A transformational $30 million gift for a new science facility. The launch of an experiential learning initiative. The opening of a new home for a flagship program. One hundred and eighty-eight men joining the nation’s 4 th best alumni network. As Hampden-Sydney begins a new decade, we reflect on a few of the highlights of 2019, a banner year for a historic college.
- A transformative $30 million gift supports the construction of the Pauley Science Center.
- The Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication opens.
- Construction on the highly anticipated new residence hall complex begins.
- Princeton Review rankings include recognition as a Best Value College, the nation’s 4 th best alumni network, 5 th best college library, and a top-20 school for internships.
- H-SC is named a 2019 “Great College to Work For.”
- Field & Stream names Hampden-Sydney among the Best Colleges for Hunters and Anglers.
- Charlie Wolfe ’20 is named a Goldwater Scholar—H-SC’s 4 th in the last 6 years.
- Two new partnerships are announced:
- 188 graduates of the class of 2019 join the nation’s 4 th best alumni network.
- Compass, an experiential learning program, officially launches.
- Golf finishes 12 th at the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championships and finishes 2019 ranked 5 th nationally in the Golfstat Division III Top 25.
- New Head Basketball Coach Caleb Kimbrough leads Tigers to 6-game winning streak to conclude 2019 and enter 2020, including a victory over nationally-ranked Guilford.
- Tiger Soccer earns No. 1 seed in ODAC tournament and breaks the school record with a 14-game unbeaten streak.
- Rugby becomes the Challenge Cup Champions of the NSCRO Cardinals Conference.
- Indoor/Outdoor Track is added to the varsity sport offerings.
- The Rhetoric Program celebrates its 40 th anniversary. (technically 2018)
- The legendary Anita Garland retires after nearly 40 years as dean of admissions.
- The Wilson Leadership Fellows Program completes its inaugural year.