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In case you missed it… Cassie Alfheim is state’s top student employee

We included a link to the awards photo gallery in Tuesday’s Log Extra but, for the record, and for the benefit of those who don’t choose to receive Extra, we repeat the news that Cassie Alfheim is both the UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year and state winner of the same recognition. An employee of the Grants and Research Office, Alfheim assists in ensuring timely and smooth transmission of all grant proposals and is a leading campus liaison for the Systemwide Posters in the Rotunda. She’s a senior studying Arts Management, Spanish, and Vocal Performance. For more on her award-winning achievements.

Additional awards recognize student workers in unique categories


In addition to the award presented to Cassie Alfheim, Monday’s award ceremony on campus recognized five more student workers for outstanding achievement. They are:

Kimberly Schwarzenbart – Most Unique Contribution in a Student Employment Position: A senior Business Administration major from Reedsburg, Schwarzenbart worked as a marketing assistant for the University Union. A talented artist, she used her creative abilities to market specific programming in the University Union and elsewhere on campus.
Bradley Drephal – Outstanding Demonstration of Reliability in a Student Employment Position: A senior History major from Appleton, Drephal worked as a building manager for the University Union. He was especially motivated by customer satisfaction and ensuring great customer experience.
Sara Tupper – Outstanding Demonstration of Professionalism in a Student Employment Position: A senior Business Administration major from Stoughton, Tupper used her employment opportunity in the Dean of Students and Student Life area to gain professional experience and preparation for a post-graduate career.
Maximus Nimmo – Outstanding Demonstration of Initiative in a Student Employment Position: The senior Business Administration major from Janesville, served as a lead intramural supervisor at the Kress Events Center. His demonstrated leadership allowed him to make lifetime connections.
Olyvia Kuchta – Outstanding Demonstration of Quality of Work in a Student Employment Position: The senior Psychology major from Green Bay served as the office assistant for the Human Development/Information and Computing Science units. She credits the experience to strengthening her interpersonal and leadership skills while opening doors to establish relationships with faculty and staff.

Students honored: Alfheim is Student Employee of the Year

top-student-employeeGreen Bay native and Pulaski High School graduate Cassie Alfheim (with Chancellor Gary Miller, above) was named both UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year and the State Award Winner as well, at a ceremony April 13 in a ceremony on campus. Alfheim is the student assistant with the office of Grants and Research. (For a full writeup on Alfheim, click here.) Students were nominated by faculty and staff and were judged by an impartial panel on the basis of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. More than 1,000 students are employed each year at UW-Green Bay earning wages that help them pay tuition and fees, while building their professional portfolios and supplying the University with an additional workforce. Also receiving awards:

Kimberly Schwarzenbart – Most Unique Contribution in a Student Employment Position
: A senior Business Administration major from Reedsburg, Schwarzenbart worked as a marketing assistant for the University Union. An incredible artist, she used her exceptional abilities to market specific programming in the University Union and elsewhere on campus.

Bradley Drephal – Outstanding Demonstration of Reliability in a Student Employment Position
: A senior History major from Appleton, Drephal worked as a building manager for the University Union. He was especially motivated by customer satisfaction and ensuring great customer experience.

Sara Tupper – Outstanding Demonstration of Professionalism in a Student Employment Position
: A senior Business Administration major from Stoughton, Tupper used her employment opportunity to gain professional experience and preparation for a post-graduate career.

Maximus Nimmo – Outstanding Demonstration of Initiative in a Student Employment Position: The senior Business Administration major from Janesville, served as a lead intramural supervisor at the Kress Events Center. His demonstrated leadership allowed him to make lifetime connections.

Olyvia Kuchta – Outstanding Demonstration of Quality of Work in a Student Employment Position
: The senior Psychology major from Green Bay served as the office assistant for the Human Development/Information and Computing Science units. She credits the experience to strengthening her interpersonal and leadership skills while opening doors to establish relationships with faculty and staff.

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Photos by Eric Miller, Marketing and University Communication



Award program kicks off Student Employee Appreciation Week

Beginning with Monday’s Student Employee of the Year program in the University Union, a variety of events are being held to celebrate students who work while attending college. Free stuff for student employees only, please!
• Monday, April 13 — Free Coffee to the first 50 student employees at the MAC Cart. The Student Employee of the Year Ceremony started at 2 p.m. in Phoenix B
• Tuesday, April 14 — Free Ice Cream from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons
• Wednesday, April 15 — Win prizes at the Lollipop Pull Game from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Leona Cloud Commons
• Thursday, April 16 — Build Your Own Snack Mix from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m in the Leona Cloud Commons
• Friday, April 17 — Free Popcorn all day (for student employees) in the Phoenix Club

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Ideas for thanking students, list of nominees
In the spirit of Student Employee Appreciation Week, offices are encouraged to take part in activities but also to hold their own appreciation activity/event for student employees.
For fun, easy, and inexpensive ideas
You can read about the nominees and follow the week’s activities

Cassie Alfheim named UW-Green Bay and Wisconsin’s Student Employee of the Year

Cassie Alfheim

Cassie Alfheim

Cassie Alfheim, student assistant with the office of Grants and Research, was named UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year and was also surprised with the announcement that she is State Award Winner for the same recognition, at a ceremony today (April 13) on campus. Students were nominated by faculty and staff and were judged by an impartial panel on the basis of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

(For a photo gallery from the ceremony, click here.)

The April 13 recognition ceremony in UW-Green Bay’s University Union helped kick off Student Employee Appreciation Week, which runs through Friday, April 17. In 2013-14, UW-Green Bay employed 1,100 employees in 1,569 student positions. Students worked a total of 289,856 hours, averaging nine hours per week at $8.87 per hour and earning $3,063,476.42 in student wages.

