March 16, 2017
Dear College Community,
Students at Davis & Elkins College form deep and abiding friendships that last a lifetime. These friendships are central to the transformative experience this College offers every young man and woman who sets foot on campus. Recently, in powerful fashion, I witnessed how strong and lasting those bonds of friendship truly are.
At the end of World War II, Bob arrived at D&E as a freshman. Two years later, Jack traveled to the West Virginia mountains and enrolled at his future alma mater. Bob and Jack became dear friends, even becoming College roommates.