Michael "Mike" Frederick Torres '01
Credit Derivative Operations, Elliott Management
A.B., Davidson, 2001
Current: Co-Chair, Will DuBose Baseball Scholarship Committee; Ne Ultra Society; Fideles Society Member
Former: 10th Year Reunion Committee; Co-Host, N.Y.C. Young Alumni Ne Ultra Dinner; Challenge Gift Donor for the Annual Fund
Men's Varsity Baseball Team
New York Cares Volunteer
"I have to say, I was more than slightly taken aback upon receiving the call notifying me that I was nominated to be President of the Alumni Association Board. Yet, once I had the opportunity to digest the content and significance of the conversation, another emotion swept over me: complete humility. Taking the night to consider the impending responsibilities, as well as opportunities, I reflected on my time at Davidson and what our beloved institution has meant to me and how my experience has led me to where I am today. I thought about great memories as both student and alum, and how they would serve as the inspiration to give back and do this job.
Exit 30 off I-77. I still vividly remember turning off the exit the fall of my senior year in high school when I first visited Davidson from New York. That visit led to an Early Decision application and what would be four of the most amazing, challenging, and informative years for me.
Whether we played varsity sports or worked in the student union, many of us shared similar experiences. Long bus trips to all parts of the Southeast allowed me to bond with my fellow baseball teammates, teammates that would soon become some of my best and closest friends. We all had the pleasure, and sometimes torture, of spending late-night hours in the library bonding with classmates over a workload that challenged each of us. And when that challenge frustrated our limits, we had amazing professors willing to help us without hesitation. Our professors nurtured us, steeled us, and above all, they put us before working on any publication or project for which they might have had a deadline.
It's these friendships, the bonds we forged, the selfless acts of our classmates, teammates, and professors that become imbedded in each of us. All of these people and qualities are reflected in our core as Davidsonians, and as alumni.
On behalf of those who are reflected and represent the best of my core, I humbly accept this opportunity to be of service to Davidson."