CONWAY, Ark. (February 20, 2017) – Hendrix College is
accepting nominations for the Steel-Hendrix Awards.
The Mary and Ira A. Brumley Award recognizes outstanding
religious education, and the Ethel K. Millar Award honors outstanding religion
and social awareness. Awardees will be selected by the Steel-Hendrix Committee,
and the awards will be presented in the 2017-2018 academic year.
Hendrix is also accepting nominations for the Youth Minister
of the Year Award. This award is given to an outstanding youth minister, youth
director, or youth counselor. Full time or part time, paid or volunteer youth
workers who have exemplified outstanding leadership are eligible. Nominees
should be a member of and work in a United Methodist Church in Arkansas. They
must be involved with the connectional system and participate in district and
conference youth events and be intentional on “making Disciples of Jesus
Christ” through missions, Bible studies, outreach, and evangelism and Christian
fellowship. Nominees must also have participated in some type of continuing
education in the area of youth ministry.
Nominations for all awards should include a letter detailing
the individual’s career highlights and reason for nomination. Nominations can
be submitted to Rev. J.J. Whitney, Hendrix College, 1600 Washington, Conway,
Ark. 72032, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nomination deadline is April 29, 2017.
The Steel-Hendrix Award Committee members are Rev. J.J.
Whitney, chair, Todd Burris, Ruth Jones, Michelle Moore, Rev. Carissa Rogers,
Rev. Mackey Yokem, Rev. Marie Mainard O’Connell, Zach Schrick, and Rev. Wayne
The awards are sponsored by the Marshall T. Steel Center for
the Study of Religious and Philosophy. The Steel-Hendrix Awards were
inaugurated in 1984 at Hendrix to celebrate the college’s 100-year relationship
with the United Methodist Church. The award is named in honor of Marshall T.
Steel, a prominent minister and former president of the college.
Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway,
Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since
1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges
That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is
nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic
quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.