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Nominations for Steel-Hendrix & Youth Minister Honors Open

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 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 Clark.

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.

About Hendrix 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