Graduates from the last ten years met for the Young Alumni Taskforce at The Commonwealth Club in Richmond and spent a Saturday sharing ideas and talking about ways to involve more young alumni in College events.
Later in the same day, members of the Gammon Society of donors, commonly called the Young Founders, attended an evening of fun and fellowship at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. The event was sponsored by Malcolm Sydnor ’94 and Joe Dunn ’93.
Dean of Admissions Anita Garland has been busy recruiting new students and speaking at alumni club meetings, including the South Hampton Roads Club, the Martinsville Club (hosted by Will Pannill ’77), the Midlands Club of South Carolina in Columbia, and the Palmetto Club of Charleston (SC). Hugh Haskins ’01, director of planned giving (and a former associate dean of admissions), was excited to join Ms. Garland for many of the events.
The Atlanta Club filled the basement of Ormsby’s to meet with President Christopher Howard and new students.
The Nashville Club held a cocktail and hors d’œuvre reception at the Belle Meade Country Club on February 23, 2011, welcoming Dr. Howard to town. Michael Finucane ’94 sponsored and hosted this wonderful event. During his comments to the club, Dr. Howard mentioned that Myron Rolle, a member of the Tennessee Titans football team, will join the Hampden-Sydney College Board of Trustees.
After snow pushed it back a day, the Southside Alumni Club reception in Kirby Field house gave guests an opportunity for fellowship, good food, and to hear comments from Dean Garland, club president Chris Dowdy ’99, and President Howard before watching the 2011 edition of Tiger basketball.
Watch your mail for future alumni club activities happening in your area.