Recapture the heart of the Davidson College experience–time spent learning in the classroom!

All alumni, families and students are invited to enjoy these virtual Back-to-School Classes. 

Event recordings from Virtual Reunion 2020 are available in our Reunion 2020 limited edition library. Recordings for Reunion 2021 classes are available in our Reunion 2021 limited edition library approximately one week after each event.


Past Classes

Photo Event Information
Liz Neiheisel Self and David Stroupe Headshot

Wednesday, May 5

Equity in Education: What does it look like and how do we get there?
with Liz Neiheisel Self '01 and David Stroupe '02
8-9 p.m. ET
Zoom Event
Sponsored by the Class of 2001 Reunion Committee

Questions about equity, or the lack thereof, in primary and secondary education have become more prevalent than ever over the past year.

The Class of 2001 20th Reunion Committee invites you to join Liz Neiheisel Self ’01, assistant professor of the practice of social foundations of education at Vanderbilt University, and David Stroupe ’02, associate professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, for a casual, interactive conversation to explore the topic of equity in education and how Davidson prepared them for their current careers.


Alvin Atkinson '81 Headshot

Wednesday, May 12

It's About US!
with Alvin Atkinson '81
7-8 p.m. ET
Sponsored by the Class of 1981 Reunion Committee

The Awakening of America to the harm that exists today because our country did not live up to its creed that “all men are created equal”, has created space for a new view and conversation about “US”. (In this class the US is Davidson graduates and future graduates.) Alvin Atkinson ’81, Community Engagement Lead and Associate Director, Center for the Study of Economic Mobility, Winston-Salem State University, speaks through the lens of his lived experiences and the lessons learned from sessions with Bob Walthall, a now 86-year-old poet, essayist, educator and producer of the Sane Society Show of Music and Poetry on Harvard Radio Station, WHRB from 1970-1987, regarding the “veritas” (truth) and “alenda lux ubi orta libertas” (Let Learning Be Cherished, Where Freedom Has Risen!)


Minne Iwamoto '91 and Ben Ormand '91

Monday, May 17

From Streaming Binges to Travel Fantasies: The Power of Escapism
with André Roberts Koester '91 and Benjamin Ormand '91 moderated by Minne Iwamoto ‘91
5-6 p.m. ET
Zoom Event
Sponsored by the Class of 1991 Reunion Committee

For those who have spent the past year watching movies and dreaming about traveling the globe once again, this panel is for you. Ben Ormand '91, an executive producer in the film industry, is known most recently for his work on "We Can be Heroes” (2020), “The Lovebirds” (2020), and “Our Souls at Night” (2017). André Roberts Koester '91, a luxury travel advisor who specializes in immersive, customized itineraries worldwide, has just safely visited the Maldives and the Riviera Maya in Mexico. They will talk about their journeys from Davidson into their career fields, what has shifted in their industries over the past year, and what to expect in the future. The panel will be moderated by Minne Iwamoto ’91 who is the Director of Tropical Disease partnerships at GSK. 


Rasheedah Hasan '96 and Kristal High Taylor '96

Monday, May 17

A Conversation About Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
with Rasheedah Hasan '96 and Kristal High-Taylor '04
7:30-8:30 p.m. ET
Zoom Event
Sponsored by the Class of 1996 Reunion Committee

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is one of the most pressing topics for many organizations and communities. For many of us, the last year prompted us to learn how urgently critical reflection and action are needed to make our world more diverse, inclusive, safe and equitable. That learning is never finished. Join this live discussion with Rasheedah Hasan ‘96, Executive Director of Program Management at The New York Times, and Kristal High-Taylor ‘04, Social Entrepreneur and Advocacy Strategist with nFluence.us, Davidsonians who are making the world better. Bring your personal and professional experiences and let's dialogue. Take what you learn back to your community and workplace, so we can all continue to create the world we would like to see. Think of your participation as another opportunity to celebrate our 25th Reunion.

Following the discussion, participants who would like to continue the conversation in small groups are invited to stick around for a brief Q & A and discussion hosted by Rasheedah, Kristal and Class of '96 reunion volunteers.


Marcus Carr '71 in uniform

Thursday, May 20

Stopping the Bleeding: A Hematologist in Iraq
with Marcus Carr '71
7-8 p.m. ET
Zoom Event
Sponsored by the Class of 1971 Reunion Committee

While combat zone medical care continues to evolve, in many ways it remains the same. What has changed and what hasn’t?

