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Odyssey Program Announces Funding for October 2019 Cycle

CONWAY, Ark. (November 22, 2019) — The Hendrix College Committee on Engaged Learning is pleased to announce the recipients of Odyssey grants for the October 2019 cycle. Since 2005, the Committee on Engaged Learning has awarded $4,335,706.71 in competitive Odyssey grants to support projects by Hendrix students and faculty. In that time, more than 3,000 students have participated in funded projects. In this cycle, 14 projects received $30,548 in grants.

Amy Cabrera ’21

Promoting Literacy in Arkansas

Category: Service to the World

Supervisor: Rev. J.J. Whitney, Chaplain’s Office


Kelly Gray ’20

Bringing My Environmental Knowledge Home to Malaysia

Category: Service to the World

Supervisor: Jenn Dearolf, Biology


Jane Henderson ’20

Research about Prejudice Reduction and Contextual Bible Study

Category: Undergraduate Research

Supervisor: Leslie Zorwick, Psychology


Russell Jackson ’23

Belizean Culture and the Developments of the Iguana Squad

Category: Global Awareness

Supervisor: Thad McCracken, Athletics


Helen Jeon ’22 and Monica Martinez ’22

Understanding Immigration from New York to Arkansas

Category: Special Projects

Supervisor: Peg Falls-Corbitt, Philosophy


Elizabeth Jones ’21

Arkansas Jewish Archive Internship

Category: Professional & Leadership Development

Supervisor: Sasha Pfau, History


Ashley Juniewicz ’23

Missouri Ambassadors of Music

Category: Artistic Creativity

Supervisor: Andrew Morgan, Music


Violet Pirtle ’20, Kyle O’Connor ’20, and Austin Jared ’20

Philosophy in Philadelphia

Category: Special Projects

Supervisor: James Dow, Philosophy


Theresa Thomas ’22

Surgery, Scrubs, and Pasta in Italy

Category: Special Projects

Supervisor: J.J. Whitney, Chaplain's Office


Parker Work ’20

Hendrix Tennis Graphic Design

Category: Special Projects

Supervisor: Craig Kirchgessner, Athletics


Makaila Wright ’20

Conway Regional Physical Therapy Internship

Category: Professional & Leadership Development

Supervisor: Laura MacDonald, Biology


Prof. Melissa Gill

Puertografico: SCI Conference 2020

Category: Special Projects


Dr. Mark Goadrich

Solving Real-World Problems with Tools from Mathematics and Computer Science

Category: Special Projects


Prof. Matthew Lopas

Art Major Trip to the College Art Association Conference in Chicago

Category: Special Projects

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

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