• Hendrix College

    Inauguration Ceremony & Reception

  • On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Hendrix alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends celebrated the inauguration of President William M. Tsutsui. 

    The inauguration ceremony began with a procession of Hendrix faculty, delegates from institutions across the United States, and alumni representing Hendrix classes from as far back as 1937. Following the processional, United Methodist Church episcopal leader Bishop Gary E. Mueller, Hendrix Provost Dr. Terri Bonebright, Board of Trustees Chair David Knight ’72, and Student Senate President Mimi Spjut ’16 offered words of encouragement, gratitude, and support. After thanking the community for its warm welcome to Hendrix, to Conway, and to Arkansas, President Tsutsui delivered his inaugural address, “Be Hendrix.” 

    Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed refreshments, including a massive Godzilla-themed cake (made by a member of the on-campus dining services team) and cookies (using a cookie cutter printed on the college’s 3-D printer) at the post-inauguration reception. Alumni and friends posed for photographs with President Tsutsui next to a large inflatable likeness of Godzilla.

    View the Inauguration Ceremony photo album on Flickr.

    Photos from the Reception

    View the Inauguration Reception photo album on Flickr.