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Safe Space Program

Safe SpaceThe Safe Space program provides education to the Davidson College community about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population. Participants attend a three-hour training session to explore terminology and key concepts, examine the history of the LGBTQ community at Davidson, develop support and action techniques, and learn from a panel of LGBTQ Davidson students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Upon completion of the training, participants receive a placard to display on their office or residence hall doors indicating that they are educated allies to the LGBTQ community, and they are also given the option to be listed on this website.

The goal of the Safe Space program is to provide visible and informed support for the members of this special community at Davidson. Participants are equipped with the knowledge and skills to offer guidance to LGBTQ students, to interrupt homophobia and challenge heterosexism, and to become informed and engaged with campus and local community resources. The program was developed as a collaborative project between Diversity and Inclusion, the Dean of Students office, the Student Health Center, Residence Life, and Human Resources. Read more about the program's inaugural year.

Training sessions are open to all Davidson students, faculty, and staff. Members of the college community can sign up through announcements on Inside Davidson and in the Crier.  We are also happy to arrange personalized trainings for specific departments or campus organizations. Email with any questions or concerns.


Laurian Bowles, Anthropology
Rebecca Ruhlen, Anthropology
Larry Ligo, Art History
Mark Barsoum, Biology
Verna Case, Biology
Barbara Lom, Biology
Linda McNally, Biology
Sophia Sarafova, Biology
Kevin Smith, Biology
Ruth Beeston, Chemistry
Keynee Cheshire, Classics
Darian Totten, Classics
Pat Baker, Communication Studies
Amanda Martinez, Communication Studies
Alison Bory, Dance
Mark Sample, Digital Studies
Anelise Shrout, Digital Studies
Dylan Fitz, Economics
Shireen Campbell, English
Anne Wills, English
Dave Backus, Environmental Studies
Jeff Rose, Environmental Studies
Scott Denham, German Studies
Burkhard Henke, German Studies

Caroline Weist, German Studies
Melissa Gonzalez, Hispanic Studies
Kyra Kietrys, Hispanic Studies
Magdalena Maiz-Pena, Hispanic Studies
Lola Santamaria, Hispanic Studies
Patricia Tilburg, History
Carol Quillen, History
Lauren Keough, Mathematics
Donna Molinek, Mathematics
Raghu Ramanujan, Mathematics
Mauro Botelho, Music
Jennifer Stasack, Music
Tara Keith, Music
Naila Mamoon, Pre-Med/Allied Health
Jessica Good, Psychology
Greta Munger, Psychology
Kristi Multhaup, Psychology
Laura Sockol, Psychology
Irina Erman, Russian Studies
Gayle Kaufman, Sociology
Iva Petkova, Sociology
Matt Schoene, Sociology
Annie Wadman, Theatre
Katie Horowitz, Writing Program


