Verna Case, the Beverly F. Dolan Professor of Biology, will retire at the end of the 2018-19 academic year. Her career has been dedicated to teaching students how to think.
Joelle Dietrick, Davidson’s first digital art professor, is the inaugural Keiser Professor.
Earlier this year, the campaign surpassed the $425 million milestone, and the effort continues until June 2019 with a laser-beam focus on scholarship support.
At Davidson, the grant will foster STEM faculty development in a variety of ways, including the collaborative examination of institutional structures that limit success in STEM.
The original 2,000 donor goal was hit at 4 p.m., and the #AllinforDavidson challenge shattered records!
Davidson College’s ongoing fundraising campaign crossed its original goal of $425 million more than a year ahead of schedule and already has generated more than $187 million for scholarships to bring talented young people to Davidson, funded more than a dozen professorships and built a transdisciplinary academic center that serves as a model for higher Read More
The Davidson College community rallied to raise $66 million over the just-ended fiscal year, the second-highest total in school history. The vital funds will be channeled into scholarships, faculty support–the equivalent of 10 professorships, athletics and helping graduates launch into careers or further education.
This year’s record-breaking giving day, #AllinforDavidson, raised $1,041,125 from 3,698 donors. The April 26 event began at 5:23 a.m. and lasted 18 hours and 37 minutes in recognition of the college’s 1837 founding.
Every contribution, whether time or resources, fuels the scholarships, programs, arts, research and athletics that build on Davidson’s foundation to reimagine the liberal arts experience.
The Sarah Worthington Duncan Fund for Scholar Athletes is made possible by a generous commitment from three generations of the Duncan family.
Tony Abbott came with his family from Maine in 1964, and in virtually no time at all, Davidson—the college and the town—became the home he had been looking for since childhood. “There’s something extraordinary about Davidson,” he said. “Telling anyone I had to go to work each day was really a lie. I never considered Read More
$12 million Duke Endowment gift will support recruitment, development and retention of Davidson College faculty. “This tremendous gift from The Duke Endowment ensures that the Davidson faculty will remain leaders in the constantly changing landscape of higher education.”
More than a century ago, Hamilton Witherspoon McKay graduated from Davidson College after a successful career in the classroom and on the football field. The son of a Presbyterian minister, he is remembered as a man of faith whose inspiration, courage, hard work and foresight influenced many people and projects.
A self-described timid little boy from the hillbilly country of east Tennessee, Phil Lewis ’64 found his ideal college home at Davidson. He recalls a freshman honors humanities course that was way over his head, but he survived and came to appreciate the rigor and sophistication of the Davidson curriculum–characteristics of the college that he has been pleased to see fortified over the years.
A $3 million gift from the Bacca Foundation builds upon the college’s reputation as a center for humanistic study and acknowledges the importance of the humanities in preparing students for today’s world.
Tim Bien makes the Davidson scholar athlete experience possible for more students through support of volleyball scholarships. “Sometimes, it’s easy to become cynical, but this group really renews my faith in the future,” he said.