Spring Grants to Fund 31 Odyssey Projects

CONWAY, Ark. (May 29, 2013) – Hendrix students will gain hands-on experience for their future careers, learn about the latest psychotherapy theories, network with technology leaders, and serve children in the United States and abroad thanks to $69,986.50 in Odyssey grants awarded this spring by the Committee on Engaged Learning (CEL).  

Thirty-one faculty and student Odyssey projects were supported in the final spring grant cycle. Since the Odyssey Program’s inception in 2005, the grand funding total is $2,417,293.78.


The grant recipients and their projects include:

  • Jonathan Bauer-Erickson – Reviving Cultural Traditions to Promote Regional Identity of Catalonia
  • Cara Brazeal – Breaking Bread
  • Julie Britton, Kaleigh Clary, Lacey Laborde and Megan Yociss – Grace Hopper Conference: Reflections on Future Plans and Women's Place in the Burgeoning Field of Technology
  • Kati Broberg – Field Experience in Optometry
  • Chloe Brown – Mental Health for America of the Heartland Internship
  • Jana Edwards – Exploring Black-Figure and Red-Figure Pottery through Practice and Interpretation
  • Mary Julia Emanuel – Summer Full Time Internship with Beardsley Community Farm
  • Catherine Gilman – Promoting Health Literacy at the Dallas Public Library
  • Camille Guillot – Summer Internship 2013
  • David Harris – Summer Internship at Rattle's Organic Farm
  • Jessica Himes – Professional Development through a Communications Internship
  • Erika Jasso – Radiology Internship
  • Elizabeth Kasper – Civil Rights and the Law: A Road Trip
  • Sasha Keck – Arkansas Government Legal Internship
  • Gina Kelling – Internship at Rattle's Farm
  • Elizabeth Lancaster - Student Intern at Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual
  • Zachary Mainer – Crime and Law Enforcement
  • Mary McNally – Servicing the Domestically Abused: An Internship
  • Jill Nguyen – A summer fighting for acceptance, inclusion and equality with the Human Rights Campaign
  • Colton Primm – Internship: U.S. Commercial Service
  • Jonas Reagan – Exploring a Multicultural, Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Issues: Stockholm Seminars
  • Jonas Reagan – Inquiry into the Success of Swedish Self-Sustaining Agrarianism
  • Johann Rupp and Jeremiah Bill – Service and Travel in Peru
  • Sam Siegel – Attending the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference: Experiencing Psychology from Philosophical, Scientific and Musical Perspectives
  • Sowmya Sivakumar – Interning at Free Will Baptist Family Ministries- Florence Crittenton Home
  • Kevin Spatz – Interning at the Mote Marine Laboratory
  • Molly Umble – Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Internship
  • William VanScoy – Law/Politics Internship
  • Brittany Webb – Interning in D.C. for Senator Mark Pryor
  • Carrie Yang – Experiencing Clinical and Surgical Healthcare in Chengdu, China
  • Prof. Rynnett Clark – Student Teaching Fuel Supplement

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.