Academic Support

Provost and Dean of the Faculty
Atkinson Hall

Dr. Dennis G. Stevens,
Provost and Dean of the Faculty — 1st Floor

Dr. Walter C. (Mike) McDermott III,
Associate Dean of the Faculty — 3rd Floor

Martha C. Hilton,
Administrative Secretary — 1st Floor

  • Academic concerns which cannot be resolved by a faculty member or advisor.
  • Matters to go before the Faculty or the Executive Committee of the Faculty.
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6112, contact Martha Hilton at, or visit the Dean’s office in Atkinson Hall.

Academic Secretaries

Jane F. Holland,
Senior Academic Secretary ­— Morton Hall 122

Patricia A. Brandt,
Academic Secretary, Rhetoric Program — Morton Hall 122

Academic Secretary and Global Education Assistant — Bagby Hall 313

C. Beckie Smith,
Academic Secretary — Gilmer Hall 134

Academic Success
Bagby Hall — 2nd Floor

Lisa A. Burns,
Director for Academic Success

Associate Dean for Academic Success and Disability Services Coordinator

Lisa Franklin-Prioleau,
Academic Counselor — Bagby 117

Gerri C. Williams,
Senior Secretary to the Associate Dean for Academic Success

  • Academic support services for all students.
  • Matters pertaining to academic and social adjustment of freshmen and sophomores.
  • Learning disabilities: information, documentation, and support services.
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6286 or contact Ms. Williams at or visit Bagby 202.

Career Education and Vocational Reflection
Bagby Hall — 209

Ellen L. Masters,

Rebecca A. (Becca) Snyder,
Associate Director of Career Education and Vocational Reflection

Jennifer S. Allen,
Senior Secretary and Recruiting Coordinator

  • Individualized career planning with a Career Coach for freshmen through seniors.
  • Career exploration through various assessments.
  • Workshops on resume and cover letter writing, personal branding, job and internship searching, interviewing and networking, applying to graduate school, etc.
  • On-campus interviews with employers.
  • Online job and internship postings exclusive to Hampden-Sydney students and alumni via TigerConnections.
  • Career library with study guides for tests such as GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT, DAT and the PRAXIS.  
  • Industry-specific workshops, information sessions, and field trips.  
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6106.

Global Education & Study Abroad
Bagby Hall — 315

Dr. Daniella Widdows,


  • Information on study abroad programs for full-year, semester, summer, and faculty-led H-SC May Term Abroad programs.
  • Assistance in program selection, preparation of applications, personal statements, faculty recommendations, and other materials.
  • Sessions on study abroad issues such as passports and visas, money matters, health and safety, overseas housing/ meals, and personal travel options.
  • Assistance with host-university course selections, and with obtaining proper transfer credit upon return to H-SC.
  • Primary Designated School Official for international students on campus; issues and signs I-20 forms; provides orientation and non-academic advising for international students on campus.
  • For an appointment call (434) 223-6311 or visit Bagby 315.

Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest

LTC L. Rucker Snead III (USA, Ret) ’81,

Dr. David E. Marion,
Director of the Public Service Program

Dr. James Y. Simms,
Director of the Military Leadership & National Security Studies Program

May S. Reed,
Assistant to the Director

The Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest has the goal of "preparing men of character for lives of consequence" and coordinates leadership, public service, and civic education for Hampden-Sydney students.  The Center hosts lectures, forums, symposia, and excursions that help develop effective and ethical leaders.  Also, the Center offers five curricular and co-curricular leadership development programs:

  • Freshman Leadership Program
  • Army ROTC
  • Public Service Minor
  • Military Leadership and National Security Studies Minor
  • Shelton Leadership Challenge

For an appointment stop by the Wilson Center or call (434) 223-7077.

