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Community Invited to the Verna Miller Case Annual Symposium

by | Apr 27, 2023

The Verna Miller Case Symposium will be held on May 3 – at various site around the Davidson campus.


Davidson’s annual celebration of student research, community projects and creative work! Over 700 students participating. Free live music and food trucks. Held on Richardson plaza and surrounding buildings. Open to the public.

Verna Case at the 2022 Symposium named in her honor.

The Verna Miller Case Research and Creative Works Symposium is named for Beverly F. Dolan Professor Emerita of Biology, founding director of the John Crosland Jr., Center for Teaching and Learning, and Davidson’s first Associate Dean of Faculty, Verna Miller Case. She retired in July, 2019.

The gift was made possible by her children – Jeff Case ’99, his wife, Lisa Green Case ’99, Jordan Case ’03 and his wife Johana Soto Case – to honor her 45 years of service to Davidson. Her career has touched many, including students who traveled to Mwandi, Zambia with her over 18 years, Davidson’s first Posse cohort whom she mentored, the Posse 6 students she presently mentors, plus more than four decades of students who entered her classroom for advice, counsel, and friendship.

This symposium was a dream of Dr. Case’s for many years, and Davidson is honored that it will carry her name for years to come.

The symposium began in 2017 as the Alenda Lux: Symposium with 350 participants.

In 2018, the event grew to more than 600 student presentations, posters, and performances and the faculty elected to dedicate the last day of spring semester classes to the symposium.

The 2019 event featured more than 900 students across all disciplines. Regrettably, the 2020 event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The hybrid event in 2021 featured more than 775 students presenting more than 470 projects. In 2022 the symposium returned to being an in-person event. See our photo album from last year’s symposium.

Details about the 2023 symposium can be found in the matrix provided below:


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