June 13th, 2012
Hampton University mourns loss of Davy
Dr. Freddye T. Davy
The Hampton University community mourns the loss of devoted Honors College Director Dr. Freddye T. Davy, who passed away on June 2, 2012.
As a testament to Davy’s dedication, Hampton University President Dr. William R. Harvey announced in April that the HU Honors College would be named the Freddye T. Davy Honors College.
Prior to her post at HU, Davy served at Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina and worked in the public schools in Arkansas, the District of Columbia and Maryland. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Philander Smith College, a master’s degree from the University of Maryland and a Doctorate from Vanderbilt University.
When Davy arrived at the HU Honors College she developed a program that offers a diverse combination of seminars community service and outreach, conference work and graduate study preparation. Davy always said that Honors College students seek success and intellectual risk in all they did at HU.
Alumni from the program leave HU filled with “Davy-isms,” as many have coined them, and are prepared to be leaders in their communities. After graduating from the college, students have attended many prestigious graduate and professional schools. Honors College alumni often come back and serve as mentors and speakers for Honors College events.