Frederick Clarence Butler, Jr. '58
Freddie Butler's unfaltering enthusiasm for Davidson has not diminished since the first day he stepped on to the field as a member of Davidson's first men's soccer team. During those years he was not only a team leader, but was named All Southern Conference and Most Valuable Player. Through the years, Freddie has continued to be MVP on Davidson's team. His tireless energy and commitment to alma mater is a driving force in all he has been involved in as an alumnus.
During his eleven years as a member of the Board of Trustees, Freddie willingly served on its Athletic Policy and Retreat Planning Committees. He also has given generously of himself to Davidson as National Chair of the Annual Fund, Wilmington Regional Chair for The Campaign for Davidson, and as a member of the Davidson Alumni Admission Program, the Wildcat Club Board, the Parents Council, and the Ne Ultra Society.
Freddie has shared his love for Davidson with his four children, two of whom chose to follow in his footsteps. He and his wife Ann still reside in Wilmington, N.C., where he has not only been a successful ophthalmologist but a gracious host to fellow Wildcats on numerous occasions. His giving nature continues today as he has stepped away from a successful career to concentrate on medical missionary service in Haiti.
Because you have never stepped off the Davidson playing field and because you have so graciously led Davidson to victory by the gifts of your service and resources, we honor you, Frederick Clarence Butler, Jr., with the Alumni Service Award on the occasion of your 40th Reunion.