I think during my first or second semester at one point I did receive an email. I can’t remember who it was, but I received an email basically saying they were trying to work with UNC Charlotte about trying to work with their Hillel program and trying to interact more with the Jewish students. It is funny, the email. It came from Tom [Shandley], and it was not a blind copy, so we could see the rest of individuals that were on the distribution. I think I counted like 19 or 18 recipients. So, at the time we were probably 1,600-1,700 students while I was here, but at the time and there were less than 20 that identified themselves as Jewish. I kind of got a chuckle out of that.
Brian Bokor graduated from Davidson in 2001 with a BA in History. He was a member of the varsity football team, earning the Prosser Carnegie Award his senior year. He was also a member of Phi Delta Theta. After Davidson, he attended law school at University of Florida. After working in private practice for 9 years and for a Wall Street bank in New York City, he now is an attorney for Wells Fargo Bank in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Summary: Bokor recounts his experiences as Jewish student at Davidson and how it aligned with his experiences as a Jewish man living in the American South. He discusses his experiences as a student athlete and member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity at Davidson College. He talks about his interfaith relationship with his Catholic wife and discusses Jewish identity’s precarious position in current American politics.