The Office of Alumni and Family Engagement (AFE) encourages alumni to stay connected and support one another as we face the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Out of an abundance of caution and with care and concern for the Davidson College community on campus and across the country, the Office of Alumni and Family Engagement has no plans to host, sponsor, or promote any in-person events of any size or in any location for the foreseeable future. We will continually assess the risk associated with in-person events and update this policy as necessary.

We hope this collection of resources will serve as a source of connection, information and entertainment as we all practice physical distancing during this difficult time.

The AFE team is currently working remotely and we’d love to hear from you, so please be in touch.

Upcoming Virtual Events

Date Event Description

Registration

Oct. 28, 2020

from 5:30-6:15 p.m.

Salsa 101 with Rumbao!

Join Jennifer Geyer '09 and Eduardo Diaz from Rumbao Latin Dance Company for a fun lesson introducing the basic steps to Salsa. In this class, you will learn five figures (a combination of dance steps) and you will also work on timing (understanding the Afro-Latin rhythms in Salsa music). All participants in the class will receive a video summary of all figures and timing tips so you can practice your moves after class as well as access to a playlist of music. Get ready for an entertaining and educational virtual experience!

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Oct. 29, 2020 from 7-8 p.m.

Davidson Basketball: Then and Now

with Bob McKillop, Jerry Kroll '70 & Doug Cook '70; moderated by Jamie May '70

Sponsored by the Class of 1970 Reunion Committee

Davidson Head Men's Basketball Coach Bob McKillop will join Jerry Kroll and Doug Cook, members of the Great Class of 1970 who helped take the 'Cats to the Elite Eight in both 1968 and 1969, to discuss how Davidson Basketball has evolved over the years. Jamie May ’70 will host the discussion to cover changes in recruiting, competition and all things basketball. This is sure to be a highly entertaining event as Davidson Basketball greats share their stories and perspectives.

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Nov. 9, 2020 from Noon-1 p.m. Lunch & Learn with Lula Bell's: Food Insecurity on College Campuses
Co-Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement

While “the college experience” is often an exciting time filled with new ideas and new experiences, many college students face significant economic challenges that threaten the fulfillment of their most basic needs. At this lunch & learn, staff members of Lula Bell’s Resource Center will share information about food insecurity on college campuses and what they are doing in hopes that every student can fully engage with the Davidson College experience. We will hear from students who have utilized Lula Bell’s Resource Center and take a tour of the space at the end of this virtual event. 

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Nov. 12, 2020 from
4-5 p.m.
Social Justice & Advocacy Industry Network Night
Sponsored by the Center for Career Development

Thanks to the generous support of Steven Shores ‘94, the Center for Career Development is excited to kick off a newly designed initiative to promote student-professional networking. The intent of this program is to host industry-specific student-to-professional networking events. These events will allow for a greater variety of industry-specific programming throughout the year, more focused industry connections for students as well as alumni, and practical networking experiences for students. 

This particular program will focus on social justice & advocacy. Students and alumni are invited to attend. We will begin with a 30 minute panel discussion with professionals working in various social justice and advocacy roles and organizations and conclude with 30 minutes of practical networking. 
 

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Lifelong Learning and Personal Enrichment Opportunities

Visit our library to catch up on lifelong learning and personal enrichment opportunities you may have missed.

Listen and watch an author talk and Q&A with Mary Laura Philpott '96, learn to belly dance with Ellen Morrissey '90, or teach your child to read as early as 21 months old with Andrea Mills Stephenson '02 and more. This library will be updated frequently, so check back often for new recordings!

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Stay In The Know

The fall semester marks an academic year like none before at Davidson College. With safety as our foundational priority, campus is once again open for students as a place to reside and learn. Find out more about what the fall semester looks like this year.

Fall 2020