Friday, July 25, 2014

Feature Friday Staff Profile: Jenny Greyerbiehl, Training and Curriculum Design Coordinator

The National Panhellenic Conference has five full-time staff members and two interns who work daily to advance the sorority experience. Here we will introduce each staff member and let them tell you who they are and what they do in the office.

Jenny Greyerbiehl, training and curriculum design coordinator, assists in the creation and revision of educational programs and resources for collegiate and alumnae members. Get to know who Jenny is inside and outside of the office.

Here's the serious stuff:

I have a bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from Alma College in Michigan and a master’s in college student affairs administration from the University of Georgia. I have served as a presenter and/or small-group facilitator for programs including NPC’s “Something of Value,” the North-American Interfraternity Conference’s IMPACT and UIFI, sessions of LeaderShape, Campuspeak's Recruitment Boot Camp, the Association of Fraternal Leadership & Values Central Conference, the South Texas Panhellenic Conference and Beta Theta Pi’s North Central Keystone Regional Leadership Conference. In addition, I have volunteered in many roles with my member organization, Alpha Xi Delta, and currently serve as the national academic director.

Here's the "fun" stuff:
  • I live in Indianapolis with my Shih Tzu, Fibi.
  • I have an identical, mirror, twin named Jessica.
  • My favorite places to vacation are Saint Joseph, Michigan in the summer and Abacos, Bahamas, in the winter.
  • I love the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Lions, but my favorite sports team is the Georgia Bulldogs (particularly in football). Go Dawgs!

What do you love most about your job?
There are so many things. I love developing programming in the hope that it will positively affect those who participate. I love my co-workers, especially my supervisor, Nicki: she is supportive and encouraging and inspires me every day.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." — -Maya Angelou

If you had to work on only one project for the next year, what would it be?
Finding a way to survive by being a beach bum!

When you have 30 minutes of free time, how do you choose to spend it?
Reading a good book.

If you could go back in time, what year/event would you travel back to and why?
I would go back to my last overseas vacation, which was to Africa on a safari. It was hands down the best vacation I've ever been on. (Just for fun, I've attached two of my favorite pictures!)

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