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Hendrix Students Attend State Congress on Human Relations

Arkansas State Congress on Human Relations

CONWAY, Ark. (October 26, 2012) - Eight Hendrix College students recently won best college delegation at the annual Arkansas Student Congress on Human Relations sponsored by the Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association.

Student attendees include:

  • Luke Castille '14
  • Patrick Cherry '13
  • Barrett Demming '15
  • Konstantin Gruenwald '15
  • Nigel Halliday '15
  • John McAvey '16
  • Armeen Neshat '13, captain
  • Brittany Webb '15

Gruenwald won the Margarite Metcalf Award for Parliamentary Procedure, while Halliday won best delegate from the Hendrix delegation and best delegate in the Senate.

Halliday's bill "A bill recommending to the United States Congress that Direct Consumer Prescription Drug Advertisement be Banned" won first place in the best bill category. 

John McAvey's bill "A bill recommending to the United States Congress that the tax code be reformed" won second place.

Neshat's bill "A bill recommending to the United States Congress that the sanctions placed on the nation of Cuba be repealed" passed both Houses and became a law of Congress. 

This is the 34th year that Hendrix has fielded a student delegation to the program, according to Hendrix speech instructor Mary Richardson. 

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