Hendrix to Host Organ Donation Awareness Effort

CONWAY, Ark. (April 4, 2013) - Hendrix staff and students are planning a two-day program to raise awareness of organ donation.

Pre-med and pre-health student groups, as well as the student chapter of the American Chemical Society, will distribute information materials on Wednesday, April 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Life and Technology Center. An online organ donor registry will also be available.

Hendrix alumnus Dr. Bill Fiser, a cardiovascular surgeon and medical director for Arkansas Regional Organ Recovery Agency (ARORA), will speak Thursday, April 18 at 11:10 in Mills A about the need for organ donation. Fiser is a 1975 Hendrix graduate.

Hendrix staff members and organ recipients Shelly Bradley and Mary Wiese will also share their stories.

For more information, contact Shelly Bradley at 501-450-3812 or Bradley@hendrix.edu.

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.