Alumni News: Winter 2015


Dick Morgan ’50 has had his most recent book, Pilgrimage into the Last Third of Life, named a 2014 finalist by International Book Awards in the Christian inspiration category.

J. Daniel Hanks Jr., M.D. ’65 has been named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year for Loyalty by the Alumni Association of the Medical College of Georgia, “in recognition of a life of distinction, eminence and excellence.” Hanks, a fellow of the American College of Radiology, is a member of the Hospital Authority of Floyd County and Floyd Healthcare Resources, Inc. in Rome, Ga.

Wright Caughman, M.D. ’70 has been named Emory University’s executive vice president for health affairs, CEO of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center and chairman of the board for Emory Healthcare. Trained as a dermatologist at Harvard Medical School, Caughman joined Emory in 1990 after serving at the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

Robert B. Norris ’72, co-founder and managing partner at Wishart Norris Henninger & Pittman law firm in Charlotte, has been chosen by the National Father’s Day Council as a 2014 Father of the Year. He and four other Charlotte fathers raised a record-breaking $518,440 for the American Diabetes Association through the fundraising arm of the awards gala.

William B. Bynum Jr. ’84 has been inaugurated as the seventh president of Mississippi Valley State University. Bynum’s appointment caps a 25-year history of work in almost all areas of university operations, administration and teaching, including two years as assistant dean of students and one semester as the Covington Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Davidson. He most recently served for four years as vice president for enrollment management and student services at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

Jay Chaudhuri ’91, general counsel and senior advisor to the state treasurer of North Carolina, has been named national board chair of the Council of Institutional Investors, a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of pension funds and endowments and a leading voice for effective corporate governance and strong shareowner rights.


About Author

John Syme '85

Senior Writer John Syme graduated from Davidson with a French degree in 1985. After gigs in newspaper, advertising, translation in France and cross-country travel writing in the United States, he returned to alma mater in 2001. He has no immediate plans to graduate again.

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