Investment in success | Melissa Davies’ Campbell journey

Melissa Davies

Last month you heard about Trae Bremer’s Campbell journey and scholarship story.

Another success story belongs to Melissa Davies, who was drawn to Campbell as an undergrad because of its strong health sciences program. Scholarships allowed her to become a charter member of the first class of medical students at the new Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. Osteopathic medicine, she said, intrigued her because of its focus on preventative medicine and holistic approach to working with patients.

“One of the things I love about osteopathic medicine is the recognition that taking medicine is not always going to solve the problem,” she says. The school’s mission fell exactly in line with the kind of doctor Davies hoped to be – one who’s emphatic, a good listener and communicates well with her patients and that serves others.

Now a resident doctor specializing in obstetrics and gynecology in Greenville, Davies joined  President Creed’s speaking tour last spring in Fayetteville to tell the story of how scholarships made her dream of becoming a physician possible.

“It’s really incredibly meaningful to me that people are willing to give and contribute to the various scholarships I received,” says Davies. “It’s more than a donation. It’s an investment in our students and in our future.”


Story courtesy of Billy Liggett, Director of Publications & Campbell Magazine Editor. To learn about the Campbell Leads campaign and how to support student scholarships, visit