Marketing major Wyatt Smet named Student Employee of the Year

Congratulations to Wyatt Smet, named UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year, at a celebration on April 15, 2019. With Chancellor Gary L. Miller unable to attend, Council of Trustees Chair, Lou LeCalsey, gave remarks and helped Allen Voelker, student employment and scholarship coordinator, present the awards. Jen Jones, assistant vice chancellor for enrollment services, discussed the importance of connections made while she was a student employee.

Wyatt Smet with Tim Helein and Jeff Krueger
Wyatt Smet with Tim Helein and Jeff Krueger
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Smet, a senior from Wrightstown, Wis. is majoring in Marketing Management and Entrepreneurship. He is the lead student building supervisor for University Recreation – UREC. He was nominated by Kress Center facilities manager Tim Helein. In his role, Smet is responsible for the direct supervision of employees, scheduling, and training, as well as responding to facility emergencies and the enforcement of rules while providing exceptional hospitality.

“Wyatt’s natural leadership creates an environment and culture of respect that our students believe in,” Helein said. “His compassion and ability to lead student employees to make independent decisions is apparent when professional staff is unavailable. What I truly like about Wyatt is his willingness and enjoyment in helping others.”

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This year’s nominees and their nominators:

Nominee Nominator
Jonathan Arvedson Natural and Applied Sciences
Connor Heinz University Union
Elizabeth Johnson Dean of Students Office
Allison Loderbauer Bursar’s Office
Paige Richardson Residence Life
Wyatt Smet University Recreation-UREC
Roosa Turunen Chancellor’s Office, University Advancement and
Marketing and University Communication
Danielle Weber Career Services

Turunen, Weber and Heinz received “honorable mention” from the awards committee.

The call for nominations began in January. Supervisors were asked to nominate their very best student employees from all across our campus. Nominations were collected for several weeks, and we are excited that this year we received eight nominations. Student nominations were judged by a panel of four university faculty and staff who rated them on a scale from one to five in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution.

Student Employee facts:

  • 2019.04.16-student-employee-infographic-1200x1553 Total positions filled by student employees: 1,092
  • Total student employees: 832
    Average hourly wage: $9.296
  • Total number of hours worked during period (for hourly-paid student employees): 144,691.25 hours
  • Average number of hours worked per week (for hourly-paid student employees): 9.3 hours
  • ACA recorded hours from Lump Sum appointments: 21,108.75 hours
  • Number of students who received lump sum payments during period: 179 students
  • Total amount paid to all student employees during period: $1,566,547.86

This year’s Judging Committee members are:

  • John Arendt  (from the Environmental Management and Business Institute)
  • Julie Flenz  (from Human Resources)
  • Molly Vandervest  (from Athletics) and
  • Alissa Warpinski  (from Green Bay One Stop Shop)

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Student Employee Awards 2019

– Photos by Dan Moore, Marketing and University Communication

Now’s a great time to nominate for Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)!

The Student Employment Office is seeking nominations for the 2019 SEOTY competition. Take advantage of the break between semesters to submit a nomination for your outstanding student employee. Applications are evaluated based on reliability, professionalism, quality of work, initiative and uniqueness of contribution.  Submissions are due February 17, 2019. A special ceremony to recognize nominees and award winners will be held April 15, 2019. Please contact Allen Voelker (Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator) at voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920465-2556 with any questions.

Alycia Winters and Chancellor Gary Miller

Congratulations to Alycia Winters — named Student Employee of the Year

The call for nominations began back in January. On April 9, 2018, 11 students were recognized, and one — Alycia Winters — was named UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year. Student nominations were judged by a panel of three university faculty and staff who rated on a scale from 1 to 5 in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution.

Winters works as an office assistant for the Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) and Continuing Professional Education. She was nominated by Matt Nieman and Susan Pike. While working in LLI, she runs rosters for 150+ classes for each semester, helps with the registration of more than 1,000 members in the Ungerboeck Software, manages issues with venues and assists with daily deposits, among other duties. For Continuing Professional Education, she creates handouts for trainings, inputs evaluations, helps with registration and other day-to-day office duties.

