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Kreimeier Begins Student Programming Career

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After several years of involvement in college, Arkansas Tech graduate Matt Kreimeier is beginning a career in student programming.

Recently, Kreimeier was selected as a program advisor at Bryant University, a private university in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

With this title, Kreimeier manages two areas, including the Bryant @ Night committee that plans weekend activities for students, and the operations of the Bryant Center, which is the student center on campus.

At the student center, he oversees building staff, Bryant Transit Authority and evening operations within the center.

After graduating from Arkansas Tech in 2009 with a degree in professional studies with emphasis in information technology, Kreimeier attended the college student personnel program at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in Carbondale, Illinois to pursue a Master of Science in Education degree.

During his time at SIUC, he advised the Student Programming Council, served on the ACUI (Association of College Unions International) leadership team and worked heavily with student center operations.

Kreimeier said he is motivated by watching students learn, mature, and grow each day as they utilize facilities daily for activities such as eating, studying, relaxing, playing games or working in organization offices.

While he was a student at Arkansas Tech, Kreimeier never experienced a dull moment. He was actively involved in hall government, Residence Hall Association and Students in Free Enterprise.

Additionally, he served on the executive board of Student Government Association, as president of the Student Activities Board for two years, and held a resident assistant position on campus.

Kreimeier was the 2009 recipient of the Alfred J. Crabaugh outstanding senior male award.

He credits his successes to his time spent at Arkansas Tech and his summer experiences working at conferences and events. The summers during his college years, Kreimeier worked as a conference assistant at Arkansas Tech and Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and as Assistant to the Conference and Event Coordinator at Denison University in Granville, Ohio.

“I’m thankful for the encouragement I received from my resident director and the student services staff at Tech. Each organization I was a part of and position I held helped me grow to what I am today. I had a great time at Tech and I often look back on those memories,” Kreimeier said.

He advises students to take advantage of all a university setting can offer, but to not disregard the importance of furthering your education.

“Go to class, do not skip, and study. Get involved with an organization and go to events to get a break from the studying but do not get so involved your grades drop.  I’ve found that employers like to see that you were involved during college,” he said.