As Hampden-Sydney looks ahead to a promising new year, we hope you will review some of the College's major stories in 2017:
Hampden Sydney scores highly in national rankings
- 96th among liberal arts colleges nationally in U.S. News & World Report-a 9-place jump from the previous year
- 10th in The Wall Street Journal's Top Schools for Career Preparation
- 12th best library in the U.S. according to the Princeton Review
- 9th best alumni network in the U.S., according to the Princeton Review
In the News
- CSPAN films a Dr. John Coombs lecture on campus.
- Two students co-author a piece in the New York Times.
- The New York Times features H-SC's commencement address by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Bret Stephens.
- Virginia Business profiles Hampden-Sydney College.
- Men's Health features two H-SC student entrepreneurs on its Facebook page.
Campus Improvements and Updates
- A $1 million gift establishes the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
- H-SC receives a $4 million grant from the Carpenter Foundation to support financial aid.
- Bill '72 and Shireen Kirk give $4 million to support H-SC's athletic endowment.
- The Brown Student Center becomes the new hub of campus life.
- The fine arts department moves into the state-of-the-art Viar-Christ Center for the Arts in the renovated Brinkley Hall (formerly Winston Hall).
Awards and Achievements
- The Tiger lacrosse team wins an ODAC championship, sending the team to a NCAA tournament.
- Two H-SC coaches claim coach of the year honors: Betsy Leonard in swimming and Jason Rostan '03 in lacrosse.
- H-SC's ethics team claims its second straight victory in the VFIC Ethics Bowl.
- H-SC welcomes a new athletic director, Chad Eisele.
- The College inaugurates its 25th president, Dr. Larry Stimpert, in May.
- 202 men graduate in May, joining the nation's 9th ranked alumni network.
- 326 youths matriculate in August, joining the H-SC brotherhood.
- The College community mourns the loss of two Hampden-Sydney legends, Lieutenant General Samuel V. Wilson, and Walter "Shorty" Simms.