“It’s crucial that our division has someone that can deal with a busy work environment and not be scared off or intimidated by it,” wrote a nominator. “She tackles any new project or challenge head on and is never afraid to ask for any advice or questions. If she isn’t sure on something, she doesn’t guess, she goes and gets the right answer. If a complex issue or project comes up, our office knows we can trust in Alycia if we need the support to help complete the task effectively.”

Acting Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment, Jen Jones, was the guest speaker for the presentation in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union. Jones has worked 18-plus years at UW-Green Bay in her post-graduate experience. She reflected back on her experience as a student worker during her time as a UW-Green Bay student.

“I know the transformational power of student employment because I’m living it today,” Jones said. “No one at the age of 18 says, “I want to be an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management” when I grow up… My career roots in higher education starting the Residence Life office where a staff member named Lore Slattery, took a chance on a bold and naïve freshmen as her front desk student worker… That job led me to other paid positions on campus because I developed a network of people on this campus who identified opportunities for me to grow professionally.  I learned so much from working while attending UWGB. I learned that I was made for a high education career… Without a doubt in my mind, I know that this campus runs on student employee power…”

Students at UW-Green Bay have worked more than 177,000 hours through from September 2017 through March 31, 2108. Of those students, 972 work in 1,273 appointed jobs (some work more than one position) and average about eight hours per week at those jobs.

Joe Schoenebeck served as emcee and Chancellor Gary L. Miller and Student Employment and Scholarship Coordinator Allen Voelker, each spoke and handed out the awards to the students.

Other nominees:
Trever Allcock, resident assistant for Residence Life, nominated by Nicole Kurth.
Lyddia Calmes, a lab assistant for the Natural and Applied Sciences, nominated by Joe Schoenebeck
Devin Horvath, league and tournament organizer, the Phoenix Club, nominated by Rachel Wussow
Anna Katner, social media assistant, Office of Marketing and University Communication, nominated by Jena Richter Landers
Devra Komprood, building manager in the University Union, nominated by Andy Wenig.
Phillip Marcott, lab assistant, Natural and Applied Sciences, nominated by Joe Schoenebeck.
Adam Rakers, grounds student asssistant, Shorewood Golf Course, nominated by Nate Rusch
Tracy Tilleman, office assistant, Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and the Bursar’s Office, nominated by the staff of both teams
Katie Wanek, reservations coordinator for the University Union, nominated by Andy Wenig
Amanda Wery, admission operations assistant in the Office of Admissions and as an office assistant in the Purchasing Office.

Receiving specialized awards based on nomination criteria:
Amanda Wery, for outstanding demonstration of reliability in a student employment position
Devra Komprood, for outstanding demonstration of professionalism in a student employment position
Katie Wanek
, for outstanding demonstration of quality of work in a student employment position
Lyddia Calmes, for outstanding demonstration of initiative in a student employment position
Devin Horvath, for unique contribution in a student employment position

Judging Committee members:
John Arendt, Environmental Management and Business Institute
Steve Newton, Career Services
Alissa Warpinski, Green Bay One Stop Shop

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Student Employee Awards 2018

– Photos by Daniel Moore, Marketing and University Communication

2018 Student Employee of the Year nominees

The Student Employment Office extends a big THANK YOU to all supervisors who took time to submit Student Employee of the Year nominations. A ceremony honoring all 11 nominees will be held on Monday, April 9 at 2 p.m. in Phoenix B. Watch for more updates about the nominees in future issues of the Log and on the UW-Green Bay Student Employment Facebook page. Award winners will be announced at the program. This year’s nominees are:

Trevor Allcock, Office of Residence Life
Lyddia Calmes, Natural and Applied Sciences
Devin Horvath, University Union
Anna Katner, Marketing and University Communication
Devra Komprood, University Union
Phillip Marcott, Natural and Applied Sciences
Adam Rakers, Shorewood Golf Course
Tracy Tilleman, Bursar’s Office and Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
Katie Wanek, University Union
Amanda Wery, Office of Admissions and Purchasing Office
Alycia Winters, Continuing Education and Community Engagement

Announcing the 2017 Student Employee(s) of the Year

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UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year Lexi Kinnard was one of 19 students nominated for the 2017 Student Employee of the Year Awards, in a recognition ceremony Monday, April 10, 2017. About 800 students work in about 1,050 positions on the University campus. See the  finalists and the photos.

