THE DAVIS FELLOWSHIP program was established in 2002 by a gift from Norwood H. Davis, Jr. '63, retired chairman of Trigon Healthcare Inc., and his wife, Marguerite Cash Davis. The Fellowship is designed to attract to Hampden- Sydney College "young men who will make a difference in society."
With 35 years of executive experience, Norwood Davis knows that there is always a need for those who truly want to lead. "Many are not willing to assume leadership roles because they are concerned about the risks associated with being out front. Society needs leaders who are willing to take risks." He has in his own life shown no hesitancy to be "out front." A native of Richmond, Mr. Davis attended Hampden-Sydney College on a basketball scholarship and led the team as captain for three years. He graduated in 1966 from the University of Virginia School of Law. After 31 years with Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mr. Davis relinquished the position of chairman and chief executive officer in April 1999. He continued as chairman for a year.