Senior Admission Fellows

Each year, a number of our seniors are selected to serve as Senior Admission Fellows. We encourage you to email any of the students listed for a student-oriented perspective on the admission process and Davidson life. 

Use the information provided about home state, major, and extracurricular activities when selecting which student to contact.

Nyelle Barley

Nyelle Barley
Hometown:
New York, N.Y.
Major: Political Science
Co-curricular involvements: Sigma Psi Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., S.T.R.I.D.E., Terry Scholars program
Tip for visiting students: Families have to spend time in the union, it's beautiful.
Just for fun: I have shaken hands with 3 first ladies.

Heidi Gruber

Heidi Gruber
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Majors: Philosophy and Political Science
Co-curricular involvements: Dinner at Davidson, Philosophy for Kids, previously worked for RLO
Tip for visiting students: Take a cup of Summit coffee to the lake.
Just for fun: I've broken both my legs.

Catherine Hare

Catherine Hare
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Majors: Psychology and Hispanic Studies
Co-curricular involvements: Davidson Delilahs (Business Manager), Honor Council, Alumni Relations Ambassador, Warner Hall Eating House
Tip for visiting students: Talk to a professor during your visit.
Just for fun: I am a dual citizen of the U.K. and the U.S.

Caitlin James

Caitlin James
Hometown: Chapel Hill, N.C.
Major: Psychology
Co-curricular involvements: Warner Hall Service Co-Chair, student researcher, E2D Student Team Member (Digital Divide Initiative)
Tip for visiting students: Immerse yourself in the Davidson community during their visit. There is so much more to explore beyond the tour – walk down Main Street, go to a lecture, or cheer on the 'Cats at an athletic event.
Just for fun: I have never done my own laundry at Davidson.

Caroline Queen

Caroline Queen
Hometown: Potomac, Md.
Major: Psychology
Concentration: Communication Studies
Co-curricular involvements: The Davidsonian, Dinner at Davidson, Club Field Hockey, Access2Success, Turner Eating House
Tip for visiting students: The Union is a must-see because it showcases so many student activities, resources, and of course, the Duke Family Performance Hall.
Just for fun: I became Davidson College's first student-Olympian when I competed at the 2012 Olympics in London.

Allen Rigby

Allen Rigby
Hometown: Brewton, Ala.
Major: Theatre
Co-curricular involvements: Davidson Generals (President), Alumni Relations Ambassador, Student Alumni Association (Founder), Warner Hall Eating House 'Wild Thing'
Tip for visiting students: Check out Duke Family Performance Hall.
Just for fun: Last summer I received a Davidson Research Initiative grant to devise a new play.

 Cyrus Saffari

Cyrus Saffari
Hometown: Lexington, Ky.
Major: Hispanic Studies and Political Science
Co-curricular involvements: Cats Connect mentor, social chair of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, assistant teacher for Spanish 101, chair of Student Government's Senate Court
Tip for visiting students: Have a meal at Vail Commons or the Union Café, the food is excellent.
Just for fun: From first through 12th grade half of my classes, including math and science, were taught in Spanish.

Felipe Santacruz

Felipe Santacruz
Hometown: Quito, Ecuador
Major: Political Science
Minor: Economics
Co-curricular involvements: Spanish Assistant Teacher, Kappa Alpha Order, Senior Class Gift Agent, Davidson International Association, Pre-Business Association
Tip for visiting students: Be sure to talk to students and get a personal perspective that you might not see online.
Just for fun: I can do magic tricks.