Diego Rolando Velasco '14 received the President's Award for Scholarship and Character. The President's Award for Scholarship and Character is presented to a junior who has excelled in the classroom at Hampden-Sydney and who also demonstrates the quality of character that enriches the life of the campus community.
A Madison Scholar, Diego serves as Vice-President of Circle K and is a member of the International Club and Club Soccer. A Spanish and English major, Diego is a graduate of Meadowbrook High School and is the son of Ester V. Velasco of Richmond.
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 education of young men.