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Seeing the Sites of Civil Rights

Dean's Civil Rights trip

CONWAY, Ark. (October 30, 2012) – Ten Hendrix students attended the 3rd Annual Dean's Civil Rights trip during Fall Break (October 11-12).

“The trip brings together students from a variety of different organizations to have a shared experience exploring the history of civil rights,” said Jim Wiltgen, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, who led the trip.

This year's attendees:

  • Kathryn Armstrong ’14 (SBC)
  • Lyndsey Czapansky ’14 (MDC)
  • Jonathan Howard ’13 (Videographer)
  • Elizabeth Kasper ’15 (Feminist Club)
  • JillAnn Meunier ’14 (Amnesty)
  • Didier Muvandimwe ’13 (RA/Residence Life)
  • Jill Nguyen ’15 (National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum)
  • Rachel Thomas ’14 (Religious Life Council)
  • Neelam Vyas ’13 (Senate)
  • Maia Yang ’13 (VAC)

The group visited the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tenn.; the historic 16th Street Baptist Church and the Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham, Ala.; the Rosa Parks Museum, the Civil Rights Memorial, and the state capital in Montgomery, Ala.; the National Park Interpretive Center in Lowndes County, Ala.; and several sites in Selma.

The trip was funded jointly by Student Senate and the Dean of Student's Office.

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