Hampden-Sydney first held classes on November 10, 1775.
Public Service Awards '11
The annual Wilson Center Awards banquet and awards presentations was held on April 1, 2011.
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.
Kyle Judson Grantier - Kyle is a Government major with Spanish and Public Service minors and has served on the student court. During his internship, Kyle worked in the Washington, DC office of Senator Jim Webb. Kyle has played varsity baseball all four years. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. Kyle is considering graduate school as well as NAVY OCS following graduation.
Joseph Karl Lannetti - Joseph completed the requirements for graduation in December 2010 and immediately began his current job as the Assistant Director of Developmental Services at The Greater Richmond Association for Retarded Citizens. He has a major in government and a minor in public service program. He interned with the Office of the City Manager of Virginia Beach last summer. Joe was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity, UPLS, Pi Sigma Alpha and worked in the Office of Alumni Relations.
Kyle Grantier & President Howard Joseph Lanetti & President Howard
Adam Stuart Lees - Adam is majoring in French, Foreign Affairs, history and Humanities. He will receive minors in Public Service Program, International Studies, and Classical Studies. He completed his internship with the Virginia Port Authority. Adam is a member of the French Club, the Episcopal-Lutheran Campus Ministry, Baptist Collegiate Ministries and Johns Memorial Episcopal Church. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the Kaleidoscope. Adam has been inducted to Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Sigma Alpha, The Society of Collegiate Journalists, SHARC, Eta Sigma Phi, and has been a member of the International Club and the Society for the Preservation of Southern Heritage. He plans to enter graduate school in history next year.
Eamon Caldwell Penland - Eamon is a Foreign Affairs Major with Minors in Public Service and International Studies. He was Lieutenant Commander and Alumni Relations Chair for Sigma Nu Fraternity. Eamon was a founding member of SHARC (Sigma Nu Hampden-Sydney Animal Rescue Community). Eamon interned with a Microfinance Organization in San Jose, Costa Rica. He has since started a Microfinance organization here on campus, Financiers for International Development Association, an organization that hopes to start funding loans through KIVA.org soon. Eamon has been accepted into the Phoenix Project's Social Innovation Program at George Mason University.
Eamon Penland & President Howard J. B. Potter & President Howard
John Blanks Dameron Potter - J B will graduate magna cum laude with a major in History and a minor in German. He completed his internship with a local government agency in Ingelheim, Germany. JB has been a member Union Philanthropic Literary Society, the Ethics Bowl, the German Club, the Hobbie Business Ethics Program, the Society of '91 Leadership Program and a copy editor for the Tiger. JB has been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa. After graduation, he hopes to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English to German school students for a year before beginning graduate studies in history.
Conor Patrick Sanders - Conor is an Economics & Commerce major with a minor in Public Service. He has served on the Student Finance Committee and the Senior Campaign. A Patrick Henry Scholar and Dean's List student, Conor is a co-manager of the Tiger Fund and a member of the Hobbie Business Ethics Program. He is a graduate of the Society of '91 Leadership Program and been named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. At closing convocation in 2010 Conor was awarded the Jeffrey N. Friend Award. He has been inducted into Phi Gamma Delta, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. He has interned in the finance office of the gubernatorial campaign of Bob Ehrlich for Maryland and with Prince Edward County's Voter Registration Office.
Conor Sanders & President Howard Robert Thompson & President Howard
Robert Bruce Thompson III - Robbie is a Government Major with a public service minor. He completed a double internship last summer, serving first in the Office of the Virginia Attorney General and then with the Rutherford Institute, a non-profit educational foundation in Charlottesville. Robbie is a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and serves on the student senate. After graduation, Robbie plans to attend law school following graduation.
Curtis Walton Tomlin & President Howard
Curtis Walton Tomlin - Curtis is a Government major with a minor in public service. A four year member of the golf team, and also is active with Ducks Unlimited. He has been inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha and Pi Beta Kappa, and is the recipient of the Paul S. Trible Public Service scholarship. Curtis completed an internship last summer in the U.S. Fulbright Office in Prague, in the Czech Republic. He plans to attend law school following graduation.