The Wellness Center

Wellness Center at Hampden-Sydney College

Free flu vaccines available for STUDENTS Monday-Friday, 9:30-3:30 p.m. in the Wellness Center

Suicide Prevention LIFELINE, Call 1-800-273-8255
Resources for grieving college students
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The mission of the Wellness Center is to promote healthy living in the students, faculty and staff of Hampden-Sydney College.  In recognition of this mission the Wellness Center will:

  • Provide treatment to students in the areas of general health, mental health and substance abuse.
  • Encourage good health practices including good physical health, mental health and avoidance of substance abuse.
  • Serve as a resource to students, faculty and staff in the areas of health, mental health and substance abuse.
  • Strive to develop in students, faculty and staff healthy lifestyles that will contribute to the mission of the college and to the overall success of students. 

The Wellness Center is here to assist you with enhancing your emotional and physical well-being at Hampden-Sydney. Call or come by. We can help with your health concerns, mental health concerns, or substance use/abuse concerns.

Sherry R. Dyche Ceperich, Ph.D., Director

Adrienne Traylor, Secretary

204 College Road
Offices are open Monday–Friday: 7:30 am–5 pm; Evening counseling available
IMPORTANT: Since e-mails may not be checked regularly, please do NOT use e-mail to convey emergency information.

Student Health Services

(434) 223-6167
Medical emergency or accident - Call 911

  • Timothy W. Corbett, M.D., College Contract Physician 
  • Beth P. Graham, BSN, RN-BC, Director of Student Health 
  • Barbara P. Kiewiet de Jonge, BSN, RN-BC, Primary College Health Nurse 
  • C. Denise Faircloth, LPN, Nurse, Receptionist 

Offices are open Monday-Friday: 7:30 am-4 pm

Substance Education

(434) 223-6318
  • Shawn White, M.A., Assistant Dean for Substance Education
Substance education is provided to increase the level of knowledge for every student of the basic trends associated with drug use, abuse, dependency, and risk factors. By providing a variety of educational opportunities for students and student groups, students make healthier, informed decisions, and set this example for others to follow.

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm

Counseling Services

(434) 223-6411

  • Sherry R. Dyche Ceperich, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Wellness Center Director 
  • Heather B. Hammock,M.Ed., College Counselor 
  • Steven L. Carter, FNP-BC, Psychiatric Services
Counseling services are provided to assist students with their adjustment to college life and their resolution of personal concerns.

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-5 pm

Student Care Team and Expressing a Concern about a Student