Kenneth Lendrem Childs '67
In his student days at Davidson, and over the course of these past thirty years, this alumnus has always shown a profound respect for education. After graduation in 1967, Ken pursued his intellectual passion for the study of history, receiving a master's degree from Furman University, Thereafter, he taught in the Greenville public school system and subsequently served as an Assistant Principal. Recognizing the need for stronger leadership and progressive change in his home state's educational system, he returned to law school at the University of South Carolina. In the years, since he has dedicated much of this career to representing school districts in South Carolina and helping to resolve difficult legal issues facing public education.
Throughout his professional career, Ken has remained a devoted volunteer to Davidson College. He has served as president of both the Greenville and Columbia alumni chapters. A member of the Davidson Alumni Admissions Program team in Columbia, Ken has encouraged and recruited outstanding students to attend Davidson Athletic Foundation, on the steering committee of the George Abernethy Endowment, and as a member of the Columbia Regional Campaign Committee for The Campaign for Davidson. As vice president of the national Alumni Association, he assumed the leadership role in revising the Alumni Association, he assumed the leadership role in revising the Alumni Association by-laws.
- Because you have honored George Abernethy, Charlie Ratliff, Bill Hight, and Will Terry with your gifts and services;
- Because you have loyally supported our basketball and golf programs through thick and thin;
- Because you have been among our staunchest advocates in our Palmetto State; And because you always lend a hand when alma mater calls,
the Davidson College Alumni Association proudly presents you Kenneth Lendrem Childs, Class of 1967, with its Alumni Service Award on the occasion of your 30th Reunion.