CONWAY, Ark. (Aug. 17, 2010) – For the second consecutive year, Hendrix College is listed as the nation’s top “Up-and-Coming” liberal arts college in the September issue of U.S. News & World Report. During the past six years, Hendrix has garnered increasing attention as it launched the engaged-learning “Your Hendrix Odyssey” program and made significant progress toward its $100 million goal in A Commitment to National Leadership: The Hendrix Campaign.
Hendrix is among nine liberal arts colleges recognized as having “recently made the most promising and innovative changes in academics, faculty, students, campus or facilities,” and “firmly focused on improving the job they’re doing today.” Following Hendrix on the list are the University of Richmond in Virginia, Agnes Scott College in Georgia, Calvin College in Michigan and Willamette University in Oregon.
The college’s $100 million capital campaign, which has already surpassed $98 million and is scheduled to be completed by December, has resulted in a state-of-the-art $24 million Wellness and Athletics Center, an innovative $26 million Student Life and Technology Center, and will fund the college’s “Your Hendrix Odyssey” program, which has allowed hundreds of students the opportunity to establish their own outside-the classroom learning experiences. Since its inception six years ago, “Your Hendrix Odyssey” has provided more than $1 million for students to complete their Odyssey experiences.
Hendrix, founded in 1876, is an undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college is profiled in Loren Pope’s book Colleges That Change Lives. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.