H-SC Joins NC State's Shelton Challenge

March 24, 2015

In August of 2014, Hampden-Sydney College signed an agreement with North Carolina State University.

Hampden-Sydney will participate in the Shelton Challenge which is a five-day summer residential experience where young men explore the cornerstones of values-based leadership - honesty, integrity, compassion, diversity, and social responsibility - through problem-solving and team-building activities, ropes courses, and service projects. The curriculum includes:

       Personal Leadership Assessment and Interpersonal Dynamics;

       Role of Values and Ethics in Leadership;

       Leadership Traits and Approaches;

       Team Building and Empowering Others;

       Civic and Social Responsibility; and Goal Setting.

Hampden-Sydney College, in cooperation with the Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest and North Carolina State University, is offering the Shelton Leadership Challenge June 28 through July 2, 2015. This experience is for young men who want to become better leaders and are entering 11th  or 12th grade (including rising college freshmen) with 3.0 grade point average or higher. The deadline to submit applications is May 29, 2015. Further information can be found at http://www.hsc.edu/Shelton-Challenge.html.

Signing of Agreement(Right to left): May Reed, Assistant Director; Dr. Chris Howard, President of Hampden-Sydney College; Lt. Col. Rucker Snead '81; Director of the Wilson Center, and Dr. Debbie Reno Acker, Assistant Director of the General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Center, of North Carolina State.