Leslie Marsicano, Academic Affairs
Wendy Raymond, Academic Affairs
Kortni Campbell, Admission & Financial Aid
Tammy Forthofer, Admission & Financial Aid
Paul Gallagher, Admission & Financial Aid
Chris Gruber, Admission & Financial Aid
Julie Holland, Admission & Financial Aid
Dave Kraus, Admission & Financial Aid
Dionnia Brown, Admission & Financial Aid
Mike Mansuy, Admission & Financial Aid
Allen Rigby, Admission & Financial Aid
Gardner Roller Ligo, Admission & Financial Aid
Anna Stovall, Admission & Financial Aid
Michele Trovato, Admission & Financial Aid
Yolanda Gilliam, Alumni and Family Engagement
Marya Howell, Alumni and Family Engagement
Ashley Neff, Alumni and Family Engagement
Judith Rowles, Alumni and Family Engagement
Dick Cooke, Athletics
Sarah Jenest, Athletics
Adam Walsh, Athletics
Sean Lennox, Athletics
Sandy Helfgott, Athletics
Kira Mowen, Athletics
Jamie Thomatis, Athletics
Amy Krakauer, Athletics
Lee Jones, Athletics
Tim Straub, Athletics
Bob Patnesky, Athletics
Erik Wince, Athletics
Kim Wayne, Athletics
Taylor Frink, Athletics
Jen Straub, Athletics
Mary Ciuk, Athletics
Michele Savage, Athletics
Brenda Daugherty, Athletics
Richard Agner, Athletics
Joseph Beeler, Athletics
Mark Brumbaugh, Athletics
Ashley Bailey, Athletics
Katy McNay, Athletics
Paul Nichols, Athletics
Scott Applegate, Athletics
Allen Sutton, Athletics
Chris Willis, Athletics
Ginny Turner, Athletics
Ryan Munger, Athletics
Rucker Taylor, Athletics
Bryce Plott, Athletics
Jim Murphy, Athletics
Greg Ashton, Athletics
Richard Terry, Auxiliary Services
Jenny Ingraham, Biology
Susan Jimenez, Business Services
Nicholas O'Brien, Campus Police
Todd Sigler, Campus Police
Anne Cavett, CatCard Services
Kate Falconi, Center for Career Development 
Jeff Kniple, Center for Career Development
Jamie Johnson, Center for Career Development
Julie Lucas, Center for Career Development
Jamie Stamey, Center for Career Development 
Tiffany Waddell, Center for Career Development
Kelly Weaver, Center for Career Development
Sarah Williams, Center for Career Development
Kristen Booher, Center for Civic Engagement
Kyle Goodfellow, Center for Civic Engagement
Sandy Poole, Center for Civic Engagement
Mallory Hall, Center for Teaching and Learning
Nance Longworth, Center for Teaching and Learning
Abbey Merendino, Center for Teaching and Learning
Sid Druen, Chaplain's Office
Karen Soos, Chaplain's Office
Rob Spach, Chaplain's Office
Kay Filar, Chemistry
Lee Maiorano, Chemistry
Cayce Blackley, Chidsey Center
Amber MacIntyre, Chidsey Center 
Anna Prushinski, College Communications
Christina Rogers, College Communications
Christine Goodwin, College Communications
Morgan Orangi, College Communications
Angie Rice-Figueroa, College Communications
Danielle Strickland, College Communications
Lisa Patterson, College Communications
Kate Ceremsak, College Relations
Susan Cooke, College Relations
Liz Cox, College Relations
Caitlin James, College Relations 
Alana Juneau, College Relations
David McClintock, College Relations
Louise Mohamed, College Relations
Dawn Smith, College Relations
Kristen Tuttle, College Relations
Eileen Keeley, College Relations
Katharine Atkins, College Relations
Kim Cline, College Relations
Stephanie Glaser, College Relations
Alex Griswold, College Relations
Nancy Laughridge, College Relations
Karen Martin, College Relations
Margie Gudaitis, College Relations
Cat Serrin Niekro, College Relations
Eileen O'Flaherty, College Relations
Kelley Cherry Sink, College Relations
William Brown, College Union
Amy Elkin, College Union
Ruth French, College Union
Ashley Owen, College Union
Angela Cerkovnik, Davidson Athletic Fund
Jess Melby, Davidson Athletic Fund
Suzette McQueen, Davidson Athletic Fund
Sarah Porr, Davidson Athletic Fund
Ed Daugherty, Davidson Outdoors
Mike Goode, Davidson Outdoors
Lib McGregor Simmons, DCPC Pastor
Byron McCrae, Dean of Students Office
Ernest Jeffries, Dean of Students Office
Diana Miller, Dean of Students Office
Becca Taylor, Dean of Students Office
Meg Sawicki, Dean Rusk International Studies Program
Kaela Frank, Dean Rusk International Studies Program
Ned Khatrichettri, Dean Rusk International Studies Program
Naomi Otterness, Dean Rusk International Studies Program
Gray Dyer, Development
Mary Mack Benson, Donor Relations
Katie Davidson, Donor Relations
Sana Klein, Donor Relations
Karen Locey, Donor Relations
John Barnhart, Guest Services
Cissi Lyles, Guest Services
Sherry Malushizky, Friends of the Arts
Tammy Benshoof, Finance & Administration
Ed Kania, Finance & Administration
Janet Werner, Grants & Contracts
Margaret Sprinkle, History
Ashley Allen, Human Resources
Dana Lockwood, Human Resources
Rick Michaels, Human Resources
Liz Robinson, Human Resources
Ann Todd, Human Resources
Kim Ball, Human Resources
Linda LeFauve, Institutional Research
George Campbell, Institutional Research
Diane Stirling, ITS
Jan Blodgett, E.H. Little Library
Sharon Byrd, E.H. Little Library
Caitlin Christian-Lamb, E.H. Little Library
Jean Coates, E.H. Little Library
Sarah Crissinger, E.H. Little Library
Jill Gremmels, E.H. Little Library
Trish Johnson, E.H. Little Library
Hannah King, E.H. Little Library
Craig Milberg, E.H. Little Library
Jason Radcliffe, E.H. Little Library
Alice Sloop, E.H. Little Library
Lisa Smith, E.H. Little Library
James Sponsel, E.H. Little Library
Sara Swanson, E.H. Little Library
Matthew Vest, E.H. Little Library
Eleanor Cross Young, Major Gifts
James Hogan, Major Gifts
Annie Porges, Major Gifts
Jeff Prince, Major Gifts
Christopher Gilliam, Music
Amanda Preston, Music
Keatley Scroggins, Parent Programs
Ginny Perkey, Physics
Lindsay Voegele, Political Science
Carol Quillen, President
Sarah Phillips, President's Office
Traci Russ-Wilson, President's Office
Beth Christenbury, Purchasing
Debbie Brannon, Registrar
Angie Dewberry, Registrar
Nancy Dickens, Registrar
Marc Jacobsen, Registrar
Marcia Stoutjesdyk, Registrar
Kristen Harwood, Residence Life
Kale Jeffords, Residence Life
Emily Julian, Residence Life
Jason Shaffer, Residence Life
Walter Snipes, Residence Life
Debby Young, Residence Life
Mary Ann Shessler, Residence Life
Jessica Dugaw, Special Events
Sara Schoof, Special Events
Emily Eisenstadt, Student Activities
Erica Urban, Student Activities 
Colleen Fea, Student Health Center
Jan Poole, Student Health Center
Ann Renfrew, Student Health Center
Georgia Ringle, Student Health Center
Vicki Sherrill, Student Health Center
Jennifer Weber, Student Health Center
Michelle Mitrani, Student Health Center
Paula Wilhelm, Student Health Center
John Brunelle, Student Health Center
Elizabeth Allred, Student Health Center
David Graham, Student Health Center
Trish Murray, Student Health Center
Quincy Newkirk, Theatre
Neil Reda, Theatre
Craig Mombert, Vail Commons
Lindsay Anderson, WDAV
Kali Blevins, WDAV
Amy Feira, WDAV 
Tamberly Ferguson, WDAV
Sarah Demarest, WDAV
Kendra Intihar, WDAV
Jennifer McGivney, WDAV
Stacey Perek, WDAV
Elysabeth Utick, WDAV


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Emily Carrick '17
Tommy Chaisuesomboon '17
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Madison Church '16
Jordan Clark-Brown '18 
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Elizabeth Cowan '17
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