Class of 1979 Reunion Weekend

The Excitement Builds: Our 45th Reunion Approaches!

We can't wait for the celebration back on campus from May 31 to June 2, 2024! Save this page and check back frequently to access the latest information on registration, schedules, and more. 

Reunion Schedule

Explore the schedule for your class reunion.

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Me in Three

In the spirit of deepening relationships among the Class of 1979 at our upcoming 45th Reunion, we believe that stories are a wonderful tool for learning more about each other. So - we invite you to participate in the “Me in Three” program at our Saturday evening dinner.  In 3 minutes, would you share a story that can be humorous, touching, or thought-provoking?

It can focus on a personal topic such as how Davidson has impacted your life, a significant moment that shifted your perspective, a cause you're passionate about, or an unexpected pursuit that would surprise your freshman self. Every story allows us to reflect on our life journey and discover new aspects of our classmates. If you are interested, please complete the following form by April 25th. For questions please reach out to Lauren Lausier at

Reunion Committee

  • Dave Pottenger | Reunion Chair
  • Brad Christie | Reunion Gift Chair
  • Ashton "T" Griffin | Reunion Engagement Chair
  • Debbie B. Taylor
  • Ann H. Browning
  • Canda S. Rozier
  • W. Hansford Watford
  • James M. Gibert
  • Catherine W. Howard
  • Lyman Collins
  • Julia B. Sinclair
  • Robert D. McQuade
  • Beverly M. Hope
  • Debra B. Harr
  • Sara T. Pottenger
  • Eddie H. Nicholson
"Why am I excited? For me it’s pretty easy. Davidson transformed my life, and a large part of that transformation can be attributed to the extraordinary group of people with whom I had the privilege to spend those four years. If I can do even just a little to make the gathering of our class more meaningful, more enjoyable and/or more memorable I am thrilled to do so." - Dave Pottenger '79
"As for helping with our reunion, Davidson was life-shaping for me, and I want other young people to have that same opportunity. I’m closing out my college teaching career and recently found a notebook from Davidson days, my own college scribblings on materials I’ve been teaching for 35 years. I’m privately embarrassed by the shallowness of some things I wrote then; but Davidson professors, some of whom became mentors, allowed for that—they even encouraged it, they gave me room to grow. And I did grow—intellectually, emotionally, spiritually—in all the ways that have shaped my whole life. And along the way my closest friendships were also forged at Davidson. Which brings me to our reunions. Because of my particular career paths, I cannot give back financially as much as I would like, so I’m grateful for these opportunities to give anything I can to help the college flourish, to keep cultivating human instincts and shaping lives of leadership and service." - Brad Christie '79
"Who would not want to work with Brad and Dave on our 45th reunion. They are the best. Davidson College is such a special place to all of us and we all have our own individual memories that draw us back. I remember from our 40th reunion being blown away by the new science center and wishing I could come back Andrew take my chemistry classes again. Class reunions are so much fun to prepare for and then attend. It is great to see all the people who attend but by being a part of the planning team you get to interact with people who might not be able to make it. I look forward to seeing you all soon." - Ashton "T" Griffin '79

Connect with Classmates

If you have not already, join Davidson Connect, the college’s online community! Be sure to join the Class of 1979 group to connect with classmates before the big reunion in May. You can also log on to find other alums, students and Wildcat families in your region. Seeking a job, looking to advertise a position or want to serve as a mentor? Davidson Connect is a great place to explore career opportunities. Want to communicate with others in your social organization or first-year residence hall? Join and and all groups that resonate with you. Check back often for events happening in your area, the latest class notes and more.

  Early Bird Registration Pricing Regular Registration Pricing Kids 5-9 Kids 10-14
Saturday Class Dinner $95 $100 N/A N/A
Friday Welcome Back Party $45 $50 $10 $15
Saturday Picnic and Lawn Party $25 $30 $10 $15
Sunday Farewell Brunch $13 $13 $6 $13

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 slideshow or for Reunion promotion on social media. Submit your photos by uploading them to this 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 volunteers.

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.