Alumni events are a great way to re-connect with classmates, meet fellow alumni, and learn more about D&E today.
In addition to the annual Homecoming Weekend and other campus events, our regional Alumni Chapters are increasingly active. Each chapter aims to create events in areas where large numbers of alumni live to bring D&E alumni together in friendship and fellowship. Would you like to host an alumni event in your local area? If so, please contact Director of Alumni Engagement and Support, Wendy Morgan.
Traveling to Elkins for an alumni event? We have provided a list of area accommodations to help you plan your visit.
Events & Gatherings
D&E’s 2020 Spirit Week Recap
With the challenges of COVID-19, a very special virtual “Spirit Week” was held the week of September 13-19. With many thanks to our extremely talented D&E students, faculty and staff, we are pleased to share with you a recap of the week’s activities. Please click below to review the events.
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Sunday, September 13, 2020 – Religion
Spirit Week Welcome and Chapel and Memorial Service
President Chris A. Wood and Benefield-Vick Chaplain Rev. Laura Brekke Wagoner
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7AB8wwwoU8
Monday, September 14, 2020 – Arts
Davis & Elkins College Senior Art Expo
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIePwVty19Q&feature=youtu.be
Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble Showcase
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmSCPacqRkY&t=9s
“Where I’m From” – The spoken word presented by Theatre students in the Beginning Acting Studio class.
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgNxpIN8HIw&t=17s
“An Augusta Sampler” – Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6O_GFWvViM
Davis & Elkins College Highland Dancers – A brief history into Highland Dance and D&E’s Highland Program
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvAFUPJ2YZU&t=214s
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 – Academics
“Time to be Creative”
- A preview of the Maker Space at Davis & Elkins College – Assistant Professor Dr. Renaud Stauber
- The printing of a D&E T-shirt – Assistant Professor Woody Woodcock
- How to repurpose old T-shirts into a lap quilt – Director of Alumni Engagement and Support Wendy Morgan ’12
Education “It’s a Different World” – A co-teaching workshop with Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Tesar
“We Care” – A Davis & Elkins College Nursing Department virtual social gathering with Associate Professor Dr. Huixin Wu
“Finding Common Ground Through Constructive Public Discourse” – Sponsored by the Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy – Associate Professor Dr. Bryan Wagoner and Davis & Elkins College Trustee and moderator David Morrison ’79
A presentation and discussion with WV State Senators Baldwin (D) and Hamilton (R) concerning constructive disagreement, finding common ground across real and perceived divides, and how to pursue the common good in polarizing times.
The Poetry Corner with Professor Dr. Bill King
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 – Athletics
“Senator Nation Unite” – Check out what’s happening in D&E’s Senator Nation!
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qud_zmWqvWE
D&E Athletic Social Gathering via ZOOM – Celebrating all D&E sports and milestones
- 50th Anniversary of D&E’s 1970 National Championship Soccer Team
- 20th Anniversary of Women’s Soccer
- 20th Anniversary of Volleyball
Thursday, September 17, 2020 – Greek Night
“It’s Greek Night at D&E” – Alpha Sigma Phi, Chi-Omega, Phi Mu, Phi Omega Mu, Phi Sigma Theta, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, Theta Phi Alpha, Zeta Kappa XI, and Zeta Tau Alpha
Friday, September 18, 2020 – Class Reunions
Crowning of Miss D&E and Mr. Senator, and presentation of the Davis & Elkins College Royal Court
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FNs6hcMka8&t=4s
Special Spirit Week Giveaway for One Lucky Student
View Here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzCtRYdTkyw
“Remember, Reunite, and Renew” – Social gatherings via ZOOM
Recognizing D&E’s milestone class years of 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, and Half-Century Club.
We hope you enjoy this look back at D&E’s 2020 Spirit Week!
Events are scheduled in numerous regions across the U.S. where there is significant alumni population.
Some regions have annual gatherings while others are scheduled on a semi-annual basis.