Mission, Vision & History

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The Mission of Davis & Elkins College is to prepare and inspire students for 成功 和周到 订婚 在世界上。

The D&E Vision Statement

在培育环境,学生们面临的挑战是:

  • 有效的沟通。
  • 批判性思维,创造性和独立。
  • 准备的角度和意义的生活生活。
  • 负责任地充当多个社区的公民。

The D&E Values Statement

We value the richness of place, the beauty of the natural world, and the importance of other countries, cultures and regions. D&E challenges students to participate in a vibrant and diverse campus while cultivating the intellectual, creative, ethical, physical and leadership skills the real world requires. As an affiliate of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and covenant partner with the Presbytery of West Virginia, the College affirms as special values: human dignity, social responsibility, participatory governance, and the unity of the intellectual, social, and spiritual dimensions of life.

The D&E Identity Statement

A private college of liberal arts and professional studies, Davis & Elkins values curiosity and thoughtfulness, while fostering social, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. Toward those ends, the College provides a friendly and supportive environment for curious, engaged and freethinking students of diverse backgrounds. We emphasize “hands-on,” experiential learning through internships, practica, service projects, field research, travel and study abroad programs, and classes that explore experimental subjects in unexpected locales. Some of our finest students arrive without direction only to find their path at D&E, thanks to the opportunities for intellectual growth that abound on our campus. These opportunities extend beyond the classroom. As one of the East Coast’s premier mountain colleges, D&E offers unparalleled access to winter sport centers and other forms of extracurricular recreation: camping, biking, canoeing, hiking, skiing and snowboarding. Safe and supportive, stimulating and friendly, Davis & Elkins College encourages students to approach their adventure in education as a journey of self-discovery.

D&E History

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If you’re coming to D&E as a freshman, we encourage you to build close relationships with other students through communal living. Ask just about any D&E alum about their college experience. They’ll tell you all about the lifelong friends they met in our residence halls.

在1901年,参议员捐赠的土地和资金,以建立与长老教会相关的大学和学院。他们的礼物是从伦道夫县的公民和列克星敦和弗吉尼亚州温切斯特的长老会的捐款匹配。在1902年,受托人大学董事会召开了第一次。举行了1904年9月21日第一类。

原校区位于南ag8app下载由参议员ag8app下载捐赠的阴谋。后来,从财产夫人的礼物。荷莉·ag8平台ag8app下载,谁是参议员ag8平台的女儿和参议员ag8app下载的遗孀,促使学院的搬迁到现在的位置在1926年该物业包括她的家,halliehurst,和周围的庄园。 1941年,参议员ag8平台的原有房产,其中包括优雅园和邻近halliehurst的土地,被收购的大学。

Since its move to the old “halliehurst Farm,” the physical plant of Davis & Elkins has expanded to include 23 major buildings on a 180-acre campus. From the beginning, Davis & Elkins College has sought to be of service to its students, and through them to the state, the nation, and the world – meeting the needs of each generation to the best of its ability.

我们的参议员

Named “The Senators” in the College’s early years, the students at Davis & Elkins College carry a nickname that reflects D&E’s proud history and personalities. Three United States Senators figure prominently in the College’s history: Henry G. Davis and Stephen B. Elkins, whose influence and efforts helped establish Davis & Elkins College, and 詹宁斯伦道夫, whose tenure as D&E athletic director took the college to national prominence.

 

Henry

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亨利gassawayag8平台,从1871年一个美国参议员年到1883年,是全国比较突出的领导者之一在一个世纪以前,尤其是从1875年到1905年ag8平台出生于1823年的詹姆斯·门罗总统期间。他的一生跨越最一个世纪的1916年结束时,伍德罗·威尔逊担任总统。

尽管在殖民地马里兰土财主的后裔,ag8平台经历了困难的时候作为一个青年,也没有正规的学校教育以外的小学高年级。开始工作作为农场工人,年轻的ag8平台随后被用作司闸员,售票员,并为巴尔的摩和俄亥俄铁路站代理,他只是在南北战争之前就开始了他的商业和政治生涯。作为railroader,他指出在什么将成为西弗吉尼亚州的森林和土地煤的潜在财富。因此,他投资他的利润和妻子的继承收购十万未开发的土地亩,往往不到每英亩一美元。然后,他建立了两个铁路系统,以开放的北环西弗吉尼亚州的东部和北部地区的市场。

实现早期政权的业务发展的关系,ag8平台成功地寻找了竞选代表的西弗吉尼亚州的房子在1865年,当新的国家只有两岁。服务存在,并在州参议院后,他当选为美国参议院在1871年一个保守的民主党人,他反对南方重建共和程序,并谴责补助时代的浪费和腐败。他担任12年的参议院和成为强大的拨款委员会,后没有其他的西部弗吉尼亚州将举行,直到罗伯特的C董事长。伯德一个多世纪以后更多。

Davis was a dominant leader of the West Virginia Democratic Party for more than three decades. He attended nine national conventions and in 1904, at the age of 81, he was nominated for vice president of the United States. Senator Davis acquired great wealth during the Gilded Age. He founded several towns and built churches and schools, a children’s home and a fine hospital, and helped to found Davis & Elkins College.