Kinnard was nominated by Tim Helein. She is responsible for building supervision on nights, weekends and when professional staff members are not present. Her duties include direct supervision of student employees, scheduling and training. She is able to manage all components of the Kress Center including membership and guest relations.

Nominees:

  • Kaise Aschliman (Clintonville High School) – Jobs for Wisconsin Grads intern in Career Service
  • Kate Fonder (Southwestern Wisconsin High School) – Customer Service Student Assistant in The Phoenix Bookstore
  • Sandra Graybill (Shattuck-Saint Marys School) – Group Visit Intern in the Office of Admissions
  • Morgan Jandrin (Southern Door High School) – Student Manager in the Cofrin Library Public Services Department
  • Stephanie Jossart (Green Bay Preble High School) – Office Assistant for Continuing Education and Community Engagement
  • Lexi Kinnard (Luxemburg Casco High School) – Lead Student Building Supervisor for the Kress Events Center
  • Devra Komprood (Darlington High School) – Building Manager for the University Union
  • Breanna Linna (Green Bay Southwest High School) – Research Assistant in the Archives Department of the Cofrin Library
  • Team of Rachel Atwood (eAchieve Academy), Nathan Condon (Oshkosh West High School), Skyla Weidemann (Green Bay Preble High School) – Office Assistants in the Office of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Cassandra Raymond (Sturgeon Bay High School) – Studio Assistant in the Art Department
  • Casi Schatzman (Union Grove High School) – Lead Supervisor for the Alumni Phone-A-Thon Program
  • Bradley Schemer (Mishicot High School) – Business Operations Special Project Assistant in the Office of Residence Life
  • Charlie Schroeder (Marinette Senior High School) – Office Assistant in both Human Resources and the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
  • Erin Schroth (Shiocton High School) – Receptionist/Office Assistant in the Dean of Students Office
  • Kailey Trudeau (Oconto High School) – Ground Assistant in the Facilities Management Grounds Department.
  • Jessica Van Dusen (New Glarus High School) – Food Service Worker and Trainer for Chartwells in the University Union’s Marketplace.
  • Dani Weber (River Falls Senior High School) – Administrative Office Assistant in Nursing and Health Studies

Nominations were judged by a panel of four University faculty and staff who rated them in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution. Students Kate Fonder (reliability), Dani Weber (professionalism), Kailey Trudeau (quality of work), Breanna Linna (initiative) and Charlie Schroeder (uniqueness) received finalist awards.

The recognition ceremony helped kick off Student Employee Appreciation Week, which runs through Friday, April 14, 2017 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. Learn more about UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year award and Student Employee Appreciation Week.

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2017 Student Employee Awards

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Lexi Kinnard named UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year

Chancellor Miller and Lexi Kinnard

Congratulations to Lexi Kinnard, named UW-Green Bay’s student employee of the year at a recognition ceremony on Monday (April 10, 2017). Kinnard works as the lead student building supervisor for the Kress Events Center, and was nominated by Tim Helein. Lexi is responsible for building supervision nights, weekends and when professional staff are not present. Her duties include direct supervision of student employees, scheduling and training. She is able to manage all components of the Kress Center including membership and guest relations. Helein had this to say about Kinnard, “Any expectations I have of Lexi would not equal the expectations she has placed upon herself. The personal ownership and initiative that Lexi applies to her work and her life by getting involved in a variety of ways exemplifies her dedication and desire to succeed.” Watch for more on the event and the other nominees and award winners in a future Log.

