Jason Browning ’95 came to Hendrix for a great education
and a chance to be part of the newly re-launched baseball team after Hendrix
joined the NCAA Division III. He loved the competition on the field and the camaraderie
of his teammates. He loved the same things about Hendrix off the field.
After Hendrix, Jason went to the University of Arkansas
School of Law hoping to be a sports agent. After settling into private
practice, he joined a Chicago-based sports agency as counsel, working behind
the scenes on labor issues, the collective bargaining agreement, grievances and
salary arbitration cases.
As an attorney, he represented a client in a grievance
against the New York Yankees ... and won. The case was chronicled in the book
Pinstripe Defection, which was featured in USA Today.
“I never dreamed I’d be in Major League Baseball’s Park
Avenue office deposing the New York Yankees brass or someday chronicle that
event for a book,” says Jason, who has been interviewed by ESPN affiliates all
over the country and discussed the book at the Arkansas Literary Festival.
Students like Jason have discovered their calling and
followed their passions at Hendrix for more than 137 years.
That's why Hendrix is among
a select group of schools included in the book Colleges That Change
Lives by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope. Hendrix has
been among the schools selected for each edition of the book since it was first
published in 1996.