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
Timothy Bryant
Dylan Cate
Colin Corini
Chandler Foster
David Fluharty
Connor Francis
Thomas Gorman
Oliver Holt
Jacob Johnson
Brandon Koch
Landen Linkhous-Jeffries
Griffin McNamara
David Morgan
Warren Myers
Keifer Pfister
Garrett Ramsey
Ryan Sanfilippo
Sam Saville
Kyle Shenk
Jackson Stubbs
George Tryfiates
Nick Villarroel
Phillip Ward
Hunter Williams