Two Hampden-Sydney College students took a trip to the Big Apple to see a big star.
Sophomores Patrick Luwis and Acrey Nicholson both attended a taping of the Colbert Report for winning the grand prize in a drawing for students who completed “The Good Men Plan,” a series of co-curricular programs to engage first-year students as part of the college’s mission statement of producing “Good Men and Good Citizens.”
Colbert, who attended the prestigious private college for two years, spoke with the students before the show. Alum John Regen from the class of ’93 played host to Luwis and Nicholson during their stay.
“The opportunity to visit New York and see The Colbert Report live was given to the two students' whose names were in a drawing based on perfect attendance to the GMP sessions,” Patrick said in a story on HSC’s website. "I am grateful to have had the opportunity to go thanks to the Good Men Plan. Being able to talk to Stephen Colbert, before the show, and ask him about his time at H-SC was really cool."
Each semester, first-year students attend four “Good Men Plan” programs, designed to explore citizenship, service, professional development and other topics the college promotes. The drawing for the trip was held for students who completed the program.
HSC was formed in 1775 and is a private liberal arts college for men.