Hendrix honors staff at year-end celebration

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

The following prizes were awarded:

The Indian Prize (presented to a member of staff or members of staff who, through their service, have proven to be an indispensable member and contributor to the Hendrix community)

  • Mimi Courtway, Food Services Cashier
  • Carla Garrett, Help Desk Coordinator, Technology Services

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

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

Helen S. Plotkin Team Achievement Award (awarded to a staff office or a project team made up of staff from multiple offices to recognize a successful project or achievement that contributes to the strategic goals of the College; named in honor of the 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 Admissions)
  • The Slate Advancement Implementation Team (Jeremy Dickerson, Associate Vice President for Enrollment; Jenn Morehead, Director of Development; Pamela Owen, Associate Vice President for Alumni and Voter Engagement; Rhonda Sipes, Gifts and Records Manager; Dan Turner, Director of Advancement Services)

John Paulette Unsung Hero Award (offered by the Hendrix Student Senate to a member of the Hendrix community who is recognized for their low-key and consistent work that makes the lives of others better and easier and whose work impacts the lives of students)

  • Maria Torres, Food Services

See photos of the awards ceremony.

About Hendrix College

A private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas, Hendrix College is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions and is listed 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 made Hendrix a fixture in many university 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.

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