Alumni Jay and Amy Hendrickson receive 2009 SoCon Distinguished Service Awards

Trustee Jay Hendrickson ’71 and his wife, Amy ’69, of Raleigh, N.C., are among the 12 recipients of the 2009 Southern Conference Distinguished Service Award. The SoCon award recognizes individuals from its member institutions who have contributed to all aspects of the university.

Jay and Amy Hendrickson

The Hendricksons have served their alma mater with distinction. As charter members of the Phoenix Club IMPACT Circle, they are among the most generous supporters of Elon athletics. In 2007, the couple made a $1 million commitment to the Ever Elon Campaign to name the Hendrickson Football Center, planned for Elon’s North Athletics Complex, in honor of Jay’s father, Horace J. Hendrickson, one of Elon’s all-time great coaches.

Amy Hendrickson serves as chair of the Phoenix Club Advisory Board and is a member of the university’s Board of Visitors. Jay Hendrickson served on the Board of Visitors before being named to the Board of Trustees and to the board’s athletic policy committee.

As devoted alumni, the couple have served on the National Alumni Executive Board and Elon Society Executive Committee. They have generously supported athletics scholarships through annual gifts to the Phoenix Club and in 2000 endowed the James A. and Amy T. Hendrickson Engineering Scholarship. They are members of The Elon Society President’s Circle, Palladian Society and Order of the Oak, the university’s planned giving society.

The Hendricksons will be honored at the SoCon awards dinner on May 27.