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Alumni Association Awards Brunch
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10 a.m. - Worsham (SLTC)

2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award

Jim Argue '73
Jim Argue Jr. graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in history and political science. He then joined Commercial National Bank in Little Rock and was named Vice President of the bank in 1977. In 1981, Jim left the bank to become President of the United Methodist Foundation of Arkansas. Jim was elected to the Arkansas Legislature seven times.  He is recognized as one of the key architects in the state’s response to the 2002 Lake View Supreme Court decision, a ruling that led to major reforms and improvements in the state’s public education system. Jim is also the former chair of the Arkansas AIMS project, and has served as an active leader in the United Methodist Church at his local church, state and national levels. Jim is married to Elise Carey Argue. They have two adult daughters and two grandchildren who play a key role in their spare time.

2016 Outstanding Young Alumna Award

Chelsey Bryant Krug '01
Chelsey Bryant Krug's portfolio includes projects that have launched to study Mars, the Moon, the Sun, and the Earth's atmosphere. After graduating from Hendrix with a degree in Physics, she went on to obtain a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Washington University in St Louis, as part of the 3-2 program via Hendrix. She began her post-graduate work at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in 2002, working on the Student Dust Counter for the New Horizons spacecraft that encountered Pluto in 2015.  After earning her masters in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, she accepted a full time position with Laboratory, and is currently the Production Manager for LASP.

2016 James E. Major Service Award

Barbara Jensen
Barbara Jensen has been a fixture on campus for nearly 35 years, serving students, faculty, and staff in the Hendrix bookstore.  Barbara retired earlier this year.

2016 Hendrix Humanitarian Award

Monica Beck Glover '98 and Dr. Jason Beck '95
This brother-sister, doctor-lawyer team created a mobile imaging company and developed the proprietary software that provides an economical solution for diagnostic imaging for shut-ins, nursing homes, and rural areas.  Monica is now working on investment opportunities including venture capital, private lending, real estate, and business development.  In addition to perusing new entrepreneurial opportunities, Jason continues his work as a private practice neuroradiologist and managing partner of Arkansas Specialty Radiology.

Learn more about the Alumni Association Awards and Nomination Process.

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