Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
At the heart of campus life is the student-run Honor System.
Alumni From The Network
Allan Brownell '12
Major: Economics/ Commerce
Interests/Activities: Throughout my high school carrier, I participated in three different sports, football, wrestling, and baseball. However, I wanted to pursue my baseball career and decided to play as a Hampden Sydney tiger. Off the field, my interests are watching lots of movies along with a good football game.
Goals: My goals this year are to maintain a 3.4 G.P.A. while also having a good baseball season. Additionally, I hope to reach out to many upcoming freshmen by answering any sort of questions that they may have in about both academically and out of the classroom.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I want to help provide freshman with the proper tools that they will need to be both a successful student and an as an individual. As many may know, Hampden Sydney can be a grueling school academically, so I believe that if one is can be shown the proper techniques in order to become successful student during their first academic year than they will be on their way to a promising future.
Jared Christian '12
Major: Computer Science
Interests/Activities: I am always looking to get involved at Hampden-Sydney. I do plenty of promotion for the school online through my position as the Student Life New Media Coordinator and work at the Campus Radio Station. I work with the Student Government with elections as the Vice-Chairman of the Elections and Surveys Committee. I also enjoy helping and meeting new people and expanding my real life social network.
Goals: My #1 goal is to raise the stature of the school online through the use of new and innovative media and thus take the Hampden-Sydney Man beyond the Digital Frontier. Additionally, I hope to continue reach out to many upcoming freshmen by answering any questions or concerns they may have during their first year on The Hill.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I would like to empower new students to become all they can be. Dr. Howard stresses the idea of Ubuntu, that we all have a shared humanity. "I am what I am because of who we all are." By helping others, I help everyone.
Ben Clarke '12
Minors: International Studies, Spanish
Interests/Activities: I am a member of the H-SC Lacrosse team. I am also a member of The Presidents Men as well as a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity on campus. When I am not in class or at practice, I enjoy being outside and being active. I enjoy sports other than lacrosse like tennis, soccer and occasionally golf. When I am back home I surf as much as I can, and through surfing I have traveled many different places. I enjoy spending time with friends usually in an outdoor setting.
Goals: I would like to graduate on time with a major and two minors while making Deans List both semesters. Additionally I would really like to win an ODAC championship in Lacrosse. Post-collegiate goals include possible maritime business, and eventually having success as an entrepreneur while traveling all over the world.
Personal Interests in the Student Network: I believe I have always connected well with people and I enjoy helping others. When necessary I believe in sharing my experiences in hopes of helping others. College can be a difficult time for us all and that is why it is important that we reach out to help each other through it. At H-SC the community is very strong and I believe that we are much more successful when we work together as a team to overcome problems or difficulties in our lives. The student network enables us to reach out and help each other. We are here to help everyone because we have gone through similar experiences in the past. I believe the Student Network serves as means of strengthening the community that we all enjoy here at Hampden Sydney College.
Nate Cundy '12
Major: Economics and Commerce
Interests/Activities: I am a member of the H-SC Lacrosse team and am very active on campus. I am a member of the NCAA Student-Athlete Committee, Catholic Campus Ministry, and Hobbie School of Ethics. When I am not in class or at practice, I like to go snowboarding, longboarding, and do anything adrenaline related. I enjoy the outdoors. I often go camping and hiking; however, I also spend a lot of my time playing video games.
Goals: Graduating College is definitely the first on my list. Aside from that, I would really like to win an ODAC Championship in Lacrosse. As far as post collegiate goals are concerned, I would like to one day own my own business and develop real-estate in Colorado.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I was a mentor in high school and saw the benefits mentoring can provide kids in various situations first handed. We all know that the "brotherhood" of Hampden-Sydney students is one of the biggest assets of this college. I feel that The Student Network is a great catalyst to further strengthen of the bond between the student body as a whole. I also see The Student Network as a great way for me to give something back to this great school that has taught me so much.
William Dittmar '12
Major:Government and Foreign Affairs
Interests/Activities: I am a huge fan of any sport at any level. I also am pretty active and enjoy working out regularly so look for me in the gym. I am also a brother of Beta Theta Pi and love Greek life. Otherwise everything and anything under the sun seems to keep me occupied and there is no shortage of fun things to do here on The Hill.
