Mary Gilliam Dresser '78

White Pigeon, Michigan


Co-Director Sturgis Area Community Foundation, Retired 2018


A.B. Davidson, 1978; JD University of Tulsa College of Law, 1981

At Davidson

Wildcat Handbook: Co-Editor, Women’s varsity tennis Co-Captain 1978, recipient of Carol Goldsborough team leadership award 1978, Intramural Sports, Hall Counselor, Who’s Who

Alumni Activities

Alumni Association Board Decade Representative, 40th Reunion committee member, 45th Reunion Co-Chair, Board of Visitors, 35th Reunion committee member, 20th Reunion member, Davidson Athletic Fund Board

Other Activities

St. Joseph County United Way Board of Directors; Doyle Community Center board member; Trustee Sturgis Area Community Foundation; President Sturgis Junior Women’s League, Sturgis Nursery and Pediatric Guild; Sturgis Council of the Arts board member, Sturgis High School Girls Tennis Coach; MHSAA Assistant Coach of the Year; Founder Sturgis Soccer Club and Sturgis Youth Soccer Association

Personal Statement

Davidson is a special place, and Davidson alumni are an accomplished group; a fact repeatedly affirmed for me throughout my four plus decades of serving the college in a variety of roles. Each experience with fellow alumni is both humbling and uplifting, seeing first-hand the unwavering commitment of all to leadership, intellectual curiosity, listening to learn, and lifelong friendships. Meaningful words for us Davidson alums. Partnering with so many remarkable people has been an ongoing master class in servant leadership. With these experiences in hand and more to be gained it would be my privilege to lead and represent Davidson alumni as the Alumni Board President. I will give you endless energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to the position. It is always a great day to be a Wildcat!