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Hendrix Honors Staff at Year-End Celebration

CONWAY, Ark. (May 31, 2022) — Hendrix College on Friday celebrated the many contributions of staff members at a year-end program, which included staff awards, lunch, games, and prizes.

The following awards were presented:

The ‘Indi’ Award (presented to a staff member or staff members who, by their service, has proven to be an indispensable member of, and contributor to, the Hendrix community)

  • Mimi Courtway, Dining Services Cashier 
  • Carla Garrett, HelpDesk Coordinator, Technology Services

A. C. Millar Innovator Award (given to a staff member who champions new and innovative ideas to make Hendrix better; named for Hendrix College President A. C. Millar, who was instrumental in moving the College from Altus to Conway in 1890)

  • Christy Coker, Director of Student Outreach Services   
  • TJ Ross, HVAC Supervisor, Facilities Management  

Helen S. Plotkin Team Excellence Award (given to a staff office or a project team of staff members from multiple offices to recognize a successful project or accomplishment that contributes to the strategic goals of the College; named for former Vice President of Marketing Communications Helen S. Plotkin, who retired in 2017 after more than two decades of service to Hendrix) 

  • The Vision Panel Team (Amy Cabrera and Beverly Wheeler, Office of Admission)
  • The Slate Advancement Implementation Team (Jeremy Dickerson, Associate VP for Enrollment; Jenn Morehead, Director of Development; Pamela Owen, Associate VP for Alumni and Constituent Engagement; Rhonda Sipes, Gift and Records Manager; Dan Turner, Director of Advancement Services)

John Paulette Unsung Hero Award (given by the Hendrix Student Senate to a member of the Hendrix community who is being recognized for quietly and consistently doing work that makes other people’s lives better and easier and whose work has an impact on the lives of students)  

  • Maria Torres, Dining Services 

View photos of the award presentations.

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