Minne Iwamoto '91
Director, GlaxoSmithKline Africa Malaria Partnership
A.B., Davidson, 1991
M.P.H., Emory University, 1998
Former: President, Philadelphia Alumni Chapter; DART Admission Volunteer; Annual Fund Class Agent; Fideles Chair and Vice Co-Chair, Annual Fund Leadership Council
Fletcher Music Scholar; Rusk House; Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities; Amnesty International; Honor Council; Member-At-Large, Union Board; 900 Room Chair, Student Union; Richardson Hall; Chamber Music Ensemble
Member, American Public Health Association; Member and Lector, St. Peter's Church; Moonstone Preschool Fundraising Committee; Project Home Friends Committee; Washington Square Civic Association
Spouse: Robert Preston Hornsby, Jr. '91
Children: Frances and Nell
"I am honored to be a candidate for Alumni Association President. As it does for so many of us, Davidson College continues to be a central part of my life, some 20 years after graduation. My twin sister shared the Davidson experience with me, as did my younger brother. In the registration line freshman year, I met the man I would eventually marry and start a family with. I served on the Honor Council for three years, and the Honor Code still helps guide me in daily life. The friendships that I formed and nurtured at Davidson are cherished beyond all others, and the education both in and out of the classroom continues to inform my life. Davidson took me to new places intellectually, culturally, and geographically: inspired by my professors and classmates, I made my first international trip to study in India. That experience helped shape my career in international health and development.
I love Davidson. Not only for what it gave me-for which I am grateful beyond words-but for what it continues to be now, and for the vibrant and dynamic vision of what it strives to be going forward. The school's leadership in forming The Davidson Trust has been a catalyst toward making education attainable for those who could not otherwise afford it. The appointment of Carol Quillen as the college's first female president is a wonderful inspiration for all of us; I love that my two daughters are growing up in a world in which venerable institutions like Davidson embrace and celebrate strong female role models.
As president of the Alumni Association, I would be a dedicated, sincere, and loyal listener and voice of one of Davidson's greatest assets-the alumni body-in continuing to build the Davidson community. Thank you for this opportunity to represent you, the distinguished alumni of beloved alma mater."