Hometown: Windsor Mill, Md.
Off the Beaten Track
As a psychology major with a neuroscience concentration who plays defensive back on the Wildcats football team and dreams of being a neurosurgeon, Moses-Hampton has carved out his own niche at Davidson. "There's not a 'track' to do football and neuroscience," he deadpans. So he has created his own four-year path, including a summer research job before his junior year in the lab of Julio Ramirez, the R. Stuart Dickson Professor of Psychology. "Neuroscience in the morning, football in the afternoon: I couldn't think of a better way to spend my summer."
A Center That Can Hold
Another "center" in his life is his William Holt Terry Scholarship. The group of scholars gathers regularly under the tutelage of Terry himself, the longtime dean of students, now emeritus, who retired in town. "It's a constant influx of inspiration. Progressive ideas emanate from everybody he brings in. It helps me be inspired to be something different, and also be good at what I'm doing."
Diverse Points of View
Likewise, he takes a long view of issues like diversity on campus. Davidson has a way to go in terms of sheer numbers as well as social atmosphere, he believes. Even so, it's a stimulating time to be on the front lines of student life here. "The groups of people who really care about what's going on here are already diverse across the board-the Student Government Association, Union Board, Patterson Court Council. They work so well because they have people from so many backgrounds and so many ideologies. I think that's one of the saving graces of diversity at Davidson."
Davidson Feels Good
It's a learning challenge for Davidson students to balance life academically, athletically, socially. Through it all, "Davidson feels good." Ultimately, he sees the macrocosm of his Davidson experience in the same terms that he sees the microcosm of his neuroscience lab work: "Potential is limited only by experience. I like to take advantage of my opportunities, but I could do better. I guess that's why I'm at Davidson."