In her nomination, it was noted that Alfheim ensures timely and smooth transmission of all grant proposals and is the University’s liaison for the major systemwide Posters in the Rotunda event in Madison, coordinating all UWGB student/legislator interactions. Alfheim is from Green Bay and graduated from Pulaski High School.

The nomination for Alfheim states, “On a daily basis, she interacts with faculty, upper administration, as well as academic staff representing the Grants and Research and Provost’s Office. Her professionalism far exceeds that of a typical student. She is sought after to contribute in planning national, regional, and campus workshops and conferences. Outside of her office role, she volunteers on the Board of Directors for Evergreen Theater, is a committee member for a local charity golf outing, assists students for commencement, and served as a travel companion for WWII veterans.”

“I often utilize Cassie’s skills to make sure every item meets and exceeds the high standards of this University and to ensure future and continued funding is secured,” said her supervisor Lydia Nonn. “Cassie wants to make the world a better place. Her ability to compassionately empathize with people moves her to use her talents to make a difference every day.”

Alfheim was presented with a $50 gift card to The Phoenix Bookstore and a UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year engraved plaque. 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 Grants and Research Office. She was one of 13 outstanding students nominated for the award. Five of the other nominees were recognized for their outstanding demonstration of one of the five evaluation qualities:

Kimberly Schwarzenbart – Most Unique Contribution in a Student Employment Position: A senior Business Administration major from Reedsburg, Schwarzenbart worked as a marketing assistant for the University Union. An incredible artist, she used her exceptional abilities to market specific programming in the University Union and elsewhere on campus.

Bradley Drephal – Outstanding Demonstration of Reliability in a Student Employment Position: A senior History major from Appleton, Drephal worked as a building manager for the University Union. He was especially motivated by customer satisfaction and ensuring great customer experience.

Sara Tupper – Outstanding Demonstration of Professionalism in a Student Employment Position: A senior Business Administration major from Stoughton, Tupper used her employment opportunity to gain professional experience and preparation for a post-graduate career.

Maximus Nimmo – Outstanding Demonstration of Initiative in a Student Employment Position: The senior Business Administration major from Janesville, served as a lead intramural supervisor at the Kress Events Center. His demonstrated leadership allowed him to make lifetime connections.

Olyvia Kuchta – Outstanding Demonstration of Quality of Work in a Student Employment Position: The senior Psychology major from Green Bay served as the office assistant for the Human Development/Information & Computing Science units. She credits the experience to strengthening her interpersonal and leadership skills while opening doors to establish relationships with faculty and staff.

Other student nominees were:

Kayla Decker, Menasha, Education major, office aid and tutor with the Office of TRIO and Precollege.

Elizabeth DuMez, Kenosha, Public Administration major, desk services manager with the Office of Student Life.

Brooke Fitzgerald, New London, Business Administration and Human Development major, serves as a University Advancement student assistant.

Kyle Lewandowski, Thorp, Communication major, event staff supervisor and on-court talent for Green Bay Athletics.

Rory Mileham, Sun Prairie, Communication major, holds dual positions with Enrollment Services and the University Union as a social media assistant and Phoenix Club coordinator.

Alex Saunders, Mount Pleasant, Mathematics major, office assistant with the Counseling and Health Center.

Taylor Schmitz, Sheboygan, Biology major, office assistant with the Disability Services Office.

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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Student Employee of the Year nominees, and a ‘thank you’ for your help

The Student Employment Office extends a big THANK YOU to all supervisors who nominated student employees this year. They received 13 nominations that are in the process of being rated by the judging committee. All nominees will be honored and the winners will be announced at this year’s Student Employee of the Year ceremony on April 13 at 2 p.m. in the Union’s Phoenix Room B. To learn more about each nominee be sure to like the UWGB Student Employment facebook page, because they’ll begin highlighting these students in March.

Here are the nominees:
Cassandra Alfheim, Provost Office
Kayla Decker, TRiO and Precollege Office
Bradley Drephal, University Union
Elizabeth DuMez, Residence Life
Brooke Fitzgerald, University Advancement
Olyvia Kutcha, Human Development and Information and Computing Science
Kyle Lewandowski, Athletics
Rory Mileham, University Union and Dean of Students
Maximus Nimmo, Kress Events Center
Alex Saunders, Counseling and Health Center
Taylor Schmitz, Disability Services Office
Kimberly Schwarzenbart, University Union
Sara Tupper, Dean of Students and Student Life

 

Now’s a good time to nominate for Student Employee of the Year

Take advantage of the break between semesters. Now is the perfect time to write a nomination for your outstanding student employee. The student employment office is seeking nominations for the 2015 Student Employee of the Year competition. In addition to the winning title, awards will be given for outstanding demonstration of a specific evaluation quality at the ceremony on April 13, 2015. These qualities include: reliability, professionalism, quality of work, initiative, and uniqueness of contribution. Learn more about the nomination process. All nominations are due by February 13 to Diana Delbecchi (SS1100).

Now’s the time to consider nominations for Student Employee of the Year

It’s that time of the year again…the student employment office is seeking nominations for the 2015 Student Employee of the Year competition. In addition to the winning title, awards will be given for outstanding demonstration of a specific evaluation quality at the ceremony on April 13, 2015. These qualities include: reliability, professionalism, quality of work, initiative, and uniqueness of contribution. Learn more about the nomination process. All nominations are due to the Student Employment Office (SS1100) by Feb. 13. Questions? Contact Diana Delbecchi, Student Employment/Scholarship Coordinator at 920-465-2556.