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Trustee, Alumnus Goyne Honored by AJC Dallas

Joe Goyne web.jpgCONWAY, Ark. (November 20, 2018) – Joe R. Goyne III ’69 was honored last week with this year’s Human Relations Award from AJC Dallas. The organization recognized Goyne for his involvement with the Dallas World Affairs Council, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and the AJC; and his commitment through Pegasus Bank to sponsoring educational activities of the Holocaust Museum and the AJC to educate the Dallas community about problems that endanger peace around the world.

“Hendrix is one of many beneficiaries of Joe’s dedication to causes that educate others and improve their lives,” said Hendrix College President Bill Tsutsui. “We are grateful for his leadership and service to his alma mater and, more importantly, for his character and example that make this recognition so richly deserved.”

Goyne has served as a member of the Hendrix Board of Trustees since 2014, and co-chairs the ongoing $110-million Be Hendrix capital campaign. The arboretum that will surround the new Miller Creative Quad, set to open in Fall 2019, will be named in his honor.

AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, seeking to have an impact on opinion and policy related to combating rising anti-Semitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people. Past recipients of the AJC Dallas Human Relations Award have included restaurateur, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Philip J. Romano, entrepreneur and art collector Raymond D. Nasher, and actor and martial artist Chuck Norris.

About Hendrix College

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