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Schroeder takes position at St. Luke

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Marion resident Roger Schroeder, 26, accepted the public relations and foundation director position with St. Luke Hospital departed by Mike Norris. Schroeder, who formerly worked at Central National Bank will start today.

“I was kind of interested in changing fields,” Schroeder said. “Obviously it’s completely different from banking. My degree (from Tabor College) was in management and marketing.”

While the public relations side of the job is more familiar for Schroeder, the work with St. Luke foundation will be a new challenge.

“I’m going to try to keep building on what Mike did,” Schroeder said. “A lot of it is being out and doing things. It’s very exciting, it fits my personality.”

Schroeder believes he is also qualified because he has been an active member of the community. He is a member of Marion Country Club and Kiwanis. He also is the head coach of the Marion High School baseball team, which he still will have an opportunity to do even though his new position requires the director to have a flexible schedule.

“It’s important to me to stay in the community I’ve become active in,” Schroeder said. “I’m leaving a good group of people at the bank but I’m going to start with another good group at the hospital. It’s a good little community to work in.”

Schroeder joined the Marion Community when he was hired at Central National after graduating from Tabor. A native of Fresno, Calif., Schroeder came to Tabor to play baseball. He does not have family nearby.

Schroeder is not sure what the St. Luke position will entail, but his first big project will be organizing a hospital open house to take place on a Sunday in December.

“I’ll just do what I can to help the hospital and foundation,” Schroeder said.

Last modified Oct. 12, 2011

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