His summer home in Elkins, 雅园 , is now an elegant country inn, part of Davis & Elkins College and an important teaching facility for students in D&E’s Hospitality Management Program.

 

Stephen

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斯蒂芬·本顿·ag8app下载,比亨利·ag8平台年轻一些18年,将成为通过家庭关系他年长的同事和他们分开的政治路径的交叉密切相关。出生在俄亥俄州在1841年,ag8app下载后来搬到密苏里州,在那里他接受教育。他从密苏里1860年大学法律系毕业。

ag8app下载担任内战期间在联合军队队长,并于1864年搬到新墨西哥州执业律师。他帮助拆除劳务偿债系统存在并在新墨西哥州,亚利桑那州和科罗拉多州也投资于矿业资产。他当选为新墨西哥州的领土立法机关,并且,在1867年,被任命为领土的总检察长。 1869年,约翰逊总统任命他为美国地区律师。同年,他成为圣达菲的第一国家银行的总裁。他最终成为全国最大的地主之一。

在1873年,ag8app下载当选代表对美国国会新墨西哥州境内。这是他在国会服务,他成为了朋友与ag8平台的家人和在1875年想要继续修炼法结婚亨利·ag8平台的女儿海莉时,他搬到了纽约,在那里他代表新墨西哥州,科罗拉多州和西弗吉尼亚州的几个商业利益。与他的父亲在法律工作,ag8app下载开发铁路和西弗吉尼亚州和马里兰州坎伯兰,区域的煤炭和木材的土地。他是西弗吉尼亚州中部和匹兹堡铁路公司的副总裁,从它的组织的日期和皮埃蒙特大区和坎伯兰铁路公司。在1889年,他建立他的避暑山庄,halliehurst,在现在的ag8app下载。在1891年,他被总统本杰明·哈里森任命为陆军部长。在1895年,他当选为共和党代表西弗吉尼亚州在美国参议院,在那里他连续担任直到他于1911年去世。

 

Jennings

詹宁斯伦道夫
詹宁斯伦道夫 began his long association with Davis & Elkins College in 1926, the year he was appointed instructor in public speaking and journalism and director of intercollegiate athletics and publicity. Although his service as a faculty member lasted just six years, he was closely identified with D&E for more than 50 years, working tirelessly as a faculty member and trustee, and using his influence in Congress to promote the best interests of the College.

Born in Salem, Harrison County, West Virginia on March 8, 1902, Randolph attended the public schools and graduated from the Salem (WV) Academy in 1920 and Salem (WV) College in 1924. He engaged in newspaper work in Clarksburg, West Virginia in 1924 and served as associate editor of the West Virginia Review in Charleston in 1925. In 1926, he joined Davis & Elkins College, where he made his mark, most notably in developing the College’s athletic program.

As D&E’s Athletic Director, Randolph recruited Cam Henderson, now one of West Virginia’s most legendary coaches. Henderson coached all sports at D&E, and in partnership with Randolph, took D&E into the national spotlight. Their teams earned the nickname of “The Scarlet Hurricane,” and garnered headlines in The New York Times.

Randolph stayed at D&E until 1932, when he was elected as a representative to the 73 rd Congress of the United States with the New Deal landslide and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. U.S. Senator 詹宁斯伦道夫 of West Virginia served in the U.S. Congress over five decades before retiring in 1985. He later was elected to the United States Senate where he completed five terms and became a living legend. Throughout his legislative career Randolph championed the disabled and “the man and woman by the wayside of the road” as well as renewable energy, public works, the environment, and aviation/aerospace.

As a Congressman, Randolph served on the Committee on the District of Columbia (chairman) and the Committee on Civil Service. He also served as professor of public speaking at Southeastern University, Washington, D.C., from 1935 to 1953. Randolph was elected to the Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees in 1938, where he served until 1961. He was named an honorary member to the D&E Board of Trustees in 1962.

