Carson Lewis Sanders '07
Carson Sanders, class of 2007, has been recognized for many achievements during his time as a Davidson student and alum. Yet, what stands out most about Carson are not his academic or professional successes, but his thoughtfulness and concern for others.
While at Davidson, Carson was a dedicated volunteer in the Loaves and Fishes food bank, a youth basketball coach at the YMCA and a member of the Big Brother program. As a junior he participated in the "Davidson in Kenya" program, where he gained hands-on pre-medical experience in conditions of extreme poverty. Carson, a history major, was an Honor Council class representative, a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership honor society and a member in the Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical honor society.
After Davidson, he followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Floyd Stuart Sanders '77, graduating cum laude and going on to obtain his M.D. at the Medical College of Georgia.
In January of the Class of 2007's senior year, Carson's roommate and dear friend Jay Chitty and three of Jay's family members perished in a plane crash. Carson, along with his roommates Keith Farrow '07 and Wilson McCrory '07 acted to honor their friend by spearheading the Jay Chitty Memorial Scholarship for incoming student athletes in tennis. Carson has continued to support the scholarship as well as to remain involved with alma mater in general. He often still sends kind words to faculty, staff and retirees of the college to remind them of the difference that they've made in his life.
For your thoughtfulness and compassion that makes a difference in the lives of many in the Davidson family and for the leadership and service you exemplify in the life of alma mater, the Alumni Association Board proudly presents you, Carson Lewis Sanders, Davidson College Class of 2007, with the Young Alumni Service Award on the occasion of your 5th Reunion.