Hendrix College

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Hendrix College
HENDRIX logo.png
MottoUnto the Whole Person
Established1876
TypePrivate
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist Church
Endowment$146 million[1][2]
PresidentW. Ellis Arnold III [3]
Academic staff126
Students1,432
LocationConway, Arkansas, USA
CampusSuburban, 160 acres (0.65 km2)
(City of Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas)
ColorsOrange and Black         
SportsBasketball, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Golf, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate (unofficial), Intercollegiate Football Division III (starting fall 2013), Women's Lacrosse (starting fall 2013)[4]
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Websitewww.hendrix.edu
 
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Hendrix College
HENDRIX logo.png
MottoUnto the Whole Person
Established1876
TypePrivate
Religious affiliationUnited Methodist Church
Endowment$146 million[1][2]
PresidentW. Ellis Arnold III [3]
Academic staff126
Students1,432
LocationConway, Arkansas, USA
CampusSuburban, 160 acres (0.65 km2)
(City of Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas)
ColorsOrange and Black         
SportsBasketball, Baseball, Softball, Cross Country, Track and Field, Golf, Lacrosse, Field Hockey, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Volleyball, Ultimate (unofficial), Intercollegiate Football Division III (starting fall 2013), Women's Lacrosse (starting fall 2013)[4]
MascotWarrior
Websitewww.hendrix.edu

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college located in Conway, Arkansas. The student body averages around 1,400 and currently represents forty-three states and fourteen foreign countries.[1] In US News and World Report's America's Best Colleges, Hendrix was ranked in 2011 as one of the top "up and coming" liberal arts colleges.[5] In the 2008 edition Hendrix is ranked 71st in the nation. In 2009, Forbes ranked it 81st of America's Best Colleges.[6]

The college is affiliated with the United Methodist Church; however, the curriculum is secular and the student body is composed of people from many different religious backgrounds. Hendrix is a member of the Associated Colleges of the South.[7] Hendrix College is listed in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives.[8]

On November 1, 2013, the college announced that William Tsutsui will become its 11th president beginning in June 2014.[9][10] Its current acting president is W. Ellis Arnold III.[3]

College history[edit]

Hendrix College was founded as a primary school called Central Institute in 1876 at Altus, Arkansas, by Rev. Isham L. Burrow.[11] In 1881 it was renamed Central Collegiate Institute when secondary and collegiate departments were added.[12] The next year the first graduating collegiate class, composed of three women, were awarded "Mistress of English Literature" degrees.[12] In 1884, three conferences of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South purchased the school.[13] This began the school's relationship with the Methodist Episcopal Church, South and later The Methodist Church, and United Methodist Church. The Central Collegiate Institute was renamed Hendrix College in 1889 in honor of Rev. Eugene Russell Hendrix, a presiding bishop over three Arkansas Methodist conferences.[14] This same year, the primary school was discontinued.[14]

Hendrix College was initially designated a male college, but as early as 1889, the class catalog allowed for the enrollment of women who were interested in the college's course of study.[15] In 1890, after receiving bids from seven other Arkansas towns, Hendrix Board of Trustees chose Conway as the new location for the college.[16] By 1925 the secondary department was discontinued. A bid was accepted in 1929 to merge the college with Henderson-Brown College, a private college in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. The merger briefly created Hendrix-Henderson College, until two years later when the Board of Trustees removed "Henderson" from the name.[17] As a result of this merger, the Hendrix Bull Dogs became the Hendrix Warriors, and the college newspaper, formerly the Bull Dog, was renamed the College Profile.[15]

The newly formed college was planning to move the school to Little Rock, Arkansas, but the city of Conway was able to raise $150,000 to keep the school located at Hendrix's campus.[15] Two years later the name of the college reverted to Hendrix College after a short period of being named Trinity College, which was opposed by many students and alumni.[18] The college merged with Galloway Woman’s College in Searcy, Arkansas in 1933, during the Great Depression. Hendrix College retained its location and facilities during this merger.[19]

Student life[edit]

The main entrance of Hendrix College

Athletics[edit]

Hendrix College teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division III. The Warriors are a charter member of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA), starting effectively in the 2012-13 season. Hendrix was formerly a member of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and volleyball.

Recognition[edit]

U.S. News & World Report lists Hendrix as the #1 “Up-and-coming Liberal Arts College” in its 2009, 2010, and 2011 list of colleges.[28] Hendrix is also ranked 80th on the magazine's list of best liberal arts colleges.[5]

The Fiske Guide to Colleges names Hendrix as one of 44 national "Best Buy" colleges and universities in its 2010 edition.[29]

Forbes lists Hendrix as ranked #102 on the “America's Best Colleges” for 2010.[30]

The Princeton Review lists Hendrix for academic excellence in its 2008 college guide, The Best 366 Colleges: 11th in the "professors get high marks" category, 11th in the "best classroom experience" category, 16th in the "best college theater" category, and 20th in the "lots of race/class interaction."[31] Its 2008 edition of American’s Best Value Colleges also lists Hendrix.[32] The Best 371 Colleges (2010) lists Hendrix 5th for “Easiest Campus to Get Around” and 13th for “Best Athletic Facilities.”[33]

Hendrix College is featured in Loren Pope's Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools that Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges.[8]

The Institute of International Education has awarded Hendrix with a 2012 Andrew Heiskell Award for International Exchange Partnerships as project coordinators of the Rwanda Presidential Scholars Program.[34]

Campus buildings[edit]

Since the mid-1990s, the college has been pursuing a master plan for campus construction, developed in consultation with the architectural design firm Duany Plater-Zyberk & Co. There are 36 buildings on campus, three of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Academic and administrative buildings[edit]

Residence halls[edit]

Recreational buildings[edit]

Notable alumni and faculty[edit]

References[edit]

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