The Henderson Fund: Always Reddie

The Henderson Fund supported three major projects this past year: Innovative Instruction Initiative, seated choral risers in Russell Fine Arts, and sending a student to the Arkansas Student Leadership Forum.

Innovative Instruction Initiative

The Henderson Fund sponsors this mini-grant program that seeks proposals from faculty that demonstrate innovative approaches for integrating technology into teaching and learning across campus and beyond. By supporting faculty in creating or using technology resources, activities, and methods, this program will build foundations for future instructional innovation.

“The Innovative Instruction Initiative (I3) at Henderson seeks to explore and effectively integrate existing and emergent technologies for more effective teaching and learning across campus and beyond,” Adkison said. “By supporting faculty in creating or using technology-leveraged curricular resources, learning activities, and methods, the I3 will both explore and build foundations for the future instructional innovation and learning effectiveness.”

Arkansas Student Leadership Forum 

Henderson senior Brittney Humphrey attended this forum, designed to help students continue their leadership initiatives on and off campus. Humphrey was also chosen to attend the National Leadership Conference in Washington D.C., where she learned much more about serving as a leader for Henderson and Arkadelphia.

“I left with a lot of motivation to continue my leadership role on and off campus, Humphrey said. “I know I have a purpose, I have passion, and I will be productive. I want to thank Henderson Fund donors who made this possible.”

Choral Risers in Russell Fine Arts

Thanks to the Henderson Fund, the Department of Music was able to replace seated risers in the choral room. New, durable, high-quality risers provide a safer environment for choral students as well as greater flexibility of rehearsal space, allowing the department to simulate a variety of performance environments and better tell the story of Henderson.

“The seated risers in the Russell Fine Arts choir room are used by music students on a daily basis,” said Dr. Ryan Fox, Director of Choral Activities. “The new seated risers, are durable, high-quality equipment that will last for many years, and these new seated risers are an investment in Reddie students.”