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.


2016-2017 Freshmen Leadership Program

John David Allen
Ben Anderson
Timothy Bryant
Ian Burns
Dylan Cate
Hunter Churchman
Colin Corini
Jack Cosby
Chandler Foster
David Fluharty
Connor Francis
Thomas Gorman
Shelby Hanna
Oliver Holt
Jacob Johnson
Brandon Koch
Landen Linkhous-Jeffries
Griffin McNamara
David Morgan
Warren Myers
Alexander Parham
John Pittman
Keifer Pfister
Garrett Ramsey
Mason Sale
Ryan Sanfilippo
Sam Saville
Kyle Shenk
Jackson Smith
Jackson Stubbs
Zack Toney
George Tryfiates
Nick Villarroel
Phillip Ward
Hunter Williams
Levy Young