Freshman Leadership Program

The Wilson Center begins preparing leaders during their very first year at Hampden-Sydney. Although students are not eligible for the Military Leadership and Public Service programs until their sophomore year, a select group of freshmen students is offered an early opportunity to get involved in developing leadership skills.

The Freshmen Leadership Program has been coordinated since its inception by Dr. Curtis Smith, who teaches in the Public Service Program. It begins with a two-day practical exploration of leadership before orientation, featuring a Harvard case-study and sessions with The Wilson Center for Leadership faculty. Meeting formally twice a semester and informally several additional times, the program organizes sessions to help students appreciate the importance of self-understanding and context for successful leadership. Students interact with successful alumni leaders in business and law, take the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and compete in an organizational simulation.

Foundations of Leadership Workshop, August 19 - 21, 2014 

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Freshmen Leadership Program

Ryan Beltrondo Nathan Horvit
Brad Booth Carrick Irwin
Guy Cheatham Robert Jackson
Brendan Cottrell Palmer Jones
Aaron Dawley Hunter Keiser
Zachary Depue Tyler Langhorn
Patrick Fallon Samuel Melson
Noah Frazier Aaron Persily
Ryan Gale Connor Pool
Zane Moody Austin Reed
Adrian Guerra Skyler Robinson
Guilherme Guimaraes Cecil Tiblin


2014 Application