The Record 2015 October


H-SC Boys and the American Revolution

The Hampden-Sydney Boys: Revolution!
Alumni Heroics in the American Revolution

On March 23, 1775, just eight months before he would become a founding trustee of Hampden-Sydney College, Patrick Henry stood in St. John's Church in Richmond to speak to the second Virginia Convention. The provisional government was discussing whether Virginia should raise a militia to defend herself from the British fleets and armies poised to subjugate her full story
The Birthplace, historic building, H-SC
Enduring Citizenship: A Look at the Mission
From the founding, Hampden-Sydney has adhered steadfastly to [a] set of principles, which have helped her to withstand the vicissitudes of history and fortune...the College has placed great value in personal honor; freedom of conscience, including religious and political beliefs; and a robust, well-rounded education that "forms good men and good citizens."
H-SC Board Chairman, Peebles Harrison '89
A New Board of Trustees Chairman
The Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees recently elected a new chairman, M. Peebles Harrison '89. He assumed his new position on July 1, 2015, replacing former Chairman Thomas "Tom" Allen '60, who had served in that role since 2008.
Michael Rutkowski '07
Cosmic Wonder: Astrophysicist Seeks Answers
Dr. Michael Rutkowski '07 is at the University of Minnesota in a post-doctoral program, studying the formation and evolution of galaxies across cosmic time.
Dr. William
Micro-Explorer Passes Torch: Dr. William "Bill" Shear Retires
A Harvard graduate, Shear has taught at Hampden-Sydney for forty years, retiring this past May. He taught general biology, entomology, zoology, evolutionary theory, and a host of other courses.
The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor
A Delightful Find: Last Page
One of the librarians recently found tucked away in an old box an 1803 copy of the timeless guide to proper character and behavior, The Young Gentleman and Lady's Monitor and English Teacher's Assistant.

  • Matt Goodrich '16, Student Body President, at C Day

    On The Hill

    Fourth Annual C Day, celebrating convocation, class identity, and community

    South American Studies students live and learn in Argentina

    President Howard to Leave H-SC, selected as the new president of Robert Morris University

    First Shelton Challenge, a five-day summer residential experience at H-SC

    H-SC and Harvard Business School Partner Up in digital learning initiative

  • Lacrosse Coach Ray Rostan

    Sports News

    Coach Ray Rostan Announces Retirement following 2016 season

    For Tiger schedules and the latest news, visit

  • John Hopper '89, Alumni Board President

    Alumni News

    A Call for Good Citizenship: seeking alumni to step forward to serve as mentors or to help students find internships through the Office of Career Education and Vocational Reflection

    New Alumni Board Members: a look at who they are and what they bring to the Alumni Association

    Alumni Profile: John Melton '91, head of Fuqua School
    Melton, the new headmaster at Fuqua School, believes that schools should provide exceptional academics, instill core values, and provide a welcoming community to students.