Hendrix Magazine

The Odyssey Medal

While Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning has only existed formally for five years, decades of Hendrix alumni have exemplified the value of engaged liberal arts education.

When Your Hendrix Odyssey was announced at the inaugural Founders Day Convocation in 2004, Hendrix began a new tradition of awarding Odyssey Medals to alumni in recognition of their personal and professional accomplishments in the six categories of the Odyssey Program, including Artistic Creativity, Global Awareness, Professional and Leadership Development, Service to the World, Special Projects, and Undergraduate Research.

Odyssey Medals are awarded yearly by the Board of Trustees. Students who have completed Odyssey projects that are closely connected with the Odyssey Medal recipients and their experiences after Hendrix are chosen to introduce the alumni at Founders Day Convocation each fall. Odyssey Medal recipients are also invited to speak to students in class. The interaction between alumni and students at Founders Day allows students to see firsthand how their Hendrix experience can change the world.