Alumni Association Awards BrunchSaturday, April 20, 201311 a.m. - Worsham (SLTC)
2013 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Dr. Robert Alexander "Alex" Sanford '63After leaving Hendrix, Dr. Alex Sanford received a medical degree from the University of Arkansas, completed neurosurgery training at the University of Mississippi, and became a pediatric neurosurgeon. In 1985, he helped start the pediatric brain tumor program at St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis. He was professor of neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee until 2010, training 21 pediatric neurosurgeons and more than 60 other neurosurgeons during his tenure. Dr. Sanford received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons in 2009.
2013 Hendrix Humanitarian Award
Ruth Elizabeth "Liz" Teague Workman '50As the daughter and wife of Methodist ministers, Liz Workman has been active in social justice issues most of her life. She has been an active member of the state and local chapters of Church Women United and has served on the boards ERAkansas, the League of Women Voters and Peace Links Worldwide. In addition to her civic and church involvement, Mrs. Workman, who earned a master’s degree from the University of Central Arkansas in 1970, taught special education in the Little Rock Public Schools for ten years and is the mother of four adult children and grandmother of seven.
2013 James E. Major Service Award
Rev. William Boyd Smith '63Rev. William B. Smith of Dallas, Texas, is retired from the staff of Highland Park United Methodist Church, where he worked from 1968 until 2012. After graduating from Hendrix in 1963, Rev. Smith, a native of Gillett, Ark., earned a master of theology degree from the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. He has served on the Alumni Board of Governors for more than 20 years, has served as president of the Hendrix Alumni Association, as the national chair of the Hendrix Alumni Loyalty Fund, and a member of the Board of Trustees since 2009.
2013 Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
Hayes Carll '98After graduating from Hendrix in 1998, Houston, Texas, native Hayes Carll returned to the Lone Star State to hone his highly original songwriting and performing skills. He released two independent albums, Flowers and Liquor (2002) and Little Rock (2005) and quickly captured critical praise from fans and fellow artists. His third album Trouble in Mind (2008) included “She Left Me for Jesus,” which won Song of the Year at the 7th Annual Americana Music Association Honors and Awards. Carll’s “Another Like You” was American Songwriter magazine’s #1 Song of 2011 and his latest album KMAG YOYO was the Americana Music Association’s #1 Album.
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