Alert

COVID-19 Update

Since last August, hundreds of volunteers have been preparing for Reunion Weekend 2020. Your classmates have been reaching out to build excitement and thinking creatively about how to make reunion meaningful for all attendees – invaluable help for which we remain grateful.

And then everything changed.

As you know, the United States is abiding by physical distancing guidelines until April 30. Davidson asked all students who could leave campus to do so by March 17, converting all classes to remote instruction for the remainder of the spring semester. Commencement, scheduled for May 17, has been postponed. The coronavirus is a serious threat, and most modeling indicates the physical distancing guidelines in North Carolina will need to stay in effect until at least mid-May. The health and safety of the Davidson family is our primary concern.

With this in mind, Davidson College regretfully announces that Reunion Weekend 2020 will be postponed.

Our team is working with class volunteers to identify different ways to celebrate each of our reunion classes. As decisions are made, information will be shared on our website and through email.

Thank you for your flexibility, partnership and understanding. Please stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to celebrating with you soon.

For additional information about Davidson’s response during the pandemic, please visit the COVID-19 alert page.

Mark your calendars for our 50th Reunion, June 5-7, 2020, and make your travel plans now!

Weekend Schedule

Reunion Weekend officially begins around 10 a.m. on Friday morning and continues through noon on Sunday. Visit our Class of 1970 Reunion Weekend Schedule to get an idea of what you won’t want to miss. Meanwhile, bookmark and visit this page often for updates about this milestone event.

Send Us Your Photos

Be sure to look through your files and send us both old and current photos. Photos may be used for a class slideshow or for Reunion promotion on social media. Submit your photos by uploading them to this class Google folder. A Google account is not required. Make sure to label them with the name you used while at Davidson. Photos will be moved to a secure location on the Davidson server and shared with the Reunion committee.

Quips and Cranks

As a part of our 50th Reunion celebration, a Class of 1970 Quips and Cranks Yearbook: 50th Anniversary Edition will be published. At the end of January all classmates should have received an email from Meno Publishing asking classmates to complete a questionnaire regarding personal information to be included on their page in the booklet. All classmates, regardless if they are able to attend Reunion Weekend, are encouraged to submit their online questionnaire by March 27 and upload up to three pictures all for inclusion in the booklet. The email from Meno Publishing was sent to each classmate with a personal "sign in" link and classmates are asked to not share that link. If classmates did not receive the email please check the "junk" mailbox and/or contact Mark Harding with Meno Publishing at mark@meno-recollections.com. Additionally, if a classmate feels for any reason Davidson does not have an up-to-date email address, please contact reunion@davidson.edu to be added to the system.

The booklets will be handed out to those attending Reunion Weekend and will be mailed to classmates who complete a questionnaire but are not at the weekend. An online version will also be published for all to see. Only information submitted by classmates will be included.

As an example, and to encourage submissions, please check out the Class of 1969 Quips and Cranks: 50th Anniversary Edition. 

See Who’s Coming

Check back once registration opens in April 2020 to see a list of classmates registered to attend the weekend.

We look forward to seeing you in June!

Class Gift

We hope you will consider making a gift in honor of our 50th Reunion. We have set Class Gift goals of $2,500,000 and 85 percent participation. A gift that is significant to you is significant to us. 

Have questions about reunion giving? 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 pledge today? Please visit our online pledge form or email thefund@davidson.edu.

All gifts and multi-year commitments made during the reunion year, which ends on June 30, 2020, count towards the class gift in addition to all documented planned gifts. Interested in making a planned gift? Check out more information on Davidson's planned giving website

Chairs

George Penick '70
Engagement Chair

Tom Bersuder '70
Gift Chair

Committee Members

  • Cooper Brantley
  • Tom Bersuder
  • Marvin Bethune
  • Wright Caughman
  • CL Cheshire
  • Ken Crews
  • Mac Davis
  • Harry Goldman
  • Gary Henschen
  • Dan Herd
  • Lynn Himes
  • Jim Long
  • Jamie May
  • Jim McAdams
  • David McClintock
  • Dan McLawhorn
  • Tom Norwood
  • George Penick
  • John Puckett
  • Bob Stubbs
  • Jim Winship

Quips & Cranks

Relive our college memories and put names with faces by reviewing the Quips and Cranks from our time at Davidson through the Davidson College online library archives.