Student Outreach Services

The Staff

Christy C Coker
Student Advocate & Director

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As director of a retention, intervention, and prevention program, Christy Coker works to engage all segments of the Hendrix College student population by connecting students with mentors, services, resources, programs, networks, interventions, and/or preventions to increase successful holistic and positive experiences for students throughout their time in the Hendrix community.

As the student advocate, the opportunity to work in multiple areas of a college community utilizing critical partnerships - faculty, staff, administration, student, parent, alumni - to assist students in becoming the persons they were born to be via information provision and/or problem-solving, is her primary goal on campus. Combining supportive, pro-active independent steps with what is available to students allows for personal, educational, and professional growth customized for each individual student.  She is also the Student Outreach Alternative Resource (SOAR) Advisor.

With a Bachelor of Science (BSE) in Communication Education and a Master of Arts (MA) in Communication, Ms. Coker was previously a faculty member at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas Tech University, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte before returning home to Faulkner County in 2005. She was an Arkansas delegate to America's Promise under the direction of General Colin Powell, and is a 2006 graduate of the Faulkner County Leadership Institute.  In her off-time, she is an event planner, genealogy researcher, and non-profit consultant.  Her daughter, Jordan, is a 2016 graduate of Hendrix and her grandson, John Christopher, is a prospective 2038 Hendrix graduate.  Ms. Coker lives in the northern part of Faulkner County.

Additional Roles:
Life Strategies Coach
Homeless Student Liaison
Legal Advocate

Practitioner:
Life Strategies Planning
Strong Interest Inventory (Professional, Social, Personal Interests – Career)
Stephens’ Ministry Care Program

Facilitator:
Reflective Thinking (John Dewey)
Internal Conflict Resolution, Dale Carnegie
OneLove Escalation (Relationship Conflict)

Certifications:
Mental Health First Aid
safeTALK (Suicide Prevention)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Title IX & Campus SaVE Act
OneLove Escalation (Relationship Conflict)
Conflict Style Interpretation
Infusing Emotional Intelligence into College Peer & Leadership Programs

Ms. Coker's overall professional role supports the motto of Hendrix College and reinforces the practice of "unto the whole person."

Eric Horan, '21
SOAR Team Leader

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A senior who will graduate this upcoming May with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and in Spanish with the ultimate goal of heading to medical school to become a doctor.  As the team leader of SOAR, Eric is certified in:

Mental Health First Aid
safeTALK (Suicide Prevention)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Title IX & Campus SaVE Act
OneLove Escalation (Relationship Conflict)
Conflict Style Interpretation 
Infusing Emotional Intelligence into College Peer & Leadership Programs

He is also the president of AED/MD2B, the Hendrix College pre-medical club.

Eric's other interests include music, soccer, video games, and reading.  Eric hails from Greenwood, Arkansas.

Tucker Perry, '21
SOS/SOAR Mentor-Mentee Liaison

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Tucker, a psychology major with plans to become a mental health counselor upon graduation, comes to Hendrix College via Haughton, Louisiana.  Having been a SOAR mentor since his freshman year at Hendrix, Tucker is certified in:

Mental Health First Aid
safeTALK (Suicide Prevention)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Title IX & Campus SaVE Act
OneLove Escalation (Relationship Conflict)
Conflict Style Interpretation 
Infusing Emotional Intelligence into College Peer & Leadership Programs

Tucker is best known on campus as someone with a huge smile and a continual sense of humor, someone always looking for ways to solve or minimize problems.  

Tucker is a voracious reader and loves music, history, and politics.  He has a passion for the protection and promotion of the often less talked about capybara as well as other animals.  Tucker is also a huge fan of New Orleans sports teams.

Jack McWilliams, '21
SOS Assistant to the Director & SOAR Secretary/Treasurer

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Jack, a senior majoring in mathematics and minoring in computer science, has goals of continuing his education to acquire a Masters degree in mathematics, ultimately leading him to a career in education, either high school or college, as a teacher or professor.  From Benton, Arkansas, Jack came to Hendrix College because he wanted to pursue his undergraduate degree in a small student body with a tight-knit community.  

As the primary SOAR-SOS liaison, Jack works closely with the Student Outreach Services director to provide administrative support to the SOS office as well as maintain the direct link of communication between SOS and the SOAR Team.  Having been a long-term team member, Jack is certified in:

Mental Health First Aid
safeTALK (Suicide Prevention)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Title IX & Campus SaVE Act
OneLove Escalation (Relationship Conflict)
Conflict Style Interpretation 
Infusing Emotional Intelligence into College Peer & Leadership Programs

When not at school, Jack helps out with his family farm in Benton.  In his free time, Jack loves to play frisbee, videogames, and loves to push himself via strategy applications.