Students rack up Fulbright honors

Will Moss ’10

Widely recognized student-athlete William P. O. "Will" Moss '10 ended his academic career with two more accolades: a $7,500 NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarship and a teaching position from the Fulbright Commission and the French Embassy. The prestigious and highly competitive NCAA scholarship was awarded to only six collegiate tennis players in the country; Moss was the only Division III recipient. The teaching position will take Moss to the French Island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.

As an athlete, Moss' list of accomplishments grew longer each year. On the tennis court, Moss, a four-time ODAC Player of the Year recipient, finished the season at #12 in the ITA Atlantic South Region Rankings. He was named to both the All-ODAC First Team and the VaSID All-State First Team in both singles and doubles four times. He was also VaSID Rookie of the Year in 2007 and the VaSID Player of the Year in 2009. Moss helped lead the Tigers to the 2009 ODAC men's tennis championship, marking the third team title in program history. He twice won the ODAC/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete of the Year in men's tennis and was named to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District First Team in 2010.  In June he garnered the 2010 Harry G. "Doc" Jopson Scholar-Athlete Award as the league's top male student-athlete.

Off the tennis court, Moss served on the Student Court all four years and was chairman during his senior year. He was a member of the honor societies Phi Beta Kappa (academics), Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), Phi Alpha Theta (history), and Phi Sigma Iota (foreign language). Moss is a member of the Kappa Alpha social fraternity and served a term as recording secretary. He won the President's Award for Scholarship and Character in 2008, and at Commencement he was awarded the Gammon Cup for character, scholarship, and athletic ability. Moss majored in history with a minor in Military Leadership and National Security studies.

Barron Frazier ’12.
S. Barron Frazier '12 of Norfolk spent his summer studying the power of citizenship and identity at London's Roehampton University as a Fulbright exchange participant. Frazier was one of only 135 exchange participants accepted into the competitive summer institute for American undergraduates. The biology and chemistry major is a Venable Scholar and a member of the science honor society Chi Beta Phi, and the Society of 1791 leadership program. He also finished a three-year externship program at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2009. Frazier's other interests include sailing, snowboarding, and tennis.  He has been a member of Operation Smile's Executive Leadership Council and received the United States President's Volunteer Service Award for his dedicated involvement. In 2007 and 2009, he served as a student educator on medical missions to Linyi, China, and Panama City, Panama.

Glen J. Carter II '08 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program grant.  Carter received an English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) grant to spend the 2010-2011 academic year in Taiwan, teaching English to students there. While at Hampden-Sydney, Carter served as secretary-treasurer of Student Government and as a resident advisor. He was a member of the Spanish Club, the Society of 1791 leadership program, and the Minority Student Union. During his junior year, through the H-SC International Studies Program, Carter studied for a semester at the Universidad de Buenos Aires in Argentina. He was the recipient in May 2008 of the Gemborys-Choate-Bouin-Swenson Award for International Studies which recognizes the student who has participated in a College-recognized foreign study experience and who has best demonstrated personal growth by incorporating broader world views into his daily life. Carter left Hampden-Sydney with a double major in economics and Spanish.

Moss, Frazier, and Carter are three of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program this year. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields.

Other recent Hampden-Sydney men who have received scholarhips from the Fulbright Commission include Thom Robbins '04, who traveled to Columbia, and Victor Primov '03, who earned a research fellowship to Bulgaria.

Laura Neidert, associate director of career development, notes that there is no upper age limit on applying for Fulbright grants, so all alumni are encouraged to apply. If interested, contact Ms. Neidert at (434) 223-6105.