September 14, 2015
The Indiana Association of Student Councils is pleased to announce that our IASC Executive Director, Mr. Rob Zeider, has been presented the highest regional award for student council advisers. The award was announced at the annual National Association of Workshop Directors' (NAWD) National Conference on Student Activities, held in Scottsdale, AZ, Dec. 5-7, 2014.
Rob Zeider was awarded the Earl Reum Award for NASSCED Region 5, which includes West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska. This award was created in memory of Earl Reum, whose contributions to the field of Student Leadership inspired thousands of advisers and students in the United States and Canada – through Mr. Reum's 50+ years of workshops and speeches. The Earl Reum Award was presented to Mr. Zeider for his excellence in working with student activity advisers.
Regional winners of the 2014 Earl Reum Award are as follows, pictured left to right: Lance Ledebur - Maryland, Marquita Thomas - Southern Association of Student Councils, Doug Erickson (National Recipient) - Minnesota, Rob Zeider - Indiana, Ann Bolzerius - Missouri, Laura Price - Texas
Mr. Zeider's work with the Indiana Association of Student councils began in the IASC High School Division, where he served as a leader at the IASC High School Summer Leadership Camp. Mr. Zeider served for many years as the IASC State Treasurer, and a member of the IASC State Board. For the past several years, he has worked both as the State Treasurer, and as the IASC Executive Director.
Mr. Zeider, of Star City, IN (formerly of Kouts, IN), has been a leader in the education field for over 20 years. Prior to his retirement in 2012, he was the head of the music department for the Kouts, IN schools. His band and choral groups performed in national settings, including Chicago, New York City, and Disney World. In addition to his position as Student Council Adviser, Mr. Zeider assisted in the creation of an annual county-wide High School Leadership Conference for Porter County high schools.
Member schools of IASC congratulate Rob Zeider for his well-deserved 2014 Earl Reum Award!