Terry, William Holt


Will Terry in a pin striped suit
William Terry Holt
Dean Terry talking with students during freshman orientation, 1975.
William Terry at Family Weekend
Will Terry's Accomplishments 1954
Acme Presbyterian Church, Rieglwood, NC
Inside the Megaphone
The Interior of Acme Presbyterian Church, where Will first served as a pastor.
Assembly Speakers List 1964
The results of a student-wide survey administered by the Chaplain’s Office, 1965-1966.
Report of the Religious Life Committee
A student recording the names of absent students during chapel, 1967.
Worship attendance record card
The first publication of The Dean's Outbasket, September, 1977.
The Dean's Outbasket introduces an alternative solution for students who want to keep their firearms on campus, December, 1977.
Will Terry reconnecting with an alumnus at homecoming, Bill Giduz, November 11th, 2012
Will Terry with attendees of the Campaign for Davidson, eventually called A Quiet Resolve, September 1991.
Will Terry grinning in the rain at the college's Sesquincentennial Celebration, 1987.
Dean Terry and the Dean of Students’ Office personnel
Will Terry’s full response to the alumnus 1971
Alumni Relations’ entry on the credentials accumulated over Will Terry’s career
A close-up of Will Terry during his later years as Dean of Students, Bill Giduz, 1980s.
Dean Will Terry Gives Commencement Speech
Will Terry Chatting with Student
A cover story on Will Terry's retirement in the Davidson Journal.
Terry Scholarship Write-up in Campus Chronicle
Will Terry speaking with a Terry Scholar student outside in 2008.
Terry Scholarship Brochure, 2012
Terry Scholar reunions with 8 scholars and Will Terry
Terry Scholar Reunion with 40+ people including families in 2014.
Will Terry and Sue Ross
Will Terry's 80th Birthday Party with cake and candles
Terry, William Holt
Reverend William Holt Terry, ‘54, D.D., was thirty-eight when he became the Dean of Students at Davidson College in 1970, the role in which he is best remembered. Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Terry earned his B.S. degree from Davidson College and his Master of Ministry from Union Presbyterian Seminary of Richmond in 1958. A man who was never truly content to finish his schooling, he later acquired his Doctor of Ministry from Union Seminary of Richmond in 1986. Prior to becoming Dean of Students, Terry served as the pastor of Davidson College Presbyterian Church, the secretary of the college’s YMCA, the school’s chaplain, and the pastor of Acme Presbyterian Church in Riegelwood, North Carolina. Will Terry’s years at Davidson as a student, staffer, and administrator saw vast changes in the institution, including coeducation, integration, the shifting spiritual landscape, and changing relationships between college administration and the student body. When he retired in 1994, former students, administrators, and friends of the college founded the William Holt Terry Scholarship in his honor, a fund which later expanded to include a fellowship component.
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