离开国会后,兰多夫被命名,于1947年2月,助理在华盛顿首都航空公共关系总裁兼董事他在那里一直待到1958年四月他也是在这个时候担任院长工商管理在东南大学学校,1952年至1958年。

在11月4日特别选举,1958年,兰多夫当选为民主党对美国参议院填补引起的马修·米死亡的空缺。尼利。他是在1960年,1966年,1972年和1978年蝉联,并从1958年11月5日送达,于1985年1月3日,当时他没有寻找改选。作为美国参议员,兰多夫担任公共工程(主席)和对环境和公共工程委员会委员会。一条横贯道路系统的早期支持者,兰多夫被许多人认为是“州际高速公路系统的父亲。”州际79他的名字命名。

During his career as a Senator, 詹宁斯伦道夫 sponsored the 26th amendment to the United States Constitution, which lowered the voting age to 18 in 1971. Other important legislation that Randolph co-authored during his career created the Civil Air Patrol, the National Air & Space Museum, and ground-breaking affirmative action programs for the disabled through the Randolph-Sheppard Act.

詹宁斯兰多夫日死亡。密苏里州圣路易斯,5月8日,1998

The former library at Davis & Elkins College was named for 詹宁斯伦道夫 and now serves, as Randolph Hall, as the offices for 学生生活.

历史街区

The Davis & Elkins College campus includes six national register historic landmarks, four of which also comprise a National 历史街区. For complete information, visit the National Register Listings.

阿尔伯特和文科大厅

阿尔伯特和文科大厅
1979年上市
阿尔伯特和文科大厅 were constructed in 1924-1926. At the time, they provided the “entirety” of academic buildings at the “new” campus on the former Halliehurst estate. Walter F. Martens, an architect from Charleston, W.Va., who also was involved in the construction of the State Executive Mansion, was appointed to devise an overall plan for the new Davis & Elkins College campus. The centerpieces of his plan were these two Georgian Revival Buildings which reveal a masterful use of the campus’s sloping terrain. The overall design of the buildings is Georgian with brick exteriors laid in a Flemish bond. Both buildings are highly symmetrical with ample natural light from large, multi-pane windows. Decorative elements include sidelights, fanlights, Corinthian  pilasters, swags, inlaid castings of the College Seal, and stonework belt courses. Liberal Arts Hall is topped by a cupola. Albert Hall was originally named Science Hall, and was renamed as Albert Hall in honor of the late professor and Dean of the College, Dr. Charles Albert. Together with halliehurst, these two buildings formed the entire campus for the next 30 years.

 

雅园

雅园
Listed individually 1970; Listed within Davis & Elkins National Historic Landmark District 1998
Completed in 1893, 雅园 is a stone mansion that, along with a 360-acre estate, served as the summer home of Senator 亨利gassawayag8平台. Enjoyed by two generations of the Davis family, the mansion was acquired in 1941 by the West Virginia Presbyterian Educational Fund, and, in 1945, the building and immediate grounds were presented to Davis & Elkins College. Until 1970 it was used for student housing. It has been completely restored and is now operated as an inn.

Graceland was named for Davis’s younger daughter, Grace, and was designed by Baldwin and Pennington, an architectural firm in Baltimore, Maryland. The firm was well-known during the time, and its many designs included Baltimore and Ohio (B&O) Railroad depots. Graceland is constructed of native timbers and native sandstone in Norman French style inspired by the Davis family’s visits to Europe. The interior is basically unchanged except for modern lighting and heating facilities and the furniture and interior decor. The two-story great hall dominates the interior, and includes a tiled fireplace surmounted by a wooden mantle supported by Corinthian columns as well as stained glass windows made by a workman from Tiffany. A 15′ high reproduction mural of Blackwater Falls hangs above the fireplace. In the library,  a Biblical scene depicted in Dutch tiles forms the fireplace surround. In all, 雅园 included at least 35 rooms for family use, and additional rooms for servants and storage. Most of these are guest rooms today.

广阔的门廊庇护的主要条目雅园在北部和南部,而较小,较简单的人所面临的服务机翼北侧。其中之一,现在作为一个漂亮的阳台上三个赛季的户外用餐。

一个大的八角塔,从西南角项目和上升石头整整四年的故事,一个露天观景楼一个高高的金字塔形屋顶下。小得多,但几乎一样高,是一个圆柱形框架炮塔发源于其中服务翼符合主块。石壁从地面继续,其中结构改变到木框与木瓦外观二楼的顶部。屋顶覆盖在佛蒙特州红石板。有关更多信息,并规划你的优雅园参观,去www.gracelandinn.com。

