Alumni Award Winners
2021 Alumni Award Winners
Each year the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association recognizes alumni for their achievements, community service, and other contributions to society, and presents them with awards during Reunion Weekend.
Previous winners are ineligible, as are recipients of honorary degrees from the college, current association board members and trustees, and current members of the college faculty and staff. The board tries to make awards, whenever possible, to individuals in classes celebrating reunions.
Nominations may be submitted at any point, but should be received at least one year in advance of a reunion so that the board may collect all nominees, deliberate, and vote on recipients. Nominate someone for an award at your next Reunion or to see a list of past award winners.
John W. Kuykendall Award
Named for Davidson's 15th president (1984-97), this award recognizes alumni who have provided extraordinary service to their community, demonstrating leadership through servanthood.
Distinguished Alumni Award
Recipients of this award have provided leadership or attained recognition on a national or regional level within their profession or business.
- Doug Orr ’61
- Robert G. Folger ’71
- Stephen E. Roady ’71
- D. Neil Hayes ’91
- Cynthia Houston Cassell ’96
Alumni Service Award
This award recognizes alumni who have rendered and performed a high degree of service to the college.
- J. Robert "Bob" Gordon ’61
- James S. Stokes ’66
- Edward L. Willingham IV ’76
- David Waddill ’81
- Dana L. Lemon ’86
- Steven Gentile '06 and Molly McGowan McNulty '06
Young Alumni Service Award
This award recognizes young alumni who have rendered and performed a high degree of service to the college.