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Alumni Pen Big Ideas

CONWAY, Ark. (December 20, 2012) - Hendrix College alumni Jayce Hafner and Eric Francis were recently included in the Arkansas Times' "Big Ideas" issue, published December 19.

Read their big ideas for a backyard chicken grant program and campaign finance reform here.

Hafner, an international relations and sustainable communities major from Edinburg, Va., graduated in 2011. She was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for research and received the President's Medal, the college's highest student honor given to the student who best exemplifies the ideals of Hendrix.

Francis, a 1990 graduate, is a freelance writer and former editor of The North Little Rock Times.

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