Eunice Hockenberry

Eunice Hockenberry

Graduate Support Assistant

213 Oswald Tower
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-3455


Job Responsibilities 


• Coordinate all student-related services in two graduate programs (SOC, CRIM) (75 graduate students) while working within departmental and university guidelines.  Provide support to DEMOG & SOCTH programs when needed.
• Monitor academic/administrative policies and deadlines. Advise students on departmental and University policies and educational programs.
• Manage and monitor the maintenance and updating of student records and maintain the security of those records.
• Coordinate and administer candidacy and comprehensive exams and dissertation defenses.
• Process registration and drop/add activities for graduate students.
• Coordinate job placement activities.
• Certify requirements for graduation. Answer questions and resolve problems.
• Plan, coordinate and attend graduate student orientation activities.
• Manage and coordinate graduate student recruitment and retention efforts.
• Process graduate application materials (200+ applicants per year). Respond to queries (via email and phone). Coordinate the application review process with two-committees.
• Coordinate travel and hotel arrangements and itineraries for prospective students in two programs. Plan recruitment events during three-day visits.
• Act as liaison with University and College offices relating to graduate student activities.