Odyssey Grants Give Hendrix Students Golden Opportunities

CONWAY, Ark. (May 22, 2012) - Hendrix College students will serve others around the world, travel India by rail, research cancer treatments, create a smoothie recipe book, and explore printmaking - thanks to $54,803.76 in grants through Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning.

The grants, approved by the College's Committee on Engaged Learning in the April 2012 grant cycle, will fund 22 projects proposed by faculty and students.

Since the Odyssey Program's inception in 2005, the College has awarded $2,101,630.51 in competitive grants to faculty and students to support engaged learning experiences around the world.    

The grant recipients include: 

  • Lora Adams - Threads of Hope: Nonprofit Internship in Peru
  • Chad Binns - Effects of Ectopic Expression of Suppressor miRNAs 133b and 193b on Prostate Cancer Metastasis in Conditional Pten Knockout Mice (Mus musculus)
  • Monica Chatterton - WWOOF Argentina: Immersion in Organic
  • Kaleigh Clary and Jeannette Inema - Lessons from the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing
  • Francis Cruz - The Gift of Violence at Winter Wonderland
  • Emily Depre - Hatch Show Professional Experience
  • Jimmy Dornhoffer - The College Guide to Smoothies
  • Molly Elders and Emily Deitchler - The Roots of Hendrix: Revitalizing the College Campus Arboretum
  • Sara Hales - Connecting Museum Theory to Museum Practice and Vocation
  • Elana Harrison - Parliamentary Quotas and their Effects on Gender-Empowering Legislation
  • Cannon Koester - Heart of Texas, Heart of History, Heart of Humanity
  • Clare Mauney - Icelandic Odyssey:  A Special Project Exploring the Republic of Iceland Using the Literature of Halldor Laxness
  • Sreesh Reddy and Anthony Cabrera - Ultimate Frisbee Clinic for Little Rock High School Students
  • Alexandria Saunders - Trehalose and Autophagy in Mouse Model Prostate Cancer
  • Jennifer Shostrand and Anna Broadwell-Gulde - Resource Complexity: A Multidimensional Study of Hydropower in Chile
  • Michael Tarne - Hendrix Climbing Coalition
  • Connor Thompson - India by Train: Exploring the Subcontinent from Hyderabad to the Himalayas
  • Julie Wagner - Women's Outreach in Jaipur
  • Vicki Wood - Pass on the Love
  • Kesha Baoua - Exploring the Cultural and Educational Experiences of Nigerien Students
  • Prof. Melissa Gill - Mid America Print Council Conference Trip
  • Dr. Karen Griebling - Exploring Haydn (1760-1774)

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix was named the country's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college for the third consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of 25 "Best Buy" private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.