Hendrix Odyssey Program Announces Funding for October 2019 Cycle

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

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 www.hendrix.edu.