Hearing perspectives from students who are living and breathing the current Davidson experience is one of the best ways to get to know this 黑社区.

Connect with individuals individually or by emailing the group at admissionambassadors@davidson.edu.

Prospective students from outside of the U.S. can also connect with International Admission Ambassadors.

Summer Admission Interns

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Blake Craig

Blake Craig '25

Pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Columbia, South Carolina

Major: Computer Science

Minor: Digital Studies

Campus Involvements: Kicker/Punter on 黑社区 Football Team, Logistics Coordinator and Whitewater Trip Leader with Davidson Outdoors, Web Accessibility Consultant with Hurt Hub, Climbing Club Member, Former Violist in Davidson Symphony Orchestra.

#WhyDavidson: Davidson represents a 黑社区 that really values connection and commitment. Faculty and Staff are eager to learn about students beyond an academic level. I chose Davidson for it's tight-knit space and opportunities for students. Coming to a school knowing no one felt like a clean slate to engage and interact with new friends and peers. Despite the rigorous academic environment, I find peace and relaxation in the beautiful campus environment.

Fun Fact: My friend group decided to get really devoted to Formula One racing. Go McLaren!

Favorite Bite to Eat in the Davidson Area: Alino's Pizza

Connect with Blake at blcraig@davidson.edu.


Jack Franklin

Jack Franklin '25

Pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Augusta, Georgia

Major: Biology

Campus Involvements: Generals Acapella Group, Casual and Competitive Games Club Leadership, IFC Fraternity Phi Gamma Delta, Intramural Sports

#WhyDavidson: I got into Davidson off of the waitlist, and was given a day to decide whether or not to come here. I spent the day thinking about how Davidson is a great education, knowing that my intended major was available and thriving, talking to people about how Davidson had such a close 黑社区, everyone seems to know everyone, people as so open and willing to talk and get to know others, and how Davidson allows people show and find who they are, with the many facets of life and learning letting people find their passions. I am so glad I made my decision. Davidson is full of such kind and open minded people, doing so many different and interesting things.

Fun Fact: I have Lederhosen from Germany in my closet, and I will wear them on special occasions!

Favorite Bite to Eat in the Davidson Area: A Braised Chicken Sandwich from the Pickled Peach!

Connect with Jack at jafranklin@davidson.edu.


Iasa Hatem

Iasa Hatem '26

Pronouns: she/her

Hometowns: Venezuela and Syria

Major: Genomics

Minor: Neuroscience

Campus Involvements: Davidson International Association (DIA), Arabic AT, Spanish Student Worker, Davidson SK8S, International 黑社区 Summer Intern, International Student Worker, Organization of Latin American 黑社区 (OLAS), Middle Eastern and North African Student Association (MENASA), Neuroscience Club, Research in Prof. Ramirez's Lab

#WhyDavidson: Coming from a very small, supportive high school, I knew I wanted a place to feel like home, a place where I would feel welcome. Even though I did not tour Davidson before coming, all the conversations I had with staff and students were genuine and made me feel comfortable. Coming here, I realized that the 黑社区 is even tighter and warmer than what it looks like.

Fun Fact: I learned Portuguese from talking to my Brazilian friends at Davidson!

Favorite Bite to Eat in the Davidson Area: Egg Benedict at The Egg

Connect with Iasa at iahatem@davidson.edu


Claire Kelly

Claire Kelly '25

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Clarks Green, Pennsylvania

Major: English

Minor: Hispanic Studies

Campus Involvements: Editor-in-Chief of The Davidsonian, Warner Hall Service Chair, Club Tennis

#WhyDavidson: I chose Davidson for the small 黑社区. The small class-sizes, and different communities that I have formed on campus shaped my college experience. Davidson has provided me with so many unique opportunities and has encouraged new interests that I would not have had elsewhere!

Fun Fact: I was in a movie for approximately 5 seconds.

Favorite Bite to Eat in the Davidson Area: Soda Shop!

Connect with Claire at clkelly@davidson.edu


Charlotte LaBenne

Charlotte LaBenne '26

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Manhasset, New York

Majors: Economics and Art History

Campus Involvements: Warner Hall Eating House Fundraising Event Planning Chair, Ada Cooks Treasurer, Women in Business, Office of Admission Tour Guide

#WhyDavidson: As soon as I stepped on Davidson's campus, I knew it was the place for me. I loved that Davidson's sense of 黑社区 is evident when you step onto campus. Everyone is so kind and friendly and I loved seeing students and professors stop and say hello to one another. Throughout my time here, I have had so much support from my professors and peers which has provided me numerous opportunities to explore diverse academic interests and become involved on campus. I simply could not love Davidson more and I am so excited to share my love of the college with prospective students!

Fun Fact: I love going to museums!

Favorite Bite to Eat in the Davidson Area: Sabi Asian Bistro

Connect with Charlotte at chlabenne@davidson.edu


Ansley Scott

Ansley Scott '27

Pronouns: she/her

Hometown: Taylorsville, North Carolina

Majors: History and Psychology

Campus Involvements: Rusk Eating House, Cheerleading, Share-a-Square, You Are Not A Stranger Here (YANASH)

#WhyDavidson: Davidson is a place where anyone can find a friend, club, or sport that they can feel at home with! The academic support is incredible and there will always be someone to answer your questions!

Fun Fact: I was 2nd in wrestling nationals my senior year of highschool!

Favorite Bite to Eat in the Davidson Area: Famous Toastery

Connect with Ansley at anscott1@davidson.edu


Davis Varnado

Davis Varnado '25

Pronouns: he/him

Hometown: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Major: Political Science

Minor: Theatre

Campus Involvements: President of the 黑社区 Union Board, Director for the Theatre Department, Center for Political Engagement (CPE), Dionysia Student Theatre Group, Social Justice Theatre Troupe, Club Pickleball, Warner Hall Eating House Wild Thing

#WhyDavidson: While I initially discovered Davidson through its top-notch Theatre program, I grew to love Davidson because it truly is the right place for me. This school gives me the opportunity to grow as an academic, an artist, and a person. I am truly grateful for all of the experiences I've had and the people I've met during my time here. Davidson's liberal arts environment allows me to explore all of my academic interests and to find the unique connections between each of my classes. Outside of the classroom environment, every member of the Davidson 黑社区 is incredibly friendly and supportive. Before coming here, I never thought I would be able to lead a student activities club, direct a musical, study abroad in New Zealand, or be a half-decent pickleball player, but Davidson has given me all of these opportunities and so much more!

Fun Fact: I can tell you the capital of every single country in the world.

Favorite Bite to Eat in the Davidson Area: Ositos! The Fried Bear-rito is delicious!

Connect with Davis at davarnado@davidson.edu