Student Leader of the Month

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January 2014

Jacob McCanlies, Student Leader of the Month - Jan 2014

Jacob McCanlies of Katy, Texas has been named Schreiner University Student Leader of the Month for January.
Jacob a Junior honor student who has a double major in Finance and Accounting. During his time at Schreiner Jacob has been involved in a number of different things.  He currently serves as Senior Resident Assistant for The Oaks Apartments, a Schreiner Ambassador, and is a student representative for the NetVUE team.  Outside of his on-campus involvement Jacob also volunteers with Kerr County YoungLife, which focuses on building relationships with high school students.  In 2013 Jacob also completed an internship with USAA in San Antonio. Eric Booth, assistant dean of housing and judicial affairs at Schreiner, had this to say about McCanlies, "Jacob is a perfect example of a student leader.  He is a student that others look up to on campus and serves as a strong role model for those around him.  Jacob always carries a positive attitude and works hard to involve others on campus through his role in Residence Life.  He has been a great leader on our staff and we are excited to see what he will do next year."

Lori Smith, associate director of residence life and judicial affairs, added that “Jacob is one of the most honest, caring, responsible students we have here at Schreiner. He always represents himself and the university with the highest of integrity. He started with us last year on staff in Faulkner and did an excellent job. So much so that we offered him the Senior RA position in the Oaks for this year. Jacob is very career driven and is definitely going to make Schreiner proud one day! It has been a true privilege working with him.”  Ryan Brisbin, Head Baseball Coach and Resident Director of The Oaks says “Jacob is a focused and determined student leader on this campus, who is and will  be successful in any and every venture he’s involved in.“
The Student Leader of the Month, sponsored by Student Services, recognizes a Schreiner University undergraduate student for their excellence in leadership through campus involvement, leadership activities and/or through volunteer and community service programs.