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Hendricks C'00 Receives Young Alumna Award

Ginger Hendricks of Winston-Salem is the winner of the 2010 Young Alumna Award, awarded to her during the annual Reunion Weekend celebration at Salem College, held April 24-26. Hendricks, a member of the Class of 2000, grew up in Asheboro, NC, and graduated with a major in communications and a...

Ginger Hendricks of Winston-Salem is the winner of the 2010 Young Alumna Award, awarded to her during the annual Reunion Weekend celebration at Salem College, held April 24-26. 

Hendricks, a member of the Class of 2000, grew up in Asheboro, NC, and graduated with a major in communications and a minor in creative writing from Salem College. While working on a master's degree through the Vermont College of Fine Arts, she also worked part-time for Salem's Center for Women Writers. 

After getting her master's, Hendricks worked at Elon University as the assistant to the dean of cultural and special programs. In 2005, she returned to Salem College as the director of the Center for Women Writers and coordinator of cultural events. While there she worked to bring in compelling authors and performers including Elizabeth Gilbert, Geraldine Brooks, Gloria Steinem and Anna Lappe as well as begin the Salem College International Literary Festival, which gives awards for poetry, fiction and nonfiction every spring.

Hendricks is now the first executive director of BOOKMARKS Literary Festival in Winston-Salem, a post she took in late 2009. She is also lecturing and working on her own writing, including a novel set in the South during the 1950s. She is active with the North Carolina Writers Network, where she has served as treasurer.