In case you didn’t already know the news, we’ll be featuring some photos on History Pin. We’ve created our first tour (it’s on shirttails) and we hope you’ll give us feedback on it. One of the cool features that History Pin lets you do is recreate scenes and add your own photos called Repeats. We’re really excited about the opportunity to continue to showcase how the campus has evolved over the years. For those of you who love following us on Tumblr, don’t worry—we’ll still continue to post photos here!
Item 00239: Three students at the tennis courts, 1967
Item 01487: Two students and a dog outside of M.C. Reynolds Hall, circa 1940
Item 01162: Women’s Tennis Team, 1931
Item 01513: Female student stands in cafeteria line in Hulen Hall, probably 1954
Staff Spotlight: Mrs. Georgia Hulen, pictured above serving food, came to Hendrix in 1917 as a dietician. Over the next 40 years, she transformed the dining services by establishing relationships with local farmers and working hard to create a dining experience that students loved. In 1950, when the college dedicated the new dining hall named after her, then President Matt Ellis commented that, “there would usually be some danger in naming a building for a living person because they might let you down later on. But in this instance, we have no fear.”
Although Mrs. Hulen is no longer with us and we have moved dining services to the new Student Life and Technology Center, Hendrix Dining Services continues to be award-winning and well-loved by students on campus. Most recently, our Dining Services were recognized by The Daily Beast in their “Amazing but Overlooked Colleges” series!
Item 02376: Students stand outside Reynolds Hall, circa 1975