Goals: Short term I am trying to maintain my position on the Dean's List and my scholarship. I hope to attend graduate school after my tenure at Hampden-Sydney and eventually work on Capitol Hill.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: During my sophomore year I ran into some trouble with alcohol and am trying to turn that experience into a learning and teaching one. I feel that if I had The Student Network to help me in the past, it would have been very beneficial to me. I look forward to hearing from anyone who needs a non-biased ear and some advice.
Ronnie Fultz '12
Major: Economics Minor: Chemistry
Interests/Activities: I am a co-captain of the Golf Team, a member of the Garnet and Grey Society, the Committee on Sustaining Tradition, the Student Finance Board, and Chair of the NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee. I enjoy golf, football, basketball, following the stock market, fitness, cooking, and eating great food.
Favorite Quote: Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. 1 Corinthians 9:24
Inspirational Well-known Figures: Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr.
Favorite Athletes: Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods
Favorite NFL Team: Pittsburg Steelers
Favorite NBA Team: LA Lakers
Favorite Book: The Great Gatsby
Favorite Movie: Boiler Room
Goals: I want to become a professional golfer, dentist, and a businessman
Personal Interests in The Student Network: Knowing the difficulties that one deals with, while making a transition from not only high school to Hampden Sydney College but in any aspect in life, I feel that it is important to have someone to talk to and encourage them to continue to strive to be their very best. I enjoy offering my experiences and advice to those needing help in many ways including but not limited to academics, athletics, and social life.
Luke Hargroder '12
Minor(s): French and Military Leadership & National Security
Interests & Activities: I am a huge history buff and have always been. That is part of the reason I came up here to Virginia because there is truly no better place to study American history. I am a huge sports fan (LSU Football) so I try to participate in intramural sports whenever I can. I am also a brother of Sigma Nu fraternity and a huge supporter of the Greek System at Hampden-Sydney. I am the Chairman of the Rush Committee within the IFC and was Sigma Nu's Rush Chair last year.
Goals: Well, my short term goals are pretty straight forward: make good grades, meet great people, and keep my eye on the ball while still having a good time. Some of my long term goals include military service sometime soon after I graduate. From there I hope to either work in intelligence or go straight to graduate school for my History Degree. I eventually, want to be a History professor at some major university.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I became attracted to this program through Dean White because of my involvement with the Rush Committee in the IFC. I seek to help make a major impact on this campus in order to better not only the reputation of the school but also the students within these gates. Being a friend to the incoming freshmen is a great way to bridge the gap between the students and the administration and it also provides freshmen with the opportunity to come to upperclassmen for help, especially since freshman year is such a new and exciting but sometimes troublesome year. Having students who pass on their knowledge will further enrich the experience of being at an all male institution like Hampden-Sydney.
Barrett Polan '12
Interests/Activities: I am currently in my Junior year at Hampden Sydney College. I am an economics major with a pre-medicine track. After graduation, I plan on attending medical school and becoming a surgeon. I am currently entering my second year as a member of the Tiger Tennis Team. Additionally, I am involved in multiple club sports. I am a fellow of the Center for the Study of the Political Economy, a graduate of the Society of '91 Leadership Program, a brother of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, and a resident advisor. I am a graduate of the Class of 2008 at Greenwich High School in Greenwich, CT. My mother and father, Amy and Neal, are both members of the Parent's Council, and my brother, Ethan (13) and sister, Katharine (13) are all Tiger fanatics.
Goals: Ultimately, at Hampden Sydney, we are all here to graduate and pursue professional careers. As such, my goals are to attain the highest GPA possible each semester. I will strive to enhance my resume and credentials as I move closer toward applying to medical school in the summer. Additionally, I plan on helping the Tiger Tennis Team win its 2nd ODAC Championship in three years.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I believe that it is in each of our interests to prevent the world from repeating mistakes of the past. While this seems to be a daunting task, we can start by influencing minor decisions. The Student Network is one of the best ways to prevent the recurrence of past mistakes.
Benjamin Rogers '12
Major: Mathematical Economics
Interests/Activities: I play Center on the Offensive Line for the Tiger football team. I am one of four team captains for the upcoming season. This school year I am heading up the Tiger Athletic Club. As president, I will direct and lead all members to support Tiger athletics while also being role models on campus and in the community. Although I have recently changed my major from Psychology to Math Econ, I will still serve as the Psychology tutor for this school year, helping most students with Quantitative Methods in psychology.
