Lolar Moua announced as UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year

Green Bay, WI—After announcing finalists last week, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced the winner of the Student Employee of the Year on April 27, 2020. Lolar Moua (center of photo), from Green Bay, who works with Web Development staff in the Information Technology (IT) division, received the honor. Students were evaluated on eight National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) core competencies:

  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
  • Oral/Written Communications
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Digital Technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism/Work Ethic
  • Career Management
  • Global/Intercultural Fluency

Moua is the student lead web developer, creating and updating websites for personnel and divisions across campus. His work includes spearheading web projects from scoping and planning, to execution. He assures the sites meet accessibility standards, serves as the primary back-up for the other developers, and mentors new student employees.

His supervisors had this to say, “By nature, web development is an ever-changing environment in which technologies and best practices can change very quickly. This never hindered Lolar. In fact, he seemed to thrive with it (he is a Computer Science major, after all). Despite having little-to-no prior knowledge with web development, Lolar was able to work with and learn new technologies and programming languages at an incredibly fast rate. He easily became nuanced in using the Kentico and WordPress platforms, and a list of some of the languages Lolar utilized on the job includes HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET, C#, SQL, VBScript, and PHP…. Arguably one of his greatest gifts is his ability to transfer his knowledge and the ability to teach them. He has done a great job becoming a mentor to other student employees, as he provides the majority of training during the onboarding process for new students.”

There were 872 student employees at UW-Green Bay (prior to the pandemic). Here’s a full list of the SEOTY nominees along with their departments and job titles:

  • Jenna Bares, University Recreation (Graphic Design/Marketing Supervisor and Events Staff Supervisor)
  • Kiana Bennett, Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment (Office Assistant)
  • Callyn Diamond, Admissions Office (Call Team Lead)
  • Evy (Evelyn) Ehrlich, University Union (Phoenix Club Coordinator)
  • Yaching Kuo, Graduate Studies (Office Assistant)
  • Kyle Loose, University Recreation (Lead Event Staff Supervisor)
  • Lolar Moua, Web Development – Division of IT (Student Lead Web Developer)
  • Rebecca Schwerman, Weidner Center (Production and Event Intern/Assistant)
  • Katie (Kathleen) Stephenson, Marketing and University Communication (Graphic Design intern)
  • Elizabeth Traska, Weidner Center (Valet)
  • Emily Walczak, Office of Student Life (Good Times Programming General Manager and Student Ambassador)

Features and photos of all the nominees are posted on the UWGB Student Employment Facebook page.

In the photo: Moua center, with supervisors Drew Ryan (left) and Brandon Langer (right).

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National Student Employment Week is April 15-19

National Student Employment Week is April 15-19, 2019!  Student employees can take advantage of special free giveaways each day of the week. Supervisors can check out a list of ideas for showing some extra appreciation on the Student Employment website. The week will kick off with a ceremony to announce the Student Employee of the Year award recipient and honor all nominees. This year’s nominees are:

Jonathan Arvedson, Natural and Applied Sciences
Connor Heinz, University Union
Elizabeth Johnson, Dean of Students Office
Allison Loderbauer, Bursar’s Office/Student Billing
Paige Richardson, Residence Life
Wyatt Smet, University Recreation – UREC
Roosa Turunen, Chancellor’s Office
Danielle Weber, Career Services

Watch the UWGB Student Employment Facebook page for more information about the candidates, or attend the program on Monday, April 15 at 2 p.m. in Phoenix B.

Reminders: Scholarships, job fair, SEOTY

Here are some reminders from the Financial Aid office:
Scholarships play an important role in helping many talented students achieve their educational goals Qualified incoming freshmen and continuing students may fill out a general application through the Office of Financial Aid to be considered for a large pool of awards, including one for children of University employees with at least half-time appointments. The deadline to apply for these funds is Feb.15, 2018. Review the Scholarships website for information about additional departmental and private scholarships! Contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

The Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and Human Resources are hosting a job fair for on-campus employers and community service work study partners. The event will be held Monday, Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Phoenix Rooms. Employers may advertise current openings, recruit for summer positions or simply connect with students who are seeking jobs. On-campus supervisors should have received an email with a link to register through Handshake. If you did not receive a link and would like to participate, please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556.

The Student Employment Office is seeking nominations for the 2018 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) competition. A special ceremony to recognize nominees and award winners will be held April 9, 2018.  All nomination forms are due to the Student Employment Office (SS1100) by Feb. 16, 2018. Please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556 with any questions.

Now is a great time to nominate for Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)

The Student Employment Office is seeking nominations for the 2018 SEOTY competition. Take advantage of the break between semesters to write a nomination for your outstanding student employee. Applications are evaluated based on reliability, professionalism, quality of work, initiative and uniqueness of contribution. A special ceremony to recognize nominees and award winners will be held April 9, 2018.  All nomination forms are due to the Student Employment Office (SS1100) by February 16, 2018. Contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920/465-2556 with questions.

Last Chance for SEOTY Nominations!!

This is the last call for nominations of your outstanding students!! The Student Employee of the Year nominations are due Friday (Feb. 17).  Please complete the nomination form (click here) and return to Diana Delbecchi in Financial Aid and Student Employment (SS1100) by 4:30 p.m. Friday! UW-Green Bay is excited to host the 8th annual SEOTY competition and will honor those nominated on April 16. Nominate TODAY!

Deadline approaching, nominations needed for SEOTY

Nominations are due next week Friday, Feb. 17!  Now is the time to nominate the student employee in your department who shows outstanding reliability, initiative, professionalism, quality of work, and provides a distinct contribution to the workplace. Just being nominated is a resume boost for the student.  Nominations should go to Diana Delbecchi, Financial Aid and Student Employment Office. To submit a nomination, click here.