Director of Admissions for Graduate & Professional Studies
Hi, my name is Tabatha Carney and I'm the Associate Director of Admissions for Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies and I'm responsible for recruiting and marketing. I received my Bachelors degree from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa in 1991. I started at Buena Vista University in the Business Office in 2002. I've always enjoyed helping others and was thrilled to learn in 2007 that the newly created Admissions Department for Graduate & Professional Studies was hiring recruiters to work within our communities and help guide individuals that are interested in pursuing an education goal.
I understand fully what our students are facing when it comes to balancing their career, family and school. My husband, Brett and I have three children, Brycen, Tyler and Mackenzie. They keep us on the go at all times. We encourage them to be involved in many activities between school, sports, music and spending time with family and friends. Boy, we didn't realize how one thing multiplied by three can keep a parent running. It's busy but it's worth the extra effort.
My role as a recruiter is definitely a busy one between balancing my career, traveling, raising a family and managing a household. But, I've also learned from my career how important it is to obtain that degree. A big part of my job is working with businesses and helping their employees go back to college. I see first hand how having a degree opens more doors, gives financial security and offers better job satisfaction. I feel everyone deserves the opportunity to have all three of these. Take the first step in completing your degree with Buena Vista University.
Heather Schachtner Kramer
Hello, my name is Heather Schachtner Kramer and I am an Enrollment Coach for Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies. I have been working for BVU since June of 2008. Before working for BVU I worked for the Iowa Corn Growers Association/Iowa Corn Promotion Board as a Grower Service Representative, managing a 33 county territory in Northwest Iowa. I attended Morningside College in Sioux City for two years and then transferred to Buena Vista University to complete my BA degree. I also furthered my education a few years later by obtaining my substitute teaching authorization. My primary responsibility is to work with prospective students with interest in attending one of the Buena Vista University Graduate & Professional Studies sites, helping them through the enrollment process.
My husband Clay and I have two sons, Coltin and Carter. We love to do anything outdoors with my family. We spend a lot of time finding great trails to hike and places to camp and fish. We also love to travel together. Clay and I are 4-H leaders and Coltin is a member of our local group.
I know personally that a degree from Buena Vista University has helped me reach my career goals. I look forward to helping students reach their educational goals at Buena Vista University, which will help them achieve their own professional goals in life.