On April 17, Hampden-Sydney College senior Steven Barron Frazier '12 presented his Senior Fellowship Project in a public lecture at the College. Barron is one of a select group of seniors who undertook an extended, interdisciplinary research project which culminated in a public presentation. Although Senior Fellows are undergraduates, they are expected to pursue their research project at a graduate-school level. Each project is evaluated on its originality, on the thoroughness of its research methods, and on the quality of the final presentation. Barron's project, for Honors in Biology and Anthropology, was entitled "The Science and Philosophy of Cherokee Indian Medicine: A Natural Alternative to Western Solutions."
A Venable Scholar, Barron serves as President of both Good Men Good Citizens and the President's Men and is a member of the Garnet & Grey Society (admissions tour guide). He planned and organized "Greeks for Green" and the "H-SC Cares for Kids" program. Barron is a member of the honorary societies Phi Beta Kappa (academics), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), and Chi Beta Phi (science) and the Society of '91 (leadership program). A biology major, Barron is a graduate of Norfolk Academy and is the son of Jane Hudgins Frazier of Norfolk and Steven E. Frazier of Chesapeake.
A private college for men, Hampden-Sydney is ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The College is known for its liberal arts curriculum, the Honor Code which stresses individual and collective responsibility, and a focus on the needs of young men.