Good men make a difference in the world, and helping each student become “a man who serves” is part of the mission at Hampden-Sydney College. During the 2020-21 academic year, the following young men embraced the abundant civic engagement opportunities that the Farmville and Prince Edward County communities afforded them.
Lucio Chavez ’22 has been involved in several projects during his journey on the Hill and most recently served as the chair of orientation-service leader for the past three years. “I see my work as an orientation-service leader as an important sector of the College as it provides incoming students, some of whom arrive to campus not knowing anyone, with the ability to meet current student leaders on campus and reinforce the values and vision of the college,” he says.
Below are just some of the other awesome student activities that have brought pride to the H-SC name.
Brother for Brother partnered with the FeedMore Project to provide meals to those in need this past academic year. Volunteers assisted in monthly food unloading, sorting, and distribution at Prince Edward Middle School. Each month these young men helped to provide approximately 300 meals for the residents of Prince Edward County.
Theta Chi held its annual blood drive in February in partnership with the American Red Cross where they collected 82 units of blood. Additionally, Theta Chi received a certificate of recognition for their commitment and dedication to the American Red Cross Premier Blood Partner Program.
Students from across campus came together to help with the Food Distribution Project the weekend of February 20th and 21st. In the aftermath of an intense ice storm, thousands of Farmville and Prince Edward-area residents had been without power for several days and were in need of provisions. In coordination with the Red Cross and Prince Edward Emergency Services, students helped serve over 1,000 meals to those in need.
The Outsiders Club partnered with the Hatteras Island Ocean Center during spring break to work on service projects including maintaining the trails and marshes surrounding the center, building and installing additional storage, seeding an osprey nest, installing a bat house, and removing an oyster bed under the dock.