Hendrix Senior Profiled in National Magazine

CONWAY, Ark. (March 12, 2013) - Hendrix senior Karyn Kuan is featured in the latest edition of Interpreter, a national magazine devoted to United Methodist-related higher education.

Kuan's interview is found on page 28 in this issue. In the article, Kuan discusses how Hendrix prepared her well for a career in ministry. She also shares her experiences in the Hendrix-Miller Center for Vocation, Ethics, and Calling, her work in the Chaplain's Office, and her involvement with Campus Kitty, a week-long series of fundraisers for local charities.

Last fall, she was featured in an article in the United Methodist Reporter about seminary-bound students at Hendrix. In that article, Kuan a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Seattle, says she chose Hendrix "because of the ways the school supports students who are seminary bound."

  • 32 Hendrix graduates have enrolled in seminary since 2002 and half of those are attending United Methodist seminaries.
  • 12 are currently in seminary and 20 more are expected to enroll in the next four years, including seven who received their degrees in May 2012.
  • 7 members of the Class of 2012 are attending seminary, including three United Methodists: Colin Bagby, an English major from Russellville, Ark., now at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University; Paul Richards, a religion major from Houston, Texas, who's at Duke Divinity; and Allison Sauls, an interdisciplinary studies major from Shreveport, La., who also is attending Candler.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the fifth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country's "Up and Coming" liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Hendrix is featured in the 2012 edition of the Princeton Review as one of the country's best 377 colleges, the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, Forbes magazine's annual list of America's Top 650 Colleges, and the 2013 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu.