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Roy Davis Jr. Receives Salem's Sullivan Award

Roy Davis Jr. of Concord, NC received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Salem Academy and College during a ceremony held on Founders Day, April 24, 2010. The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established as a permanent reminder of the noblest of human qualities as expressed and followed in the...

Roy Davis Jr. of Concord, NC received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Salem Academy and College during a ceremony held on Founders Day, April 24, 2010.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award was established as a permanent reminder of the noblest of human qualities as expressed and followed in the lives of Algernon Sydney Sullivan and Mary Mildred Sullivan.  It is awarded in recognition of fine spiritual qualities that are practically applied to daily living, and is presented to those exceptional individuals who meet the award’s qualifications and characteristics.  It is not presented every year, but in 2010, the College chose to recognize philanthropist and longtime Salem supporter Roy Davis Jr. as the recipient.

Davis, who received his degree from Davidson College in 1955, is chair emeritus of S&D Coffee Inc., founded in 1927 by his father, J. Roy Davis. Davis junior has been a member of the Salem College Board of Trustees since 2005. He has been active with a number of educational, business and charitable organizations, from the Davidson College Board of Trustees and the First Charter Bank Board of Directors to the Cabarrus County Community Foundation, the Barium Springs Home for Children and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cabarrus County. He has received a lifetime achievement award from the Cabarrus County Chamber of Commerce and is a life member of the Salvation Army.

Davis established the Sue Jones Davis Scholarship Fund at Salem College to honor his wife, Sue, who graduated in 1955 and is a former elementary school teacher. Both Roy and Sue Davis are members of the Rondthaler Circle at Salem, which is the institution’s planned-giving society.