Walter A Davis

Walter A Davis

VU Alumni Association's Davis Citation for Service Award event is now virtual

The Vincennes Univeristy Alumni Association has pivoted plans and will now host a virtual event on Wednesday, September 15, to honor Dr. Daniel Combs with the 2020 Walter A Davis Memorial Citation for Service.

Combs is unable to travel and will not be attending the event in person. The virtual event will begin at 6:00pm and will last approximately 45 minutes

The program and presentation of the Citation may be viewed online through Zoom:
Walter Davis Award
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
        US: +1 301 715 8592  or +1 312 626 6799  

and via Facebook Live at

For those unable to connect online, limited, socially distanced seating will be available at Green Actvities Center. Masks are required.

If you would like to send a personal note, card, letter or story, please feel free to drop it off at  the VU Foundation Office located in the Louie O. Dayson Center at 1109 North Third Street. You may also mail your messages to the VU ALumni Association, 1002 N. First St., Vincennes, IN 47591.

 Fore more information, please contact Aaron Selby, Director of Alumni Engagement at 812.888.5332 or


The Walter A Davis Citation has been presented each year since 1952 including 3 years with dual recipients.

Walter A Davis spent his career dedicated to educational opportunities and community development in many roles including: K-12 educator and school administrator; Superintendent of Schools in Bicknell – Go Bulldogs! – and later in Covington, Indiana; through the army where he was able to create schools for service-members and veterans; and finally at Vincennes University where after spending two short years, his leadership was recognized by the Board of Trustees and he was appointed President of Vincennes University, a post he held for 25 years. 

The Vincennes University Alumni Association is now accepting nominations for the 2021 Walter A. Davis Memorial Citation. If you know someone that has given outstanding service to our community and is a resident of the greater Vincennes area or a VU Alum please nominate them!

Click here to complete a nomination form!