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Hendrix Odyssey Program Grants Surpass $4 Million Milestone

CONWAY, Ark. (May 24, 2018) – The Hendrix College Committee on Engaged Learning has crossed the $4 million milestone with Odyssey Program grants for the April 2018 cycle. It has awarded $4,050, 772.28 in Odyssey grants to Hendrix students and faculty since the Odyssey Program’s inception in 2005. 

In this cycle, 36 projects received $109,850 in grants to help Hendrix students explore their career paths, develop new skills, and conduct meaningful research.

Read the full project descriptions here.

April 2018 Odyssey grant recipients and their projects include:

  • Noah Adams – Continuing Campaigns: A Practical Application (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Leah Bankhead – Bringing History Back (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Ben Benton – Botany/Ecology Internship at the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Marlee Bird – PBS "Frontline" Editorial Internship (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Duwan Booker and Stone Paul – Strength and Conditioning: Insight to the World of Coaching (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Jenna Bracas – Internship at Toltec Mounds (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Bailey Brya – Professional Field Experience in US Senator Boozman’s Washington D.C. Office (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Hannah Burdette – A Summer on the Hill: Professional Field Experience with Senator John Boozman (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Kyle Christenson – From Minnesota to Madrid: Cross-Cultural Psychological Studies (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Maddie Clendening – Interning in DC: Political Activism, Honing Professional and Leadership Skills, and Building a Safer Environment for the LGBTQ+ Community on Campus and Beyond (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Cole Cramer – Intern: Accounting Analyst and Legal Assistant (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Caisa Doyle – A Summer with Houston: ReVision (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Mackenzie Gearin – Asian Economic Development Internship (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Jared Goff, Garrett Sosbee and Martha Crenshaw – Sea Turtle Conservation in Quepos, Costa Rica (Service to the World)
  • Wesley Hance – Professional Experience with Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Maxfield Hancock – Missing Migrants and the Colibri Center for Human Rights: Field Experience along the U.S. Mexico Border (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Ashley Harrison – Physical Therapy Internship at Conway Regional Medical Center (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Geneva Hill and Greta Kresse – Professional Development Experience at the New York Studio School (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Elizabeth Jones – Internship with the Jacksonville Museum of Military History (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Justin Lockhart, Katelyn Pitcher and Pratik Patel – The FWRD Study: An Examination of Friendships, Wellbeing, and Racial Diversity on the Hendrix College Campus (Undergraduate Research)
  • Macullen Nadurak – Professional Field Experience in Immigration Law (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Abigail Nathan – Internship: Crestwyn Behavioral Health (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Tristan Norman – In Search of Hope: City of Hope Outreach (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Innocent Nsabimana – Software Development Internship (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Grace Anne Odom – Welding My Own Bridge: Combining My Passions of Metal Working and Children's Welfare (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Austin Pierce – Synergy Internship (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Katelyn Pitcher – Understanding Developing Minds: A Summer with the BC Cooperation Lab (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Abigail Rains, Sarah Buford, KeyShawn Henson, and Victoria Tang – Cooking Matters (Service to the World)
  • Pamela Rogers – Surveying Small Animal Veterinary Practices (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Anna Romm – Development with the Clinton Foundation (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Sophia Rudman – Clinical Psychology and Grief Counseling at the Conway Human Development Center (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Drew Scanlan – Summer Internship in Nashville (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Macie Stultz – Internship at Conway Family Dental (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Brock Sullivan – Exploring the Non-Traditional Mind: A Summer at the Conway Human Development Center (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Sarah Weems – The Nature Conservancy Internship (Professional and Leadership Development)
  • Jim Wiltgen – The Law and Mississippi: Civil Rights Experience over Fall Break (Special Projects)