Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
The 1340-acre wooded campus is 60 miles southwest of Richmond, Virginia.
Hometown: New York, NY
Major: Economics and Business
Interest/Activities: I really enjoy taking an active role on campus and in the surrounding community. I am the Chairman of the Student Senate and the President of Circle K International, a volunteer service organization. I spend many weekends working in the community for March of Dimes, Habitat for Humanity, Better World Books, and other organizations that would like to make an impact in the surrounding area.
Goals: My first priority is to graduate Hampden-Sydney. After then, I would like to pursue a career as an engagement manager for a consulting firm.
Personal Interest in The Student Network: During my freshman year I suffered the passing of a family member. My roommate, neighbors, friends, professors, and everyone at Hampden-Sydney was there for me so I did not have to face my problem alone. You do not realize how close the community is at Hampden-Sydney until you are a part of the experience. I would like to extend the same sense of community I received during my time of difficulty to someone else that could use some help with any problem they may have.
Devin J. Baker I '14
Hometown: Baltimore, Maryland
Interest/Activities: My biggest interest so far is with writing. I like expressing myself with words to influence people and to bring them positivity. The only activities that I've been involved in were the summer research program this summer and being involved with the Network. I love people and love having a good time.
Goals: As of now, my goal is to stay on top of my grades, for one. Two, I want to be an entertainer in the future. I want to help the people by entertaining the people. Third, I want to be Great.
Personal Interest with The Student Network: I want to be some type of positive influence for the incoming freshmen. We're all young and we all make mistakes so if I could, at the least, share my knowledge and wisdom with incoming freshmen, I am interested in doing so. We all have a common goal of success. Even though we come from different walks of life and may take different paths through college, let's obtain happiness and success together.
David Barrett ’13
Major: Undecided (Possibly Economics)
Interests/Activities: I am a member of the H-SC Cross Country team and a campus representative for Episcopal Campus Ministry. I have always been someone who thoroughly enjoys helping people whenever possible, in whatever way that may be. I learned a great amount about college life during my freshman year at Hampden-Sydney. I have been curious and excited to find some more ways to become active in the H-SC community. I have established strong relationships with the members of the Cross Country team and ECM. I love the idea that I could help mentor new students. I went to Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Virginia for high school and played on the tennis team there as well as ran on the cross-country team. I am from Virginia Beach, Virginia and enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with friends.
Goals: I want to make the Dean’s List and be on the 2010-2011 All ODAC Academic Team for cross-country. I want to help the cross-country team improve in the ODAC conference and continue to build interest and enthusiasm in the program. I want to be a part of The Student Network because I believe it has the ability to be one of the highlights of student led activities on H-SC’s campus.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: The transition from high school to college can be a tricky one and I have a strong desire to help people with that process in whatever way I can. I hope that as I mature during my time at H-SC that I may help others along the way. There are many facets to college life and I am eager to help students in whatever facet they need help with, whether that is academic, social, or athletic. I have learned a lot since I have been here at H-SC, both in and out of the classroom, and I want to share my experiences and advice with others.
Ryan Carter ’13
Major: Economics/Commerce Minor: Rhetoric
Interests/Activities: I am a member of the H-SC Baseball team, but am also a big fan of all the Tiger Sports teams. I am a member of the Student-Athlete Committee and take part as a tutor for the Writing Center. Outside of my activities and school work, I enjoy playing just video games and spending time with friends.
Goals: My current goals are to win an ODAC championship ring on the baseball field and to continue performing at the top of my academic class. In the long-term, I have aspirations to obtain a business and law degree in graduate school. Eventually, I want to work professionally in one of those two fields, if not both.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I want to help students have a source of information that is not necessarily a parent, professor, or administrator. I believe some students need this kind of comfort to get answers to the questions they truly 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.
