flagHampden-Sydney seeks to provide all members of the College community with access to the latest innovations in information technology. The John B. Fuqua Computing Center, located on the first floor of Bortz Library, operates the data center used to manage College information.


Help Desk: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM , Monday - Friday
(Academic Year - Fall/Spring Semester)


Contact Computing Center Staff

Below is a list of the Computing Center staff by department. If you are unsure of who to contact for a particular issue, please contact the Help Desk and your questions will be routed to the appropriate staff member.

Help Desk

Hardware & Software Support
(434) 223-6373 or x6911 (college phones only)

Client Services

Hardware & Software Support
(434) 223-6373

Jason Huskey
Manager of Client Services
(434) 223-6023

Travis Newcomb
Hardware/Desktop Support Analyst
(434) 223-6062

Brenda Reamer
Help Desk Coordinator / Office Assistant
(434) 223-6373

Gregory Reed
Audio Visual/Hardware Support Technician
(434) 223-6373

Database & Software Development

Rusty Davis
Software Developer
(434) 223-7061

Networking & Systems Administration

Aaron Busi
Windows Systems Administrator / Network Analyst
(434) 223-6208

Todd Pugh
Director/Senior Systems Administrator Network Administrator 
(434) 223-6076

Tim Shelton
Hardware and Software Specialist / Network Analyst
(434) 223-6038


Ed Palmertree
Systems Technician, Telecommunications 
(434) 223-6021

Recommended Computer Configurations for Students

Recommended Computer Configurations for Students

Laptop/Desktop Computers 

Processor Intel® Core TM i5 (10th Generation or newer) OR AMD Ryzen 5
Memory/Ram 16 GB or more 
Hard Drive / Storage 512 GB SSD (Solid State Drive) or larger
Operating System Windows 11 
Wireless Card 802.11n/ac compliant


Processor M1 or M2 Chip
Memory/Ram 16 GB or more 
Hard Drive / Storage 512 GB or more
Operating System MacOS 12.x (Monterey)or later
Wireless Card 802.11n/ac compliant


Consider upgrading to a warranty that will last throughout your college career if possible.  Some manufacturers offer accidental damage care, such as Dell's Accidental Damage Service, which  allows for the repair or replacement of systems that suffer accidental damage due to liquid spills, unintentional breakage, drops, falls, or other collisions.

Hampden-Sydney College has Dell certified technicians on staff and can provide warranty repairs on all Dell computers.  Other manufacturers we can provide troubleshooting and recommendations on repairs.


Find out information about H-SC's telecommunications services including its Ethernet network connection and Cable TV Connection.



Apple Store

Apple discounts for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Apple Store

Dell Store

Dell Promotions for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Dell Store

J. B. Fuqua Computing Center

Hampden-Sydney College
P.O. Box 88 | Hampden-Sydney, VA 23943

Help Desk
x-6911 (college phones only)
(434) 223-6373