Event Participation

ACE aims to increase participation by alumni of color in Davidson events and to diversify programming. Below are some examples of recent efforts. 

Reunion Weekend 2013

Leslie Grinage '03, assistant dean of students at Duke University, delivered a back-to-school class sponsored by ACE entitled, "Multiculturalism in Higher Education: How Do We Identify Progress." ACE explained its goals, events and role to the attendees.

Homecoming 2012

Homecoming 2012 was a significant and landmark weekend for both Davidson and ACE as the college celebrated 50 plus years of integration of the student body. ACE sponsored three events Saturday morning: "Multicultural Affairs at Davidson," a discussion focused on Davidson's efforts to meet the needs of a more diverse student body; "Faculty of Color and Curricular Diversity, Campus Climate and Tenure;" and "The ACE Investment;" providing a chance for students and alumni of color to network and compare career goals and passions.

Reunion Weekend 2012

ACE held a reception for classes 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002 and 2007. As one of the largest reunion weekends to date, ACE discussed its upcoming goals, events and the role of ACE with a broad audience.

Chapter Events 2012

ACE chapter events were held in Atlanta and Charlotte. Alumni of color gathered to visit, network, and converse during two fun events: Atlanta alumni gathered at Festival Peachtree Latino to enjoy a Saturday afternoon of great food and live music in the Piedmont Park Meadow. Charlotte alumni came together over drinks and appetizers to visit old friends and make new contacts on a Thursday night at Cantina 1511.

Homecoming and Reunion Weekend Attendance: 2007- 2011

3239 total attendees, 13192 total invitees… 24.55% overall return

Asian/Pacific Islander 49/281 17.44%
African American/Non-Hispanic 108/539 20%
Hispanic American 39/163 23.93%
American Indian/Alaskan 3/25 12%
International Student 15/155 9.68%
Other/Not Reported 22/86 25.58%
White/Non-Hispanic/Caucasian 3003/11943 25.14%