DC Events

The Wilson Center is heading to Washington, DC for the annual “trip to the hill!”

Hampden-Sydney College alumni have proudly been making their mark in service to our nation since its founding. Here at the Wilson Center, we endeavor to “prepare men of character for lives of consequence.” Now more than ever our nation needs ethical leaders who can lead in multiple contexts, will improve the quality of our public discourse, and understand the rights and responsibilities associated with citizenship in our republic.

Making the nation’s capital feel like a backyard for our students is a strategic priority for the Wilson Center. Speakers, internships, job shadowing, excursions, classes, and connections to think tanks and graduate schools help develop those important relationships.  We are excited to announce three upcoming events in the capital region. Contact Ryan Pemberton ’00 at rpemberton@hsc.edu with questions.

  1. The annual DC trip will take place on November 12th. Fifty students will ride the bus with Dr. Marion and hear from alumni and friends throughout the day, including former trustee John Hillen, who gave an outstanding address at the 2019 baccalaureate service.
  2. In the spring we will host a reception for friends and alumni in the DC area in conjunction with our annual Board of Advisors meeting.
  3. Over spring break, Dr. Marion and Dr. Pemberton will bring a group of 10 to the Washington area as part of a new class, INDS 385: Leadership and Public Policy at the National Level. Students will examine the connection between national policy and leadership while learning about organizational culture, decision-making, policy-making, and organizational and leadership theory.