Staff Profile: Cathy Scozzari
Position: Human Resources Coordinator
Hometown: Born in Indiana, raised in Rochelle, Illinois. My husband and I moved to Kerrville in 1989 from New York. We won't have to move when it's time to retire because we're already here!
How long have you been with Schreiner? I just had my third year anniversary in May.
Where were you prior? I worked for James Avery Craftsman for 2-1/2 years and for KPUB for 8-1/2 years.
What do you like best about Schreiner University? It has so much to offer. Schreiner is such a great place to be that I talked both my parents into working here as well.
What do you like best about your position at Schreiner? Helping employees with questions or problems they have with insurance or benefits. I also really enjoy welcoming new employees to campus and introducing them to all that Schreiner has to offer.
What Schreiner events do you enjoy? There are too many to name them all. Top of my list would be Fright Night and Freshman Move-In. On Fright Night (October 30) students and staff transform the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion into a house of fun, fright, tricks and treats for the Kerrville area children.
The Freshman Move-In occurs on the Saturday before classes start. The staff and faculty show up and assist the new students in moving their belongings to their dorm rooms. Just about every department on campus has staff or faculty members who help in some way. Some donate water, food and snacks to feed the movers and new arrivals and family, while others do the actual moving. The parents and students truly appreciate the assistance and it gives us a chance to meet and greet the freshmen.
Favorite food: Italian (homemade lasagna) and Chinese food
Favorite books: I enjoy the books of C.S. Lewis and have begun sharing The Chronicles of Narnia with my daughter. Currently I an reading NUTS by Kevin Frieberg and Jackie Frieberg as part of the Supervisor Certification Program.
Favorite music: I like a variety of music from Classic Rock to pop and jazz. The Eagles, Billy Joel, Queen, Annie Lennox, The Beatles, Carole King, James Taylor, Stevie Nicks, Chuck Mangione. (Sorry, I could go on & on...)
Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere with my family. We enjoy camping and hiking. Texas has so many great parks to explore.
What do you like to do during your weekends? We like to go to Enchanted Rock or Lost Maples for a hike and a picnic lunch. During the summer we spend at least one afternoon at a river or pool canoeing or swimming. We also like kayaking on occasion.
Is there any particular advice you can give to students? "The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes in an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is." ----C.S. Lewis
Use your time to the fullest by getting involved and being a part of all that is offered.
Like many SU staffers, Cathy volunteers her time to the community.