Staff Profile: Janie Groll

Janie Groll Position: Assistant Director of Admission
Recruitment Area

Hometown: Kerrville, TX (but I was born & raised in Youngstown, OH)

Direct Line: 830-792-7475

Email:   jlgroll@schreiner.edu

How long have you been with Schreiner? I started my job at Schreiner University in January of 2007.  But I have been involved with Schreiner for many years. I was a student years ago attending an evening college program. More recently my daughter and son-in-law graduated from Schreiner in 2004 and 2005.

Where were you prior? I was in the banking industry for over 20 years. In 2000 while three of my children were in college I decided to go back to college and finish my degree. After five years of night and weekend classes, I graduated in May of 2006 from St. Edwards University in Austin with a BBA in Business Management.

What do you like best about Schreiner University? There is an overwhelming feeling of belonging on the campus. The students, faculty and staff are like a great big family. The motto, “Learning by heart” is truly what you feel when you are here.

What Schreiner events do you enjoy? I love to watch all the events the different student organizations have throughout the year. There is always something going on around campus. I also enjoy going to the cafeteria for lunch. It’s like having a family meal with a few hundred family members.

Favorite food: Anything seafood, especially Maine lobster, oysters and mussels.

Favorite books: I love historical novels. Anything about ancient China or Europe in the middle ages. I also love Memoirs of a Geisha and the Joy Luck Club.

Favorite vacation spot: Anyplace where there is a beach and fishing.

What do you like to do during your weekends? My husband and I have a boat and love to fish so we try to go as often as we can on the weekends. I also enjoy going to Austin to see some of my family, BBQ’ing with friends and being outdoors.

Is there any particular advice you would give to students? To those in High School, there is no good excuse for not getting a college education and there is always a way to make it happen if you want to. For those attending college, take the time to get to know who you are, then what you learn will be more valuable.
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