Sharing the Wartburg mission with the next generation

NAME: Stacey Snyder

CLASS YEAR: 1986

MAJOR: Biology

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Talented/gifted resource teacher, Orange Elementary School, Waterloo

WHY WARTBURG: For its values, how it welcomed me, and that it felt like home.

WHAT DID YOU NEVER IMAGINE YOU WOULD DO BEFORE COMING TO WARTBURG: I have always believed I could accomplish what I set my mind to, and Wartburg supported and encouraged this.

Stacey Snyder

HOW DID WARTBURG PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR FUTURE: Realistic and authentic experiences prepared me to enter the work world with diverse and flexible skills. Campus life also encouraged me to get involved, stay involved, and make a difference in the lives of others.

HOW DO YOU STAY CONNECTED TO THE COLLEGE: I read the Wartburg magazine, follow Wartburg on social media, tweet when possible, and break into song whenever near a fellow “Burger.” I also follow two of my children who are current students.

HOW ARE YOU LIVING OUT THE WARTBURG MISSION: As an educator I am a lifelong learner and share that passion with others when possible. I continue to serve as I am called and currently am excited to be on the Bremer County Conservation Board, the Tripoli Trail Committee, and the Wartburg Alumni Board. My passion for leadership has brought me to a school that embraces the Leader in Me concept and lives this mission through providing authentic leadership opportunities for kids. Sharing leadership with students has brought so many rewarding experiences and continues to make my heart happy!