Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
At the heart of campus life is the student-run Honor System.
Taylor Redmond '14
Home Town: Roanoke, VA
Major: Chemistry Minor: Biology
Interests/Activities: I am a current junior and a brother at Alpha Chi Sigma. I like to play most sports, and I am a member of the swim team. I also lifeguard for the college. I enjoy being outside and staying active. I am a member of the Tiger Athletic Club, Society of Physics Students and the Animal Rescue Club. I am the current chairman of orientation and want to help the campus community out as best as I can. I am a laboratory tech for the chemistry department. My biggest interest at the moment is learning more about country music.
Goals: I want to keep my grades up and make the Deans List this year. My long term goal is to leave H-SC with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry and a minor in Biology, and then i plan to attend medical school at Medical College of Virginia or Johns Hopkins Medical School. I also plan to get my PhD in Chemistry from a graduate school somewhere.
Personal Interest in the Student Network: The first year in college for students is the most important and the most difficult time. Especially when trying to adjust from high school and being at home to being in college and on your own. I want to help students and be a source of information that is not given from a parent's, professor's, or administrator's view point. I believe some students need this kind of comfort to get answers to the questions they have. Also, I want to help students transition into an environment at H-SC that has so much freedom so that they can find the proper balance to succeed.
Paul Thornton '14
Home Town: Farmville, VA
Interests/Activities: I enjoy playing and watching almost all sports as well as outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, canoeing, and swimming. I am a member of the Collage Activities Council, Pre-Law Society, Rugby Club, Garnet and Grey Society, and I have completed the Wilson Center Freshmen Leadership Program. I like to be involved with campus life and enjoy helping others.
Goals: I plan to graduate with a major in Economics and Minors in Rhetoric, Public Service, and Law and Public Policy. I hope to maintain my grades so I can make it into Grad School. I also wish to work with other students, faculty, and staff to try and make the college experience as enjoyable as possible for each and every student.
Personal Interest in The Student Network: Freshmen year is not easy and the transition from being at home and in high school to college life can be difficult. Even the best among us may struggle from time to time and the best way to overcome our struggles is to ask for help from those who have gone before us. I believe that The Student Network can be a resource for the community and most importantly the students.
Ben Willis '13
Major: Spanish / History
Interests/Activities: I'm currently a junior here and a brother of Theta Chi fraternity. Im involved in the Big Siblings program in Farmville, the VDGIF volunteer program, and youth outreach programs in my hometown of Suffolk. Hunting and fishing take up most of my free time, and I do most of it on the Eastern Shore or in the Tidewater area. Basically I'm passionate about anything to do with the outdoors.
- Graduate on the Dean's List
- Be accepted and do well in a Virginia law school
- Continue to help local conservation efforts either through a future job or continued volunteer work.
Personal Interest in the Student Network:
My story is the same as many other students in that I had a rough time adapting to college life as a freshman. Don't get me wrong, it was one of the best years of my life to date, but it wasn't until my second semester as a sophmore that I really learned the perfect balance to excel here. Sadly, many of my best friends were not as lucky as I was. Like me, they did not seek help for bad study habits, personal issues, or anything else that affected their schoolwork. I was just lucky enough to survive by virtue of allnighters and cramming. As fine as our facutly is, there is nothing quite as helpful as motivation and support from a fellow classmate. So I'd like to be there for any fellow H-SC men who are smarter than me and decide to get that little bit of outside help. Whether its by sharing my story or just being someone to go hunting with, I hope to be able to help those who are in the same situation I was. A little bit goes a long way, and it could help save some guys who really deserve to be at the school they love.