The Honor in a Name: Sam Davis and MBA Registration

Sam Davis

Sam Davis statue at the TN State Capitol

During registration for each new school year, MBA students engage in a time-honored tradition of signing the Register as a way of officially marking their enrollment in the school and taking on an oath of honor. This tradition dates back to the late 1700’s before our school-on-a-hill was called Montgomery Bell Academy. In 1861, before he became a Confederate scout and died protecting the lives of his compatriots, Sam Davis attended Western Military Institute (MBA as it was then) and added his signature to the Register. Now, young men can add their own names to the long list of great names, hoping to create a similar legacy of integrity. Along with viewing photos from registration this year, you can also click on a link below to a video that the Patrick Wilson Library produced this summer to commemorate Sam Davis and recognize his legacy at MBA.

Link to the video by clicking here:

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