December 08, 2020

Despite the uncertainty of an ongoing pandemic, 2020 featured many milestones at Hampden-Sydney College.

Academic News and Achievements

Hampden-Sydney College banner and shieldThe College Announces Center for Public History, housed in the Pannill Center for Rhetoric and Communication.

Hampden-Sydney Hosts Inaugural NURVa Conference providing 200 participants the opportunity to share their undergraduate research and creative activity.

H-SC Commits to Resuming On-Campus Instruction, convening as a community, and completing fall classes on campus under innovative “10-4” Semester Plan.

Tyler Howerton ’21 Is Named 2020 Goldwater Scholar, making him H-SC’s fifth Goldwater Scholar in just seven years and the first physics major to earn the distinction.

The Wilson Center for Leadership Announces Graduate Agreement with Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, providing opportunities for qualified students to obtain a master of public policy (MPP) degree.

H-SC Bids Farewell to Retiring Professors Bob Herdegen, Robb Koether, and Bill Anderson.

The Honorable Dr. John Hillen is announced as the new James C. Wheat Chair in Leadership.

National Rankings

Princeton Review Ranks H-SC Alumni Network No. 2, names Hampden-Sydney a 2020 Best Value College, and recognizes H-SC as a top college in the 2021 edition of its college guideThe Best 386 Colleges, placing it among the nation’s best.

H-SC Is Named a “Best Value School” by U.S. News & World Report, placing among the top liberal arts colleges in the nation in the publication’s 2021 college rankings.

Campus Improvements and Updates

H-SC Receives Its Second Largest Gift in History from Rob ’87 and Cindy Citrone. The $6 million gift supports Compass, the College’s experiential learning program.

The College Receives Two Anonymous Major Gifts totaling $2.45 million to support the construction of the Pauley Science Center and scholarship endowment.

Construction of the Pauley Science Center Is Underway after the College received a gift of $30 million from Mr. Stanley F. Pauley via The Pauley Family Foundation in 2019.

The Groves Residence Hall Complex Welcomes Its first Residents on Garland Lane.

H-SC and Beyond

The Ferguson Career Center Launches the Micro-Internship Program, its newest competitive advantage for students seeking to build their resumes.

The Hire a Tiger Resume Directory is Announced in a partnership between the Ferguson Career Center and Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement, connecting job-seeking students with alumni and the community.

Athletics Success

Tyler Howerton ’21 Is Named One of 12 Finalists for the prestigious 2020 William V. Campbell Trophy Presented by Mazda.

Former H-SC Lacrosse Head Coach Ray Rostan Is Selected for 2020 IMLCA Hall of Fame Induction.

H-SC Golf Attains Highest-Ever National Ranking at fourth in Golfstat Division III, Top 25.

In the News

Larry Stimpert publishes column: The Value of Face-to-Face Instruction | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Barger-Barclay Professor of Theater Shirley Kagan directs Richmond's Firehouse Theatre’s one-man virtual version of Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray." | Washington Post

Maurice Jones ’86 Discusses Police Brutality & Health Inequity With Caron Butler, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar | #NBATogether Virtual Roundtable

LISC CEO Maurice Jones and President Clinton Talk Solutions Surrounding Homeownership and Closing the Racial Wealth Gap | Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Hampden-Sydney Basketball Enjoys Quick Turnaround Under Coach Caleb Kimbrough | Richmond Times-Dispatch

Work Ethic Has Hampden-Sydney's Tyler Howerton Among Finalists for 'Academic Heisman' | Richmond Times-Dispatch

John Hillen pens column: Don’t Add Elections to the Eroding Trust in American Institutions | Richmond Times-Dispatch

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