Founder’s Day

Davis & Elkins College hosts Convocation ceremony

The Inter-Mountain photo by Tim MacVean Four of six new members of the Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees, who were recognized by Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees Chair William W. Nuttall, ‘70, left, during an Oct. 12 Davis & Elkins College Founder’s Day Convocation ceremony, participate in the schools Alma Mater. From left are Nuttall; Dr. Robert J. Phillips, Davis & Elkins College vice president for academic affairs; Robert E. Douglas, J.D., of Charleston; David E. Cutlip, ‘77, of Beverly; Elaine H. Christ, of Hydes, Maryland; and William N. Johnston, Ed. D., of Friendsville, Maryland. The other two new members of the board of trustees, who were unable to attend the ceremony, are Kathleen E. MacGregor, M.D., ‘08, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and Barbara A. Porter, ‘76, of Alexandria, Virginia.
The recipient of the Freeman J. Daniels Academic Achievement Award for the Davis & Elkins College freshman class is Madeline J. Brown, center. Also pictured is Davis & Elkins College President Chris Wood, left, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert J. Phillips. Davis & Elkins College student Jonna R. Burnside was selected as the Freeman J. Daniels Academic Achievement Award recipient for the junior class but was unable to attend the ceremony.
Felix Buck-Gramcko, center, is the recipient of the Freeman J. Daniels Academic Achievement Award for the Davis & Elkins College sophomore class. He received the award Oct. 12 during the 2018 Davis & Elkins College Founders’ Day Convocation. Also pictured is Davis & Elkins College President Chris Wood, left, and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert J. Phillips. Davis & Elkins College student Nicholas N. Altman was selected as the L. Newton Thomas, Sr. Memorial Scholarship recipient but was unable to attend the ceremony.
Davis & Elkins College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert J. Phillips, right, poses with Mr. Nathaniel L. Sams, assistant professor of mathematics, after Sams received recognition of a faculty promotion.
Dr. Michelle L. Mabry, professor of biology, left, was one of three professors who received recognition of faculty promotion honors during an Oct. 12 Davis & Elkins College Founders’ Day Convocation ceremony. Also pictured is Davis & Elkins College Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Robert J. Phillips.
Dr. Bryan L. Wagoner, associate professor of religious studies and philosophy, left, received recognition of faculty promotion from Dr. Robert J. Phillips, Davis & Elkins College vice president for academic affairs, during an Oct. 12 Davis & Elkins College Founders’ Day Convocation ceremony. Wagoner was also recognized as receiving faculty tenure status during the ceremony.
Dr. Katherine Dunagan Osborne, associate professor of English, left, receives recognition of faculty tenure status from Chris Wood, Davis & Elkins College president, during an Oct. 12 Davis & Elkins College Founders’ Day Convocation ceremony.
Davis & Elkins College President Chris Wood, left, presents Dr. Jennifer E. Tesar, associate professor of education, with recognition of tenure status.
Dr. David R. Turner, Davis & Elkins College professor of history, provided remarks during a speech titled ‘The Interesting Early Days of D&E,’ during the Founders’ Day Convocation ceremony.

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