Gloria Tarpley '81 says:

    NOD 1981 was my guess…… What a great, great guy he was!

  3. George Webb '88, '91 says:

    It might have been for the Wiess Tabletop Theater production of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”, in which Dr Bill had a part. That was in 1985, 1986 or 1987.

    Dr Bill was wonderful — I’m not sure they make people like that anymore. It is fitting that he is one of the few faculty members, and the ONLY one who served as a master or RA, to have a building at Rice named after him.

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