News FeaturedHighlights of 2015-2016
Each year has it's own challenges and triumphs. As another school year has passed, we add it's moments to our memories. Here are ten highlights of 2015-2016.
236 Seniors Graduate
On Sunday, May 8, Hampden-Sydney College celebrated Commencement marking the conclusion of the College's 241st year. The rain held off, allowing 236 seniors to receive diplomas in the sunshine on Venable Lawn.
Journal of the Sciences 5 Published
The Journal of the Sciences now has half a decade under its belt. Hampden-Sydney's very own science publication, which showcases a wide variety of undergraduate research in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, just released Volume 5 this spring. According to Dr. Michael Wolyniak, associate professor of biology and advisor to the Journal, it fills a void of needing a place to consolidate the great undergraduate scientific work taking place on campus.
10 Inducted into Sigma Xi
In March, ten Hampden-Sydney College students were inducted into Sigma Xi, the international honorary scientific research society. Founded in 1886 to honor excellence in scientific investigation and to encourage collaboration among researchers in all fields of science and engineering, the Society now consists of over 500 chapters at academic, industrial, and government research institutions and has nearly 60,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world.
12 Inducted into Phi Beta Kappa
On Thursday, April 14, 2016, the Hampden-Sydney chapter of the honor society Phi Beta Kappa gained 12 new members. The highest academic achievement, moral character, responsible citizenship, and broad intellectual curiosity are requirements of membership.
Students Attend Model OASAlexander V. Abbott '17
From March 21-25, nine Hampden-Sydney students participated in the Model Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. The Model, held annually, is an introduction to the politics of the Western Hemisphere and allows students a chance to interact with groups from across the U.S. as well as half a dozen other countries.