2011 Hendrix Winner Named

Erin Swindle of Tampa, Fla., is Bethel University’s 2011 Hendrix Scholarship winner. Swindle competed against more than 30 other candidates who were invited to sit for the competition. She was chosen based on competition examination scores and an interview process.
    As the winner of the Hendrix Scholarship, Swindle will earn full tuition, room and board at Bethel. Swindle attends Plant City High School, and she is an active member of Christ Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Lutz, Fla. Swindle, who plans to major in exceptional learning and development, is the daughter of Thomas and Melinda Swindle.
     Anna Shepherd of Germantown was the runner-up in the competition and will earn full tuition. Shepherd attends Germantown High School and is an active member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Olive Branch, Miss. The daughter of Douglass and Kelly Shepherd, she plans to major in child learning and development.
     Swindle and Shepherd can both renew their scholarships each year as long as they maintain a 3.6 grade point average (GPA).
     Other students who were invited to take part in the competition will be considered for Bethel’s remaining institutional grants. Those students included: Bethany Allen of Dover; Colton Beasley of Humboldt; Jennifer Bryan of Smyrna; Trevor Chaffin of Windsor, S.C.; Brooke Childers of Milan; Austin Comperry of Clarksville; Julia Cruce of Waverly; Asa Dean of Brighton; Carrie Dunavant of Erin; Megan Ellis of Huntingdon; Jessica Estes of Mt. Juliet; Kelsey Fields of Dresden; Kristina Grisham of Adamsville; Heather Hamblin of Drummonds; Shelby Harris of Camden; Allison Hastings of Paris; Kristen Inostroza of Milan; Jacob Johnson of Greenfield; Sarriah Johnson of Milan; Joshua Keen of Decaturville; Luke Lasater of Knoxville; Weston Blake Maness of Murray, Ky.; Dustin Matney of Lawrenceburg; John McNatt of Jackson; Kate Kidzgorski of Bartlett; Beth Operia of Cottage Grove; Sean Palfy of Summertown; Kelsi Palmer of Brighton; Nicholas Ruddell of Dresden; Madison Rush of Brentwood; Evan Sanders of Dyersburg; Benjamin Sweet of Powell; and Samantha Wilkes of Huntingdon.
     The Bethel University Hendrix Scholarship was established in 1988 by Willard R. Hendrix, a successful Nashville civic leader and businessman who had a great desire to bring qualified and dedicated faculty into contact with outstanding and deserving students.
     Bethel University is affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The 169-year-old school offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees through both classroom and online settings. For more information about Bethel University, go to