New Board Members Added

Povondra and Schneiderwind Add Their Expertise

It is with great pleasure that Gross Catholic High School announces the addition of two new members of our board, Dan Povondra and Blake Schneiderwind. Both gentlemen graduated from Gross Catholic.

New Board Member Dan Povondra’s Information

Dan Povondra graduated from Gross Catholic in 2000 where he met his future wife (Kelly Waring ‘00). While in high school, he participated in football, wrestling, and baseball. Dan attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a major in Finance and Banking. He currently serves as Vice President of Business Development at Arch Insurance.

Dan has three children; Cole (13), Evan (11), and Reese (8). He is actively involved in Jr. Cougar athletics and currently serves as head of the basketball program while also coaching teams in the baseball and football programs.

Dan said “My experience at Gross Catholic was one I will cherish and forever be thankful for. I look forward to my children having the same opportunity. I am committed to serving the Gross Catholic community and increasing enrollment to ensure the continued success of Gross Catholic for years to come.”

New Member Blake Schneiderwind’s Background

Blake Schneiderwind is an Omaha native and graduate of Gross Catholic, class of 2012. After graduating from Gross Catholic, Blake received his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his juris doctor from Creighton University School of Law. Blake is now a corporate and health care attorney at Erickson Sederstrom PC LLO.

Blake currently serves on the Gross Catholic Alumni Committee and is looking forward to joining the Board of Directors.

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About Gross Catholic

Gross Catholic, a co-educational, college preparatory high school, began its proud heritage of academic excellence rooted in the Marianist tradition in 1968. We consider ourselves one of the best Catholic schools in Omaha, Bellevue, and Papillion. The school motto Dux Esto (“Be a Leader”) is at the core of its extraordinary mission, innovative spirit, and fundamental values. The school offers a challenging environment and outstanding quality of life, both in academics and co-curricular activities, with a strong focus on STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) education. The spirit of Christian service and giving back is part of everything the school does. Gross Catholic’s top-tier status is reflected in its talented faculty, staff, and coaches who take great pride in seeing virtually every graduate head to college, often to the most prestigious domestic and international universities and service academies. Together with families and alumni, Gross Catholic forges relationships for a lifetime, helping to ready the next generation to be exemplary, principled leaders of the world.

To discover the Gross Catholic difference, contact us at 402.734.2000 or visit our Admissions page.