CONWAY, Ark. (May 14, 2021) – The Hendrix College Office of
Residence Life on Friday, May 7 announced the recipients of the 2020-2021
Residence Hall Awards.
“In this unusual year, with so many
additional challenges, one thing that didn’t change was our students’ dedication
to bettering the Hendrix community,” said Dean of Students Jim Wiltgen. “Our
residence halls are the heart of our institutional mission. Several of these
awards have been given for nearly 50 years. We are glad to be able to honor our
students’ efforts to lead and build community on our campus.”
James D. Kleck ’24 is the recipient of the Darrell G. Trotter
Memorial Award, which is given to a resident of Couch Hall who has exhibited
enthusiastic leadership and mature citizenship.
Linh M. Phung ’23 is the recipient of the Jessie Embry Award,
which is given to the Galloway woman who embodies best those qualities for
which the late Mrs. Embry is admired and respected: selfless pride in her work,
deep caring for others, devotion and service beyond what is asked or required.
Taylor D. Aishman ’24 received the Hardin Hall Outstanding
Citizen Award, which is presented to the resident of Hardin Hall who, in the
estimation of his peers, has done the most for his hall and fellow residents
and has best exemplified the standards and ideals of Hendrix College.
Taylor Y. “Ty” Forrest ’23 received the Miller Creative Quad
Outstanding Citizen Award, which is given to the Miller resident who has best demonstrated
qualities of strong leadership, good character, and concern for their fellow
Somila Mathews ’24 received the Raney Hall Award, which is
presented to the Raney woman who best exemplifies loyalty, enthusiasm, and
Raiden S. DeKoter ’24 received the Violet Braly Award, an honor
bestowed by his peers for his dedication, his enthusiasm, and his genuine
consideration for fellow Veasey residents. (Veasey Hall has traditionally housed
only women, but the building, scheduled for renovation in 2021-2022, was
pressed into service this year as co-educational housing to allow more
single-occupancy rooms during the pandemic. Mr. DeKoter is the first man to
receive this award.)
Shaundraya D. Jackson ’21 is the recipient of the Apartment
Council Outstanding Leadership and Service Award. This award is presented to a
standout resident of the Hendrix College apartment community who has
volunteered more than his or her fair share of work toward improving the community.
Jeremy G. Choh ’21 received the Houses Council Award, which is
presented to the outstanding resident who has been devoted to building
community and fostering friendship in the Houses.
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,