CONWAY, Ark. (August 13, 2013) – The Hendrix College
Chaplain's Office and the Hendrix-Miller Center for Vocations, Ethics, and
Calling will welcome three new United Methodist Youth Fellowship (UMYF)
Scholars and seven Miller Center Service Scholars in the Class of 2017.
UMYF Leadership Scholarships are awarded to students who
have provided significant leadership in local church, district, and conference
youth ministries of the United Methodist Church and who demonstrate outstanding
potential for Christian leadership on the Hendrix campus.
year’s new UMYF Leadership Scholars are:
- Caitlyn Hendrickson of Little Rock, Ark.
- Ellen Martin of Little Rock, Ark.
- Sarah Partee of Brentwood, Tenn.
“The UMYF Leadership Scholarship program is entering its
18th year. I am excited about the new students who will join the current
students,” said Hendrix Chaplain Rev. J. Wayne Clark. “These students will
continue to work on leadership skills that will benefit the United Methodist
Church around the world. They will join the more than 100 UMYF Leadership
Scholar alumni who are serving the United Methodist church as clergy, choir
directors, youth directors, church professionals and lay leaders.”
Miller Center Service Scholarships are awarded to incoming
freshmen who have been leaders in volunteer service while in high school and
desire to continue volunteering in college as a way of exploring their
vocation. Service Scholars perform a certain number of volunteer hours off
campus each semester and participate in programs for vocational reflection,
guided by the Miller Center staff.
year’s new Miller Center Service Scholars are:
- Casey Caton of Garfield, Ark.
- Sydney Hickok of Cabot, Ark.
- Jennifer Kim of Little Rock, Ark.
- Troy Koser of Seminole, Fla.
- Lauren Long of Little Rock, Ark.
- Erin Marshburn of Germantown, Tenn.
- Mattie Thacker of North Little Rock, Ark.
year the graduating Service
Scholars make a presentation on what they learned from four years of
volunteering through the Miller Center program. It is heartening to hear
their stories of major ‘aha’ moments when they learned from those they
served, discovered new directions for their life or had old ones confirmed
in a new way,” said Dr. Peg Falls-Corbitt, director of the Miller Center. “We
look forward to working with the new class of Service Scholars as they begin
this journey of service and discovery."
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.