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Honoring Gerald Michael Pace, Sr. April 25, 2012
Morgan Griffith, R-VA
"Born and raised in Pulaski, Jerry attended Pulaski High School, and graduated from Hampden-Sydney College. A committed student himself, Jerry was truly passionate about education. He was instrumental in helping to establish the Community College Access Program—a partnership between the Virginia Western Community College (VWCC), Salem Public Schools, and Roanoke City Public Schools, which allows high school graduates to attend VWCC without paying tuition. He was a scholar of the writings of the Apostle Paul and the Dead Sea Scrolls. And, he taught Sunday school classes on these topics at First United Methodist Church in Salem, and to civic and other community groups."
Honoring Kirk Rohle March 30, 2012
Robert Hurt, R-VA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Kirk Rohle, a student at Hampden-Sydney College who displayed extraordinary courage on January 25, 2012 when he re-entered his burning house to rescue his childhood friend, Ben Rogers."
Honoring Lieutenant General William G. Boykin February 1, 2012
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"Lieutenant Boykin retired on August 1, 2007 and currently teaches at Hampden-Sydney College. General Boykin is the author of “Never Surrender: A Soldier’s Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom” and also “Danger Close: A Novel” as well as “Kiloton Threat,” a novel."
Recognizing Mr. Si Mccurdy March 10, 2011
Henry Cuellar, D-TX
"Mr. McCurdy attended the Elliott School of Saint Mary’s Hall for two years, and then he studied at the San Antonio Academy and the Texas Military Institute in San Antonio, Texas. In 1970, he obtained a Bachelor Associates degree from Hampden Sydney College in Virginia. In the summer of 1969, Mr. McCurdy worked as a Train Order Operator for the Southern Pacific Railroad in San Antonio. After graduating from Hampden Sydney College, he received his Master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin. His exceptional academic achievements propelled him to hold outstanding positions in Air Force bases in Texas and the nation and ultimately serve as a Dean for the Saint Anthony Catholic School."
Honoring Veteran Newspaper Journalist Tyler Whitley For 50 Years Of Exceptional Work At Richmond, Virginia-Area Newspapers December 16, 2010
Robert Scott, D-VA
"Mr. Whitley, a Virginia native, is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia. He started his career in 1960 as an obituary writer at the Richmond News Leader. He later became business editor at the News Leader. In 1992, he joined the Times-Dispatch when the News Leader and the Times-Dispatch merged into a single morning newspaper. He has covered nine governors, fourteen national political conventions, and four redistrictings. He has also traveled to ten countries on assignment."

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