Alumni Spotlight: Jenne Wiedemeier

April 15, 2019


Jenne Wiedemeier


Graduating Class: 2014

Major(s): Sociology / Human Services

Minor: Mathematics

Involvement at SNC: SNC Track and Field, SNC Waterski and Wakeboard Team, student worker at SNC Parish, TRIPS (participant twice and leader twice), study abroad at the University of Limerick, FYE Mentor

Current occupation: Children's Mental Health Case Manager at Washburn Center for Children

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Future plans: Become a licensed clinical social worker and continue working with youth and families. Potentially teach as an adjunct professor!


Post SNC Update:


After graduating from St. Norbert, Jenne served as a volunteer with the Colorado Vincentian Volunteers (CVV) in Denver, Colorado. She lived in a community with nine other volunteers and worked as a case manager at a shelter for youth experiencing homelessness. CVV was a new experience of Catholic Social Teaching and increased Jenne's passion for service and social justice. After completing CVV, Jenne moved to Minneapolis and served for a year as a Promise Fellow through AmeriCorps. She was placed at an alternative high school and supported students at-risk of dropping out. Post-AmeriCorps, her host site hired her on part-time while she returned to school for a graduate degree in social work (MSW). Two years in, the multicultural clinical social work program at Augsburg University (including a study abroad course in Thailand and Laos) furthered her mission of social justice and inclusion. Jenne had two internships - one at a shelter for run-away youth and one as a case manager for adults with severe mental illness - which eventually led her to her current position as a case manager for youth with severe mental illness.


Jenne enjoyed her time at St. Norbert and especially appreciated the friendships and support she received through the Honors Program. SNC's focus on service and community engagement, coupled with its strong foundation of faith, inspired Jenne to pursue a career in social work. She is especially grateful for opportunities like TRIPS and post-grad service, which allowed her to serve and learn in different capacities.


We are inspired by Jenne’s accomplishments both at SNC and beyond. We are grateful to have her as one of our Honors Program Alumni and are excited to see what Jenne will achieve in the future!


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