Hampden-Sydney College Dedicates New Stadium, September 1, 2007
At the first game of the 2007 football season, Saturday, September 1, Hampden-Sydney College will honor Lewis C. Everett with the dedication of the 1825-seat Lewis C. Everett Stadium. Construction of the facility was made possible by a $2.5 million gift from Mr. Everett.
Everett, a native of Danville, VA, is a member of the Class of 1963 at Hampden-Sydney College. At Hampden-Sydney, he was a star football player, First Team All-American, and still holds the H-SC record for longest punt (78 yards against Randolph-Macon College in 1962). In addition to football, Everett was on the track and wrestling teams and was captain of the latter. In 1989, Everett was inducted into the Hampden-Sydney Athletic Hall of Fame. He is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha.
Everett served as a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army in Viet Nam in 1968-69. He was awarded the Bronze Star
Everett came to Wheat First Securities from Merrill Lynch as vice president and branch manager in Wheat First's Wilmington, NC, office in 1977. In 1981, he moved to the home office in Richmond where in 1983 he became executive vice president and head of the Private Client Group. Under Everett's leadership, the number of branch offices increased from 48 to 109 and the number of financial consultants grew from 394 to 939. In 1996, Everett was elected vice-chairman of Wheat First Butcher Singer, Inc. The firm was acquired by First Union Bank in 1997 and is now known as Wachovia Securities. Everett retired as vice chairman of Wheat First Union in 1998 and currently resides in Kilmarnock, VA, and Stuart, FL, with his wife, Leanna.
Everett served on the Board of Governors of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange from 1994-96. He is a 1997 graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond.
The Lewis C. Everett Stadium, designed by Marcellus Wright Cox Architects, P.C., of Richmond, will blend with the Federal architecture of the Hampden-Sydney College campus. It will provide much needed space for press, scorekeepers, and radio announcers and will include restrooms in the concourse area and a filming platform in the cupola.
According to Hampden-Sydney President Walter M. Bortz III, "The scholar-athlete is a concept integral to a small liberal arts college, such as Hampden-Sydney. Our students play for the love of the College and the sport and the positive impact intercollegiate athletics makes on their lives. To provide our student-athletes with excellent facilities is an ongoing commitment by the College. Mr. Everett's extremely generous gift makes it possible to continue to be true to that commitment."
September 1, 2007