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Alumni Receive Judicial Appointments from Arkansas Governor

CONWAY, Ark. (January 7, 2013) - Hendrix alumnus Tim Parker of Eureka Springs was recently appointed by Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe to be the new district judge for the Western District of Carroll County.

As Western District judge, he will hear misdemeanor criminal and small claims cases and traffic violations. The appointment will expire at the end of 2014.

A native of Warren, Ark., Parker is a 1984 Hendrix graduate and an alumnus of the University of Arkansas law school in Fayetteville. He previously served as an elected municipal judge from 1999 to 2004.

Amy Brazil of Conway, a 1989 Hendrix graduate, was named circuit judge in the 5th Division Court of the 20th Judicial District. Her appointment expires December 31, 2014. She replaces fellow alumna Rhonda Wood, a 1996 Hendrix graduate.

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