Over the past two years, the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation has awarded
$300,000 in grants to Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning.
This spring, the Walker Foundation awarded a $2 million challenge grant to support the College’s efforts to endow the Hendrix Odyssey Program in perpetuity.
Recent funds created in response to the Walker Odyssey Challenge include:
• The Carol Downs Sharp and Bob Sharp Endowed Scholarship Fund established by the couple for students with demonstrated academic ability and financial need.
• The Oran J. Vaughan Endowed Scholarship Fund established by James W. Bost in memory Oran J. Vaughan for students with an interest or major in history.
• The G.L. Bahner Odyssey Endowment established by LeRoy and Frances Hendricks with matching funds from IBM in honor of Mr. Gustavus L. Bahner and the Hendricks family.
• The Dr. Darren and Julia McGuire Odyssey Endowment for students with an interest in the medical or health sciences.
• The Telos Endowed Scholarship Fund established with a gift from the Arkansas Community Foundation, Inc. for seniors graduating from high school in Arkansas.
• The Al and Beverlyn Eckert Odyssey Endowment to benefit students’ experiential opportunities to enhance their understanding of environmental studies.
To find out more about how you can help meet the Walker Challenge, contact the Office of Advancement at 501-450-1223.
A surprise for the teacher
Dr. Richard Rolleigh ’67 reacts to the news that Dr. R. Edward Hendrick ’68 has given a generous gift to establish the Richard Rolleigh Odyssey Endowment Fund for Undergraduate Research at Hendrix. Dr. Rolleigh, who is retiring after teaching physics at Hendrix for 34 years, has just concluded his Last Lecture during Alumni Weekend. The drawing in the background is part of his illustration of the theory of relativity.