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Hendrix Students to Spend Winter Break in Service

CONWAY, Ark. (November 30, 2012) - Twelve Hendrix students will spend part of Winter Break in service. The week-long mission trip is sponsored by the Hendrix Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling.

The group will serve among the urban poor of San Francisco through the social programs of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church featured in the movie The Pursuit of Happiness. Truly diverse in many senses of the word -ethnically, economically and spiritually, the church has a model outreach program that includes meals for the homeless, after-school care for children, programs for senior citizens, activities for youth, and an HIV-AIDS clinic. Students expect to help serve more than 1,000 meals a day to the homeless and to assist with each of the other programs throughout the week. 

Student participants include:

  • Emily Barrett '14
  • Christina Cole '13
  • Peter Hanneman '14
  • Mitch Harle '16
  • Brittany Hearn '15
  • Anthony Hollingsworth '14
  • Martha Kellems '15
  • Erin Murchison '13
  • Taylor Pate '16
  • Melissa Rooney '16
  • Laura Wagner '14
  • Susan Warren '16

Students will be accompanied by Hendrix Chaplain Rev. Wayne Clark, education professor Rynnett Clark, and Brent Owens from Student Activities.

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