Alumni Association Awards Recipients

The following Hendrix alumni will be honored on Saturday, April 2, 2022 during Alumni Weekend. 

Teresa Osam

2019 James E. Major Service Award
Teresa Clogston Osam '72

Teresa worked in research at UAMS for 5 years and then spent more than 20 years in small business ventures, event planning, and community fundraising. In 1995, Teresa returned to Hendrix and joined the Office of Advancement and College Relations to be the Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Associate Director of Development and Major Gifts Officer. Later, she served as Coordinator of Special Events to steward alumni, friends, and donors of the College. After nearly 22 years at Hendrix, Teresa retired from the Office of Advancement in 2017.

Mimi Courtway

2020 James E. Major Service Award
Mimi Courtway

Mimi was born and raised in Chuncheon, South Korea. After marrying Bobby Courtway ’79, Mimi moved to the United States and relocated to Conway. She began her job in the Hendrix cafeteria in January 1997, and has been welcoming students daily for more than 23 years. She is the mother of two children, Jessica, of St. Louis, MO, and Allen, of Denver, CO. She also is the daughter-in-law of the late Bob and Betty Courtway.

Regina Binz

2020 Humanitarian Award
Regina Lichti Binz ’96

Regina founded Holy Sews, a ministry to provide handmade layettes for micro-preemie infants. After experiencing the loss of her son at 17 weeks, Regina felt a calling to help families clothe their babies who were too small for premature baby clothing. Regina started the volunteer ministry in 2008 at her church Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church. Today, several chapters in the U.S. provide free layettes to over 400 hospitals in all 50 states. As the mother of two and a clinical specialist of cytogenetics at UAMS, Regina joins volunteers as she is able to help prepare layettes to send across the country.

Andee Parks

2020 Outstanding Young Alumna Award
Andee Cooper Parks '05

Andee is the Global Director of MERL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Research, and Learning) at International Justice Mission (IJM), an organization focused on human rights and law. Her portfolio spans programs in commercial sexual exploitation of children (including cyber-trafficking), forced labor, police abuse of power, and violence against women/children. She joined IJM in 2012 after six years of international public health work, predominantly focused on orphans and vulnerable children, HIV/AIDS, and health system strengthening. Andee’s work experience spans 12 African nations, South and Southeast Asia, and Latin America. She and her family have lived in Malawi in southern Africa since 2014.

Rock Jones

2020 Distinguished Alumni Award
Rock Jones '80

Rock held roles during his 13 years at Hendrix. He  served as the Executive Vice President and Dean of Advancement, Vice President for Enrollment and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid, interim Vice President for Student Affairs, and Chaplain. In October 2008, Rock was inaugurated the 16th president of Ohio Wesleyan University. He is president of the North Coast Athletic Conference, president of the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, a member of the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Colleges Association, the Board of Directors of Wesley Theological Seminary, the Strand Theatre, and chairs the Investment Committee on the board of the Delaware County Foundation.