Susan Jacobius Davis CDR USN (Ret.) graduated from Mary Washington College in 1973 with a degree in Art History. She served her country as an officer in the United States Navy primarily in the areas of administration/personnel and recruiting until her retirement in 1995. An avid traveler, Susan traveled abroad with her daughter Amy, and in the last 10 years has visited all 7 continents and much more with her husband, Bruce, and various friends.
Susan established an annual scholarship in memory of her daughter in 2019 and plans to endow the scholarship through her estate plans. Amelia (Amy) Elizabeth Davis was the only child of Susan and Bruce Davis. She studied Art History at Virginia Tech graduating in 2008. She went on to earn a degree from the Rosen College of the University of Central Florida in Event Planning and Hospitality Management. This aided her to fulfill her dream of becoming a cast member at Walt Disney World. She passed away far too young and unexpectedly in 2014.
By making international study available to deserving students, it is the donor’s hope that the Amelia Elizabeth Davis International Study Scholarship will promote a better understanding of American foreign relations and assist future generations of Mary Washington students to obtain a quality education.
Photo: Battlefield Yearbook, 1973