On April 19, Hampden-Sydney College senior Christian Adam Pritchett presented his Senior Fellowship Project in a public lecture at the College. Cap 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. Cap's project, for Honors in History and Rhetoric, was entitled "Nixon's Presidential Rhetoric."
A Venable Scholar, Cap has served as Vice President of the Rugby Club and as Secretary of the social fraternity Theta Chi. He is a member of the honorary society Phi Beta Kappa (academics) and was the recipient of the Rhetoric Speech Award at Final Convocation in April 2011. A history major, Cap is a graduate of Community High School and is the son Gretchen Notermann of Fincastle.
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.