As Keene State College students came back from Thanksgiving break, sad news hit the community. Gordon (Gordi) Davis, a Sodexo staff member who served at the dinning commons and a KSC Alumn, passed away.
Davis was a memorable part of student’s dinning experience.
KSC sophomore Emily Bouffard said she remembered the time when Davis told her, “Girl, your future is so bright, make sure you wear sunglasses.”
Early Monday, December 2, when the news about Davis’s passing spread through campus, social media activity about the loss began. On Facebook, many KSC students and alumni expressed their condolences.
“RIP Gordi from the DC. You will be missed greatly. Much love,” a KSC junior wrote. A senior said, “RIP Gordi, one of the best Dining Commons hosts that Keene has ever had!”
On Monday, a tribute poster with Gordi’s photo was placed at the entrace of the Zorn Dinning Commons.
The picture stood a few feet away from the desk where Davis once sat for the past seven years to greet students as they rushed into to the DC between classes.
According to an email sent by KSC Director of Human Resources, Kim Harkness, Davis died on November 30.
An email sent by Vice President of Student Affairs, Andy Robinson, stated KSC officials will notify the community regarding memorial services when more information becomes available.
For Gordi’s last Equinox interview, see video here.
For full story, see next issue on December 12, 2013.
Karina Barriga Albring can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org