Peter Hansen Receives Wilson Greek Prize at Hampden-Sydney College

HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, VA (05/31/2013)(readMedia)-- On April 25, Hampden-Sydney College junior Peter Raphael Semmes Hansen was presented the Wilson Greek Prize by the H-SC Classics Department.

The Wilson Greek Prize recognizes Peter's achievement as this year's outstanding student of ancient Greek. It is given in memory of Dr. David C. Wilson, who pursued a distinguished career at Hampden-Sydney from 1923 to 1957 and was Dean of the Faculty from 1939 to 1954. His courses were remarkable for his relentless mode of instruction and rigorous expectations, relieved by a hearty sense of humor, jovial manner, and genuine concern for all students.

Peter is a member of the International Club, the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, and the honor society Eta Sigma Phi (classics). A Spanish major, with a minor in classical studies, Peter is a graduate of Fresta Valley Christian School and is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Peter T. Hansen of Warrenton.

A private college for men, Hampden-Sydney is ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges by U.S. News & World Report. The College is known for its liberal arts curriculum, the Honor Code which stresses individual and collective responsibility, and a focus on the education of young men.