Alumnus’ Nonprofit Appears on Top 20 List of Successful Student-Started Groups

CONWAY, Ark. (November 2, 2012) - Awareness Projects International (API), founded by Hendrix alumnus Dmitriy Nurullayev, a 2011 graduate, was recently included in a list among 20 nonprofits successfully started by students.

Nurullayev founded the group with fellow Uzbekistan native Aziz Yuldashev of Seattle University. Both have been held by the Uzbek secret service for their activism against child labor and had to seek asylum in the U.S. to avoid imprisonment upon return.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.