Sigmund E. Davidson graduated from Roanoke College in 1942 with a B.S. degree. A veteran of the U.S. Army, Mr. Davidson became the successful President of Davidsons, Inc., and served as President of the Retail Men's Clothiers Association.
A standout in Roanoke Valley civic activities, he served with the United Fund, Red Cross, Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, Center in the Square, and Downtown Roanoke, Inc. He further distinguished himself on the Board of the National Conference of Christians and Jews as well as receiving their National Brotherhood Award for a "lifetime devotion to the ideal of the Brotherhood of man.
Mr. Davidson distinguished himself as a business and community leader and a truly dedicated alumnus. He joined the Roanoke College Board of Trustees in 1981 and served as class agent and on the Associates Steering Committee. He participated in numerous phone-a-thons and special projects.
Sigmund E. Davidson received the Roanoke College Medal in 1984.