 

Nominees for Student Employee of the Year announced

The Student Employment Office extends a big thank you to all supervisors who submitted Student Employee of the Year nominations. A ceremony honoring all 19 nominees will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 10 in Phoenix B, University Union. Watch for more updates about the nominees in future issues of the Log and on the UW-Green Bay Student Employment Facebook page. Award winners will be announced at the program. This year’s nominees are:

Casey Aschliman, Career Service
Rachel Atwood, Public and Environmental Affairs
Nathan Condon, Public and Environmental Affairs
Kate Fonder, The Phoenix Bookstore
Sandra Graybill, Office of Admission
Morgan Jandrin, Cofrin Library (Public Services)
Stephanie Jossart, Continuing Education and Community Engagement
Lexi Kinnard, Kress Events Center
Devra Komprood, University Union
Breanna Linna, Cofrin Library (Archives)
Cassandra Raymond, Art
Casi Schatzman, University Advancement
Brad Schetter, Residence Life
Charlie Schroeder, Human Resources/Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment
Erin Schroth, Dean of Students
Kailey Trudeau, Facilities Management
Jessica Van Dusen, Chartwells
Dani Weber, Nursing and Health Studies
Skyla Weidemann, Public and Environmental Affairs

Reminder: Time to nominate your Student Employee of the Year

UW-Green Bay Student Employment is seeking nominations for the 2017 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) competition. Take advantage of the break between semesters to write a nomination for an 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 10, 2017. Learn more about the program at http://www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/seoty/overview.asp. All nominations (forms available at http://www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/seoty/nominate.asp) are due to the Student Employment Office (SS1100) by Feb. 17.  Please contact Allen Voelker, voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556, with questions.

Time to nominate your Student Employee of the Year

UW-Green Bay Student Employment is seeking nominations for the 2017 Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) competition. Take advantage of the break between semesters to write a nomination for an 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 10, 2017. Learn more about the program at http://www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/seoty/overview.asp. All nominations (forms available at http://www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/seoty/nominate.asp) are due to the Student Employment Office (SS1100) by February 17.  Please contact Allen Voelker, voelkera@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2556, with any questions.

Lizzy Kroll, UW-Green Bay 2016 Student of the Year

UW-Green Bay senior is the 2016 Student Employee of the Year

GREEN BAY — Lizzy Kroll, a Human Development and Social Work major, has been recognized as the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year. She received the recognition in an afternoon reception April 11, 2016, as part of a weeklong recognition of student employees and their roles on the UWGB campus.

Kroll is one of 749 active student employees at UWGB, working in 1,035 positions on-campus and through the off-campus work-study program. So far in the 2015-16 academic year, student employees have worked nearly 200,000 hours.

Development officer Tracy Heaser nominated Kroll, a phone-a-thon support person, for the Office of University Advancement. Kroll is responsible for supervising other student callers, providing peer support and evaluation, and adjusting scripts and processes to improve the experience for the callers and donors to UWGB.

“Because of Lizzy’s level of responsibility and reliability, I have full confidence that the phone-a-thon program is in excellent hands,” Heaser said. “The dollars Lizzy and the other students have raised will have a significant impact on this University and its students… The end result is a stronger, more successful UW-Green Bay.”

The call for nominations began in January when supervisors were asked to nominate their very best student employees from all across our campus. Student nominations were judged by a panel of six university faculty and staff who rated on a scale from 1 to 5 in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Kroll, a West Bend native, received a plaque recognizing her as the Student Employee of the Year and a $50 gift card to UWGB during a ceremony held on Monday, April 11. An additional plaque and a photo will be displayed for the next year inside the Office of Advancement announcing her title of UW-Green Bay’s 2016 Student Employee of the Year. Her name will also be added to a plaque that hangs in Student Services. Kroll also receives a certificate from the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) that recognizes her as the winner in the UW-Green Bay competition, along with a letter of congratulations.

Ten other UW-Green Bay students were nominated for the Student Employee of the Year award:

  • Caleb Chmielewski, Business Administration, New London
  • Rebekah Erdman, Music and Spanish, Oconto
  • Abbie Hartung, Psychology and Human Development, Plum City
  • Savannah Hornbacher, Social Work, Columbus
  • Stephanie Jossart, Education, Green Bay
  • Marie Lieggi, Accounting, Amherst
  • Sarah Miller, Human Biology, Sheboygan
  • Sean Roherty, Mathematics, Green Bay
  • Amy Santkuyl, Business Administration, Appleton
  • Alex Saunders, Mathematics, Racine

Student Employee Appreciation Week continues through Friday, April 15, with games and giveaways being held on campus. More information about the campus and national student employee recognition activities is available online at www.uwgb.edu/financialaid/employment/seoty/appreciation.asp.

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Student Employee Awards

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