Ben Durham '14
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Interests/Activities: From the beginning of my time on The Hill I have tried to be as active on campus as possible while maintaining my academic success. As a result I am an elected member of the Student Court, the Vice-Chairmen of the Committee of Elections and Student Surveys, and a member of The Garnet and Gray Society. In terms of club leadership, I am very active with Circle K International where I serve as the Capital District Laws, Regulations, and Awards Committee Chair and H-SC's CKI's Club editor, and I am the Philanthropy Committee Chairmen for the Pre-Law Society. I am also very active with a number of clubs: Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Fencing, the International Club, and the Chess and Strategies Game Club. In my free time I love to hang out with friends; discuss politics, philosophy, contemporary events, and the 'Big Questions in life;' watch a lot of movies; play video games; learn about different cultures; watch H-SC Football and Basketball; and basically chill out and have a good time.
Goals: I want to maintain my previous level of academic success and continue to make Dean's list. Additionally, I would like to narrow down what I want to major/minor in and get a job on campus in order to increase my job experience.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I'm very grateful for all that I have in life and as a result I try to live my life in manner that is helpful to others and gives back. I believe that my participation as a mentor in The Net will allow me both an opportunity to help incoming freshmen conquer the difficulties they face in transitioning to college life, as well as increase the sense of community and brotherhood which have made H-SC the special place that it has been for over 200 years.
Thomas Ewing ’13
Interests/Activities: I am a member of the H-SC football team and I am working hard with my teammates to continue our perfect record into the 2010 season. Along with football and schoolwork, I enjoy time with my friends, playing Xbox, and watching movies. During the summer I work for my father as a merchandiser at Premium Beverage of Virginia. I am a member of the Tiger Athletic Club as well as a member of the Garnet and Grey Society. Also, I help Dean Ramsay with the H-SC Movember movement every November.
Goals: My immediate goals are to maintain my spot on the Dean's List, help the H-SC Student Network get a great start this year, and work to my full potential both in the classroom and on the football field. My long term goals are to graduate from H-SC with a degree in Psychology, get into Georgetown University Law School, and start a career in the FBI.
Personal interests in The Student Network: With my involvement in The Student Network I want to help students who would rather get advice and answers from someone who can relate with them depending on the question and situation. I hope that my experience as an older brother will translate well to my ability in The Student Network. I want to be someone that the mentees can trust and rely on in whatever aspect of college life that they may need.
George Gordon ’13
Major: Government, Public Service (Minor)
Interests/Activities: I am very interested in politics and history and love to watch the news and anything on the history channel. My favorite way to relax on campus is to go the Fitness Center and lift weights. I love football and am a huge Washington Redskins fan. I am a brother at Sigma Chi and a proponent of the Greek System at Hampden-Sydney. This year I am Sigma Chi’s IFC rep and I am also on the Rush Committee. I also plan on joining the college’s Model OAS team
Goals: My short term goals are to make the Dean's List for the 2010-2011 school year and to become more involved in extracurricular programs on campus. My long-term goal is to be accepted to a law school somewhere in Virginia.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I believe that Hampden-Sydney is an extraordinary place where students are offered a variety of areas in which they can excel. I believe that as a student in The Student Network I can help students that are having a hard time breaking out of their shell so that they can take advantage of everything that the college offers them. As a student in the network I hope that I can offer students advice in a non threatening relaxed atmosphere so that they can fulfill their personal goals.
Loren Hubbard ’13
Major: Government and Foreign Affairs
Interests/Activities: Ever since I can remember I've had a passion for outdoor activities (hunting, fishing, beaching); sports (football, golfing, snowboarding, wakeboarding); and spending time with my friends.
Goals: My short term goals are to improve my GPA by at least .1 each semester this year and to perform more community service projects throughout the year. My long term goals for my time at HSC are to refine programs in the school that promote increased service to the community and the college, as well as to increase the tradition of brotherhood on campus.
Personal interests in The Student Network: I hope to provide guidance to students that will allow a smoother transition from high school to Hampden-Sydney. I also look forward to aiding them in their establishment of habits that are conducive to academic success and a well rounded college experience.