Yvette Pita Frampton '95
A.B. Davidson, 1995
M.F.A. New York University, 2002
Current: Class Notes Secretary; Fideles
Former: 10th Reunion Committee member; Colorado regional alumni activities host
Warner Hall; Spanish Teaching Assistant; Davidsonian, Special Section Editor; Water Ski Club, Founding President; Physical Education Instructor, Step Aerobics
Current: Denver Health and Hospitals Foundation Board, Vice Chair; Denver Health Volunteer Association Board, Past President; Level One Society, Board Member; Project C.U.R.E., Volunteer
Former: Documentary Cinema Institute, Founding Board Member; University of Colorado Denver, Faculty Search Committee; Denver Health Foundation Gala, Chair; 9 News Health Fair, Volunteer Interpreter
Spouse: Chris Frampton '94
Children: Charlotte, Margaret, Harry
I knew Davidson was special when I was a student, but I didn't know how uniquely so until I graduated and realized that friends and colleagues who attended other schools don't have the same feelings about their alma maters as I do. And I don't think I'm alone in these feelings among my fellow Davidson alumni.
One need only remember dinners at faculty homes, long-lasting friendships forming instantly on freshman halls, all-night conversations while studying in Chambers, lazy Saturday afternoons on the court, the freedom of the Honor Code and self-scheduled exams, closets full of tacky clothes, and sunsets at the Lake Campus to begin to separate what makes Davidson different from other places. We were surrounded by love and mutual respect as we grew into adults, and I believe that the experiences we all share as former students of Davidson connect us. The school quietly instilled a common set of values in each of us to be our best and share ourselves with others. If you're like me, you feel an instant bond with everyone you meet who has gone to Davidson.
Our liberal arts education taught us to think, inquire, question, and be instruments of change, but I think the relationships that we formed at Davidson are what make it stand out from other liberal arts colleges. By and large, the connections produce strong friendships that last well past graduation, even when we live miles away from each other. As many of us have, I even married a fellow alum.
I have greatly appreciated every opportunity to give back to Davidson and foster connections with my classmates, professors, contemporaries, Davidson parents, and all alumni. As a documentary filmmaker, I try to find the commonalities of the human experience; as a member of the Alumni Association Board, I will work to maintain a strong, vibrant connection between all alumni and the school.
With this sentiment in mind, I am deeply honored to have been selected to serve on the Alumni Association Board, and I thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Alumni Association Board President.