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 2014 Student Employee of the Year competition. New this year: In addition to the winning title, awards will be given for outstanding demonstration of a specific evaluation quality at the ceremony on April 14, 2014. 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. 14. Questions? Contact Diana Delbecchi, Student Employment/Scholarship Coordinator at 920-465-2556 or delbeccd@uwgb.edu.

Financial aid worker Kepler is Student Employee of the Year

Congratulations are in order for senior Communication major Mysty Kepler, the 2013 UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year. Kepler, a Student Financial Aid Specialist, received her award Monday (April 15) during a special ceremony that kicks off Student Employee Appreciation Week here on campus. Nominator Karen Sevick tells us Kepler assists with maintaining accurate financial aid and student employment records, and that she’s a great decision-maker who has the ability to take on new projects and develop new methods to perform certain tasks within her role. Described as “an all-around professional,” Kepler was praised for finding ways to make complicated data easier to process and understand. Kepler was one of 14 outstanding student employees nominated for this year’s award. Runners-up for the accolade are Environmental Science and Policy graduate student Jacob Eggert (EMBI) and junior Nursing student Stephanie Kessler (Cofrin Library). Congrats to all the nominees, and thanks to all the great student employees we have here on campus! Read more.

By the numbers: Big impact

In his remarks at the April 15 Student Employee of the Year reception, Dean of Enrollment Services Mike Stearney gave a snapshot of student employment on our campus that is worth repeating. According to Stearney, more than 1,000 students are employed on campus, about 500 of those with more than one on-campus job. About 80 students work off campus in work-study jobs that are generally community-service type positions including after-school tutoring, or supervising youth programs at the Boys and Girls Club. Students earn, on average, about $8.75 an hour, and last year, student employees collectively worked almost 286,000 hours, for total wages approaching $3 million per year. By any measure, student employees are a vital and significant part of our campus workforce.

Communication major Kepler named UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year

A UW-Green Bay student Financial Aid specialist was named the University’s Student Employee of the Year Monday (April 15) during a special recognition event on campus.

Senior Communication major Mysty Kepler assists with maintaining accurate financial aid and student employment records in UW-Green Bay’s Financial Aid Office. Nominator Karen Sevick, University Service Specialist, lauds Kepler for her great decision-making skills, confident performance and effective communication ability.

“Mysty has the ability to take on new projects and develop new methods to perform certain tasks within her role,” Sevick said. “She has found ways to make complicated data easier to process and understand. In addition, Mysty always shows complete professionalism in her work and personality.”

Kepler 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 15. Her name also was engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office, and her photo will be displayed for the next year inside the Student Services area.

Kepler was one of 14 students nominated for the 2013 Student Employee of the Year Award, and two runners-up also were recognized during the April 15 ceremony. Graduate student Jacob Eggert, Environmental Science and Policy, was honored for his work as the lead intern for the Aurora BayCare hospital project, partnering with UW-Green Bay’s Environmental Management and Business Institute. Junior Nursing major Stephanie Kessler was recognized for her work as student assistant in the acquisitions/government documents department at the Cofrin Library.

The April 15 recognition ceremony helped kick off Student Employee Appreciation Week, which runs through Friday, April 19 at UW-Green Bay. The week’s events include daily activities designed to show appreciation of all student employees, including free ice cream for student employees, a make-your-own root beer float station, a lollipop pull game with candy bar prizes and free popcorn Friday. Each year, the National Student Employment Association coordinates a selection process and chooses the National Student Employee of the Year to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.

For more information on UW-Green Bay’s Student Employment 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

Next Monday the 14 nominees for UW-Green Bay’s Student Employee of the Year title will be honored. Over the past several weeks, the SEOTY nominees have been highlighted via the UWGB Student Employment Facebook page. Here’s another look:

Mitch Babe, College of Professional Studies
Chiara Boss, University Advancement
Amanda Cheney, Cofrin Library Public Services Desk
Jacob Eggert, Environmental Management & Business Institute
Morgan Hansen, University Advancement
Spencer Karls, Art Department
Mysty Kepler, Financial Aid Office
Stephanie Kessler, Cofrin Library Acquisitions/Government Documents
Marin Kniskern, Career Services
Jennifer Nooyen, NEW Behavioral Health Training Partnership
Ashley Skalecki, Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium
Cassandra Stanzel, University Advancement
Katie Van Straten, Marketing & University Communications
Andrew Wenig, University Union

You can see the online poster and read more about their accomplishments.

Note: Time of Student Employee of the Year ceremony is changed

The Student Employee Appreciation Committee has made the decision to move the Student Employee of the Year ceremony due to a scheduling conflict with another major event taking place April 15. Below are the revised times for the April 15, 2013 Student Employee of the Year ceremony. To view the official, corrected invitation: click here.

Student Employee of the Year 2013 Ceremony
Monday, April 15
1:30 p.m. Social, 2 p.m. Ceremony
Phoenix Room B, University Union

Learn more about the nominees:  see poster.

Student employment goes social with nominees 

Student Employment is going social with its Student Employment of the Year nominees. Featured this week is Marketing and Communication intern Katie VanStraten. Some of you have seen her work on the 360° of learning water bottles. Learn more about Katie and the other fantastic nominees here: https://www.facebook.com/UwgbStudentEmployment
 

Final reminder: Nominations needed for 2013 Student Employee of the Year

Asking all faculty/staff to consider your student employee for this year’s SEOTY title! What a wonderful way to show your appreciation for all their hard work. Nominations are due by Friday, Feb. 15, with forms found at www.uwgb.edu/student-employment/seoty/nominate.asp. A nomination will look outstanding on a student’s resume. Nominees will be announced and honored at a ceremony Monday afternoon, April 15. Organizers suggest you “like” Student Employment on Facebook for updates on the ceremony and Student Employee Appreciation Week activities April 15-19. www.facebook.com/UWGBStudentEmployment

Reminder: Deadline nears for 2013 Student Employee of the Year

Nominate your student employee today for the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) title! What a wonderful way to show your appreciation for all the hard-work they do. Nominations are due by February 15 and can be completed online. A nomination for SEOTY will look fantastic on a student’s resume. We are asking that you take the time to honor your deserving students.
Nominees will be announced and honored at a ceremony held on campus from 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 15 in Phoenix Room B. Please ‘like’ Student Employment on Facebook for updates on celebration plans and the ceremony.