You can do anything with a degree in modern languages...

Recent graduates

Austin Gregory '18 majored in French and is currently teaching at a junior high school in South Boston, Virginia. He enjoys it so much that he is considering seeking a master's degree in French and then returning to the classroom.

Travis Stackow '18 majored in English, but studied Russian extensively. With a sense of adventure in his blood, he was accepted into the Peace Corps. His love of Eastern European cultures, philosophy, and language led him to serve in Moldova.

Kole Donaldson '18 is attending The College of William & Mary School of Law.

Other alumni

Christian Malot (French) taught law in English for a year in France before returning to the U.S. to practice law. He works for the Prosecutor’s Office in Farmville, VA.

Wes Proctor (Spanish) works in Asia in business

Justin Azar (Spanish) is a pediatrician

Alex Morrison (Spanish) manages a a dental chain

Adam Lees (French) works on democratic political campaigns

Beau Bryan (French) taught in two Richmond high schools before getting his master's degree in French at UVA.


Phi Sigma Iota

Phi Sigma Iota, the international foreign language honor society, recognizes the "outstanding ability and attainments in the study and teaching of foreign languages" and stimulates "advanced pursuits and individual research in this discipline." Advisor: Dr. Jannette Amaral-Rodríguez

Phi Sigma Iota website

Global Education Office

The Modern Languages Department encourages foreign study courses overseas; they must be approved in advance by the department chair and be consonant with H-SC's curricular philosophy. The Office of Global Education can help you.

Global Education

Sam Fleming '19

Sam Fleming '19 was selected to be one of 150 performers in the renowned Carolina Crown Drum Corps, the bronze medal winners at the Drum Corps International World Championships.

Sam Fleming '19

Modern Languages

Julia E. Palmer, Chair 
Associate Professor of Spanish
Blake A, 102 | Box 177
Hampden-Sydney College | Hampden Sydney, VA 23943
(434) 223-6213

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