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Davidson Family Provides Rowan College Foundation with Memorial Endowment

College Relations, Communications, and Marketing
PR 039
Deptford Twp.
Date: 12/17/2015
Pictured front row: Sons Stephen and Paul Davidson; back row (left to right): Rowan College Foundation at Gloucester County Secretary Steven Shriver, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Susan Hall, Foundation President Geraldine Martin, wife Christina Davidson-Tucci, and parents Jay and Randee Davidson

Deptford Twp. – An admired man of many talents, Dr. Paul C. Davidson was a successful chiropractor deeply involved within the community, including Rowan College at Gloucester County (RCGC) where he taught anatomy and physiology as an adjunct instructor. On Dec. 20, members of the Davidson family ensured that the impact their loved one had on students would continue at the college, creating an endowment scholarship in his honor.

 

"Paul loved this place," said his wife, Christina Davidson-Tucci. "He had a passion for teaching and thought it was a privilege to encourage, inspire and nurture students," she told the group of RCGC employees and family members gathered at the signing ceremony. Also attending the ceremony were Christina and Paul's two young sons, Stephen and Paul, his father Dr. Jay Davidson and mother Randee Davidson, an employee at the college.

 

Davidson, who tragically passed away from a boating accident at the age of 32, was committed to making students' educational experience at the college a positive one. He liked to bring his professional experience as a chiropractor into the classroom, sharing case studies and providing students with a connection between theory and practice, making contagious the excitement to learn.

 

The Dr. Paul C. Davidson Memorial Endowment will provide a perpetual $500 scholarship annually to a qualified full-time, first- or second-year student. Applicants must be a current Gloucester County resident majoring in an allied health related field or the biological sciences with a minimum 3.25 GPA. High school applicants planning to attend must maintain a B+ or higher overall GPA. All applicants must submit a 250-word essay on career objectives.  

 

Davidson received his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from The College of New Jersey and his Chiropractic Doctoral Degree from Sherman College of Chiropractic in South Carolina. During his time at Sherman College, he was a graduate instructor for Chiropractic Biophysics Technique and also vice president of the Biophysics Club. After earning his degree, Davidson joined his father's chiropractic practice in Washington Township and also served as vice president of the Washington Township Rotary Club.

 

"This endowment is a precious gift in keeping Paul's memory alive," stated Dr. Susan Hall, dean of Nursing and Allied Health. Hall worked with Davidson when he taught as an adjunct instructor at Gloucester County College (now RCGC).

 

For more information on student scholarships, visit rcgc.edu/scholarships. Rowan College at Gloucester County is located on a 250-acre campus on Tanyard Road, Deptford, just off Exit 56 of Route 55.

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