• Joe Viar

    Tech Industry


    Joe Viar '63 and Bonnie Christ give back to Hampden-Sydney College with his donation to the Brinkley Hall renovation as a heartfelt thank you to his alma mater. Joe Viar '63

  • Jay Rostan

    Lacrosse Coach


    2017 ODAC Coach of the Year Jason "Jay" Rostan '03 reflects on the value of Division III athletics and the legacy of Hampden-Sydney College Lacrosse. Jay Rostan '03

  • Tom Spencer

    Photographer


    Photographing high-end, custom-built yachts and covering sport-fishing tournaments up and down the east coast, Tom Spencer '10 has carved out a niche in the freelance photography world. Tom Spencer '10

  • Edward T. Wolanski

    Obstetrician


    Community legend, Dr. Edward T. Wolanski, Hampden-Sydney College Class of '78, has delivered more than 10,000 children during his 30 years as an obstetrician. Edward T. Wolanski '78

  • Taylor Smack

    Brewmaster


    Hampden-Sydney College alumnus Taylor Smack '97 is at the forefront of the craft beer industry, winning national and international accolades at Blue Mountain Brewery. Taylor Smack ’97

  • Chris Buck

    Oysterman


    Oyster farmers such as Chris Buck, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 1997, are the driving force behind resurrecting a long-lost Virginia staple and revitalizing the once-neglected Chesapeake Bay waters in which they flourish. Chris Buck ’97

  • Pierce Buckingham

    Adventurer


    On the windswept plains of the Mongolian Steppe last August, a group of extreme adventurers recreated the famed postal routes of Genghis Khan—among them Pierce Buckingham '06 of Hampden-Sydney. Pierce Buckingham ’06

  • John Currence

    Chef


    John Currence '87 has distinguished himself in the cut-throat world of fine dining, rising through the ranks to become owner-chef of a highly acclaimed restaurant. John Currence '87

  • Matthew Reiss

    Mushroom Farmer


    Matthew Reiss '06 and his partner Jenna Kuczynski have brought their passion and knowledge back to Southwest Virginia, fulfilling Reiss' dream of owning and operating a sustainable farm. Matthew Reiss '06

  • Robbie O’Cain

    Brewmaster


    Hampden-Sydney alumnus Robbie O'Cain '07 is at the forefront of the craft beer industry, winning national and international accolades at Starr Hill Brewery. Robbie O’Cain ’07

  • Alexander Jermaine “Jay” Patrick

    Banking and Finance


    Hampden-Sydney College alumnus “Jay” Patrick ’03 joined forces with a former Randolph-Macon rival to erradicate homelessness among Richmond's military veteran population. Alexander Jermaine “Jay” Patrick ’03

  • Andrew Kochan

    Chef


    Andrew Kochan '10 has distinguished himself in the cut-throat world of fine dining, rising through the ranks to become owner-chef of a highly acclaimed restaurant. Andrew Kochan '10

  • Gordon Wadsworth

    Professional Cyclist


    With six national championships under his belt, professional mountain biker Gordon Wadsworth, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 2010, is making a name for himself in the cycling world. Gordon Wadsworth '10

  • Walter Bundy

    Chef


    Walter Bundy '90 has distinguished himself in the cut-throat world of fine dining, rising through the ranks to become owner-chef of a highly acclaimed restaurant. Walter Bundy '90

  • Toby Usnik

    Public Relations


    Toby Usnik, Class of 1985, encourages a life of purpose in a seminar at Hampden-Sydney College titled, "Arts and the Purpose-Driven Life." Toby Usnik '85

  • Alex Harrell

    Chef


    Alex Harrell '97 has distinguished himself in the cut-throat world of fine dining, rising through the ranks to become owner-chef of a highly acclaimed restaurant. Alex Harrell '97

  • Gordon Johnson

    Restorer


    In his work salvaging, restoring, and repairing buildings, Gordon Johnson, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 1997, has had the chance to explore places that once sheltered great Virginians of the past. Gordon Johnson ’97

  • J. Tyler Matthews

    Sculptor


    From middle school through Hampden-Sydney, J. Tyler Matthews '05, had already taken art classes in which he painted and did wire sculpting, so combining his metalwork with art seemed to be a natural outlet. J. Tyler Matthews '05

  • Tillman Heuer

    Racecar Driver


    Tillman Heuer, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 2015, is a racecar driver from Virginia Beach, VA. Tillman Heuer '15

  • Scott Keel

    Pediatrician


    In the thick of the urban bicycle movement is pediatrician Dr. Scott Keel '02, who gathered five other Hampden-Sydney alumni to create I Am RVA, a non-profit charitable and educational organization that sells distinct and readily identifiable bicycle helmets to participants. Scott Keel '02

  • John Melton

    Headmaster


    John Melton, Class of 1991 at Hampden-Sydney College, begins work as headmaster at Fuqua School in Farmville, Virginia. John Melton '91

  • Mahdi Abu-Omar

    Research Chemist


    A chemistry professor at Purdue University, Abu-Omar, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 1992, leads a research group developing metal catalysts for renewable energy and environmental applications. Mahdi Abu-Omar '92

  • Robert Pullum

    Restorer and Preservationist


    Robert Pullum, now a restorer and preservationist, cultivated his creative streak at Hampden-Sydney College. Robert Pullum '87

  • Owen Suter III

    Cabinetmaker


    Owen Suter III, Hampden-Sydney College Class of '81 and cabinetmaker, carries on a six-generation family tradition, working with his artisans to create 18th-century reproductions in Richmond, Virginia. Owen Suter III '81

  • Raphael Sydnor

    Weightlifting Entrepreneur


    Raphael Sydnor, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 2001 and powerlifting entrepreneur, recently started his own company, B.O.A. Belts, or "Be Overly Aggressive," making lifting belts and wrist straps for weightlifters. Raphael Sydnor '01

  • Kevin Martingayle

    Attorney


    Attorney Kevin Martingayle ’88 of Bischoff Martingayle PC, a law firm based in the coastal city talks about the excellent education instruction from the professors he had at Hampden-Sydney College. Kevin Martingayle '88

  • Carter Myers

    Entrepreneur and Child Advocate


    Carter Myers, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 1995, Entrepreneur and Child Advocate, on Stopping Bullies and Building Business Carter Myers '95

  • Carter Hudgins

    Historic Preservationist


    Dr. Carter C. Hudgins, Hampden-Sydney College Class of '00 is a South Carolina-area historic preservationist. Carter Hudgins '00

  • Walker P. Sydnor, Jr.

    Executive


    Walker P. Sydnor, Jr., Class of 1971 and recently-retired president of Scott Insurance, watched this one-office firm grow into a regional leader in commercial insurance and risk management. Walker P. Sydnor, Jr. '71

  • Richard Moncure Jr.

    Waterman


    Richard Moncure Jr. '03, waterman and restauratuer, is finishing up his second year as Friends of the Rappahannock’s first-ever tidal river steward. Richard Moncure Jr. '03

  • Max Meador

    Teacher and Coach


    A longtime teacher and coach at Virginia Episcopal School, Max Meador ’58 taught Latin to boys and girls for nearly 40 years. Max Meador '58

  • Cabell Fooshe

    Sports Entrepreneur


    After years working as a corporate recruiter, Cabell Fooshe, Hampden-Sydney College Class of 1992 is bringing a new product to the golf industry. Cabell Fooshe '92

  • Sekou Kaalund

    Managing Director


    Sekou Kaalund, Class of 1997 at Hampden-Sydney College, is now a managing director for the Institutional Asset Servicing business within JP Morgan's Corporate and Investment Bank. Sekou Kaalund '97