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English Professor Wins Essay Prize from Prestigious Journal

CONWAY, Ark. (January 15, 2013) - Hendrix faculty member Dr. Toni Wall Jaudon, assistant professor of English, has won the 2012 Norman Foerster Prize for the best essay published this year in American Literature.

Jaudon was recognized formally at this year's MLA conference.

"It's a great accomplishment even to be published in American Literature, the top journal in the field of American literary studies. To be recognized by senior scholars for the best essay published in the journal in the past year is an extraordinary achievement, identifying Dr. Jaudon as one of the most promising young teacher/scholars working in this very large field," said Hendrix College Provost and English professor Dr. Robert L. Entzminger.

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