Student Volunteers Staff Local Polling Center

CONWAY, Ark. (November 13, 2012) - Project Pericles volunteers staffed a polling place on campus from 7:30 a.m.  - 7:30 p.m. for students and community members to vote on Election Day 2012.

Hendrix volunteers included:

  • Alyssa Agee '14
  • Drew Ahlgrim '13
  • Paul Depre '13
  • Payton Finch '15
  • Rachael Gold '15
  • De Ann Huett (from the Office of Student Affairs)
  • Dominique Kelleybrew '11 (from the Office of Career Services)
  • Matt Melero '13
  • James Owen '14
  • Jacob Porter '13

They were trained the previous week at poll worker training sessions at the Faulkner County Court House. The volunteers arrived at the polling site as the sun rose to set up voting machines and prepare to polling place. Throughout the day, they alternated between helping students vote, doing homework, and going to class. When the time came, they closed the polls by themselves and delivered the important voting data to the Court House.

"Having my voice heard by voting felt good," said Jacob Porter, "but helping 150 other students have their voices heard felt even better."

The poll working was part of campaign undertaken by Project Pericles this semester to get out the vote.

The Project Pericles Election Committee screened all three Presidential debates, hosted local candidates at Hendrix for questions and answers, held a "know your ballot" event, and helped register students to vote with paper forms and online, utilizing a service called TurboVote.

The committee included:

  • Gracie Bronson '15
  • Maleele Choongo '15
  • Paul Depre '13
  • James Owen '14
  • Jacob Porter '13
  • Julie Wagner '13
  • Lindsey Wiggin '13

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 Think 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.