Alumna Named City Year Corps Member of the Year

CONWAY, Ark. (August 23, 2013) – Hendrix alumna Megan Andrews of Bowling Green, Ohio, was recently named City Year Corps Member of the Year.

Andrews, a 2011 graduate and psychology major, served as a corps member with City Year Miami from 2011-2012. She tutored math and provided attendance and behavior coaching to ninth-grade students. During her year in Miami, she was a team leader for Young Heroes, a service learning program for middle school students.

In 2012-2013, Andrews served as a team leader with City Year Little Rock/North Little Rock, where she led her team of seven corps members as the first to serve in a local high school.

This summer, she worked with Upward Bound as a Spanish instructor for high school students pursuing positions that address education reform, poverty alleviation, youth development, and service learning.

City Year was founded in 1988 by Michael Brown and Alan Khazei, then-roommates at Harvard Law School, who felt strongly that young people in service could be a powerful resource for addressing America's most pressing issues. They built City Year with the conviction that one person can make a difference; and since its inception, City Year has promoted the vision of service as a common expectation – and a real opportunity – for citizens all around the world.

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.