• Hendrix College

    Hendrix-Murphy Staff

  • Coulter, Hope
    Hope Coulter Director of the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation Programs in Literature and LanguageAssistant Professor in English-Creative Writing (501) 450-1388 coulter@hendrix.edu Bertie Wilson Murphy Building
    Hope Coulter is a fiction writer and poet whose poetry collection The Wheel of Light was released in spring 2015 as part of the New Poets Series of BrickHouse Books. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the 2014 Laman Library Writers Fellowship, two Pushcart nominations, Arkansas's Porter Prize for Literary Excellence, and the Short Story Award of Louisiana Life magazine. Her novels The Errand of the Eye and Dry Bones were published in 1988 and 1990 by August House Publishers, and her children's picture book, Uncle Chuck's Truck, came out in 1993 from Bradbury Press. Hope grew up in Alexandria, Louisiana, and earned her AB at Harvard University and her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. She has taught creative writing at Hendrix since 1993.
    EngelerYoung, Sarah
    Sarah Engeler-Young '91 Assistant Director of the Hendrix-Murphy Programs in Literature and Language (501) 336-5057 (501) 450-3837 engeler-youngs@hendrix.edu Bertie Wilson Murphy Building
    Sarah Engeler-Young '91 has been with the Foundation since 2005, serving first as Office and Building Manager and now as Assistant Director. Her primary duties include mentoring the development of student cocurricular projects, publicizing the availability and scope of Hendrix-Murphy funding to faculty and students, and assisting with project tracking and assessment. A Little Rock native, Sarah graduated from Hendrix with degrees in Sociology and Theatre Arts and holds an MA in Theatre and Drama from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught theatrical history and dramatic literature in the Hendrix Theatre Arts and Dance department and is a past winner of the Hendrix-Murphy Alumni Playwriting Contest.
    Schneider, Teri
    Teri Schneider '99 Office and Building Manager for the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation (501) 450-1399 (501) 450-3837 schneidert@hendrix.edu Bertie Wilson Murphy Building
    Teri Schneider '99 joined the Foundation staff in fall 2018, serving as Office and Building Manager. Teri graduated from Hendrix College with a degree in English, and holds an MA in English from the University of Central Arkansas. She taught writing and literature at the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College for nine years and has experience in retail management.
    Vanaman, Henryetta
    Henryetta Vanaman Program Manager for the Hendrix-Murphy Programs in Literature and Language (501) 450-4597 vanaman@hendrix.edu Bertie Wilson Murphy Building
    Henryetta Vanaman organizes and facilitates programs and events, handles publicity, and administers program evaluation. She has been with the Hendrix-Murphy Foundation since 2002, when the Bertie Wilson Murphy Building first opened. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with degrees in English and Studio Art (concentrations in Sculpture and Photography) and a minor in Urban Studies and Design. As a Donaghey Scholar at UALR, she also studied French at the Université d'Orléans in Orléans, France.