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Hendrix Community Celebrates Veterans Day

CONWAY, Ark. (November 12, 2013) – The Hendrix community honored veterans with readings in the newly dedicated Young-Wise Memorial Plaza.

  • Hendrix English professor Dr. Alex Vernon – Wilfred Owen’s Preface
  • Kinesiology instructor Sheila Rupert – “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Assistant librarian Matthew Windsor – “Memorial Day for the War Dead” by Yehuda Amichai
  • Katie Shultz, a junior from Austin, Texas, read from her great-uncle’s war diary  
  • John D. Thompson, director of facility systems management – “Man in the Arena” from Theodore Roosevelt’s portion of his 1910 speech at the Sorbonne
  • Coral Jinright, a junior from Austin, Texas, – “An Afghan Christmas Day” by Mark Quince and “I Am with You” by Hannah Carpenter
  • Dr. Pat Hoy, director of the Mellon Essay-Writing Pilot – from Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
  • English instructor Hope Coulter, interim director of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language – “Come Up from the Fields Father” by Walt Whitman
  • Adam Nick, a sophomore from Little Rock, Ark. – “i sing of olaf glad and big” by E.E. Cummings
  • Sociology professor Dr. Lisa Leitz – "Survivors" by Siegfried Sassoon

View a slideshow of the program here and read Coal Jinright’s blog entry about the event here.

Photos from the formal dedication of Young-Wise Memorial Stadium and Plaza can be seen here.

Read more about Young-Wise Memorial Stadium and Plaza here.

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