Henderson State celebrates 125 years

Since 1890, Henderson State University has provided countless opportunities for generations of students.

This year, the university celebrates 125 years of empowering students to achieve their dreams of success. From a special book release to exhibits and musical performances, Henderson will highlight the key events that helped establish and maintain the Reddie Spirit.

A website containing a rich collection of photographs and stories has been created at hsu.edu/125. It provides a schedule of events and an opportunity for alumni to share their Henderson stories.

“As we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Henderson State University, let’s remain forever mindful that the Heart of Henderson lies in our enduring commitment to provide an opportunity for young people, and the young at heart, who desire to become educated members of our society,” said Henderson President Glen Jones.

“Seeing students transform before our eyes during their journey on our campus is truly remarkable. It is what makes us uniquely Henderson. This is our legacy, and we are extremely proud of it.”

Henderson State is the only institution in Arkansas that has been controlled by both church and state, and it is the only state-supported university to bear the name of an individual. When its years as a Methodist college are considered, Henderson is the second oldest state college in Arkansas.

The university invites the community, alumni and all others to join the celebration.