Student Outreach Services

The Staff

Christy C Coker
Student Advocate & Director

Coker, Christy (1)

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:
Homeless Student Liaison
Legal Advocate

Practitioner:
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."

Brock Sullivan
SOAR Team Leader

Brock Sullivan

A senior who will graduate this upcoming May with a degree in biology and a minor in psychology, Brock plans to attend medical school post-Hendrix to obtain his degree in either neurosurgery or psychiatry in a private setting.  Brock has been an avid leader in SOAR since his sophomore year at Hendrix serving as a peer mentor, an associate team leader, an executive member, and an event planner. He is involved with numerous organizations at Hendrix and is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards:

Hendrix College Faculty Selection, Potential Candidate, Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Arkansas Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship, State of Arkansas
Hendrix College Dean’s List, 2016-17 semesters
Service-Learning Exemplar by the Hendrix College Office of Religious Life

Jefferson County Regional Medical Center MASH Camp for Future Health Professionals
Beta Beta Beta Biological Society
Federal Food and Drug Administration Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR)
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

Hendrix Entrance Ambassador Team (HEAT) Volunteer
Orientation Week Peer Leader for Hendrix College Freshman Orientation Week
Orientation Leader for Hendrix College Freshman Orientation Week
Hendrix College Miller Center, Volunteer Service Learning Trips
Hendrix College’s Campus Kitty Committee, (fundraiser) Executive

Prague Choral Festival in the Czech Republic
Arkansas All-State Mixed Choir
Hendrix College Choir

Brock comes from Twinkle Town in southern Arkansas, also known as Star City!

Addison Horn
Office Assistant

Addison Horn

With plans to graduate with a philosophy degree from Hendrix in the spring of 2020, Addison "Addy" has been the assistant to SOS since the fall of 2016.  She is a team member of SOAR, a member of the Hendrix Sword Club, and a participant in the Hendrix Anime Club. 

Addy's interests include CosPlay, theatrical costuming, and she is thinking about pursuing a career as a medical ethicist.  Addy loves Disney World and anime conventions, and is an only child from Camden, Arkansas.

Megan Cassingham
SOS/SOAR Mentor-Mentee Liaison

Megan Cassingham

Megan, a senior graduating in May, is a chemistry major who in interested in becoming a renewable energy researcher/scientist.  She has been a member of the SOAR team since her sophomore year at Hendrix and has served as peer mentor, publicist, associate team leader, and has played a large role in the success of many of the alternative activities. She has a critical role in this year's SOS-SOAR menor-mentee matching process, utilizing her research and placement expertise learned while a student at Hendrix.

Cooking, baking, exercising, walking, reading, and roller skating are just a few of her many interests.  Megan hails from Shreveport, Louisiana.