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Once, Twice, Three Times a #1 Up and Coming Liberal Arts College

CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 13, 2011) – For the third consecutive year, Hendrix College was named the nation’s #1 “Up and Coming” liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report.

College presidents, provosts, and admissions deans nominate institutions that they believe “have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities.”

“Our faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and trustees embraced a bold vision for Hendrix to be among the country’s leading liberal arts colleges,” said Hendrix College President J. Timothy Cloyd. “This recognition is, again, validation of their commitment and tireless effort toward this vision.”

Among the innovative changes recently made at Hendrix include the faculty’s development of Your Hendrix Odyssey: Engaging in Active Learning, which has become a national model for engaged learning on liberal arts college campuses, Cloyd said. In its recently completed $100 million campaign, Hendrix built a state-of-the-art Student Life and Technology Center, he added.

Hendrix was also named for the first time to this year’s list of “Best Undergraduate Teaching” liberal arts colleges, tying with Kenyon College in Ohio and Macalester College in Minnesota. Institutions on this list have demonstrated “an unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.”

“A talented and dedicated faculty has always been the foundation of a Hendrix education,” said Dr. Robert L. Entzminger, Provost and Dean of the College. “I am pleased that our commitment to our students is receiving national recognition”

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. Hendrix is featured in the 2011 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country’s best 376 colleges and is listed in the 2012 edition of the Fiske Guide to College as one of 25 “Best Buy” private colleges included. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit