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Class of 1978

Mark your calendars for our 40th Reunion, June 8-10, 2018, and make your travel plans now!

Weekend Schedule

Reunion Weekend officially begins around 1 p.m. on Friday afternoon and continues through noon on Sunday. Visit the Class of 1978 weekend schedule to see what you won't want to miss. This mailer (PDF) also highlights specific class events and happenings. Don't forget to bookmark and visit this page often for updates about this milestone event.


Tee times are available Thursday and Friday mornings, June 7 and 8, at River Run Country Club. Classmates, and their guests, wishing to golf in groups with other members of the Class of 1978 may request to do so by May 1 on their registration form. A committee member will follow up with details, including payment information and teammates. For information on costs or to make your own plans, visit "Tee Times at River Run Country Club" on the General Information page. 

Join Our Facebook Group

If you are on Facebook, join the Davidson College Class of 1978 group to start connecting with classmates.

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 to this class google folder. A google/gmail 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.

See Who Attended

Classmates are welcome to enjoy the final list of classmates and their guests who attended Reunion Weekend.

Reunion Weekend Pricing

Class of 1978 Package Options Early Bird Price Per Person (April 3-20 at 5 p.m. EST) Regular Registration Price Per Person (April 20 at 5:01 p.m.-May 31 at 5 p.m. EST)
40th Reunion Black Package
This package includes all weekend meals: Friday Class Dinner & Late-Night Hangout, Saturday Continental Breakfast, Saturday Picnic and Lawn Party, Saturday BBQ Dinner & Late-Night After-Party and Sunday Farewell Brunch. Open bar and drink tickets included for all evening events.
$200 $205
40th Reunion Red Package
This package includes the three signature Reunion events: Friday Class Dinner & Late-Night Hangout, Saturday Picnic and Lawn Party and Saturday BBQ Dinner & Late-Night After-Party. Open bar and drink tickets included for all evening events.
$180 $185
Friday Class Dinner and Late-Night Hangout ONLY (Open bar and drink tickets included.) $85 $90


Committee Members

Stewart Boswell
Kathleen Golding Boyce
Jeff Clark 
Debbie Dillon Darden
Mary Gilliam Dresser
Meg Campbell Haynes
Bruce Holliday
John Huie 
Mary Amos Krick
Nancy Long Metzler
Jim Murphy
Ginny Newell 
Jane Perkins
Laura Dunavant Rankin
David Tinkler
Bev Jones Upshur
Matt Wall
Thom Young

Class Gift

For our Reunion Class Gift, we celebrate the many ways that the Class of 1978 supports the college. This includes:        

  •  All dollars. All gifts to Davidson during the current fiscal year (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018) will be included.
  • All multi-year commitments. Planning ahead for up to five years allows you to be strategic in your philanthropy and helps the college better predict future revenue. You'll also hear from the college less—you can even choose when to be reminded about making your annual gift.
  • Any good faith estimate of a planned gift documented since your last reunion in 2013. See planned giving options appropriate to your age group.

As part of our reunion fundraising effort, we are also excited to announce the Class of 1978 Scholarship. If we are able to raise gifts and pledges exceeding $100,000, this scholarship will be permanently endowed. Our objective is for the scholarship to grow in its impact over the years and for you to have the opportunity to designate your gifts to The Fund for Davidson, our class scholarship, or a combination of the two, this year and in the future. Thank you for your consideration of a gift or pledge in honor of this special reunion.

If you have questions about your reunion gift or wish to make a multi-year commitment, please contact The Fund for Davidson at or 704-894-2680.

All gifts and multi-year commitments made during the reunion year will also count for the current Game Changers campaign. Please visit the campaign website to learn about college priorities and to recommend a Game Changer.

Quips and 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.