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Building Bridges

CONWAY, Ark. (Feb. 26, 2008) –  Four Hendrix College students from Rwanda were recently featured by Little Rock television station KTHV (CBS), a story that highlighted their native country’s rebirth following a tragic genocide event more than a decade ago.

Albine Niwemugeni, Gilbert Ndayambaje, Mireille Mutesi and Jean Rukendo were all given scholarships to attend Hendrix College beginning last fall through a partnership with Hendrix College and the Rwandan government. Hendrix has an established relationship with the African country – Hendrix College President J. Timothy Cloyd led a group of students on a summer trip to Rwanda in 2007 through the college’s Odyssey program.

Hendrix, founded in 1876, is a selective, residential, undergraduate liberal arts college emphasizing experiential learning in a demanding yet supportive environment. The college is among 165 colleges featured in the 2008 edition of the Princeton Review America’s Best Value Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, contact Mark Scott at or 501-450-1462.