Susan Fraser McAvoy '77
The Class of 1977 proudly claims the eighty-nine women who were the first to enter Davidson as freshmen. Several are now among the College's most active and enthusiastic volunteers, including this native Pennsylvanian and twenty-year resident of Atlanta. Friends would quickly note that no one will ever know of the countless instances of her quiet and unpretentious service to Davidson students and alumni. But despite a modesty that is both genuine and winsome, she has contributed too much, too often to escape well-deserved recognition.
Through her twenty years since graduation, she has joyfully toiled as class secretary, nurturing the ties that bind the Class of 1977. She has served as chair or committee member for each of her class reunions, always eager to reunite old friends and classmates for a return to campus.
In her hometown of Atlanta, she founded the Young Alumni Chapter and served as its first president. Always the enthusiastic advocate for alma mater, she became a charter and continuing member of the Davidson Alumni Admissions Program team, working tirelessly to bring Georgia's finest students to Davidson. This alumna has also served as Vice President of the National Alumni Association and as a member of its Board of Directors, lending particular attention to programs in continuing education and travel.
Because no job has been too small, no task too inconsequential; because Atlanta Christmas parties and softball games are among our special memories; because nobody brings as much enthusiasm to a "college night" as you do; because you led the way in coeducation at Davidson; and because the spirit of your service inspires us all, the Davidson College Alumni Association proudly awards Susan Fraser McAvoy its Alumni Service Award on the occasion of the Class of 1977's 20th Reunion, April 19, 1997.