Graduate is first Kentuckian to climb Mount Everest
Courier-Journal chronicles journey of Mills Funk Davis '93

RELEASED: July 22, 2004

DANVILLE, KY—Mills Funk Davis ’93 realized a lifelong dream this past spring when she successfully climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.

It took Davis 58 days to reach the icy peak that’s 29,035 feet (about 6 miles) above sea level. It wasn’t an easy adventure. The climb was challenging and dangerous. Davis suffered some minor injuries along the way. But she made it and got to watch the sun rise over China.

To see an article that appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal about her climb, visit

Davis, who is a double major graduate from Centre with degrees in economics and anthropology, is believed to be the first Kentuckian to conquer Everest. She lives in Bowling Green, Ky., where she runs her own business.

- end -

Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit

For news archives go to

Communications Office
Centre College
600 W. Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422

Public Information Coordinator: Telephone 859-238-5714

Back to News and Events Home Page Courier-Journal chronicles journey of Mills Funk Davis '93