2004 Young Alumni AwardJason M. Schreiber ’97
St. Norbert College has so many distinguished alumni who have made significant, meaningful contributions to their communities. Jason Schreiber is one such alumnus but, fortunately for the college, he has returned to his alma mater and for the past four years, given of his talent, skills, professionalism and passion for working with students as Associate Director of New Student Programs & Involvement.
As a student, Jason was involved in College Activities Board, Student Government Association (President), Residential Life, Knight Theatre, Campus Ministry, Leadership & Service as an Orientation Leader and as an AIDS Walk volunteer. Profound, life-affecting experiences all; but, Jason is quick to point out that his most memorable experiences included working with John Dols on the first Make A Difference Day, working summers at SNC with the Residential Life and the Leadership & Service staffs – individuals he says serve as solid and lasting role models and mentors and working with Tamie Klumpyan (Director of Leadership/Service/Involvement) on the Forum on Human Dignity. Of Tamie, Jason adds that she “has impacted my life the most and continues to be an incredible mentor.”
Jason “warmed up” for his work at SNC by spending his first three years after graduation as Assistant Director of Residence Life and Assistant Director of Student Life/Activities and Manager of the Commons at Cornell College in Iowa.
In his present position at SNC, he works in a myriad of areas: advising a campus activities board; advising SGA, Activity Fee Allocation, Student Trustees and the Panhellenic Council; and advising and overseeing the student newspaper, radio station and magazine.
His New Student Programs activities include planning, implementing and evaluating new student orientation programs; organizing a comprehensive 6-week First Year Experience Program; coordinating a Week of Welcome program, managing its budget and designing Week of Welcome booklets.
In the academic realm, Jason has co-taught Introduction to Leadership Studies and the Leadership Capstone, has been an instructor for Freshman Seminar and an Academic Advisor, and has lectured on ROTC Team Leadership, Diversity and Leadership, Social Change Model of Leadership and Leadership throughout the Ages.
Jason works extensively with student leadership at SNC: coordinating all leadership development programs; facilitating leadership workshops, Emerging Leaders retreats and training for campus leaders; helping coordinate winter alternative break service trips, etc.
In sum, Jason is passionate about working with students, challenging them and helping them to reach their full potential. His volunteer passion is working in the area of AIDS/HIV – prevention, education and support for those who are affected by this disease.
St. Norbert College is indeed fortunate to have Jason “back home”, working with our students.