In 2011-12, H-SC students received aid totaling over $29 million.
Public Service Awards 2010
- James G. "Graham" Tate, a Religion major with an additional minor in History, was a ministerial intern with Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton, VA last summer. His research focused on youth engagement practices across Christian Churches, with a special focus on the Episcopal Church. He has been the community service/philanthropy chair for Lambda Chi Alpha, vice president of the Society for the Preservation of Southern Heritage, and an Episcopal Campus Ministry leader. After a July wedding, he plans to pursue a Master's degree in divinity.
- Brian S. Vanetten, a double major in Government and History, Bryan completed two internships. The first was in the Hong Kong office of White & Case in 2008; the second was with a Northern Virginia law firm. He has been President of the Pre-Law Society since 2007, a record length of time, and he currently is the president of the Union Philanthropic Literary Society. He has been inducted into the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Fraternity. Brian's research project for his government major focused on the administrative practices of Adolf Hitler and Franklin Roosevelt. He is completing an honors project in history entitled, "PLEASE IGNORE THE WOMEN BEHIND THE CURTAIN: Maria Theresa, Madame de Pompadour, Elizabeth of Russia and the role of women in the Diplomatic Revolution of 1756."
The annual Wilson Center Awards banquet and awards presentations was held on April 14, 2010. This was a highlight of the year for the Wilson Center, made even more special in that it was held in the midst of the symposium, "The 65th Anniversary of World War II". Among the guests were symposium attendees, primarily Hampden-Sydney graduates.
This year the Wilson Center recognized and honored the distinguished public service careers of two alumni, and one friend of the Center. Certificates of competion to the seniors in both the Public Service and the Military Leadership/National Securities Studies Certificate Programs. Both leadership programs are now recognized as minors and are so noted on the transcript of graduating seniors.
The 2010 Public Service Program Certificate Recipients are pictured below, flanked by Wilson Center Director David E. Marion and Vice Chair of the H-SC Board of Trustees, Mr. Jack Drescher.
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John P. "Scott" Anderson, Jr. had the distinction of having completed the requirements of both the national security studies program and the public service program. He completed his internship at the National Taxpayers Union in Washington, D.C. His research project was entitled, "An Assessment of the Waxman-Markey Bill and Cap & Trade."
- Charles J. "C.J." Bauman IV, a Government major, completed his summer internship with a bio-fuel firm in Norfolk. His research project was entitled "The Exchangeability of Bio-Fuels: A Policy Analysis of the Energy Independence and Security act of 2007 and the Obama Administration's fuel policy." CJ is past president of the Upsilon chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity, president of club Lacrosse, and he is a graduate of the Society of '91 Leadership Program. As a student senator he chaired the housing and bad check committees, and he served as vice president of the Rotaract Public Service Organization.
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Dylan H. Colligan, a Political Science major with an additional minor in History, interned at Policy Network, a think tank in London, England. His research project, "Walter Bagehot and the House of Lords: Searching the Past for Clues to Modern Relevance," focused on England's incremental reform of the House of Lords. A Patrick Henry Scholar, he has been a member of the Student Court, the Student Admissions Committee, and the President's Men while at H-SC. He was inducted last year into Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership fraternity. Dylan has been selected to take part in the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership's summer program.
Spencer B. Conover, a Foreign Affairs major with an additional minor in Rhetoric, interned with a civil rights and humanitarian organization in Kosovo last summer. His research focused on the plight of undocumented persons in the world's youngest nation." He was the founder of the Rotaract Club here at HSC and has held several leadership positions in the Sigma Nu fraternity. As a participant in the "Beyond the Hill" program, Spencer has traveled to the Dominican Republic and Belize to assist with humanitarian programs. He has been a staff writer for The Tiger and he has been selected for inclusion in Who's Who among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
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- Olander R.J. Fleming, a Spanish major with an additional International Studies minor, interned last summer in the Office of the Virginia Attorney General. His research project examined the case for an elected vs an appointed Attorney General here in the Commonwealth. He has served as President, Vice President and Project and Events Manager for the Spanish Club, Vice-President of the Minority Student Union, Project and Events Manager for the International Club, he is a member of the President's Men, a Student Court Advisor, a member of the Senior Campaign Committee and he has completed the requirements of the Society of '91 Leadership Program.
- Kyle A. Martin, an Economics and Commerce and Philosophy double major, spent part of last summer interning in the Hong Kong office of White & Case, an international law firm. His research project focused on banking secrecy in Hong Kong. He has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership fraternity, and he has received the President's Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences. Kyle will enroll at the University of Virginia Law School in the fall.
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- William A. Pace, a Government and Economics double major, completed summer internships in 2008 in the offices of Congressman Eric Cantor, the Republican Minority Whip, and 5th District Congressman Virgil Goode. His research paper was entitled, "Earmarks: Are They Good or Bad for the United States?" He is a member of the Student Court, Pi Sigma Alpha, the political science honor fraternity, and Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. William is a past Vice President and Historian of the Theta Chi Fraternity, Co-Chair and Vice Chair of the College Republicans, Vice President of Phi Alpha Delta, the law fraternity, and Senior Liaison to the College President. William will head to Charlottesville this summer to take part in the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership's summer program and then will be looking for a position as a staffer on Capitol Hill.
- Pierce H. Robbins, a Government major with a minor in International Studies, interned in the US Fulbright Office in Prague last summer. His research project involved an assessment of the Ballistic Missile Defense Shield that the Bush Administration had proposed to install in Eastern Europe. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and of Pi Sigma Alpha, the Political Science Honor Fraternity, and recently completed his duties as Student Body President. He is a graduate of the Society of '91 Program and is listed in Who's Who among American College and University Students.