Hendrix Magazine Advances to National Competition

CONWAY, Ark. (July 8, 2014) – Hendrix Magazine received a first-place award in Arkansas Press Women’s annual communications contest and has advanced to the national competition. The awards were presented during APW’s 65th anniversary celebration at the Central Arkansas Library in Little Rock on June 7.

Helen S. Plotkin, editor of Hendrix Magazine and associate vice president and executive director of Marketing Communications, picked up the award on behalf of magazine team. Other team members include Rob O’Connor ’95, managing editor; Josh Daugherty, art director and designer; and Ruthie Daniel ’16, Maleele Choongo ’15 and Julia Lee McGill ’14, student editors of the alumni news section known as Alumnotes.

The judges reviewed the Fall 2013 edition of Hendrix Magazine, which focused on the growth of athletics at Hendrix and the return of football after a 53-year hiatus.  It also  included the 2012-2013 Donor Honor Roll, designed by Ephraim McNair; photos by Michael Tarne ’14; and stories contributed by a number of Hendrix faculty, staff and alumni, including: Dr. Kristi McKim, film studies;  Dr. Dorian Stuber, English; Dr. John Krebs, music; Dr. Rod Miller, art history; Alyssa Curry ‘15; Neelam Vyas ’14; Beau Wilcox ’99; Reed Brewer ’15; Julie Janos ’94; and Melissa Jenkins, director of the Hendrix Annual Fund.

The national winners will be announced during the National Federation of Press Women’s annual conference meeting in Greenville, S.C., in early September.

Browse Hendrix Magazine editions online here.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth 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 latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu