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University Community Mourns Death of Professor Cyndy Hendershot


JONESBORO -- The university community extends sympathy to the family, friends and associates of Dr. Cyndy Hendershot, professor of English, who died Friday.

Hendershot, who earned her master's and Ph.D. degrees from Texas Tech University, joined the English faculty in 1997. Her teaching specialties included popular literature and film.

During her career she published extensively in professional publications, and was the author of five books.  Her most recent publication is an essay in Cold War II: Hollywood's Renewed Obsession with Russia, a collection to be published in December by the University Press of Mississippi.

Among her many achievements, she received a Middle Eastern Studies Grant, a Dean's Research Award and a College of Arts and Sciences Research Award at A-State.

The tower of the Dean B. Ellis Library was lighted red Monday evening, June 22, as a tribute to her and her service as a faculty member at Arkansas State University.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Nunis, instructor in sociology at A-State, and her mother, Cheryll Hendershot, and brother, Scott Hendershot, both of Portales, N.M.  Her full obituary is online.

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