CONWAY, Ark. (March
25, 2014) – Hendrix alumnus Dr. Jerry Robbins of Ann Arbor, Mich., recently
received the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions
Outstanding Alumni Award in Education.
honor alumni of the college for exceptional professional and personal
achievements and extraordinary distinction in their fields.
Robbins, a 1960
Hendrix graduate and mathematics major, earned a master’s degree in education
in 1963 and a doctorate in education in 1966. He began his career as a mathematics
and music teacher in Clinton, Ark., served as a high school principal in
Missouri. He moved on to teaching on the college level and went on to work for
25 years as the dean of colleges of education at three universities, retiring
in 2004 as Dean of the College of Education of Eastern Michigan University, the
nation’s largest producer of educational personnel at the time, according to
the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. He was previously education
dean at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Georgia State University.
honors including winning the AACTE Volunteer Service Award in 2005. He has held
many offices in professional associations and led three institutions through
six successful reviews by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher
Education. He has written extensively about educational leadership and other
education topics and done community volunteer work in education and music.
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 www.hendrix.edu.