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UW-Green Bay announces Student Employee of the Year

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The head student building manager at UW-Green Bay’s Kress Events Center was named the University’s Student Employee of the Year Monday (April 14) during a special recognition event on campus.

Emily Buelow manages 60 student employees, 25 at the Kress front desk and 35 in the weight room. She runs the 8-week group fitness instructor training program and assists in hiring new group fitness instructors, and was recognized this year by the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association for her active participation at UW-Green Bay. Buelow, a Human Biology major with an emphasis in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology, has presented at state conferences on such subjects as developing and revamping fitness classes.

Buelow was presented with a $50 gift card and a UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year engraved plaque during an on-campus ceremony April 14. Her name also was engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office, and her photo, noting the honor, will be displayed for the next year inside the Kress Events Center.

Buelow was one of 16 students nominated for the 2014 Student Employee of the Year Award, and five additional students were recognized for their outstanding demonstration of one of the five evaluation qualities. Information about those students, and the quality for which they were recognized, is as follows:

Eva Campbell — Most Unique Contribution in a Student Employment Position: A senior Communication major with an emphasis in Mass Media and a minor in Music, Campbell has served as the on-court personality for University Athletics since 2009.

Mandi Eckelberg — Outstanding Demonstration of Reliability in a Student Employment Position: A senior Business Administration major with an emphasis in Management and a minor in economics, Eckelberg has served as building manager and assistant student personnel coordinator for the University Union since September 2012.

Brooke Fitzgerald — Outstanding Demonstration of Professionalism in a Student Employment Position: A junior Public Administration major with an emphasis in Nonprofit Management and minors in Business Administration and Human Development, Fitzgerald has served as a student assistant for University Advancement since September 2012.

Ryan Hass — Outstanding Demonstration of Initiative in a Student Employment Position: A senior Human Biology major with an emphasis in Health Science and a minor in Chemistry, Hass has served as technical services coordinator with the University Union since December 2011.

Jordan Marty — Outstanding Demonstration of Quality of Work in a Student Employment Position: A junior Biology major with an emphasis in Ecology and Conservation, Marty has served as an office assistant for the Social Work professional programs since September 2013.

The April 14 recognition ceremony helped kick off Student Employee Appreciation Week, which runs through Friday, April 18 at UW-Green Bay. The week’s events include daily activities designed to demonstrate appreciation for all student employees, as well as daily freebies for student workers.

Each year, the National Student Employment Association coordinates a selection process and chooses the National Student Employee of the Year award to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college. For more information on UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year award and Student Employment Appreciation Week, visit www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/seoty.

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