August 02, 2011
On Wednesday, August 31, 2011, at 4 PM Hampden-Sydney College will dedicate the remodeled and expanded Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest. The Dedicatory Address will be made by General Stanley A. McChrystal (USA Retired) at 7:30 PM in Johns Auditorium
The occasion will recognize the service of Lt. Gen. Samuel V. Wilson (USA Retired) to Hampden-Sydney College and his development of young men who will serve as the outstanding leaders of tomorrow and will also mark Gen. Wilson's retirement from active teaching at the Center.
A foyer at the Wilson Center will be named in memory of Rondi Arlton recognizing her service to the Wilson Center.
During the rededication ceremony, citations will be presented to Maj. Gen. Gordon C. Nash (US Marine Corps Retired) '71 and Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, Jr. '78, Adjutant General, South Carolina Military Department.
The public is invited to both the dedication and to Gen. McChrystal's address at 7:30 PM in Johns Auditorium.
The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest, founded in 1996, develops effective and ethical leaders who link theory with principled action and understand the challenges confronting the United States and the world.
The Wilson Center has been housed since 2007 in the Packer/Fulton house, a clapboard building next to the Kirk Athletic Center. Work began in the early spring of 2011 to add to the existing building a wing which doubled its size. The new wing contains a spacious lecture room, a seminar room, and two offices. The existing structure was encased in handsome brickwork and the new wing was built of brick.
The dedication will take place at the Wilson Center, 488 College Road, Hampden-Sydney.
General Wilson was recently interviewed by The History Channel-Canada for an upcoming program on Sherlock Holmes.