There are many ways to stay connected with Davis & Elkins College. Participating in an alumni group is fun and friendly! Here's how you can get involved...
National Alumni Council
NAC is the voice/governing body of alumni. Everyone who has graduated from D&E, or even just attended, is a member of the alumni association. The NAC's mission is simple. This is how it is stated in their by-laws: "The purpose of this organization shall be to engage alumni of Davis & Elkins College for the purpose of developing an active program of alumni support for the mission of the College as established by the President and Board of Trustees." Learn more...
Alumni Chapters are D&E alumni who live in the same area and want to get together to build off the D&E bond they have. Chapters have held several different kinds of events ranging from lunch cruises to sporting events to picnics. If there is not a chapter in your area, please contact Wendy Morgan in the Alumni Office at (304) 637-1341 or email to learn about starting one.
California Bay Area Alumni Chapter
So far away from campus, yet so close to each other…D&E alumni in the Bay Area of California are taking advantage of opportunities to reconnect and make new friendships. Larisa Draeger Swartz, ’00 looks forward to hearing from you.
Carolinas Alumni Chapter
There are more than 350 D&E alumni and friends that live in North and South Carolina. The Carolinas Alumni Chapter held its inaugural event in July 2011. The intent of the Carolinas Chapter is to host annual or semi-annual social events that will create the opportunity for participants to meet and renew acquaintances, hear about what is going on at the College and have fun. Events will be held in different locations throughout both states; we hope you will be able to join us when we're in your area. For more information, please contact Vicki Lunde Rodriguez, '78 in the Raleigh area or Wendy Morgan, '12, director of alumni engagement and support.
Delaware Valley Alumni Chapter
D&E alumni in Delaware and the greater Philadelphia area are currently planning the chapter’s inaugural event. To get involved, please contact Pat Gray, '99, Maribeth Headley Robenolt, '82 or Karen Kober Brown, '84.
Florida Orlando Area and Suncoast Alumni Chapters
2013 saw the organization of two key areas in Florida - the Suncoast Alumni Chapter, covering the west coast from St. Petersburg to Naples, and the Orlando Area Alumni Chapter. Whether you are a year ‘round resident or a snowbird, we look forward to seeing you at the next alumni gathering in your area. For more information, please contact Wendy Morgan, 12.
Indiana Alumni Chapter
Yes, we have D&E alumni in Indiana! Indianapolis has been the location for their gatherings and promises a variety of special opportunities to bring alumni and friends together to reminisce and renew connections. To become involved, please contact Debbie Payne Fragale, ’81 – she would love to hear from you.
Maryland Alumni Chapter
The Maryland Alumni Chapter held its inaugural event in June 2011. The Maryland Chapter hopes to have annual or semi-annual events held in different locations around Maryland in order to reach the 1,000+ alumni and friends in that area. These events will provide the opportunity to create and renew friendships. We hope you'll be able to join us. For more information, please contact Robin White Rybczynski, '86.
New York Metro Area Alumni Chapter
The D&E New York Metro Area Alumni Chapter consists of almost 900 alumni living in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and has been active since September 2006. The Chapter organizes a variety of events for alumni and friends each year throughout the tri-state area. Just a few of the past events have included a tour of Rockefeller Center, picnic at Lynn Deming Park in Conn., and Trenton Thunder baseball games. We would love to have you join us at one of our future affairs. Visit the New York Metro Area Alumni Chapter website.
Ohio Regional Alumni Chapter
The inaugural event for the Ohio Regional Alumni Chapter was held in May 2012. The group plans to hold a variety of regional events in different areas of Ohio. We hope you are able to join us when we are in your area. For more information, please contact Greg Brown, '81.
Virginia Alumni Chapter
During Homecoming 2009, members voted to officially form the Virginia Alumni Chapter and adopted formal bylaws, elected officers, and registered our first members. Since then, the Chapter has increased its membership and continues to have events in different regions of Virginia. Visit the Virginia Alumni Chapter on Facebook or contact Flint Engleman, '90 or Amanda Yeargan Monroe, '02 for more information.
Western Pennsylvania/Tri-State Alumni Chapter
The Western Pennsylvania Alumni Chapter is in a wonderful position to provide a wide array of opportunities for D&E alumni in the tri-state areas of central Ohio, northern W.Va. and western Pa. In the past this alumni chapter has hosted events like an outing with the Washington Wild Things in Washington, Pa. We look forward to seeing you in our area. For more information, please contact Janet Slaugenhaupt Toth, '93.
West Virginia Alumni Chapter
Right here in our own backyard we have over 2,500 alumni in W.Va. West Virginia D&E alumni have multiple opportunities to interact both on campus and off. We look forward to seeing you when we are in your area and hope you are able to visit campus soon. For more information about upcoming events or to help plan a gathering, please contact the D&E Alumni Office.
Nursing Alumni Council
The Davis & Elkins College Nursing Alumni Council has been established to create an opportunity for alumni to gather together to reminisce about memorable experience, share stories of success and receive news about current events in the Division of Nursing. The Council held its inaugural meeting in May 2011 on the 33rd anniversary of the first graduating class. The brunch meeting served to officially organize the Chapter and included nomination to leadership positions. For more information, please contact Valerie Posey, '10.
Friends of Senator Soccer
FOSS, a sports alumni group, represents those alumni who have played soccer at Davis & Elkins College. Every year members hold a gathering that includes a current players vs. alumni game and an awards banquet honoring a former player or coach and induction of the current seniors as members. FOSS also came together in support of the College's fundraising efforts for The McDonnell Center for Health, Physical Education and Athletics and the new AstroTurf Finish the Field and Light the Field campaigns. Visit FOSS on Facebook.
Senator Nation is designed to unite D&E alumni, fans, parents and community business partners in assisting the College in its intercollegiate athletic endeavors. It also follows the Senator Athletics mission statement of “developing excellence in student-athletes, coaches and staff through education, engagement, character and competition.” Members will be asked to share their presence, time, personal resources or organizational support. Students-athletes, coaches and staff will vow to build competitive programs that display sportsmanship, integrity and honor, serve the community and maintain academic achievement and a high graduation rate. Visit the D&E Athletics website.