HR27 ORG 3/7
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 27
(By Delegate Prezioso)
March 7, 1995
Honoring and commemorating the accomplishments of an award winning
young West Virginian, Christopher A. Davis of Harrison County.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis, 23, a Fairmont State College
senior, was named captain of the USA Today's sixth annual All-USA
College Academic First Team and was profiled in the January 16,
1995 edition of USA Today.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis was named to the team for his
outstanding scholarship, intellectual achievement, and leadership
and was honored by USA Today in Arlington, Virginia with a $2,500
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis was one of twenty students
selected by a panel of judges from 1,400 nominees representing 558
colleges from fifty states and the District of Columbia.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis, a senior at Fairmont State
College majoring in sociology/human services has earned a 3.61
cumulative grade point average and plans to attend law school pursuing a career as a civil rights attorney.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis is very active extracurricularly
in organizations such as the Disabled Student Society, which he co-
founded, student publications, student government, and campus
advisory boards. He is actively involved with Alpha Phi Omega
service fraternity, the Association on Higher Education and
Disability (AHEAD), American Humanics, social science honorarium
and political science honorary. He holds many academic and
leadership awards from both Fairmont State College and his former
institution, Salem-Teikyo University.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis, three years ago, while working
in the private sector, suffered a permanent disability when he was
seriously injured on the job, nearly severing his spinal cord in
three places. A quadriplegic for two months, he began intensive
rehabilitation which ultimately enabled him to regain use of his
arms. Confined to a wheelchair for nine months, Christopher today
is able to walk with the use of forearm crutches.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis reentered higher education,
where, as a non-traditional and newly handicapped student, he
pursued the college experience with a newfound zeal, both
academically and extracurricularly.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis participated in the Frasure-
Singleton Legislative Program with the West Virginia Senate in 1993
and was selected as a Judith A. Herndon Legislative Fellow with the
West Virginia House of Delegates in 1994 and assigned to the House
Education Committee where he played a major role in the developmentand passage of House Concurrent Resolution 501, a bill which
increased higher education's role in providing services to students
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis continued his internship with
the office of Secretary of Education and the Arts, serving with
distinction, and conducted the campus by campus study required in
House Concurrent Resolution 501.
Whereas, Christopher A. Davis was presented the Distinguished
West Virginian Award by Governor Gaston Caperton in recognition of
his outstanding achievements and the great honor of being the first
West Virginian to be selected to the USA Today's All-USA Academic
First Team and bringing recognition to West Virginia, its higher
education system, Fairmont State College, our public school system,
in addition to the personal recognition; therefore, be it
Resolved by the House of Delegates:
That the members of this body do hereby express their deepest
pride and appreciation for the dedication and accomplishments of
this outstanding young West Virginian and wish him continued
success in his future endeavors; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates
transmit copies of this resolution to Christopher A. Davis and his