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Local Sportswriter Pays Tribute to Late Chaplain and Sports Fan

CONWAY, Ark. (November 26, 2012) - Award-winning sports columnist David McCollum of the Log Cabin Democrat paid tribute to the late Rev. Jon Guthrie in a recent column.

Guthrie, a 1956 Hendrix graduate, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17 in Conway. He served as chaplain of Hendrix from 1969 until he retired in 1996. Guthrie, often sporting a Hendrix baseball cap, was a loyal supporter of athletics at Hendrix.

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 Think 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