December 13, 2022

From the dedication of the Pauley Science Center to the noteworthy achievements of students, alumni, and faculty, Hampden-Sydney is thriving as it enters the new year.

Here are some highlights from 2022:

Academic News and Achievements

Professor Recognized for Excellence in Teaching
McGavacks Professor of Biology Michael Wolyniak was recognized by the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges (VFIC) for excellence in teaching.

Biology Professor Receives Cancer Education Award
Trinkle Professor of Biology Dr. Kristian M. Hargadon '01 was awarded his second R. Davilene Carter Presidential Prize in as many years.

McGee Named Goldwater Scholar
Hampden-Sydney continues to cultivate a legacy of excellence—its latest Goldwater Scholar recipient was Taylor McGee ’23.

Professor and Fulbright Scholar Pens Essays in New York Times, New Republic
Assistant Professor of History Andre Pagliarini’s Fulbright research is titled, “Claiming the Nation: The Politics of Nationalism in Twentieth-Century Brazil.” 

The Class of 2022 Commences
Congratulations to the newest members of the nation’s No. 3 alumni network!

Retiring Faculty Reflect on Service
Hampden-Sydney bid farewell to five dedicated professors whose combined 161 years of service does not compare to the impact they leave behind.

National Rankings

H-SC Advances in U.S. News Rankings
Hampden-Sydney College advanced to No. 94 in U.S. News college rankings.

High Princeton Review Rankings for H-SC
Hampden-Sydney received high accolades in a number of categories in the newest edition of the Princeton Review’s The Best 388 Colleges.

Campus Improvements and Updates

$1 Million Gift to Support Academic Program
A $1 million gift from Mary R. and Frank W. Roach ’73 will serve as nucleus funding for a new endowed professorship in the Department of Economics and Business to support the Department’s curricular offerings in finance.

Pauley Dedication Headlines Founders Day Weekend
With the dedication of the Pauley Science Center on Friday, November 11, Hampden-Sydney ushered in the future of the sciences at the College.

H-SC Hosts Candidate Forum
Hampden-Sydney hosted the 5th Congressional District Candidate Forum on October 26, 2022.

H-SC to Launch Residence Hall Renovations
President Larry Stimpert announced a major project to renovate residence halls including the Alphabets, the Carpenter Houses, Venable Hall, and Whitehouse.

H-SC Debuts Tadpole Holes  
High Adventure at H-SC has gotten even more exciting, with the campus’ brand new 18-hole disc golf course drawing enthusiasts of the sport from around the Southeast.

H-SC/LU Partnership Awarded $600,000 Grant
Director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Andrew King and his partners with the Longwood University Small Business Development Center were awarded a grant of more than $600,000 for their Project Seed-Innovation Hub.

H-SC News Beyond the Hill

Student Receives Governor’s Award
Governor Glenn Youngkin presented Justin Stimpson ’23 with a Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award.

Trustee and Alumni Receive Wilson Center Honors
The Honorable Edward T. McMullen ’86 and The Honorable Hugo F. Rodriguez, Jr. ’88 were the 2022 recipients of the Patrick Henry Award, and College Trustee Louise Martin was the 2022 recipient of the James Madison Award.

Ukrainian Alumnus Supports Hometown
Yevhen (Zhenya) Goncharov ’13 and his wife have put their careers on hold to help provide protective and rescue gear for the civilians in his Ukrainian hometown.

Alumnus Named to Key Administration Post
Governor-elect Glenn Younkin announced W. Sheppard “Shep” Miller III ’79 as the next Secretary of Transportation for Virginia.

Thompson Named Chair of Virginia Chamber
The Virginia Chamber of Commerce elected Fred D. Thompson ’79 as chair.

Athletics Success

2nd Place Finish for Hampden-Sydney Men’s Golf
Tiger Golf finished the season as the national runner-up at the 2022 NCAA Division III Championships.

Favret Becomes H-SC’s All-Time Winningest Football Coach
A thrilling overtime victory at Washington and Lee brought Marty Favret his 144th victory as the coach of Tiger Football.

Aldrich Leads Longwood Men’s Basketball to the Big Dance
After a major career change, Griff Aldrich '96 led his team to NCAA March Madness

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