Rocky Mountain College
Rocky Mountain College, located in Billings, in the U.S. state of Montana, is a private comprehensive college offering 50 liberal arts- and professionally oriented- majors in 24 undergraduate disciplines.
Rocky Mountain College traces its history to the 1878 founding of the Montana Collegiate Institute in Deer Lodge, Montana. Renamed the College of Montana, that institution closed in 1916, and in 1923 its assets were incorporated into Intermountain Union College, located in Helena. A former president of the College of Montana, Lewis Eaton, founded the Billings Polytechnic Institute (today's RMC campus) in 1908 as the first postsecondary institution in Billings. RMC remains on Poly Drive, which leads to campus from downtown Billings. Intermountain Union relocated to the Billings Polytechnic campus after its Helena buildings were destroyed by a series of earthquakes in October and November, 1935. IUC merged with BPI in 1947, when students named their own school to create today's Rocky Mountain College. Since the merger of Intermountain Union College and Billings Polytechnic Institute in 1947, Rocky Mountain College has had the following presidents as leaders: William D. Copeland, 1947 ï¿½ 1951 Herbert W Hines, 1951 - 1958 Philip M. Widenhouse, 1958 - 1966 Lawrence F. Small, 1966 ï¿½ 1975 Bruce T. Alton, 1975 ï¿½ 1986 James J. Rittenkamp, Jr., 1986 ï¿½ 1987 Arthur H. DeRosier, Jr., 1987 ï¿½ 2002 Thomas R. Oates, 2002 ï¿½ 2005 Michael R. Mace, 2005 ï¿½ 2012 Robert Wilmouth, 2012 - Current Rocky Mountain College is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and the Office of Public Instruction for the State of Montana for the preparation of elementary and secondary teachers. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education accredits the physician assistant program for the Physician Assistant ARC-PA, while the Aeronautical Science major and Aviation Management major at Rocky Mountain College are both accredited by the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
Rocky Mountain College educates future leaders through liberal arts and professional programs that cultivate critical thinking, creative expression, ethical decision-making, informed citizenship, and professional excellence.
Valeen Tippetts Avery, biographer and historian Bill Bowers, mime and actor Lane Chandler, actor. Jason Earles, actor on the television series Hannah Montana Al Feldstein, painter (honorary Doctorate of Arts in 1999) Arlo Guthrie, folksinger (did not graduate) Larry R. Heather, frequent Christian Heritage Party of Canada candidate Chris Horn, former Carolina Panthers wide receiver J. Timothy Hunt, journalist and author John Letasky, sportswriter Jill McLain, Miss Montana USA 2005 Todd Reed, author, consultant and professional speaker Michal Wisniowski, artist
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