Staff Profile: Sylvia Coday

Staff Position: Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Professional Studies

Hometown: Galveston, Texas

How long have you been with Schreiner? Where were you prior? I will have been with Schreiner seven years in September 2004. I worked for the Moody Foundation in Galveston Texas for thirteen years before moving permanently to Kerrville in 1997.

Favorite food: Seafood. Fresh Gulf fried shrimp and crab. NO FISH. Second, but not least, I do love steaks.

Favorite books: My Bible.

What do you like best about Schreiner University?  The friendly atmosphere of faculty and staff, and of course the students. It is like one big family. The main reason I continue to live in Kerrville is because of Schreiner University.

What do you like best about your position at Schreiner?
Everything. I have a wonderful boss and the faculty I am under is the best to work for also. My job is very diverse and every day is an adventure. I am never bored.

What Schreiner events do you enjoy? I enjoy the plays, basketball games, administering ACT, ExCET/TExES exams, and meeting and visiting with students.

Favorite vacation spot: Anywhere in California along the Pacific Coast, or the Gulf of Mexico. I love the water. I also enjoy visiting Lake Tahoe, Arizona and Colorado. The mountains fascinate me.

What do you like to do during your weekends?
Watch sports, sports, sports. I love the Dallas Cowboys and the San Antonio Spurs. If they are not playing, I will watch other teams that are televised. When these particular sports are off, I like home improvement projects around the home or working on outside projects, and most important spending time with my two grandchildren and my German Shepherd. His name is Dallas, but I call him my wild child.

Is there any particular advice you give to students?
Continue your education. Never give up. Live your life to the fullest and always do your best. And always feel free to come to my office anytime if you need any help or have a problem you would like to discuss. You are the reason I am here.
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