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Davidson College's 175th Anniversary

Davidson College Chambers 200 pxWDAV's licensee, Davidson College, is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Established by Presbyterians in 1837, Davidson has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Click on the links below to hear from a few of the people who have made and continue to make Davidson a unique and special place.

play audioAlexander W. Bannerman
Excerpts from a letter by a Davidson College student from the class of 1854.

play audioJohn Kuykendall
President Emeritus John Kuykendall '59 talks about scholarship and servanthood among Davidson graduates.

play audioLeslie Brown
Leslie Brown '69 describes the support he received from Davidson's African-American community when he arrived as one of Davidson's first black students along with Wayne Trumwell.

play audioCarol Quillen
President Carol Quillen talks about how Davidson's foundational mission and core values continue to prepare its students for lives of leadership and service in a changing world.

play audioJohn Wilson
John Wilson '39 recalls a spelling test necessary for graduation from Davidson.

play audioJanet Stovall Harrell
Janet Stovall Harrell '85 talks about the African-American experience at Davidson.

play audioSam Spencer
President Emeritus Sam Spencer '40 remembers traditions of harrassing freshman.

play audioGardner Roller Ligo
Gardner Roller Ligo talks about being one of the first women to attend Davidson at the invitation of President Sam Spencer.

play audioLawrence Kimbrough
Trustee Lawrence Kimbrough '63 on the exemplary leadership of Davidson's presidents.

play audioMitchell Mack
Mitchell Mack '42 describes hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor while a Davidson student.


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