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Hendrix Odyssey Program Funding for Fall 2018 Cycle

CONWAY, Ark. (January 16, 2019) – The Committee on Engaged Learning has awarded $4,116,718.28 in Odyssey grants to Hendrix College students and faculty since the Odyssey Program’s inception in 2005. In the October 2018 funding cycle, 30 projects received $65,947 in grants. Read more about the variety of funded projects below.

Students Receiving Odyssey Grants

Ryan Brady ’19 – Atlantis Clinical Shadowing Fellowship (Global Awareness); Nazi Doctors [Ethics and Medicine] (Undergraduate Research)

Bailey Brya ’20, Sarah Buford ’20, and Tristan Norman ’20 – Making Mao: An Exploration of His Life, Writings, and Legacy in Modern China (Special Projects)

Caitlin Camper ’19 – On the Border: Integrating Service, Faith, and Call (Special Projects)

Evie Cannon ’19 – Ecology and Culture in Brazil (Global Awareness)

Graydon Carter ’19 – Photojournalism in the Field: The Trek to Machu Picchu (Special Projects)

Wyatt Clough ’20 – The Spanish View on the Myth of Don Juan throughout History: El Burlador de Sevilla, Don Juan Tenoria, and Present Day (Global Awareness)

Rachel Elmakiss ’20 – Taste of Israel through a Lens (Global Awareness)

Thomas Flisk ’21 – The Physics and Business in Baseball Player Development (Special Projects)

Elise Fry ’19 – The Role of Mental Health Status in Predicting Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Behavior in College Students (Undergraduate Research)

Grant Gartner ’19 and Luke Lefler ’19 – A Second Shot at the OT [Ouachita National Recreational Trail] (Special Projects)

Olivia Hardick ’20 – The Reopening of the Royal Museum of Central Africa (Undergraduate Research)

Tazin Islam ’19 and Cora McCain ’19 – The Moroccan Melting Pot (Global Awareness)

Brianna Kelly ’19 – Pre-Med/Pre-Health Costa Rica Course: Emergency and Wilderness Medicine (Global Awareness)

Caroline Lee ’19 – Presenting Research on Stress Reduction Interventions in College Students (Undergraduate Research)

Kaitlin Lowe ’20 – International Human Rights Film Festival (Global Awareness)

Johnny Martinez ’19 and Grishma Patel ’19 – From Bean to Bar (Global Awareness)

Chloe Matthews ’19 – A Semester in the University of Central Arkansas Archives (Professional & Leadership Development)

Charlie McCracken ’19 – Policy Internship at the Arkansas Sierra Club (Professional & Leadership Development)

Jon Moore ’20 – Forged in Fire (Special Projects)

Varenya Nallur ’19 – Exploring Spanish Healthcare (Global Awareness)

Molly Records ’19 and Lex Ellenthal ’18 – The Exploration of the Devaluation of the Romance Genre and its Subculture via Convention Attendance (Global Awareness)

Grace Rogers ’21 and Rachel Shepherd ’20 – Following Jesus: A Spiritual Pilgrimage (Global Awareness) [Shepherd’s participation in this project is underwritten by the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and Language]

Spencer Skaggs ’20 – Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas: Caring for Birds of Prey (Professional & Leadership Development)

Blake Thompson ’19 – Pilgrimage to Putuoshan (Global Awareness)

John Tran ’19 and Christina Choh ’19 – Modern Martial Arts in South Korea (Global Awareness)

Sarah Weems ’19 – Researching Insect Abundance in Relation to Bat Foraging with the U.S. Forest Service (Undergraduate Research)

Sarah Wilson ’20 – Atlantis Fellowship-Innovating Healthcare Education (Professional & Leadership Development)

Faculty Receiving Odyssey Grants

Dr. Jay Barth ’87 – Arkansas Politics and Government Practicum (Professional & Leadership Development)

Dr. Brenda Houck – Serving Central Arkansas through Science Experiences (Professional & Leadership Development/Service to the World)

Prof. Maxine Payne – The Society of Photographic Education 56th Annual Conference Attendance (Artistic Creativity)

For brief summaries of these projects, visit the Odyssey Program’s listing.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College consistently earns recognition as one of the country’s leading liberal arts institutions, and is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges. Its academic quality and rigor, innovation, and value have established Hendrix as a fixture in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings. Founded in 1876, Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. To learn more, visit