Shauna Dodds, class of 2002, interned with the Briscoe Hall ad agency in Kerrville while she was still a Schreiner student.
They were impressed with her work and put her in charge of a campaign for the Boerne YMCA. She and her sister Sarah founded and run Backstage Design Studio in Austin (www.backstagedesigns. com). They collaborated on the packaging design for the “Willie and the Wheel” album, which was nominated for a Best Americana Grammy award and the design also won a silver Austin Addy award for DVD packaging and received a Best Album Art nomination at the 2010 Lone Star Music Awards.
After graduating from Schreiner in 1991 as a math major, Jerry Yencharis began a career in flight design and dynamics, specializing in shuttle rendezvous operations. He now works in shuttle mission control at Johnson Space Center.
From Winning Player to Winning Coach
“My official title is Rendezvous, Guidance and Procedures Officer. That position specializes in the last 40 miles of a shuttle approach and dock to a target vehicle, usually the International Space Station. As part of our job, we need to know how to pilot the shuttle to docking, so we go through the same training the astronauts do for that phase of flight. We attend the crew’s training sessions for flights we are assigned to so we can get familiar with them and discuss the techniques in detail.”
Just three years after graduation, Abe Garcia, class of 2007, who majored in international business, seems to have made soccer a career. This is his third year as head coach for women’s soccer at Prairie View A&M. Nick Morrison ’09 is Coach Garcia’s new assistant. “I was the interim coach first,” Garcia said. “The school liked the progress we made and offered me the head coach job.” In 2009, Garcia took his team to the Southwestern Athletic Conference soccer tournament for the first time in the team’s history, where they advanced as far as the finals. This year they finished second in the conference. “The second year making it to conference is a big statement,” Garcia said. “We were one game away from playing LSU.”
The Viewbook of Schreiner University - Learning by Heart