• Scott Keel

    Doctor and Philanthropist


    For Dr. Rodney Scott Keel ’02, following his dreams and grasping every opportunity has taken the Virginia native around the world and back. At each stop, though, he has found a way to include others in his life and extend them similar opportunities. Scott Keel '02

  • Ryan Odom

    Basketball Coach


    Now entering his second season at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, Odom was named the nation’s top first-year Division I head coach in 2017 by CollegeInsider.com, led UMBC to its first three postseason wins in school history at the CIT Tournament, and was named a finalist for the 2017 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award. Ryan Odom '96

  • Trey Lackey III

    National Security Specialist


    Now retired from government service, Trey Lackey was able to acknowledge his 25 years with the Clandestine Service of the Central Intelligence Agency when he gave the keynote address at Hampden-Sydney College's Wilson Center for Leadership 9-11 commemoration. Trey Lackey III '86

  • Russell Turner

    Basketball Coach


    Named a finalist for the 2017 Skip Prosser Man of the Year Award, Russell Turner '92 received national recognition for his character and leadership in his eighth season as head coach at the University of California-Irvine. Russell Turner '92

  • 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

  • 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 is one of four Hampden-Sydney men who have distinguished themselves in the cut-throat world of fine dining, rising through the ranks to become owner-chefs of highly acclaimed restaurants. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Keith Leach

    Chaplain


    Born at Hampden-Sydney during his father’s undergraduate years, new College Chaplian Keith Leach '81 has truly come full circle. He shares his journey to faith, to ministry, and back to Hampden-Sydney. Keith Leach '81

  • 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