Statement on Student’s Passing

March 27, 2017

Hampden-Sydney College released the following statement today regarding the passing of a student:

"Over the weekend, H. Carter Cole, a student at the College, passed away suddenly. Carter was an outstanding young man, a loyal teammate, friend, and brother. The Hampden-Sydney community mourns his loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family.  

"Carter, a freshman from Jeffersonton, Virginia, was a member of the Hampden-Sydney swim team and the Alpha Chi Sigma fraternity. A memorial and candlelight vigil honoring Carter's life is being organized, and further details will be announced when they are finalized.  

"Loss brings with it tremendous grief and sorrow, and every individual grieves differently. Counseling services to individual students on an immediate basis are available to students, free of charge, in the College's Wellness Center. Group counseling sessions are also being held today, Monday, March 27, at 7pm and 8:15pm in the counseling office.  

"We must all support each other in this time of grief. Please keep the Cole family in your prayers."

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Updated: Information about events honoring the life of Carter Cole '20

Wednesday, March 29 7:00 p.m., Candlelight Vigil, Whitehouse Lawn, Hampden-Sydney College  

Thursday, March 30 11:30 a.m., Carter Cole '20 Memorial Service, College Church, Hampden-Sydney College

Friday, March 31 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Visitation, Found and Sons Funeral Chapel, 850 Sperryville Pike, Culpeper, VA

Saturday, April 1 2:00 p.m., Memorial Service, Culpeper Baptist Church, 318 S West St, Culpeper, VA