Compass in the News

First Student Receives Compass, September 2021
Hampden-Sydney College celebrated its first Compass Program finisher Nate Joyner ’23 by awarding him the inaugural compass.

Compass Receives Program Development Grant, March 2021
Hampden-Sydney’s experiential learning program, Compass, has been awarded a Program Development Grant from the Council of Independent Colleges Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), with support from Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Exploring World Views in East Asian Religions, March 2021
In his Religions of East Asia course, Assistant Professor of Asian Religions Gardner Harris makes an interesting connection between the practice of mindfulness present in these religions, the liberal arts tradition, and the Hampden-Sydney College mission.

Good Men and Good Citizens in Action, December 2020
Elliott Professor of Economics and Business Saranna Thornton is in her eighth year of teaching the course Good Men-Good Citizens: Philanthropy in Theory and Practice (INDS 320).

Compass Program 10-Weeks in Review, November 2020
Hampden-Sydney College’s experiential learning program, Compass, boasts a roster of unique and engaging course offerings. This fall, two Compass history courses brought the subject to life through innovative experiential learning approaches.

Flemming Opportunities, October 2020
A year into his role as director of the Flemming Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Dr. Andrew King has created a host of new opportunities to empower Hampden-Sydney College’s most entrepreneurial students to begin building their empires.

$6 Million Gift Supports Compass, August 2020
Hampden-Sydney College announced today that it has received a $6 million gift from Rob ’87 and Cindy Citrone to support Compass, the College’s experiential learning program. The gift is the second largest in the College’s 245-year history.

Turning Obstacles Into Opportunity, June 2020
In an entrepreneurship class at Hampden-Sydney last semester, Ben Skinner ’23 developed a plan to open a boat dealership near his hometown on the Chesapeake Bay. COVID-19 had other plans for the enterprising student, however. Facing a dwindling pool of investors, Ben pivoted within the boating industry to provide critical services to existing boat owners without the significant overhead expenses of a dealership.

The Intersection of Art and Science, January 2020
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Emma Steinkraus teaches her inaugural Art and Ecology Compass course and debuts Wall Garden, a work in progress and her second exhibit at Hampden-Sydney College.

The First Semester of Compass, December 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, so does the first official semester of Hampden-Sydney College’s newest academic initiative: an experiential learning program called Compass.