Adele Davis Scholarship
This scholarship was established by CSUB Music Department Chairman Dr. Doug Davis, in honor of his wife Adele Davis. Adele graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Elementary Education in 1961. She began her career in Ventura California teaching first grade. Although she taught all grades, she loved first grade the most. While serving in the US Army Department’s School System, Adele was able to teach in several parts of the world, from Germany to Crete. In Bakersfield, she joined the Panama Buena Vista School District where she taught her last 30 years of first grade. Mrs. Davis, along with her husband, was a big supporter of the CSUB Jazz Fest and overall Jazz music program at CSUB. She was a recipient of many teaching awards, including: the Outstanding Teacher of the Year and is remembered for her kindness and being a supporter of the arts.