Davis honored at Stillman

Published 4:23 pm Monday, November 17, 2008

By Staff
Johnny Davis, a resident of Brewton, joined a group of professional Stillmanite educators when he was inducted into the Stillman College Hall of Fame recently.
Davis received the honor during a ceremony held Nov. 6 at Birthright Auditorium on the Stillman College campus.
As part of the ceremony, Davis was presented with a trophy. The ceremony also included the unveiling of a photograph of the honoree that will be displayed in the main hall of College of Education Headquarters.
When Davis accepted the award, he said credit for his success should be given to his parents.
The real credit goes to my God, my parents, especially my mother, and my alma mater, Stillman College,” Davis said. “God has lead and guided me through the years. My parents forced me to get an education so that I could experience a better life than they had. They wanted me to make choices, and a good education would open the door.”
Davis also expressed a sincere appreciation for his alma mater.
Stillman College, along with the World Council of Churches, sent Davis to France in 1958 to participate in an Ecumenical Work Camp.
During his career in education, Davis served as chair of the Baker High School English department for over 16 years; writer of curriculum guides and pacing guides for students and teachers of English II in the Mobile Public School System and served as supervising teacher for student teachers from Mobile College and the University of South Alabama.
He has been published in professional magazines and was awarded the 2006 retired teachers distinguished service award.
Davis also served as president and president-elect of the Escambia County Retired Teachers Association for several years.
He represented retirees across the United States and served as teacher of the year on both local and district levels.
Davis is currently retired but continues to work within the community by participating in clubs and other educational activites.

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