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Alumnus Attorney to Head State Bar Association

CONWAY, Ark. (December 5, 2012) - Hendrix alumnus Brian H. Ratcliff was elected this fall to serve a one-year term as president-elect designee of the Arkansas Bar Association. His term begins June 2013. Ratcliff, a 1986 Hendrix graduate, will then assume the organization's presidency at the association's 2014 annual meeting.

Ratcliff became a partner at Shackleford Phillips & Ratcliff PA in El Dorado, specializing in civil litigation, insurance law, and workers compensation. He is an alumnus of the University of Arkansas William H. Bowen School of Law.

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