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Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Launches New Website, Mobile App

CONWAY, Ark. (April 27, 2020) – The Hendrix-Murphy Foundation has launched a new website,, to increase the reach of the Foundation, and to keep the public and prospective students, as well as the campus community, aware of its work. The site has a companion app, downloadable from any app store with a search for “Hendrix-Murphy,” so users can stay abreast of the Foundation’s current activities and events.

These new tools were developed by Little Rock-based company Apptegy. The team from Apptegy featured a number of Hendrix alumni, including team leader Hunter Owen ’12, who majored in history, and two former Murphy Scholars.

“We’re very pleased with the new site and app. They’re user-friendly and versatile and are already doing a lot to raise the visibility of Hendrix-Murphy and the Murphy Scholars Program,” said Professor Hope Coulter, director of the Foundation. “The website does everything from showcasing student projects to detailing our proposal opportunities to lifting up our wonderful history. For example, I love the running ribbon that highlights some of the literary luminaries who’ve visited campus over the years. And when people download the app, they get up-to-the-minute news about what’s going on with our programs.”

About the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation

Hendrix-Murphy Foundation programs enrich and enhance the study of literature and language at Hendrix College, both for the college community as a whole and for students with intensive interest in those areas. The late Mr. Charles H. Murphy, Jr., former Chair of the Board of Murphy Oil Corporation and former member of the Hendrix Board of Trustees, established the Foundation in 1978 in memory of his mother, Mrs. Bertie Wilson Murphy. A 1905 graduate of Galloway Women’s College—which later became part of Hendrix College—Mrs. Murphy possessed a lifelong love of literature and language, to which these programs are exclusively dedicated.

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