The Harvey B. Morgan Public Service Award is presented annually to a graduating senior who has successfully completed the requirements of the Public Service Program at Hampden-Sydney College, who has demonstrated an interest in public service at the local or state level, and whose integrity and excellence of character reflect those qualities as evidenced in the life of Harvey B. Morgan ‘52.
Congratulations to the 2020 recipient, Kevin Canny ’21. Kevin was a top student and very active during his time at the College. He earned a Harrison Merit Scholarship; served as the single student representative on the Academic Affairs Committee; member of the Garnett and Grey Society; Vice President of the Rotoract Club; a Rhetoric Studio Consultant; a member of the Martin Leadership Program as a Freshman; founded the Alexander Hamilton Society (a student group dedicated to studying and preparing for careers in national security); interned at the White House; and was elected into the following academic honor societies: Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Phi Sigma Iota. After a summer internship with the DIA, Kevin plans to pursue a career as either a civil servant or political appointee within the federal government.
Each year the James Y. Simms National Security Studies Award is presented to a graduating senior who has excelled in the field of national security studies, completed the requirements of the National Security Studies minor at Hampden-Sydney College; who has demonstrated leadership and service; and whose integrity and excellence of character reflect those qualities as evidenced in the life of James Y. Simms.
Congratulations to the 2020 award recipient, Christopher Thompson ’21. Christopher was also a top student and very active during his time at the College. He earned a Harrison Merit Scholarship; served as a student court investigator; completed both the Martin Leadership Program and the Society of ’91 Leadership programs; was President of the Rugby Club; founded the YMCA Congress Club at Hampden-Sydney; interned at the FBI; and was selected into the following academic honor societies: Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Phi Alpha Theta. Chris plans to serve as a Management Consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton after graduation.
Congratulations to both of these outstanding young men. You exemplify the best of our student body—we know you will lead meaningful lives of service.