Class of 1979
Mark your calendars for our 40th Reunion, June 7-9, 2019, and make your travel plans now!
Reunion Weekend officially begins around 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon and continues through noon on Sunday. Visit the Class of 1979 Reunion Weekend Schedule to get an idea of what you won't want to miss.
This mailer also highlights specific class events and happenings. Don't forget to bookmark and visit this page often for updates about this milestone event.
Join Our Facebook Group
If you are on Facebook, join the Davidson College Class of 1979 group to see the fun pictures and other posts classmates have shared about the weekend.
Photos and Slideshows
Enjoy the pictures submitted to the class google folder and this wonderful slideshow highlighted during the weekend. Additionally check out the tributes written about classmates that have passed since our last reunion and a video of one of our class scholarship recipients, both shared during our class Memorial and Meeting on Saturday morning. A google/gmail account is not required.
Live Author Podcast!
During the Saturday Back-to-School block a panel of authors from the Class of 1979 will participate in a live podcast where they will share writing experiences in a session titled "A Literary Event with your Davidson Author Classmates." Moderated by Landis Wade, host of Charlotte Readers Podcast, panelists will read from and discuss their work and all things writing, including the inspiration for and the joys and challenges of their craft. All readers, authors and would-be authors are welcome.
Check out this list of publications authored by classmates.
See Who Came
Check out this final list of classmates that attended the weekend.
We look forward to seeing you for your next reunion!
Reunion Weekend Pricing
|Class of 1979 Options||Early Bird Price Per Person (April 1-26 at 5 p.m. EST)||Regular Registration Price Per Person (April 26 at 5:01 p.m.-May 31 at 5 p.m. EST)|
Class of 1979 Events Package
This package includes: Friday Class Dinner & All-Reunion Late-Night Hangout, Saturday Picnic and Lawn Party and Saturday BBQ Dinner & All-Reunion After-Party. (Includes a full open bar at the class dinner and an open wine and beer bar at all other evening events.)
|Friday Class Dinner and All-Reunion Late-Night Hangout ONLY (Includes a full open bar at the class dinner and an open wine and beer bar at the late-night event.)||$100||$105|
|Sunday Farewell Brunch in Vail Commons||$13||$13 (No increase.)|
We hope you will consider making a gift in honor of our 40th Reunion. We have set a participation goal of 70 percent. A gift that is significant to you, is significant to us.
In addition to the participation goal, the Class of 1979 is also excited to announce that we are very close to meeting our goal of $1 million raised for the Class of 1979 Scholarship established at our 35th Reunion in 2014—we are $150,000 away from reaching that goal! If we can raise this additional $150,000 prior to June 5, we will be able to claim a $150,000 match to reach the $1 million goal.
Our objective is for the scholarship to grow in its impact so that we can award four (4) annual $10,000 scholarships (one for a student in each class) and continue to support one experiential learning opportunity through a $5,000 internship stipend for each scholarship recipient ($40,000 + $5,000= $45,000/annually). We look forward to introducing you to Ryan Samuels ’17, our first Class of 1979 Scholarship recipient over Reunion Weekend.
Please consider making a commitment for the next five years to coincide with our 40th Reunion—whether to the Class of 1979 Scholarship or to an area of campus that is most meaningful to you. We hope as many classmates as possible take part in helping our class accomplish these goals. We will celebrate gifts and commitments to all areas of campus when we come together in June.
- Have questions about your reunion class gift? Please visit the Reunion Giving page for more information.
- Ready to make a gift today? Please visit our online gift form.
- Ready to make a multi-year commitment today? Please visit our online pledge form.
All gifts and multi-year commitments made during the reunion year will also count for the current Game Changers campaign, which ends on June 30, 2019.
Ann Hayes Browning
Denise Smith Cline
Bev Bortell Hope
Jamie Watt Jones
Sara Tatum Pottenger
Canda Simmons Rozier
Debbie Jo Bumgarner Taylor