 

halliehurst

halliehurst
Listed individually 1982; Listed within the Davis & Elkins National Historic Landmark District 1998
halliehurst,由纽约建筑师查尔斯牛逼设计。莫特,始建于1890年的美国参议员斯蒂芬·本顿·ag8app下载,律师,商人和政客。它的大小和精致的细节,直接反映ag8app下载的财富和影响力,为在增长,因为商业企业ag8app下载的,他的父亲在法律,仙了镇办它的位置。亨利gassawayag8平台。

Constructed of native hardwoods and stone, Halliehurst’s turreted design was patterned after a Rhineland castle that Mrs. Elkins admired. Interior features include rich oak paneling, beaded trim work and massive fireplaces framed in marble with hand-carved wooden mantelpieces. The September 19, 1891, issue of American Architect and Building News included drawings of Mott’s designs for the house. The graceful porch was added in 1904. In 1923, Hallie Davis Elkins, widow of Sen. 斯蒂芬·本顿·ag8app下载, deeded Halliehurst and approximately 60 acres of land to Davis & Elkins College. halliehurst subsequently served a variety of college functions, providing dormitory and classroom space, and once was the home of the college president.

halliehurst在上世纪90年代完全恢复,现在是一个国家历史地标。总统,接纳和发展办公室今天坐落于此。该设施也可用于特殊活动和会议,是举办婚礼和庆典的个人一个受欢迎的网站。

 

冰窖

冰窖
Listed within the Davis & Elkins National Historic Landmark District 1998
冰窖是最初由参议员斯蒂芬b建于19世纪后期的石头圆柱形结构。ag8app下载作为一个地方存放在夏季冰。圆形石场结构是一种功利仓库建设,但在同一个富有想象力的风格halliehurst完成。还有很长的,鹅卵石,悬垂与如画冲天炉排出的屋顶的屋顶。从地面墙上的大广场仓项目。一对石的步骤下降到较低的水平,在有一个入口门。在1969年,结构进行了翻新,并一直作为一个咖啡馆和私人ag8app下载酒吧。

 

门房

门房
Listed within the Davis & Elkins National Historic Landmark District 1998
At the entrance to the Davis & Elkins College campus stands the 门房, a quaint structure that doubled as a gatekeeper’s/caretaker’s residence during the years when the Elkins family spent their summers at halliehurst. The house, with its unusual “witch hat” towers and leaded glass windows, has a storybook look and feel. After the estate was deeded to the College, it became the residence of the College groundskeeper.

门楼的总体轮廓为安妮女王,与陡斜屋顶由数个锥形塔打破。一楼是粗糙的砖石和第二层的墙壁是由木瓦覆盖。第一平面图,包括前庭,大厅,厨房和在一个轴上门廊,与餐厅突出关闭主室和客厅放置在最大圆炮塔相反。有在客厅和分别饭厅间独立的卧室。屋顶是由木瓦覆盖。

In 1988, the 门房 underwent restoration to correct structural deficiencies and repair storm windows. During an extensive interior face-lift, walls, woodwork and fixtures were restored to their original condition and antiquated plumbing in the kitchen and upstairs bath were upgraded to modern standards. Today, the tiny historic building houses the Davis & Elkins College Office of Public Safety.

斯嘉丽飓风
Scarlett Hurricanes

凸轮亨德森和朱红色飓风

In his book, Davis & Elkins College: The Diamond Jubilee History , Dr. Thomas Richard Ross gives credit to Kent Kessler, who, in his history of athletics in West Virginia, wrote:

“In this year of 1923 an athletic hurricane was born up in Randolph County hills which swept through the country, playing havoc with many great institutions. It was called the Scarlet Hurricane of Davis & Elkins College and the force was generated by Cam Henderson and his famous football and basketball teams.”

That was the year when D&E’s football team was undefeated and untied, winning all eight scheduled games. “Such scores as 47-3 (D&E-Salem), 52-0 (D&E-Fairmont), 54-0 (D&E-Morris Harvey), 51-0 (D&E-West Virginia Tech),” Ross went on to write, “doubtless explain why the losers felt they had been hit by a hurricane.”

The days of the Scarlet Hurricane are remarkable in D&E history. They lasted from the time Cam Henderson joined the college as Coach of All Men’s Sports in 1923 until well into the 1930s and the Great Depression. It was a heyday for the small school, with wins over the likes of Army, George Washington University, West Virginia University, and Navy. The College earned a national reputation in football and basketball, and started a proud athletic tradition.

Today, Davis & Elkins College athletic teams are not known as the Scarlet Hurricane, but as the Senators. Despite its size, D&E has continued to attract coaches and student-athletes whose records have made significant contributions to their game – Cam Henderson, Red Brown, Carl Payne, Press Maravich, Greg Myers, Hank Steinbrecher, Cindy Stinger – and others.

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