Hampden-Sydney held its annual Opening Convocation to welcome the class of 2014, swear in the officers of the student government, and present awards to members of the student body who have excelled in leadership and academics. Two biology majors, DesRaj Clark ’12 and Barron Frazier ’12, received the Samuel S. Jones Phi Beta Kappa Award, which is made possible through the generosity of Sam Jones, a member of the Class of 1943, who endowed the award to recognize intellectual achievement and good citizenship at the College. Clark received the first honor award for having the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the junior class at 3.97, while Frazier received the second honor award for the second-highest GPA in the junior class at 3.96. Congratulations to both!
DesRaj Clark receives his award from President Howard
President Howard and Barron Frazier
By Stuart Callahan ’11
GLEN ALLEN, VA–This summer I worked as a veterinary assistant at Locke A. Taylor D.V.M., Inc. In helping with cases throughout the day I performed the tasks of drawing up shots, running blood samples on various machines, preparing and viewing slides on a microscope, taking x-rays and ultrasounds, giving subcutaneous fluids, preparing medications in the pharmacy, and monitoring and caring for animals post-surgery (just to name a few). I also stood in on many appointments observing the doctor as they would teach me about the different cases we saw each day.
Stuart steadying a dog while holding off the vein to allow the insertion of an IV catheter before surgery.