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Jennifer Barlett

Graduate Program Coordinator
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About Me:

As a Penn State alum, it is a dream come true to be back at University Park as an employee. I began my time at the University in the Human Resources group and I am excited to now join the Eberly College of Science team! I am originally from the Philadelphia area and, due to my husband's prior military career, I have lived in 8 different states and in England. Although it was a great military adventure, we are thrilled to find our permanent home here in State College. Lastly, in addition to my husband, John, I have two wonderful future Penn Stater's, Sadie and Jeffrey. 



  • Assist  the  Associate  Department  Head  for  Graduate  Education,  Director  of Graduate  Affairs,  Graduate  Steering  Committee,  and  Admissions  Committee 
  • Coordinate  day-to-day  administrative  duties  related  to  the  graduate  program 
  • Assemble  and  maintain  confidential  graduate  files 
  • Coordinate  qualifying  exams,  comprehensive  exams,  graduate  seminars, and  thesis  defenses 
  • Utilize  LionPATH  to  enter  and  retrieve  information  for  admission, drop/add,  instructional  information,  audits,  transcripts,  etc. 
  • Responsible  for  on-boarding  of  incoming  graduate  students 
  • Monitor  degree  requirements  for  BMMB  graduate  students 
  • Responsible  to  the  Recruiting  Committee  for  sending  information  and responding  to  questions regarding  the  BMMB  program 
  • Monitor  all  materials  received  from  prospective  students;  maintain information  on  the  GRADS  system
  • Coordinate  arrangements  for  prospective  student  visits  (travel,  hotel, itineraries, poster sessions, meals, etc.)
  • Send acceptance/rejection  letters;  compile  information  for  committee  review 
  • Coordinate  graduate  funding  allocations  which  includes  keeping  accurate budget  records  of  multiple  funds •  Prepare,  approve,  and  submit  graduate  scholarships  and  appointments  each semester 
  • Assist  with  the  Applied  Bioinformatics  Certificate  program  and  certificate process