Wartburg’s mission driving force in my life

NAME: Angela Weekley 
MAJOR: Elementary Education
CURRENT EMPLOYMENT: Manager of community inclusion, Veridian Credit Union

WHY WARTBURG: I choose Wartburg for the size, location, tie to church, and service. If I’m honest, another factor was the school colors; orange is one of my favorite colors.

WHAT IS THE ONE THING YOU NEVER IMAGINED YOU COULD DO BEFORE COMING TO WARTBURG: Be a leader in so many organizations. I have sat on many boards throughout the state, and I have been elected twice. I am currently the co-chair for the Cedar Valley United Way Campaign and the Young People’s Sergeant-Major, a local Salvation Army officer responsible for the young people’s work. I am part of Leadership Iowa, NAACP, and I represent my employer across the state on inclusion councils. I’ve served terms on the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Council and Waterloo Board of Education. 

HOW DID YOUR WARTBURG EXPERIENCE PREPARE YOU FOR LIFE AFTER COLLEGE: I was able to be involved in a lot of organizations and interact with people from all over the country. 

WHAT KIND OF WORK DO YOU DO AS THE MANAGER OF COMMUNITY INCLUSION: I handle all of our corporate giving,  community outreach (specifically in underrepresented populations), financial literacy, and diversity and inclusion initatives

Angela Weekley

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WARTBURG TRADITION: Culture Show and Kastle Kapers. I love to see the diversity the campus offers and pride and talent displayed by the students.

WHY WAS YOUR WARTBURG EXPERIENCE WORTH IT: Wartburg was worth it because I would have never met so many amazing people who are like family. I still live the mission statement- leadership, service, faith, and learning. Those four things drive me in my professional and personal life.

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS: Please be sure to take advantages outside of the classroom. The skills you learn outside of the classroom are transferrable to any career you pursue.