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Forward Magazine – Fall 2020

Forward Magazine Fall 2020

On the Cover: Dr. Gloria Marquette Payne ’43 served Davis & Elkins College for more than seven decades. As chair of the Business and Economics Department, she was a teacher, mentor, and friend to thousands of students. Memories of her kindness and genuine caring nature burn brightly for all who knew her.

Read all the stories in this issue by clicking here or on the magazine image above.

Forward Magazine – Winter 2020

The alumni magazine of Davis & Elkins College - Forward Winter 2020

On the Cover: The Davis & Elkins College made an impact in their first season in the Mountain East Conference. The triathlon team, center, earned first place at the 2019 East Region Qualifier and second place in the 2019 National Championship. Natalia Hildalgo Martinez took top awards in both races.

Read all the stories in this issue by clicking here or on the magazine image above.

Forward is the magazine of Davis & Elkins College

Editor: Linda Howell Skidmore

Writers: Josh Hill, Linda Howell Skidmore, and Wendy Morgan

Photographers: Jacob Bice, Chris Hammer, Linda Howell Skidmore, Edgar Kelley, Dwain Morgan, Wendy Morgan, Karin Rossario, Sam Santilli, Lisa Senic, Rosemary Thomas, and Josh Triggs

Forward magazine is published twice a year by the Office of Communications & Marketing. To subscribe or to submit your news, please send an email to or write to Linda Howell Skidmore, 100 Campus Drive, Elkins, WV 26241.

All previous issues of Forward Magazine can be viewed from here.

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COVID-19 Update, February 26, 2021

D&E COVID-19 statistics The cooperative effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus is the top priority at D&E. It should be noted we had our second consecutive week with no new cases. In an effort to provide a complete picture about the status of COVID-19 on...

Reflecting Along the Journey

Words to live by are printed on the card that sits on my desk. The author was the colorful Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill, who penned, “You make a living by what you get.  You make a life by what you give.” Philanthropy, at its core, is the desire...

Engstrom Joins Davis & Elkins Criminology Faculty

Ronda Engstrom has been appointed instructor of criminology at Davis & Elkins College. Joining the faculty at the start of the spring semester, she teaches courses in Juvenile Delinquency and Justice and Theoretical Criminology. Engstrom has more than 20 years of...

COVID-19 Update, February 19, 2021

The cooperative effort to maintain a safe and healthy campus is the top priority at D&E. It should be noted that in over three weeks we have only faced one positive case, zero in the past two week-period – amidst vast testing of the general campus community and...

Composer Dedicates Arrangement to D&E Choir

For the first time in recent memory, the Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir is made up solely of females and that anomaly has led them to an elite recognition. One of the pieces they will perform virtually this spring will be dedicated in their honor. Composer...

D&E Presenting Virtual Discussion on Human Trafficking

The Morrison-Novakovic Center for Faith and Public Policy at Davis & Elkins College will host a virtual discussion on human trafficking from 7-8:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 2. The presentation, titled “Human Trafficking in the US: What You Should Know, and What You Can...

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The Davis & Elkins Office of Communications and Marketing is a team of creative professionals who are passionate about sharing the D&E experience with the world in a high-quality manner. We serve as the primary point of contact for all College communications efforts, both internal and external. We support departments on campus with website coverage, social media, media relations, photography and video production, and branding. Our office’s priorities are aligned with those of the College’s mission and goals. We are charged with developing marketing materials designed to appeal to specific as well as broad constituencies, including alumni, the College community (i.e., faculty, staff, students and prospective students), and the general public.