Each year the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association recognizes alumni for their achievements, community service, and other contributions to society, and presents them with awards during Reunion Weekend. Previous winners are ineligible, as are recipients of honorary degrees from the college, current association board members and trustees, and current members of the college faculty and staff. The board tries to make awards, whenever possible, to individuals in classes celebrating reunions.
Nominations may be submitted at any point, but should be received at least one year in advance of a reunion so that the board may collect all nominees, deliberate, and vote on recipients. To nominate someone for an award at your next Reunion or to see a list of past award winners, visit our Awards & Honors pages.
See below for a list of the 2016 award winners with links to the citations read during their class dinner. (All citations will download as PDF documents)
Named for Davidson's 15th president (1984-97), this award recognizes alumni who have provided extraordinary service to their community, demonstrating leadership through servanthood.
Recipients of this award have provided leadership or attained recognition on a national or regional level within their profession or business.
This award recognizes alumni who have rendered and performed a high degree of service to the college.
Hansford Epes, Jr. '61
Daniel Boone '66
Herb Clegg '71
Michael S. Pappas '76
L.D. Simmons '81
James Kiser '86
Cecily G. Craighill '91
Meredith Gabel Harris '91
Mary Laura Moretz Philpott '96
Boris "Bo" Henderson '01
This award recognizes young alumni who have rendered and performed a high degree of service to the college.
Merin Frank Guthrie '06