by Mark Meitz ’95, Director of Alumni Relations
In addition to the new spring reunions that began this year, a recent highlight of alumni activity was on May 2 when the Hampden-Sydney Club of Richmond held its annual Spring Gala. This year's gathering took place at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Howard Faunce (above), parents of Davidson Faunce '15. Their home on the James River was a wonderful location for Richmond-area alumni to enjoy a beautiful evening of fellowship.
The Richmond alumni club will gather again for a Flying Squirrels baseball game on August 13. Many other alumni clubs have been gathering for baseball games and similar events. If you have an idea for a gathering in your area or would like assistance planning an event, please contact the Alumni Office at 434-223-6776.
Fans of Samuel V. Wilson, President Emeritus of Hampden-Sydney College and highly decorated general of the U.S. Army, will surely want to pick up a copy of his memories as recorded by Drew Prehmus '08. General Sam is a rememberance of his adventures and accomplishments. Mr. Prehmus began working on the project during his sophomore year; he spent many hours interviewing General Wilson, recording his stories before they were lost to time. The book is available for purchase online.
Mark your calendars now for Homecoming on October 26. This year, the Tigers are taking on Shenandoah University. That Saturday will also see the annual alumni lacrosse game, lunch on the lawn of Hampden House, and plenty of tailgating before the game. See you there!