Student employment available on campus

Do you know of a student looking for employment on campus? The University Union, Phoenix Bookstore, Shorewood Golf Course (clubhouse and grounds), and/or University Dining Services (Chartwells) has openings. Students can email or stop by offices on the first floor of the University Union (Room 130).

Residence Life is seeking summer help

Please help spread the word. UWGB’s Office of Residence Life is hiring up to 45 students for summer in facilities custodial and maintenance positions. Students will earn $9.00 per hour, 40 hours per week during most weeks, and UW-Green Bay students are eligible for a 50% discount on summer housing. Employment dates are May 14 through August 31. To be eligible for this position, applicants must be enrolled for academic credit at an educational institution. Applicants can download position description and application materials by visiting the housing website: Applicants should send completed applications by email to or bring applications to the Office of Residence Life. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

Phone-a-thon supporter Kroll named Student Employee of the Year

Human Development and Social Work major Lizzy Kroll was named UWGB’s Student Employee of the Year today, April 11. Development officer Tracy Heaser nominated Kroll, a phone-a-thon supporter for Office of University Advancement, recognizing her responsibility, reliability and her easy demeanor. Kroll received a $50 gift card to UWGB and a plaque recognizing her as UWGB’s Student Employee of the Year. Other nominees:

  • Caleb Chmielewski, Office Assistant, Facilities Management
Rebekah Erdman, Office Assistant, Division of Outreach and Adult Access
  • Abbie Hartung, Building Manager, University Union
Savannah Hornbacher, Phone-a-Thon Supervisor, University Advancement
Stephanie Jossart, Administrative Assistant, Adult Degree
  • Marie Lieggi, Textbook Assistant, The Phoenix Bookstore
  • Sarah Miller, Cashier, The Phoenix Bookstore
Sean Roherty, Attendant, The Phoenix Bookstore
  • Amy Santkuyl, Office Assistant, Bursar’s Office
  • Alex Saunders Office Assistant, Counseling and Health Center

Congratulations Student of the Year nominees

The Student Employment Office extends a hearty thank you to all supervisors who nominated student employees this year. They received 11 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 at 2 p.m.  Monday, April 11 in Phoenix B of the University Union. This year’s nominees: Caleb Chmielewski, Facilities Management; Rebekah Erdman, Division of Outreach and Adult Access; Abbie Hartung, University Union; Savannah Hornbacher and Elizabeth Kroll, University Advancement; Stephanie Jossart, Adult Degree Program; Marie Lieggi, Sarah Miller and Sean Roherty, The Phoenix Bookstore; Amy Santkuyl, Bursar’s Office; Alex Saunders, Counseling and Health Center. Watch for more updates in the Log and on the Student Employment Facebook page.

Student credited with life-saving action in tree mishap

A student employee is being praised for helping save a UWGB staff member pinned beneath a tree last Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) as the two were cleaning storm debris from an arboretum trail. The student, Samantha R. Braaten, was out with co-worker Dan Koetz, an arboretum specialist with the Facilities Management division, at about 9:30 a.m. to clear a fallen tree blocking a path near Mahon Creek on the south side of campus. When the tree shifted, campus police say, it landed across Koetz’s neck and upper body, making it difficult for him to breathe. Braaten tried lifting the section of the trunk (about a foot in diameter) and used branches as levers to begin to relieve the pressure, and then dialed for help. As Braaten continued to keep the full weight off Koetz, facilities workers Lyle Uitenbroek and Nathan Rusch arrived. When the three still couldn’t free Koetz by lifting, Rusch grabbed a chain saw and began to cut sections away. Braaten then flagged down Public Safety officers Chad Kleman and David Jones, arriving on the scene. Freed from under the tree, Koetz remained conscious but reported pain, and was transported by Green Bay Fire and Rescue responders. He was released from the hospital later that day. Both Police Chief Tom Kujawa and Facilities Director Paul Pinktson commended all involved in the rescue, especially the student, Braaten, for her potentially life-saving actions. Braaten, a political science major from Suamico, earned the Chancellor’s Medallion and her diploma earlier this summer.

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


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