- Make Dean's List (3.3+ GPA)
- Win another ODAC football championship
- Become a better leader not only on the football field, but off the field as well
- Recruit at least 100 members for the TAC
- Provide helpful assistance for freshmen student-athletes in The Student Network
Personal interests in The Student Network: I enjoy offering my advice to people who may need help in many ways including academics, athletics, and social life. With The Student Network, I hope to extend a helping hand to any freshmen who feel they need a reliable and experienced leader on the H-SC campus.
Kirk Rohle '12
Interests/Activities: I play running back for the Tiger football team. I also am an active member for the Tiger Athletic Club, which is a club that supports all Tiger athletics. My academic goal is to graduate with a degree in Biology, and then go to dental school. I volunteer at Marks Family Dentistry in Richmond, VA, and I hope to travel to Honduras sometime this year to serve as a dental assistant.
- Make the Dean's List (3.3+ GPA)
- Help the Tiger's win another ODAC Championship
- Get more people involved in TAC
- Be a great mentor for my classmates and teammates
- Do whatever is necessary to get into dental school
Personal interests in The Student Network: I feel that I am a good leader and am also a good role model. With these qualities I believe I can help other people on and off the field. I have been a captain on former high school teams. I know there is more to life than just athletics, and I believe I can be a trustworthy friend and mentor for people who need academic, social, and athletic advice
John Sharp '12
Major: History and Fine Arts
Interests/Activities: In the spring of 2010, I was elected Chairman of the College Activities Committee, a branch of the Student Government that plans and executes college events and entertainment. I am currently the Social Chair for Sigma Nu Fraternity, as well as a member of the Garnet and Grey Society. I am an Eagle Scout and enjoy that outdoors, backpacking, live music and traveling.
Goals: My goals span among many things I would like to do while at Hampden-Sydney and my future endeavors. As a student I hope to begin a new variety of programs with the CAC, as well as maintain Dean's List. After graduation I hope to continue traveling, volunteering in undeveloped countries, and exploring my options in graduate school.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: Freshman year is not easy. The transition is one that you must adapt to in order to make it through. I think that the easiest way to learn the ropes is to seek guidance from those that have been through the same challenges. In this way, I think The Student Network has the capability to serve as an asset to the community and more importantly the students that are encountering the challenges of the college experience.
Austin Sheppard '12
Major: Foreign Affairs
Interests/Activities: I love traveling, hiking the outdoors, and genuine adventure. During the summer of 2009, I spent nine weeks in Haines, Alaska working with a raft guiding company. I graduated the U.S. Army Airborne School in Ft. Benning Georgia; and I have completed a may term of Spanish in Costa Rica. I am a year III Army ROTC cadet, and I intend to graduate from Hampden-Sydney as a commissioned Second Lieutenant. I am an active social brother in Sigma Nu and avid supporter of Greek life on campus. I love to learn and read new challenging materials, and in my free time I enjoy socializing with friends.
- Graduate from the U.S. Army Air Assault School next summer
- Continue to achieve The Dean's List
- Commission as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army and branch into Combat Arms Long term
- I hope to return to school after my military obligations and earn some type of graduate degree. Upon completion I hope to enter the civilian sector and find employment.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: Everyone undergoes some difficult transition as a freshman. Hampden-Sydney is an academically challenging institution, so the transitioning experience can be more difficult for some than others. Because I can recall my personal struggles, I would like to provide the necessary assistance to any student who feels like they are in need of some kind of support.
Marlowe Vilchez '12
Major: Psychology/ Fine Arts (Theater)
My major interests honestly are the same as my majors. I am always intrigued by why do the things that they do, and I am constantly trying to understand other people's point of view. I love talking with people and getting to know their story, and I have found that almost all of the stories I have heard have something unique about them. I am fascinated by people every day, and that is why psychology has been such a passion for me. On top of that, I LOVE Theater and performing!! Ever since high school, I have felt that it is such a great escape from our own lives. For me, there is no rush like performing and becoming an entirely different person. I love taking a break from being Marlowe, and the applause is an awesome bonus, haha. Other than that I am always game for a good time with good friends.
My realistic goal up to this point is to continue doing well here at Hampden-Sydney and go to graduate school next year for psychology. My dream goal is to give the whole acting thing a shot and see if I can make it big. However, I am not sure what I am going to do, but I am not too worried about it. When the time is right I know I will make the right decision.
Personal Interests in The Student Network:
I love getting to know people, and I have always had great a great interest in just listening to people. I consider myself a compassionate listener. I have always been compelled to help a fellow brother in need, and I think the Student Network is the perfect place for me to do that. I want to help and welcome anyone into our community regardless of how different they may be.