David "Big Dave" Hendrix Memorial Scholarship

This fund was created to honor the life of David “Big Dave’’ Hendrix Jr. "Big Dave’’ who departed this earthly life “way too soon” on September 10, 2022. "Big Dave’’ loved all that Madison College stood for, students, colleagues, their families and community were to David, simply put “family”. David had many roles at Madison College, over his 25+ years of service, Custodian, Culinary, Grounds Keeper and “Duck Man” but his favorite role of all, was playing Santa with his beautiful fiancé Pia Kinney James, by his side playing Mrs. Clause. Volunteering to serve as Madison College’s Santa, putting big smiles on children and their families’ faces, especially children of color being able to see that Santa could look like them. Giving back to the entire Madison College Community in this way, made David so incredibly proud. "Big Dave’s mission in life was to bring light and love to everyone he encountered on and off the job, through “a smile.” It meant so much to him, that he even authored a poem. David’s family, fiancé Pia, God Daughter Jessica, Sister Connie/siblings, and good friend Rhoda have established this scholarship to honor Big Dave’s legacy at Madison College to pay it forward for a person of color. This is David’s Legacy, although he is no longer here this scholarship will replace his smile by putting a smile on the recipients face along with their families, to lessen the financial hardships of returning to school.