On April 18, Hampden-Sydney College senior Kevin Komson Sidney presented his Senior Fellowship Project in a public lecture at the College. Kevin 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. Kevin's project, for Honors in Economics and Mathematics, was entitled "United States of Investment: An econometric analysis of state location determinants of foreign direct investment."
A Venable Scholar, Kevin played varsity baseball for two years and served on the NCAA Student-Athlete Committee. He is a member of the social fraternity Lambda Chi and the honorary society Phi Beta Kappa (academics). A mathematical economics major, Kevin is a graduate of West Potomac High School and is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Louis E. Sidney of Alexandria.
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.