The Record, January 2016

The Howards say goodbye to Hampden-Sydney

The Howard Years

After nearly six years as president, Dr. Christopher B. Howard has accepted a new role as president of Robert Morris University in western Pennsylvania. He begins there on February 1, 2016, but not without remembering some of his times and experiences on the Hill. "Thank you for giving me the privilege to serve as the 24th president," he said. "I've said this before, but I'll say it again: Hampden-Sydney was not lucky to have me serve as president. I was lucky to have served. So thank you. I'm honored, I'm humbled, and I'm excited for where the College is going in the future. Go Tigers!" full story

  • ISIS After Paris

    On The Hill

    ISIS After Paris: What's Next?

    Dr. Dennis Stevens, Interim President

    Mid-Atlantic Research Conference

    Revisiting the Parthenon

    Rhetoric Chair Endowed

    Model UN

    English Roots

    History of Confederate Flag

  • Hampden-Sydney Football

    Sports News

    Koonce Named ODAC Rookie of the Year

    Basketball Hosts Tenth Annual Tip-Off Banquet

    Robert Kerby Named ODAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Academic All-District

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  • The Henry Tree beside Graham Hall at Hampden-Sydney College

    Alumni News

    Hampden-Sydney's Future, a message from Chairman of the Board M. Peebles Harrison '89

    Alumni Profile: Dr. Scott Keel '02, pediatrician and community advocate
    In the thick of the urban bicycling movement is pediatrician Dr. Scott Keel '02, who gathered five other Hampden-Sydney alumni to create I Am RVA, a non-profit charitable and educational organization...


Dr. Marion discusses presidential searches and elections
The Search for Presidents
Both Hampden-Sydney and the United States are in transition. The College and country are searching for presidents and representatives, advancing into new eras, and the choices made both on campus and at the ballot box will have long-lasting effects on national and local policies... 
Oysterman, Chris Buck '97
Virginia's Finest
In his largely one-man operation, Chris Buck '97 grows, washes, sorts, maintains, and raises his own oysters, personally transporting his yield directly to high-end restaurants in Richmond and elsewhere within hours of harvest...
Bluford Parsons
A Humble Tiger
On September 22, 2013, I was fortunate to meet the Reverend Dr. Robert Bluford, Jr. '45 while attending the wedding of my head office assistant. Although he was 94 years old, I was about to get a peek into this gentleman's energy, his spirit of generosity, and his life devoted to the service of others...
Portraits of Valor
Portraits of Valor
The Hampden-Sydney Society for the Preservation of Southern Heritage hosted the annual Hampden-Sydney College Veterans Day observance at the Memorial Gates on November 8, 2015. Colonel Greg Eanes, USAF (ret.), adjunct lecturer supporting the National Securities Studies program at the Hampden-Sydney College Wilson Center for Leadership in the Public Interest, shares his remarks...
Algernon Sydney’s Discourses Concerning Government
Treasured Words: Last Page
Hampden-Sydney alumnus Thomas Catesby Jones 1899, accomplished lawyer and art collector, donated Algernon Sydney's Discourses Concerning Government to the College many decades ago. It is a treasured piece that will continue to inspire the heirs and guardians of American liberty...