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Hendrix & Southwestern Hold Alumni Giving Challenge

SU v HDXCONWAY, Ark. (September 20, 2013) – In the spirit of friendly competition, Hendrix has issued an Alumni Giving Challenge to Southwestern University, a strong peer institution in Georgetown, Texas.

Like Hendrix, Southwestern launched a NCAA Division III football program this fall. Hendrix hosts Southwestern on Saturday, Sept. 28, at noon at Young-Wise Memorial Stadium.

For fun and school spirit, Hendrix alumni and seniors have the opportunity to work together to show their Hendrix pride. Gifts support scholarships and financial aid through the Hendrix Annual Fund. Gifts from members of the Hendrix senior class will be counted as well!

 “This challenge is all about participation,” said Melissa Jenkins, director of annual giving. “The college with the highest number of alumni to make gifts (of any size) during the challenge period will win!”

The challenge will run Friday, Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. to Friday, Sept. 27 at 4 p.m. Results will be announced on Facebook and Twitter during halftime of the game.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit