Tom Besse

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Tom Besse

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  • Thomas Clayton Besse

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Tom Besse was an instructor at Mount Royal College, as well as Coordinator of Theatre Arts and the Chairman of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts. Besse graduated with a Master of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta. Besse was hired in 1967 to build MRC’s drama department, where he increased student enrollment from 60 students in 1967 to 1200 students in 1984. He taught at Mount Royal College for thirty years and was involved in directing, producing, and acting in over 60 theatrical productions.


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Mount Royal University Archives and Special Collections

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Created July 13, 2017 by RP.


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Mount Royal University Archives and Special Collections. Tom Besse fonds. Tom Besse Roast, Dec. 1987 [file]. CA MRUASC F0004-0002-16
Calgary Herald. "Tom Besse - Obituary." Accessed July 13, 2017.

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