Newell (Samuel W.) Building
Dates: Built in 2002-2003 to house WDAV radio station.
Quote: WDAV on Main Street…” I like the sound of that. It
suggests that classical music belongs not just in the concert hall or
in the parlor, but in the midst of the daily life of the community.
Kim Hodgson. “WDAV on Main Street .” WDAV website, 2003.
Named for: Samuel W. Newell,Jr., class of 1939.
Rare combination of theological learning, original creative skill,
intuitive perception of beauty, and genial personal address,
Preacher understood and loved by what could be a difficult congregation
composed of town and gown, yet welded by his Christian ministry into a unity
in which there is happily neither Greek nor barbarian
Devoted pastor serving the whole community in countless ways, civic, cultural,
High in principle, honest in discipline tempered by wisdom and humanity
Friend and counselor of students, youthful enough to be understanding of their
problems, mature enough to be sage in solving them
Presbyter of ever increasing stature, ministerof ever widening influence,
Christian of ever deepening faith, sane and joyous in attitude
Blest with complete accord of faith and reason
Bringer of inspiration, edification, and consolation into his people’s lives
Davidson College confers upon you the degree of Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa.
” Honorary Degree citation, Davidson College 1959.