|Chris Beck '98, Sculptor |
"As much as Professor Lewis wants you to learn technique and skills, he also wants you to be comfortable doing your work in the studio, whether you're drawing or painting or print making. He wants you to be very hands-on and that's kind of a cool deal."
|Mahdi Abu-Omar '02, Research chemist |
Purdue University, Indiana
"Forever I am indebted to Hampden-Sydney College because they gave me free education, a free education to a stranger to the country. I guess, in a way, I was adopted by Hampden-Sydney College."
|Christopher Apostle '85, Art expert |
New York, New York
"You have to be a businessman, an art scholar, a connoisseur, and good with people. I love my job."
|Demas Boudreaux '02, Sporting entrepreneur |
Political Science, History
Coverly Plantation, Virginia
"My professors at Hampden-Sydney always told me, if you do something you love, the success will follow."
|Dennis Dills '63, Banker |
"Banking certainly has a high regard for integrity, honesty, hard work, and social skills. I think it made Hampden-Sydney a real ripe, fertile ground for finding good talent."
|Andy Freitas '92, Pizza franchisee |
Washington DC area
"I treated the store like I owned it, even though I didn't own anything. I borrowed money from family and friends and worked my tail off."
|Brawner Greer '90, Entertainment lawyer |
“In law school, I felt much better prepared than other students. The curriculum at Hampden-Sydney really teaches you how to think. That gave me—would give any Hampden-Sydney grad—a huge advantage.”
|John R. Higgs '61, Vinter and entrepreneur |
"My grandfather lived in West Virginia. He had a large family and he wanted his children to have the best education they could. At the time, he thought Hampden-Sydney was-and in my opinion it still is-a good place to get a liberal arts education, so he sent my father and my uncles."
|Shaun Irving '97, Photographer |
"My time at H-SC laid the foundationsfor this project, by teaching me how to view problems from all different angles."
|Rick Jeffrey '75, Non-profit leader |
“I was at Hampden-Sydney...in the late ’60s and early ’70s, which was a time of a lot of unrest amongst young people on college campuses in the United States. We certainly did our share at Hampden-Sydney, although it was in a respectful, Hampden-Sydney way.”
|Randy Jones '98, Doctor of Nursing |
"In health care, we put up barriers. We just want to give out meds. We need to move toward a more holistic approach."
|Sekou Kaalund '97 |
Classical Studies & Spanish
New York, NY
I have a unique advantage because of my Hampden-Sydney education. I can bring a different perspective to the table.
|David Lawrence '98, Ski instructor and entrepreneur |
"I am still just a student and I'm hungry to learn. "
|Jonathan Martin '99 |
"One of the best things about Hampden-Sydney is the demand that you learn how to write, because increasingly people do not know how to do that. . . It was a fantastic launching pad for a career in journalism."
|David S. Mercer '70, Lawyer & mental health advocate |
“Hampden-Sydney College is an unbelievable setting with unbelievable people, and I had unbelievable times. Even though my rationale was shallow, everything worked out wonderfully.”
|Christopher M. Nicklo '86, Brand manager |
"I am really passionate about what I do. I have really thought about what drives me, what excites me, and I have tried to align my career choices with that."
|Alphonso Vance O'Neil-White '72, Healthcare CEO |
Amherst, New York
"One of the things I liked about Hampden-Sydney was that I knew all of my professors ... and they knew me."
|Ryan Pitz '00, Barbecue entrepreneur |
Greensboro, North Carolina
“I was always a little wild, a little bit of a misfit, kinda out there doing my own thing, very independent, which is one of the reasons I think Hampden-Sydney was the perfect fit for me.”
|W. Greyson Quarles '63, Triathlete and executive |
Duck Key, Florida
"It will take me about a week to recover, but by Monday I'll be chomping at the bit to start training again."
|Robert C. Tuebner '03, Environmental organizer |
"I like to travel and I like the lifestyle of this kind of work, getting to know people and to learn about different cultures. It's very rewarding."
|Ty Whitley ’59, Political reporter |
"All politicians are pretty much the same. Most of them are pretty smart people; they're not the dummies that they are sometimes portrayed as."