The Class of 1971 50th Reunion Committee invites you to join Marcus (Marc) Carr ’71, COL (USAR) retired and former Professor of Medicine, Pathology and Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, for a casual, interactive conversation regarding lessons learned during his final deployment (first half of 2007) taking care of patients at Forward Operating Base Diamondback near Mosul, Iraq. He will discuss the advances in combat casualty care and the role Davidson has played in his atypical career path.


Brianna Butler Burton '11 Headshot

Sunday, May 23

Brunch and Babies: Preparing for Postpartum
with Brianna Butler Burton '11
12-1 p.m. ET
Zoom Event
Sponsored by the Class of 2011 Reunion Committee

Brianna Butler Burton ‘11 is a full spectrum doula, childbirth educator, and the founder of The Doula’s Garden (a perinatal education resource company). Brianna lovingly walks alongside families locally and internationally during the critical period of transition: new parenthood. Many people talk about preparing for a birth, but very few talk about what happens once the baby arrives. This course is a fun way to get you thinking about how you’d like to spend your first few weeks with your new baby, and how to prepare for common experiences during the postpartum period. Bring your favorite food and beverage, or whatever you are craving at the moment, and be prepared for an interactive introduction to parenthood!

*This course is for those who are expecting and their partners, those who plan to have children, or those who want to support their pregnant and newly postpartum friends and family members.*


Alvin Atkinson '81, Gifford Piercy ‘81, Patrick Pope ‘81

Tuesday, May 25

Davidson Football: Class of ‘81 Retrospective
with Alvin Atkinson '81, Gifford Piercy ‘81, Patrick Pope ‘81 (Moderated by Eddie Nicholson ‘79)
7 -8 p.m. ET
Zoom Event
Sponsored by the Class of 1981 Reunion Committee

The Davidson Football program has seen a resurgence in success this year, reminding Wildcat Nation of the ‘69 Tangerine Bowl and the undefeated season of 2000. Eddie Nicholson ‘79, Davidson’s version of Ken Burns, has been documenting the football and basketball programs, and will moderate a discussion of the football Class of ‘81, which had a great deal of success. Alvin Atkinson ’81 will discuss his four touchdowns and 274 yards total offense against Furman (his 220 yards is still #2 all-time single game rushing). Gifford Piercy still holds several receiving records, including most receptions in a career, most receiving yards in a season, average receptions in a season (20 and 40 receptions per season). Expect others from the Class of 81’s football squads to join the conversation, highlighted with rarely seen footage of these Cats in action!


Theo Jones ‘16

Saturday, June 5

Yoga
with Theo Jones ‘16
Noon-1 p.m. ET
Zoom event
Sponsored by the Class of 2016 Reunion Committee

After graduating and settling into the working world, Theo was struggling to find his workout routine. That's when he discovered hot, vinyasa (Breath to Movement) yoga.  From the attention they paid to mind, body and soul, the genuine support and encouragement, the mindfulness and the amazing community it was unlike any workout he’d ever done! Now, Theo shares the joy of yoga with others! Come ready to sweat, move & groove to some Hip Hop (it's yoga in ATL, of course there's trap music) and have fun flowing!
 

Chris Clunie headshot and Tyler Thompson '06 with NCAA Trophy

Tuesday, June 8

Conversation with Director of Athletics Chris Clunie '06
8-9 p.m. ET
Zoom

Meeting ID: 978 3834 2837
Passcode: 002096
Sponsored by the Class of 2006 Reunion Committee

Join us for a guided conversation featuring Chris Clunie ’06, director of athletics, and Tyler Thompson '06, editor-in-chief to Kentucky Sports Radio.  Moderated by Tyler, she will interview Chris about the direction college sports is taking and what to potentially expect. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Chris questions at the end of the program.  

Sarah Taylor in a Yoga Pose

Sunday, June 13

Yoga
with Sarah Taylor ‘16

Noon-1 p.m. ET
Zoom
Meeting ID: 948 3888 6228
Passcode: 395901
Sponsored by the Class of 2016 Reunion Committee

Sarah Taylor '16 is a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She is the founder of Wondering Soul Yoga (a yoga YouTube channel) and instructor at her local yoga studio. She teaches both hatha and vinyasa yoga with a focus on building a holistic, life-long practice. Sarah will be teaching a 60 minute gentle yoga class complete with mindfulness practices you can return to on and off your mat. Please bring a yoga mat and a blanket and put on comfy clothes designed for movement. *This course is designed for all levels of ability and flexibility: from complete beginners to advanced practitioners. Family members and friends are welcome to join.*
Wondering Soul and Wandering Souls: Sarah Taylor's Yoga Website