Senior Computer Science Students Score Diversity Scholarships

CONWAY, Ark. (December 12, 2012) - Hendrix computer science students Kaleigh Clary '14 and Andres Ramirez '13 are the recipients of the 2012 Diversity Scholarships from Acxiom Corp.

The new Diversity Scholarship program provides a $5,000 award and one-year internship opportunity for student segments - women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities -who are under-represented in the field of information technology. Recipients are selected based on academic achievement, field of study and areas of professional interest.

"I'm excited that Kaleigh will get to apply her several research experiences as she works with Acxiom's innovation team, and I'm excited that Andres will be able to expand his experience from beyond the several projects he has completed in classes here to Acxiom's real-world projects," said Hendrix computer science professor Dr. Carl Burch. "Several excellent computer science students from Hendrix applied for this scholarship, and we're happy that Acxiom recognized this by awarding two of their five scholarships to worthy Hendrix recipients despite our small enrollments compared to the area universities."

"Today's marketing challenges can't be solved without a robust mix of perspectives, skills and experiences," said Jena Compton, Acxiom senior vice president of human resources. "That is why Acxiom promotes a diverse working environment as an essential element to the advancement of our global influence in the data and marketing industry."

Acxiom is a recognized leader in marketing services and technology that enable marketers to successfully manage audiences, personalize consumer experiences and create profitable customer relationships. Our superior industry-focused, consultative approach combines consumer data and analytics, databases, data integration and consulting solutions for personalized, multichannel marketing strategies. Acxiom leverages over 40 years of experience in data management to deliver high-performance, highly secure, reliable information management services. Founded in 1969, Acxiom is headquartered in Little Rock, Ark., and serves clients around the world from locations in the United States, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. For more information about Acxiom, visit Acxiom.com.

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.