Stephen Hendrix is an Instructor in the Department of Computing (website) at East Tennessee State University (website) in Johnson City, TN. Having previously served 8 years as an Adjunct Instructor for the CSCI 1710 Essentials of Web Development course, Stephen began Fall 2013 teaching MGMT 3220 Management Information Systems and CSCI 1710 Essentials of Web Development.
Before starting his Instructor position, Stephen worked for two years as a Business Systems Analyst II for Mountain States Health Alliance (website) in Johnson City, TN. His duties included system support for medical records and coding (Siemens EDM, 3M HDM, 3M CAC), system implementation for MSHA's Health Information Exchange, and site design and system support for Microsoft SharePoint.
Most of the early years of Stephen's career was spent working with the Upward Bound program at ETSU (website). In his 7+ years of full time employment with Upward Bound, Stephen started as an Interim Counselor and advanced to the title of Assistant Director for the 3 Upward Bound programs.
While a part of TRiO, Stephen took on a variety of leadership positions with the Tennessee Association of Special Programs (TASP) and Southeastern Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel (SAEOPP). Stephen served as the Vice President (2007) and President of TASP (2007-2011). At the SAEOPP level, Stephen served as the Secretary for SAEOPP (2011). In addition to his elected experience, Stephen has also served on technology committees at the state and regional level, and has served as the on site technology coordinator for the COE Annual Conference.
During his tenure with TRiO, Stephen has had the opportunity to present technology driven workshops at various state, regional, and national conferences. He has also presented technology workshops on behalf of SAEOPP to new Student Support Services directors and staff at the 2010 SSS New Staff Training Workshop in Atlanta, GA. In addition he has been a consultant with the Priority 3 grant for SAEOPP in Educational Technology. Outside of the TRiO community, Stephen has had the honor of presenting a technology workshop at the 2010 Tennessee College Access and Success Conference in Chattanooga, TN.
My beautiful wife, Valerie, is a 2011 graduate from East Tennessee State University and a loving stay-at-home mother of two. Valerie was born November 11th from Yuma, Arizona. Valerie and her family moved to East Tennessee during her high school years so her father could attend Emmanuel School of Religion and become a pastor. He is currently the pastor of Central Christian Church in Jonesborough, TN.
Our romance began in the Fall of 2005. We were both members of a college ministry called The Well (website). Our our annual leadership retreat Valerie said she heard me laughing from across the room and knew that she wanted to meet me. After being introduced it was not long until we began dating. On August 4, 2007 we were married at Central Christian Church.
In February 2009 we learned as a family that we would be expecting our first child. Hailey Danielle Hendrix was born September 24th, 2009 at Johnson City Specialty Hospital. In June 2011 we discovered that God was blessing us again with the birth of our second child. Brooklyn Renee Hendrix was born March 14, 2012 at Franklin Woods Community Hospital.
Not to us, Lord, not to us but to Your name be the glory, because of Your love and faithfulness