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Dr. Nelson - Welcome! We are excited for you to join the Catawba family! I know you will find your personal interactions and engagement at Catawba as personally and professionally rewarding as do I. Congratulations on this selection and appointment. I look forward to working with you.
- Drew Davis
Dr. Nelson, Welcome to the Catawba family. I look forward to working with you as you lead the college in advancing our mission.
- Barbara Marshall
President Nelson brings experience, integrity, and leadership to Catawba College. With an unending commitment to higher education accompanied with a deep passion for the liberal arts, Dr. Nelson embodies the mission and values of Catawba College. We are blessed to have him as our 24th President.
- Dean Earl Givens, Jr.
Welcome to Catawba College! I am looking forward to seeing you in Salisbury.
- Forrest Anderson
Dr. Nelson, congratulations! You are the perfect hire for Catawba College and thanks for accepting. You have the vision, the experience, the work ethic, and the commitment to community and constituencies which are all so important. I am working part-time as Advisor for Community Relations for North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and, along with President Dr. Hope Williams and staff, look forward to working with you for many years.
- Phil Kirk, '67
Dr. Nelson: Very excited to read of your presidency. Congratulations. I thank the Catawba education for much of my success in both graduate schools and my chosen profession: college educator in theatre! All the best to you. Be safe and well!
- Susan Vick '67; MFA, SMU '69; Ph.D., U of Illinois Urbana '79; Professor Emerita, WPI, Worcester MA
Greetings from the Environment and Sustainability Department, Dr. Nelson! I am excited to join in on your welcome to Catawba. Our ENV students are surely looking forward to making progress on institutional sustainability efforts when we re-engage with the campus. And, under your leadership, I am confident that our diverse student body will be able to continue bridge-building with the Salisbury community and advancing the socio-ecological justice initiatives that the College mission so clearly supports. We are glad to have you with us!
- Dr. Mercedes Quesada-Embid, Associate Professor, Environmental Policy and Advocacy; Director of Student Engagement, Center for the Environment
Hello, I just wanted to welcome you to Catawba College! This school is very dear to my heart and I know it will be to you too. Best wishes!
A warm welcome to Catawba College President David Nelson and family. We are pleased and delighted that you are a part of the Catawba College Families. Your national and international excellent academia qualifications and experience brings a wealth of knowledge to the college and community.
- The Bailey Family, Parents
David, We are all so thrilled to have you become Catawba's 24th President. We will soar to new heights, I have no doubt. We look forward to seeing you in Salisbury July 1, and I look forward to meeting your wife as well. I'm here in Salisbury, so anything I can do to help with your transition, please give me a shout. We are just thrilled!!! Go Catawba!!
- Deborah Messinger '74
Welcome to Catawba College and Salisbury, NC! We look forward to working with you and having you be a part of our Catawba family!
- Meg Dees
David Nelson, I am extremely excited for you to join the Catawba family.
- Randy Crumpler
On behalf of myself and the faculty from the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, we would like to welcome Dr. Nelson to Catawba with open arms. Dr. Nelson's leadership style and values are consistent with ours and that of Catawba College's mission. We are looking forward to growing and improving for the greater good under his guidance. I'm most looking forward to his deliberate and organized management style that will undoubtedly help us navigate a forward path to success.
- Jim Hand Dean, Health Sciences and Human Performance
Welcome to Catawba College! You will love it here!
- Dr. Sheila Brownlow, Psychology Chair and Director of the First Year Experience
David, I am excited to have you and Kimberly join the Catawba Family. You will be a wonderful addition to our community.
- Dick Seiwell
As a member of the Presidential Search committee, I am so pleased that the process we went through produced such fantastic results in finding the next leader for Catawba College! I am very excited about the future of Catawba with Dr. Nelson at the helm, and look forward to working with him!
- Sally Whitney
Dr. Nelson, WELCOME to Catawba! I look forward to meeting you and Kimberly and seeing all the wonderful places we will go over the coming years under your leadership. You seem like a kindred spirit and already a part of the Catawba family. We welcome you with open arms and look forward to having you on campus!
- Maegen G. Worley, Catawba College Web Designer/Developer
Welcome to our "fair Catawba," Dr. Nelson! When I came to Catawba 34 years ago to join the faculty, I immediately felt at home and I know you will, too. Catawba will steal your heart like it did mine. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to the family!
- Cheryl Peevy, Faculty Emerita, Modern Foreign Languages
Dr. Nelson - Welcome to our Family! Your work seems to speak for itself. We are thrilled about this journey we are about to embark on with you as our leader. Thank you for gracefully accepting the challenge to drive Catawba into a greater future! Our entire family is energetically rooting for you! Please know that we are praying for you and your family as you make this transition to verdant Southlands!
- David L. Stevenson, Jr. '18, Assistant Director of Admissions
Thank you for the community work you did at MassArt. Kymberly, James, and Dan are off and running. I wish you the best in your new job.
- Dan Szabo, Director of Academic Advising, Mass. College of Art
On behalf on the entire Division of the College Experience, we would like to extend our warmest welcome to Dr. Nelson and his wife Kimberly, We look forward to your leadership and vision in elevating Catawba College to new heights for both prospective and current students.
-Dr. Jared R. Tice
Dr. Nelson, the College Honors Program enthusiastically welcomes you to Catawba! We are excited that you will serve as the College's 24th president. We look forward to sharing all of the exciting things we do to enhance the educational experiences of our students with you and working with you to continue this tradition.
- Dr. Maria Vandergriff-Avery, Professor of Sociology & Director of the College Honors Program
David, Congratulations and welcome! You will find this wonderful community of learners invigorating, encouraging, and supportive. Don't hesitate to call upon me if I can ever be of assistance in helping you and Catawba thrive and reach new heights. Warmest wishes to you, Kimberly, and your family.
- Brien Lewis
Especially today we are privileged to have met you and Kimberly. The manner in which you carry yourself and engage with others has always seemed a real fit for our Catawba College personality. As recent events have presented themselves it is has become more clear that a hand was on our shoulder as we navigated recent months with you. Our woven fabric of people and history will be there with you to ensure our 169 year history thrives much, much longer. Lead us. We want it.
- Bob and Susan Arnold '71
David - It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to meet you during the search process and I am absolutely thrilled that you and Kimberly will be joining the Catawba family. While my husband and I live in New York and Lenox, MA and therefore won't have the opportunity to spend as much time with you as other Trustees, I am looking forward to seeing you very soon and to meeting Kimberly. Please know I am here to help and support you in every way possible. Welcome to Catawba!
- Dan Bross
Welcome Dr. Nelson, As an alum, we are so proud to have you as our next President. Catawba is a remarkable institution with warm people and phenomenal students. Congratulations on your appointment!
- Dr. James S. Bridgeforth
Congratulations David. I regret we did not have more time together since my arrival in Boston. I pray God's blessing upon you and your family as you embark upon this next journey. Let's stay in touch. I know there is much I can learn from you.
- Dr. Lepaine Sharp-McHenry, Dean and Professor Simmons University
- Carolyn Edwards
Dr. Nelson, Congratulations upon your selection as President at Catawba. My name is Bill Hall '66. Rosemary, my wife, and I look forward to meeting you and your family welcoming y'all to Catawba and to the Salisbury-Rowan community. Hope to see you in the coming weeks. Glad to have you on board.
- Bill and Rosemary Hall
Welcome!!! We are all so excited to meet you and work with you! I am new to the Catawba community as well, and I looking forward to seeing Catawba grow and reach new heights under your leadership.
- Caitie Connor, Admissions Counselor, Shuford School of Performing Arts