Office of Student Affairs
P.O. Box 5
Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
Hampden-Sydney is the 10th oldest college in the United States.
Mack Keasler ’13
Interests/Activities: I am a graduate of Woodberry Forest and a member of Kappa Alpha Order here at Hampden-Sydney. I enjoy music; I play the guitar and have, in the past, played the piano. I am currently trying to pick up the mandolin. I also enjoy fly fishing and being outdoors. I am a strong advocate of the Greek System and intramural sports—both are fun ways to become involved on campus. As of now, I would like to major in Government & Foreign Affairs.
Goals: Returning to Hampden-Sydney as a sophomore this fall, I would like to pursue a Government & Foreign affairs major. I also plan to do much more fly fishing than I did last year.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: College is a major transition for everyone at every school. Even though Hampden-Sydney is a welcoming, tight-knit community, it is a new and foreign place to freshmen. With that being said, I would like to set an example for incoming freshmen and be available for help in all areas of life at Hampden-Sydney. For those who share my interest in helping our new students feel welcome and excited here, I recommend participating in The Student Network.
Carson Maki '15
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Major: Undecided (Applied Math or Physics)
Interests / Activities: During the summer, I lifeguard and skimboard. I also like to wakeskim and wakeboard. I am not involved in many facets of the social life here at HSC because I spend most of my time focusing on academics, work, and music. Besides academics and spending time with my girlfriend, I spend most of my time producing music. Currently, I produce EDM (Electronic Dance Music). I also work on campus at the Health Center.
Goals: Currently, my goals are to maintain my position on the Dean's List and to secure a record deal in order to start releasing my EDM music. In the future, I would like to establish a career in audio engineering or music production (anything that involves audio or music).
Personal Interest in The Student Network: I joined The Student Network to reinforce the fundamental idea that Hampden Sydney College is comprised of many different facets of society. For example, I do not fit the stereotype people often hold when viewing Hampden Sydney men; however, I hold the same moral values that define a good man and good citizen.
Braxton Marcela ’13
Major: Government, Spanish, Rhetoric Minor
Interests/Activities: I am very interested in politics and public policy. I am a member of the College Democrats and have started my own club at H-SC called Student Advocates for Hopeful Politics (SAHP), a non-partisan solution-based political action club. I play rugby for Hampden-Sydney's team and have really enjoyed the sport and the guys on the team. I'm also an active member of the Spanish club, live in La Casa Hispánica (the Spanish House), and enjoy learning and experiencing that culture. I am bilingual in English and Spanish, and I am currently working on learning to speak Portuguese.
Goals: My goals are to get my GPA up to a level acceptable to a top tier law school. I would also like to continue management of SAHP and the College Democrats to be successful and meaningful clubs on campus. I would also like to eventually start for the rugby team. In long term goals, I would like to go to law school and get into a dual degree program to graduate with a JD and a Master’s in Public Policy/Public Affairs. After that I hope to get a PhD in Leadership Studies or something else dealing with Public Policy. I hope to eventually practice law as an immigration attorney and then get into politics.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: There were many moments in my freshman year in which I realized I needed a good friend to just talk to and hang out with. It turned out for me that many of my problems were addressed by older friends who helped me through the problems that I faced. I wanted to be a part of The Student Network to possibly grant to somebody the guidance and support that was granted to me by just being a friend and a mentor.
Walter 'Flash' McCoy ’13
Interests/Activities: I really like Anime and am really into comic book culture (Mostly DC Universe). I am the Vice President of the Animation Society. I work in the Bortz Library and do a lot of work with the theatre (on and off-stage). I am not really a party-guy, due mostly to my choice to abstain from alcohol. I like to make friends and I am only slightly insane.
Goals: I came to H-SC with the intention of double-majoring in English and Fine Arts with a minor in German. Now I'm thinking about switching to double-major in English and Psychology with a minor in Fine Arts. I hope to finish my remaining years here with as high a GPA as I can muster, then go get a master's degree and teaching license so that I will be able to return to my high school and teach english.
Personal Interests in The Student Network: I have always felt the need to help people have an easier time doing things than I myself have had. I know, especially, that for people like me (introverted comic nerds, non-partiers, social outcasts) it is hard making friends and feeling like we are just as good as everyone else. My main hope for this program is that, not only will it help people adjust to college-life easier, but also make it so everyone feels equal. That is what this school is supposed to be about right? Brotherhood and community. Let's make everyone feel welcome!