Staff Profile: Denise Ames
Position: Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Hometown: Sulphur, Louisiana
Favorite food: Shrimp gumbo and potato salad
How long have you been with Schreiner? I started with Schreiner May 2002 in a full-time capacity in financial aid. Prior to that, I did my internship here in the admissions/financial aid office and before that was just another non-traditional business student at Schreiner.
Where were you prior? Prior to our move to Kerrville, I was a full-time wife, mom to my two sons and did pro-bono work for the PTO, Boy Scouts, the local women’s shelter and the nature center.
What do you like best about Schreiner University? The people, the atmosphere, the challenge!
What do you like best about your position at Schreiner? Getting to help people accomplish their dream of attending college is the best. I also like the problem-solving and the constant challenge to improve our processes. This is definitely not a boring or slow-paced job!
What Schreiner events do you enjoy? My favorite events are the Schreiner Saturdays. People are so excited about being here. You get a chance to make a difference in someone’s life.
Favorite books: Romance (I love a happy ending!) with a dash of mystery (I love to guess who-done-it) and humor. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Julie Garwood, Linda Howard and Johanna Lindsey.
Favorite vacation spot: West Texas – Davis Mountains
What do you like to do during your weekends? Sit outside, enjoying our piece of “heaven”, have my husband cook on the grill, watch our boys play ball and read a good book.
Is there any particular advice you would give to students? Know your options and do your FAFSA early! This is YOUR life so make the most of it!