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Seminary-Bound Students Spotlighted in National UM Publication

CONWAY, Ark. (October 23, 2012) - Hendrix College senior Karyn Kuan '13 was recently profiled in this article in the United Methodist Reporter about seminary-bound students at Hendrix.

In the article, Kuan, 21, a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Seattle, says she chose Hendrix "because of the ways the school supports students who are seminary bound."

  • 32 Hendrix graduates have enrolled in seminary since 2002 and half of those are attending United Methodist seminaries.
  • 12 are currently in seminary and 20 more are expected to enroll in the next four years, including seven who received their degrees in May 2012.
  • 7 members of the Class of 2012 are attending seminary, including three United Methodists: Colin Bagby, an English major from Russellville, Ark., now at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University; Paul Richards, a religion major from Houston, Texas, who's at Duke Divinity; and Allison Sauls, an interdisciplinary studies major from Shreveport, La., who also is attending Candler.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Feel about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit