2018 Rhetoric Program Exam (RPE) Toast

Cheers to 40 Years!

A toast to the Hampden-Sydney man's 'write' of passage

Rhetoric Program Exam Toast Event logo: "Cheers to 40 Years"

Tuesday, March 20
For more information:  Contact alumni@hsc.edu

A resolution passed by the faculty in the spring of 1978 stated simply but boldly that "all graduates of Hampden-Sydney shall have demonstrated the ability to write and speak clearly, cogently, and grammatically." This resolution ultimately created the Rhetoric Program, a foundational element of our academic program that alumni often champion (although, admittedly, its memory may cause nightmares for some). On Tuesday, March 20th, the Alumni will gather at dozens of locations across the globe to celebrate the program and the students taking their proficiency exam on campus that night.  Please join us!

Find the toast nearest to you!

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Virginia

Farmville

  • Host: John Dudley '95 (jdudley@hsc.edu)
  • Venue: Third Street Brewing Co.
  • Address: 312 W 3rd St. Farmville, VA 23901
  • Time: 5:30

Lynchburg

  • Host: Leif Aagard '13 (aagaardl13@gmail.com)
  • Venue: The Water Dog
  • Address: 1016 Jefferson St. Lynchburg, VA 24504
  • Time: 6:00

Norfolk

  • Host: Ted Enright
  • Venue: 80/20 Burger Bar
  • Address: 123 W 21st St. Norfolk, VA 23517
  • Time: 6:00

Petersburg

  • Host: Phil Spencer '70 (philcspencer@comcast.net)
  • Venue: Tilted Kilt
  • Address: 2070 Waterside Rd Prince George, VA 23875
  • Time: 6:00

Richmond North

  • Host: Jamin Barbour '99 (jamin.barbour@gmail.com)
  • Venue: Buskey Cider
  • Address: 2910 W Leigh St Richmond, VA 23230
  • Time: 5:30

Richmond South

  • Host: Heath Gates '05 (hgates@cowangates.com)
  • Venue: The Hard Shell- Belgrade
  • Adress: 1411 E Cary St Richmond, VA 23219
  • Time: 5:30

Virginia Beach

  • Host: Mike Rhea '81 (mikerhea1@outlook.com)
  • Venue: Tempt
  • Address: Pinewood Square - 500 Pinewood Road, Virginia Beach, BA 23451
  • Time:  5:30

Woodbridge

  • Host: Ryan Sharkey '07 (sharkey@watersendbrewery.com)
  • Venue: Water's End Brewery
  • Address: 12425 Dillingham Square Lake Ridge, VA 22192
  • Time: 5:30

Alabama

Birmingham  

  • Host: Gerald Gillespy '88 (ggillespy@burr.com)
  • Venue: Cahaba Brewery
  • Address: 4500 5th Ave. Birmingham, Al 35222
  • Time: TBD

Maryland

Baltimore

Alabama

Birmingham  

  • Host: Gerald Gillespy '88 (ggillespy@burr.com)
  • Venue: Cahaba Brewery
  • Address: 4500 5th Ave. Birmingham, Al 35222
  • Time: TBD

New York

Manhattan

  • Host: Charles Potts '88
  • Venue: 21 Club in 21 Bar & Lounge (Coat & Tie Required)
  • Address: 21 W 52nd St, New York, NY 10019
  • Time: TBD

North Carolina

Charlotte

  • Host: Scott McAdams '07 (hsc07mac@gmail.com)
  • Venue: Triple C Brewing C. (owner, Chris Harker '01)
  • Address: 2900 Griffith St. Charlotte, NC 28203
  • Time: 6:00

Raleigh

  • Host: Patrick Rowe '09
  • Venue: Lynnwood Brewing Concern
  • Address: 1053 E Whitaker Mill Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604
  • Time: 6:00

South Carolina

Charleston

Greenville

  • Host: Hugh Haskins '01 (hughh@clemson.edu)
  • Venue: Barley's Tap Room
  • Address: 25 W Washington, St. Greenville, SC 29601
  • Time: 5:30

West Virginia

Charleston

  • Host: John McGhee '86 (jmcghee@kaycasto.com)
  • Venue: Sam's Uptown Café'
  • Address: 28 Capitol St. Charleston, WV 25301
  • Time: 6:00