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Alumni Association Awards Brunch
Saturday, April 18, 2015
10:30 a.m. - Worsham (SLTC)

2014 Distinguished Alumna Award

LeAnne Pittman Burch '82
U.S. Army Reserve Brig. Gen. LeAnne Pittman Burch ’82 is Commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command with nearly 30 years of commissioned service.  Her almost 15 years of active military duty included service as senior legal mentor for the Afghan Defense Ministry and National Army. She has received the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, and NATO Medal.

2014 Outstanding Young Alumna Award

Ashlie Atkinson '01
Ashlie Atkinson is a Little Rock native and a graduate of Hendrix (2001) as well as the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre (2003). She has acted in over 50 films and television shows and has performed live theatre on Broadway, in the West End, and internationally. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, Leon.

2014 James E. Major Service Award

Charles Hooten
Charlie Hooten has worked for 57 years at Hendrix. His father, his grandfather, and his grandmother have all worked on campus. Hooten began working at Hendrix College “in the fields” in 1957. In 2004, he retired as the maintenance foreman. Since that time, he’s been a part-time plumber on campus two days a week.

2014 Hendrix Humanitarian Award

LeAnn Dean Morrissey '92
After practicing law for seven years, LeAnn Morrissey founded Operation Shower in 2007 to send “showers in a box” to military families who were expecting a baby while the father was deployed and would miss the birth.  Operation Shower now serves more than 1,700 military moms nationwide in all branches of the service as part of the Joining Forces initiative to give back to military families.

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