St. Norbert College announces 2004 Exceptional Service Award winners

From St. Norbert College, August 30, 2004
by m, mike.counter@snc.edu, (920) 403-3089

DE PERE: St. Norbert College announced Cynthia Barnett, Jason Schreiber, and Pat Wery as recipients of the 2004 Exceptional Service Awards, Thursday, Aug 26 at the President's Dinner. The awards are based on contributions to the college community, leadership and customer service. Winners are nominated by St. Norbert staff and faculty and selected by past recipients.

Cynthia Barnett, associate dean for Student Life, is involved with a large number of college-based activities. She serves as an advisor for First year Experience program and as an academic advisor. Her nomination states, "Cynthia does all that she does with passion and commitment, and in a way that makes all of us fortunate enough to work with her look better, and be better." Barnett has been with the college since 1977.

Jason Schreiber is associate director of New Student Programs and Involvement. Schreiber, a 1997 alumnus of St. Norbert College, has been in his current position since 2000. His roles include serving as co-advisor to the College's largest student organizations including Your Entertainment Services (Y.E.S.) and the Student Government Association (SGA). He volunteers his advising skills to the Panhellenic Council. He holds a leadership position with NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) Northern Plains Region and is the chair-elect to the American College Personnel Commission IV, "Student Involvement." Schreiber's nomination form reads, "His contributions beyond campus model, for our students, Jason's and the institution's strong belief in leadership and service."

Pat Wery joined the Teacher Education department in 1995, where she served as liaison to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and other state agencies, helping to resolve licensing discrepancies for St. Norbert College students and ensuring that graduates could pursue employment in other states without worrying about licensing status. She became the administration secretary to the office of Institutional Effectiveness in 2001. Her duties are many and varied. In addition to providing clerical support for a number of people and committees, Wery supervises five student employees and has taken responsibility for all budget and project activity tracking for Title III. Wery was recognized for her "exceptional patience, organizational and interpersonal skills."