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Farewell, Class of 2022!

CONWAY, Ark. (May 14, 2022) – The Hendrix College Class of 2022 celebrated this morning with family, friends, faculty, and staff at the 138th Commencement ceremony, held on campus in Young-Wise Memorial Stadium.

Hendrix awarded more than 240 Bachelor of Arts degrees and seven Master of Arts degrees in accounting. [Read the full list of graduates]

Before the conferral of degrees for this year’s graduates, the College presented a posthumous Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for the Rev. Jack Singleton ’63, a Hendrix alumnus with a passion for justice whose most recent involvement with the College was participating in the annual Dean’s Civil Rights Trip. This student experience, funded by the Hendrix Odyssey Program, included stops at museums, memorials, and historic sites. During this time spent with students, Singleton would share with them his first-hand accounts relating to events of the American civil rights movement, including his participation in the Selma Ministers’ March.

Dean of Students Jim Wiltgen spoke about his experience leading these trips alongside Singleton and thanked the members of Singleton’s family who attended Commencement, including his wife, Carolyn, who received the award on his behalf. “He was a proud alumnus of Hendrix College,” Wiltgen told them, “and he was the quintessential model of what it means to live a life of accomplishment, integrity, service, and joy.”

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit