Local students attending Hampden-Sydney College were initiated into the honor society Phi Beta Kappa on April 8. Membership recognizes the highest academic achievement, moral character, responsible citizenship, and broad intellectual curiosity.
Diego Rolando Velasco, a junior and Madison Scholar, Diego serves as a resident advisor and as Vice President of Circle K. He was the recipient at opening convocation in September of the President’s Award for Scholarship and Character. He is a member of the honorary society Omicron Delta Kappa (leadership), the Men’s Studies Committee, the Spanish Club, the International Club, Catholic Campus Ministry, and Club Soccer. He has presented at the American Men’s Studies Association Conferences for the past three years and taught English as a Second Language in Richmond Public Schools last summer. A Spanish and English major, Diego is a graduate of Meadowbrook High School and is the son of Ester V. Velasco of North Chesterfield.