What began in 1993 as a cross-country trip and an internship with his father-in-law became the preservation of a family legacy. Twenty-eight years later, Eric Lindberg '93 is now the CEO of Grocery Outlet, a discount grocery store committed to community. “I love that we get to do something that matters every day,” Lindberg says. “The virtue and the nature of the business has always been about creating opportunities for underserved communities.”
Beginning a new job can be stressful. When that job entails overseeing the wellbeing and experiences of nearly 1,000 other people during a pandemic, it is even more so. For Richard Pantele ’13, beginning his tenure as dean of students at the start of the 2021-22 academic year was no exception. The Record caught up with Dean Pantele near the end of his first year to find out what makes him passionate about student affairs and to learn more about his plans to ensure that the student experience at Hampden-Sydney continues turning out good men and good citizens.
Hindsight may be 20/20, but for Student Court Chairman Coleman Meadows ’22, seeing the moment at hand just as clearly is his strength. The psychology major and leadership in the public interest minor has an impressive understanding of how his experiences at Hampden-Sydney have real-life implications and immediate practical application.