Bruce E. Davis - Chapman Legacy Society
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Gifts Established:

  • Bruce E. Davis Endowed Provost Scholarship for Business | Est. 2011
  • Shirval Hill Davis Memorial Presidential Scholarship in Education and Business | Est. 2008
brick engraved with name Bruce E. Davis

Bruce E. Davis

University of Tulsa alumna Shirval Hill Davis (BS ’69, elementary education) was deeply committed to promoting excellence in academics and was a dedicated friend and supporter of her alma mater.

Shirval graduated from Edison High School in Tulsa and while at TU was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. At TU, she met Bruce Davis (BS ’69, finance), a business major, basketball athlete and Academic All-American. The couple married in 1967 and lived in a small apartment near Sixth Street as they completed their studies.

After her graduation from TU, Shirval taught elementary school in Kansas City, Missouri, for the Park Hill School District until 1973, when their first child was born. A homemaker and volunteer, Mrs. Davis was a past president of the Lakewood Garden Club and also had an affinity for the Independence, Missouri, area and shared her knowledge of the area with others.

The Davises continued to share a great loyalty to their alma mater for more than 30 years. They demonstrated their dedication through generous gifts that strengthened many university endeavors, including the TU Annual Fund, the TU Lettermen’s Association, and the Golden Hurricane Club. The Davises also supported the Terry Hutton Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Philip L. Howell Memorial Economics Scholarship Fund to honor two TU business professors who were very influential throughout Bruce’s academic experience.

Bruce has also generously given of his time by serving on the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of the Collins College of Business since 2003, providing invaluable expertise and advice to the administration of the college.

Mr. Davis has chosen to honor the memory and legacy of Shirval, who passed away in 2006 after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, by establishing a permanent source of scholarship support for aspiring education or business majors. The Shirval Hill Davis Memorial Presidential Scholarship in Education and Business will forever carry on the legacy and memory of Shirval Hill Davis by creating opportunities for future generations of TU students.