Walter M. Bortz III Library

Dr. Cyrus I. (Cy) Dillon III,
Director of the Library and College Computing

Shaunna E. Hunter,
Associate Director & Public Services Librarian

Brian T. Burns,
Media Librarian

Maryska Connolly-Brown
Technical Services Librarian

Ava E. Corbett,
Library Assistant for Public Services and Collection Maintenance

Maureen H. Culley,
Library Assistant for Interlibrary Loan and Circulation

Karen H. Fowler,
Senior Secretary & Binding Assistant

O. Bret Peaden,
Library Assistant for Public Services

Michael T. (Mike) Timma,
Blackboard Administrator and Associate in Media

Desiree Varga,
Library Assistant for Public Services

Ferenc Varga,
Library Assistant in Cataloguing

Library Policies

  • Books: Students may check out books for four weeks. Other than McNaughton popular reading titles, they may be renewed for two additional four-week periods, provided that another patron has not requested the book. Students engaged in long-term research projects may arrange longer loan periods with a staff member. Renewing items can be done by either bringing the book to the Circulation Desk or by providing the barcode number over the phone (434) 223-7227. There is no limit on the number of books that students can check out. However, users are strongly encouraged to return books when they are finished so that others may have access to them.
  • Media Items: Feature films, documentaries and CDs are available for checkout, as are items such as digital still and video cameras, audio recorders, and tripods. They circulate to students for three days, and may be renewed twice in person or by phone by calling (434) 223-6293. Because of the demand for our media collections, we ask that you check out no more than five items at a time. Users are strongly encouraged to return items that they are not using so that the campus community at large can have access to them.
  • Overdue Items: There are no fines for overdue books or media items. However, students with overdue items are not permitted to check out additional items until the overdue items are either returned or renewed in person or by phone as described above. Students with overdue items will be allowed to check out materials on course reserve. All users will be expected to pay replacement costs on all lost materials. Students who leave campus at the end of an academic year without returning library items will be billed for replacement costs. These charges may also be billed to student accounts.
  • Course Reserves: Reserve items are loaned according to an instructor’s specifications (most are in-library use only, while some are overnight reserves). Reserve books are available at the Circulation Desk on the second floor of the library; reserve videos are available at the Help Desk in the Fuqua Technology Commons.
  • Research and Technology Help: You can get assistance with any type of research question, help finding books and articles, and more on the main floor during regular business hours. Also, you can get help with Microsoft Office products, Blackboard, and other technology issues in the Fuqua Technology Commons during regular business hours. Come on in—we are always happy to help you.

No smoking or other use of tobacco products of any kind is allowed. Generally a quiet atmosphere is desirable — please respect others who are working diligently.

John B. Fuqua Computing Center
Johns Auditorium, Lower Level

Dr. Cyrus I. (Cy) Dillon III,
Director of the Library and College Computing

Christopher S. Burroughs,
Jenzabar Database Administrator

Aaron P. Busi,
Windows NT Systems Administrator & Network Analyst

Robert R. Davis Ⅲ,
Software Developer

Hardware and Software Specialist / Network Analyst

Cheryle M. Dixon,

Sean V. Davis '06,
Senior Manager of Client Services

Hardware/Desktop Support Analyst

C. Edward Palmertree,
Systems Technician, Telecommunications

W. Todd Pugh,
Senior Systems and Network Administrator

Brenda M. Reamer,
Computing Center Helpdesk Coordinator / Office Assistant

Computing Center Helpdesk (434) 223-6911

Computer Lab

John B. Fuqua Computing Center houses lab facilities, containing over 15 workstations. Additional resources are provided, such as a graphic workstation, equipment loans, and teaching aids. No smoking or other use of tobacco products of any kind is allowed.

Computer Services

The Computing Center is dedicated to keeping student’s academic technology resources up and running. To this end, we offer software support, troubleshooting, and virus removal for most computer systems including Macintosh. Hampden-Sydney has partnered with Dell Computer Corporation to provide onsite hardware warranty repairs at no cost. We offer out of warranty hardware repairs on a case by case basis for all other Windows PCs and laptops. The Computing Center provides instructions for installing Microsoft Office 365 and the campus standard anti-virus software. This software is available at no cost to the student. For information on purchasing a computer or on Computer Services call (434) 223-6911.

I.D. Cards

New or replacement I.D. cards can be obtained from the Computing Center.

Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources

See Appendix Q of the Student Justice System.

Wireless Service

Wireless access points have been installed in various locations around campus that enable anyone to connect to the Hampden-Sydney network with a compatible wireless device. Students may find that some networked devices perform better using the ethernet connection in their residence hall room.