Limitless Love and Positive Passion
By Chad Osborne
After great anticipation, Radford University announced a landmark $8 million gift from Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis as part of a campus-wide Momentous Occasion held in October 2018.
The generous and landmark gift will endow scholarships to be provided to students studying in Radford University’s College of Business and Economics and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Radford University President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., said, “This gift will change the lives of our students and their families forever.”
In recognition of the generous offering, the University announced the naming of the Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of Business and Economics. Additionally, the Covington Center for Visual and Performing Arts is home to the newly named Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis Performance Hall.
Radford is on a wonderful course. There is a positive atmosphere here, and it is very contagious,” said Sandy Davis, who, talking with media before the event, spoke of the well-rounded education students receive at the University. “Our ultimate goal is to help provide scholarships for Radford University students.”
William C. “Jack” Davis added, “If we can ease some of the economic pressure, we can help young people come to Radford. When they can get started here, they’ll just take off.”
The Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis Endowed Scholarship Fund will provide academic scholarship awards to Davis Scholars of $4,000 per year or $2,000 per semester.
The awards will be exclusively provided to incoming freshman and transfer students studying in Radford University’s Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis College of Business and Economics and the College of Visual and Performing Arts.
Davis Scholars must be enrolled full-time at Radford University, be a Commonwealth of Virginia resident and possess a 3.5 high school GPA or college transfer GPA.
In the first year of implementation, a total of three Davis Scholars will be selected to receive scholarship awards. Once fully implemented, it is anticipated that there will be 80 Davis Scholars each academic year.
“Today, Sandy and Jack’s limitless love and positive passion for Radford University hold a new meaning on our campus and in our community,” President Hemphill said. “Sandy and Jack’s monumental gift will produce a lifetime of Davis Scholars, who will excel in the classroom, dedicate themselves to their chosen professions and provide their time and talent to the communities in which they live and work.”
A Momentous Occasion
Radford University announced a landmark $8 million gift from Sandra C. Davis and William C. Davis as part of a campus-wide event held on Oct. 3, 2018.