Unlike most of his fellow students, Holden McLemore '16 spent Greek Week at the McDonald Cadet Leadership Conference at West Point. The mission of the conference is "for top undergraduate student leaders from diverse backgrounds to participate in a team-based,
Each year, the conference presents a
This conference was a unique and beneficial event. The students got to work side by side with experienced professionals such as Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and Ms. Elizabeth Birch, Former President of Human Rights Campaign and President & CEO Peris Birch Company. Holden's biggest takeaway was from Yaeger, who explained how important mentors are in life.
Holden expressed how thankful he was to Hampden-Sydney for allowing him the opportunity to go. He said he was "in awe of West Point, which is such a place of honor and has so much history." He hopes that Hampden-Sydney continues to participate and stayed involved with the conference.
Photo: Ms. Elizabeth Birch, Former President of Human Rights Campaign and President & CEO Peris Birch Company with Holden McLemore '16