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Home Features November Spotlight on Janzow Workers

Student Government is recognizing Janzow employees for their work. There are four employee spotlights for the month of November.

A majority of students on campus eat meals at Janzow every day, but do not know the workers who serve them. This spotlight serves to introduce these workers to Concordia students. The November employees of the month are Jill Baack, Jace Thorburn, Sonja Brandt and Amanda Segebart. These Janzow workers answered questions so students can get to know them better.

Jill Baack is originally from Indiana and has been working in Janzow for 11 years. Her favorite thing about working in Janzow is the students. Here are some things you may not know about her.

 What is your favorite food?

 “Either seafood or pasta.”

 What other hobbies do you have?

 “I love to read. I love anything that’s outdoors. Hiking, walking, running, kayaking, biking. I do some sewing, some Bible journaling, and I like to garden.”

Jace Thorburn is from Seward and has been a Janzow employee for two years. The students are also her favorite part of working in Janzow. She can usually be found at the register or tending to tables.

What is your favorite food?

“My favorite food in general is probably chicken.”

What other hobbies do you have?

“I read a lot. Grandkids – family basically.”

Amanda Segebart is a senior at Concordia and is from Sioux City, Iowa. This is her second year as a Janzow employee.

What is your favorite thing about working in Janzow?

“My favorite thing about working in Janzow is the interaction with other students and being able to serve my fellow peers.”

What is your favorite food?

“Choosing a favorite food is nearly impossible because I love all types of food and just eating in general, but I have a big weakness for pizza, pasta, and ice cream.”

What activities are you involved in and what other hobbies do you have?

“The school activities that I am involved in is that I play in the mighty Bulldog Pep Band, so you can catch me cheering from the Pep Band section at home football and basketball games. In my free time, I enjoy being in the outdoors, reading, journaling, and savoring a good cup of coffee.”

Sonja Brandt is a junior from Knob Noster, Missouri. She has been a Janzow employee for four semesters.

What is your favorite thing about working in Janzow?

“My favorite thing about Janzow is that it provides me with an opportunity to have an on-campus job that I don’t have to commute to.”

What is your favorite food?

“My favorite food is breakfast food.”

What activities are you involved in and what other hobbies do you have?

“I am involved in Symphonic Band, Bulldog Band, Wind Ensemble, Art Club, and Mission-Minded Students. One of my favorite hobbies is photography and I am a photographer for the Sower.”

Next time you are eating in Janzow, stop and say hello to these employees of the month and thank them for their hard work.

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