I am very grateful for the opportunity to serve
as the Chair of the Alumni Association Board of Governors. It is inspiring and
humbling to work with so many great folks from different generations of the
Hendrix alumni community. The association exists, wholly and
solely, to help our alumni and, by extension, the College itself, succeed.
Our world becomes more complicated
with every passing day. There are many
things that are unknown right now, from CoVid-19, to Black Lives Matter and
other social justice movements and efforts to fight racial injustice, economic
uncertainty, and political unrest around
the upcoming election. I realize all of these things can cause uneasy feelings.
Please know that the Hendrix College, the Alumni Association, and your alumni
network around the world are here for you.
The Alumni Association can help you
stay connected to those friends and to the vast resources available here, from the faculty that taught and guided you, to our library, seminars, web sites, social media and an extraordinary variety of "stay connected" programs designed with you in mind. During these extraordinary and trying times, I would
challenge you to think of ways you can give back to the University to whatever
degree you are comfortable. And I do not mean just monetarily, though that is,
of course, always welcome. However, there are many ways to give back, from
career and academic mentoring to volunteering time at campus events to simply
attending academic and social events, which are virtual right now to keep
everyone as safe as possible during the pandemic.
It’s exciting to see all the new and wonderful
things happening at Hendrix and the ways in which alumni can remain a part of
the Hendrix community. Whether making a contribution to the Hendrix
Annual Fund, volunteering your time, or even speaking fondly to a prospective
student and their family, the alumni are what make Hendrix special and help the
If you are looking for ways to get involved, please let us know. If you are
missing chicken strips on Friday or fried shrimp on Sunday, make a trip
back. You can connect through the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement
by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach out to your classmates on the Alumni Association Board of
Governors listing below.
Thank you for visiting our
website today, and please come back often. The best way to stay connect is to
be informed of all of the alumni events and updates at the Hendrix College
website and social media. Follow Hendrix College on the major channels [insert
social media links]. We want to promote
your successes and ensure you are aware and include in every event. More importantly, we welcome your feedback
Shana Woodard Graves '05
Chair, 2020-2021 Alumni Association Board of Governors
2020-2021 Alumni Association Board of Governors
Shana Woodard Graves '05, Chair
Sylvia McDaniel Roland '84, Vice Chair
- Jim Bost '64
- Susan Hefley Weir '65
- Carol Faupel Mendel '73
- Liza Thorn Godwin '76
- Hank Godwin '76
- Lezlie Massey Miller '82
- David Miller '82
- Lori Sanders Conley '83
- Sylvia McDaniel Roland '84
- Khiela Holmes '01
- Daniel Mwanza '01
- Maya Lomack Mwanza '02
- Shana Woodard Graves '05
- Gary Berner '07
- Drew Ritchey '09
- Ryan Hughes Berner '10
- Curt Poff '11
- Rachel Froberg Poff '12
- Lauren Delano '13
- Elizabeth Dye '16
- Pratheepa Ravikumar '17
- Graham Senor '15
- Molly Morton Bradney '08
- Pam Brock '79
- Bo Frazier '81
- Marilyn Gibson '70
- Jim Jackson '89
- Paula Pitts Johnson '69
- Jeff Pence '68
- Vicki Scott '68
- Ples Spradley '15
- Nate Thomas '10
- Robert Wolfe '00
- Jackie Wright '00
- Walker Dyer '06
- Cassie Jackson Dyer '06
- Ashley Ross '96
- Matty Smith Ross '96
- Ned Metcalf '67
- Brett Carr '10
- Barrett Goodwin '17
Membership on the Alumni Association Board of Governors:
- Provides opportunities for alumni to give something back to the College.
- Gives alumni a chance to hear current news from the College.
- Opens doors for alumni participation in the life of the College in areas
of admission, career development, development, and communications.
- Gives alumni an opportunity to volunteer.
- Gives alumni a chance to interact with students about their Hendrix experiences.
- Provides networking opportunities for alumni across the nation and the world.
Alumni Association Awards
The Alumni Association currently gives four awards:
Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award
The Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award is given by the Alumni Association
to living alumni who have distinguished themselves in their vocations, service
to humanity and service to the College.
Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award
The Outstanding Young Alumnus/Alumna Award shall be presented to an alumnus
or alumna of Hendrix College who has shown accomplishments and promise in his
or her chosen profession or in service to the broader community and has demonstrated
a continuing loyalty, support and advocacy for the college. The recipient should
be within 15 years of his or her graduation from the college (for 2016 awards,
the class of 2001 - present will be considered).
James E. Major Service Award
The James E. Major Service Award was created in 1981 to honor Dr. James E.
Major of Little Rock, a 1940 alumnus, senior vice president emeritus and minister
in the Little Rock conference of the United Methodist Church. It is given for
meritorious service to the College.
Hendrix College Humanitarian Award
The Humanitarian Award is presented by the Hendrix College Alumni Association
to living alumni who have significantly improved the quality of life in the
world through their service and dedication to humanity.
Contact the Office of Alumni and Constituent Engagement.