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Davis College celebrates 100th birthday

Faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the School of Library and Information Science gathered on Sunday, Oct. 25, to celebrate the 100th birthday of Davis College.

Present at the Birthday Party Tea were former deans Dr. William Summers and Dr. Fred Roper, former director Dr. Dan Barron and current director Dr. Samantha Hastings.

Also on hand was Roger Leonard, a Columbia artist whose original oil on canvas "Davis College: The First Hundred Years," is pictured at the top of this page.

A limited number of signed prints are available for purchase from the School.

The highlight of the event was a special guest appearance by R. Means Davis (after whom the building is named) and Havilah Babcock (an author, educator and outdoorsman who taught at USC from 1927-1964).

Dr. Chuck Curran, who teaches in the School, played the role of Davis. SLIS undergraduate advisor Andy Thomas re-enacted the role of Babcock. (Watch excerpts of both of their performances in the video.)

Guests were also treated to tours of Gibbes Green and Davis College and enjoyed traditional birthday fare.

 

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