(November 13, 2013) – Twelve Hendrix students will spend part of their winter break
(January 11-18, 2014) in service in the Dominican Republic.
The mission trip is
sponsored by the Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling at Hendrix.
The participating students
Chloe Brown, a junior from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
- Bethany Cartwright, a sophomore from Indianapolis, Ind.
- Abby Condit, a sophomore from Tupelo, Miss.
- Emily Deer, a senior from Little Rock, Ark.
- Jake Higgins, a sophomore from Greenwood, Ark.
- Hunter Lawler, a sophomore from Shreveport, La.
- Anna McCorquodale, a sophomore from Austin, Texas
- Michael McMurray, a sophomore from Little Rock, Ark.
- Justin Murdock, a sophomore from Conway, Ark.
- Farai Musariri, a sophomore from Harare, Zimbabwe
- Leaetta Odglen, a freshman from Newport, Ark.
- Emily Williams, a senior from Rome, Ga.
The students will
be accompanied by Rev. J. Wayne Clark and Brent Owens, assistant director of
The group will work
with the Rivers of the World organization. They will also help with installing
a water purification system and building a school or church for a Batey
Community, a rural community that develops around the sugarcane industry. They will also help with the construction of
the third floor of El Buen Samaritano Hospital in La Romana and help build the
Dominican version of a Habitat house.
“I am excited about leading a
group of Hendrix students to do service work in the Dominican Republic. The
selection process for the mission trip teams is very competitive and
comprehensive. We had over 100 students apply for 30 spots,” said Clark. “While
we turn down several good students, we end up with a wonderful and diverse
group of students who have a heart to serve, learn from others and learn more
about their vocation.”
“While in the Dominican
Republic, we will help with construction work on houses and churches,” Clark
added. “We will also be working with a water purification system to bring
healthier water to the community.”
Established in 2008, the Miller Center for
Vocation, Ethics, and Calling provides resources and programming for Hendrix
College students, faculty and staff to explore the work and life to which they
are called, the vocation that will fulfill. For more information, visit http://www.hendrix.edu/millercenter/.
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
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 www.hendrix.edu.