Honoring More Than 35 Years of Service
September 29, 2003
Mount Union College will hold a reception on Saturday, October 4, honoring Dorothy "Dodie" Davis, who will be retiring after more than 35 years of service to the College. The reception, which will be held at the President's Home, will begin immediately following the football game and end at 6 p.m.
Davis has been a member of the campus community through five decades, first as a student and then as a member of the administration. After graduating in 1962, Davis accepted a position as an admissions counselor at Mount Union. Davis then became the assistant director of the Hoover-Price Campus Center in its opening year.
After leaving the College to earn her master's degree at Ohio University, Davis accepted a position as associate dean of students at William Woods College in Missouri. A few years later Davis returned to Mount Union College to serve as the dean of women. In 1987 Davis became the director of alumni and college activities.
"When I first began in the position, not many activities were planned on a yearly basis," said Davis. "I began to ?friend-raise,' planning events in Ohio and beyond to get alumni reacquainted with the College."
Today, a full calendar of alumni events includes gatherings at Cleveland Indians games, cruises, small area gatherings, dessert receptions and young alumni socials.
During her years serving as the director of alumni and college activities Davis has fostered relationships with thousands of alumni and friends.