Charles Fullerton Hamrick '36
Throughout his eight decades, Charles Hamrick has been distinguished by his leadership role in business and by his ongoing efforts to enhance health care and medical education.
A son of Gaffney, South Carolina, Charles traveled north to Davidson College in the fall of 1932. He majored in economics and was actively involved in the life of the College. He displayed athletic talent as a member of the varsity golf team and was selected captain of the squad.
Following graduation from Davidson, Charles served his country as a naval officer during the Second World War. And after graduate study at Harvard University, he embarked on a long, successful career in the textile industry. In New York, he led the Wilson & Bradbury Company as president for twenty-five years and has been a director of both Hamrick and Musgrove Mills.
Outside the business world, Charles and his family have assumed an active role in improving the quality of medical care available to the people of North and South Carolina. From providing support for state-of-the art equipment to construction of facilities to services for the needy, he has helped hospitals and clinics, large and small. In addition, he has directed scholarships to deserving students at each of the medical schools in the Carolinas. And, at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, Charles and his family are helping ensure that future health care professionals will be more humane and compassionate.
Because you make Davidson proud to claim you as her own and because you have held yourself to the highest standards of success in career and in service to community, the Davidson College Alumni Association recognizes you, Charles Fullerton Hamrick, with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.