Campus Kitty 2014

Campus Kitty Check Ceremony

CONWAY, Ark. (April 11, 2014) – Eleven local charitable organizations received more than $40,000 in grants from Hendrix student-sponsored Campus Kitty 2014 events.

Organizations receiving Campus Kitty grants include:

  • Make a Child Smile
  • Mission 5000
  • Safe Place 
  • Soul Food Café Mission
  • Single Parent Scholarship Fund
  • Women's Shelter of Central Arkansas
  • Blackbird Academy of the Arts
  • Shepherd's Hope Neighborhood Health Clinic
  • Arkanpaws Animal Rescue
  • Conway Cradle Care
  • The Volunteer Council of the Conway Human Development Center

The Campus Kitty student committee presented the organizations with their awards at a special check presentation ceremony on campus Friday.

“The Hendrix Faculty and Staff are so proud of this long-standing tradition at Hendrix because it helps to develop our students into young philanthropists,” said Melissa Jenkins, Director of Annual Giving. “The Campus Kitty organization is the first experience for many of our students of planning fundraisers, actually raising the funds, and then granting those funds to deserving organizations. It’s a wonderful gift to our local community, but also to each of them as they experience how philanthropy impacts our local community and the world.”

“It has been another very successful year,” said Assistant Director of Student Activities Brent Owens. “Thanks again to the tremendous support that we have received from the Hendrix students, faculty, staff, and extended community, we have been able to donate an unprecedented amount of money to our local charities.”

Students on the 2014 Campus Kitty Committee include:
  • Zachary Baier ’16
  • Mary Katherine Barker ’16
  • Amy Brame ’15
  • Emily Cariker ’14 *
  • Morgan Carrico ’17
  • Ruthie Daniel ’16
  • Brynn Davis ’16
  • Marcel Douglas ’15
  • Casey Garrison ’17
  • Jesse Gavin ’15 *
  • Katey Gillispie ’15
  • Austen Gnad ’16
  • Mitchel Griffin ’15
  • Eva Harpst ’14*
  • Mark Hickey ’17
  • Carly Howden ’17
  • William James ’16
  • Paige Johnson ’15
  • Jaleesa Jones ’16
  • Anvesh Kompelli ’14
  • Marissa Lee ’16
  • Lauren Long ’17
  • Kelsi McClure ’15 *
  • Sarah McHugh ’16
  • Evan Mitchell ’16
  • Carl Napolitano ’16
  • Taylor Pate ’16
  • Dakota Pouncey ’15 *
  • Laura Price ’15 *
  • Todd Richard ’13/14 *
  • Jo Claire Robertson 14 *
  • Delli Robinson ’16
  • Melissa Rooney ’16
  • Maitri Shah ’14
  • Guneev Sharma ’17
  • Savannah Skaggs ’15 *
  • McKinley Sparling ’15
  • Ples Spradley ’14*
  • Ty Spradley ’15
  • Anne Vogt ’15 *
  • Laura Wagner ’14 *
  • Lauren Wallis ’15 *
  • John Weirich ’15
  • Kaitlyn Zamzow ’15
*Executive committee members  

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.