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Hendrix Announces Residence Hall Awards for 2023-24 Academic Year

Students recognized by their peers for leadership, citizenship, service

Hendrix students Rowan Williams, Colin Scifres, and Adam Andrews after receiving their Residence Hall awards. 

CONWAY, Arkansas (May 8, 2024) — The Office of Residential Life at Hendrix College on April 29 presented the 2023-24 Residence Hall Awards to students whose actions have fostered the community spirit of various areas of on-campus housing.

Rowan Williams ’27 is the recipient of The Darrell G. Trotter Memorial Award, which is given to a resident of Couch Hall who has exhibited enthusiastic leadership and mature citizenship.

Ivory Danuser ’27 received The Jessie Embry Award, which is given to the Galloway woman who embodies best those qualities for which Mrs. Embry is admired and respected - selfless pride in her work, deep caring for others, devotion, and service beyond what is asked or required.

Jonah Burris ’27 is the recipient of The Hardin Hall Outstanding Citizen Award which is presented to the resident of Hardin Hall who, in the estimation of his peers, has done the most for his hall and fellow residents and has best exemplified the standards and ideals of Hendrix College.

Adam Andrews ’26 is the recipient of The Miller Creative Quad Outstanding Citizen Award, which is given to the Miller resident who has demonstrated qualities of strong leadership, good character, and concern for their fellow Miller residents.

Julia Antencio ’27 received The Raney Hall Award, which is presented to the Raney woman who best exemplifies loyalty, enthusiasm, and friendship – which required extra effort this year, with Raney Hall temporarily closed and its residents maintaining the community spirit while living in Couch Hall.

Natalie Vailes ’26 is the recipient of The Violet Braly Award, honored by her peers for her dedication, enthusiasm, and genuine consideration for fellow Veasey Hall residents.

Colin Scifres ’26 received The Captain W.W. Martin Award. This award is presented to the Martin Hall resident who has demonstrated those qualities which Captain Martin’s life exemplified: strong leadership, good character, and concern for others.

Hannia Valero ’25 is the recipient of the Houses Council Award. This award is presented to the outstanding resident who has been devoted to building community and fostering friendship in the Houses.

Zoie Keys ’24 received the Apartment Council Outstanding Leadership and Service Award. This award is presented to a standout resident of the apartment community and has volunteered more than his or her fair share of work in improving the community.

“All of these students made profound contributions through their commitment to fostering community on campus,” said Director of Residential Life Greer Veon-Cronin ’17. “They have earned this recognition from their peers. The Residential Life staff is grateful for their service and care for the Hendrix residential experience.”

About Hendrix College

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges and celebrated among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges for academic quality, engaged learning opportunities and career preparation, vibrant campus life, and value. The Hendrix College Warriors compete in 21 NCAA Division III sports. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. Learn more at  

“… Through engagement that links the classroom with the world, and a commitment to diversity, inclusion, justice, and sustainable living, the Hendrix community inspires students to lead lives of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.” —Hendrix College Statement of Purpose