Bye Family Gift Expands Davidson’s International Influence

Mark and Simone Bye have moved 10 times in 25 years of marriage, mostly outside of the United States. They have lived in six countries and many of the world’s major metropolitan cities, and they grew their family by three along the way. Their second child, Colin ’17, turned the family’s attention to Davidson, and now they are hoping to use their global perspective to enhance the experiences of the college’s nearly 2,000 students.

Philip Lewis ’64: Advocate for Public Humanities and the Liberal Arts

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.

MacDonald Family Program Expands Internship Opportunities

A new gift from former Davidson parent Scott MacDonald will allow students to pursue internship experiences that are consistent with their career interests and would not have been possible without financial support. The MacDonald Family Internship Program is a companion to the successful MacDonald Community Scholars Program at Davidson and jointly honors MacDonald’s sons, Davidson graduates Andrew ’03 and Ross ’08.