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Student Employee of the Year

Student Employee of the Year

Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. Indeed, the University depends on the contributions of this reliable workforce for the efficient operation of the campus. To recognize these contributions, the Office of Student Employment selects a Student Employee of the Year. Each year, all supervisors are given the opportunity to nominate one of their student workers to receive this award.

The guidelines for Student Employee of the Year selection have been established by the National and Midwest Associations of Student Employment Administrators (NSEA/MASEA). Career Services and other members of the University of Dayton community recognize the campus Student Employee of the Year at a celebration during National Student Employment Week in April.

2020 student employee of the year Recipient & state of ohio student employee of the year: julia hoban

2020 Nominees for Student Employee of the Year

Jared leads by example with exceptional work ethic and dedication. He works well independently and in teams. He understand the necessity to excel in his role. Other students in our overall group have looked to Jared for answers to issues they were facing when their own supervising leader was unavailable. And without hesitation, Jared will step up and help those other students to the best of his ability. -Paul Lanese

Grace is personable, professional and approachable in her interactions with everyone in the department. She stays focused on her management responsibilities. I have seen her work with students from all backgrounds and she serves them all with the same positive, friendly attitude that has created great camaraderie amongst her employees in the larger fine arts area as a whole. -Carolyn Kay Chema and Nicholaus Arnold

She (Julia) represents all that we stand for here at Campus Recreation and the University of Dayton. She builds community, she strives for greatness, she fosters growth, and she impacts those around her in a positive manner. She is creating a lasting legacy here at Campus Recreation and I feel that the student employee of the year award is the only fitting way for her career to end. -Ben Heller

Bailey is well respected by the other students that she works with as well as the staff in the center. She is dependable and well spoken. If she is able to, she is always willing to help on projects that are not necessarily hers but will help complete it for the center. -Shelley Inglis

Nick has always been the one student, who would offer to give directions, offer a golf cart ride across campus, look for a missing box, or just be a friendly face sharing his love of UD with the incoming students. It is an exciting but nerve-racking time for the students and parents and with the help of a friendly smile, positive attitude and the shared love of UD seems to ease some anxiety. -April Graham

Furthermore, the promotion of the musical success of others, be they in the UGMM program or not, is also clearly central to Marie’s work as the music librarian through the way that she organizes, catalogues, and makes available the resources within the library. She is a shining example of what it means to live the Marianist charism, especially the tenants of community, inclusivity, and discipleship in the example of our Blessed Mother, Mary. -Scott Paeplow

Emily has done a lot to help us with our outreach to students. She gives us honest feedback on ideas we have and helps us to translate what we want to provide into something students want to receive. Emily is a great liaison between the campus community and us. She also has shown her skills in creating meaningful relationships with our officers and our administrative staff. -Melinda Warthman

She listens and engages with each person differently. She finds ways to connect through common interests and/or find out about her coworkers work style, personal favorites, etc. She is humorous and joyful, understanding and compassionate. -Jodi Le Sieur

Moreover, whether Emily is in the office working with supervisors from other program areas, learning with her Cohort team, or leading an area in-service, she naturally pulls everyone together. She is able to articulate goals and expectations and leads the way. Emily models the teamwork and collaboration we hope other UD Campus Recreation staff will imitate. -Jen Brandt

Grace demonstrates leadership skills when leading programs and is also a leader among our staff. These skills were evident even before Grace stepped into an official leadership position. She has a unique ability to connect with all personality types and is a fast friend among peers. She is lighthearted and has a great sense of humor, but also knows when to take things seriously and focus her attention. -Amber Dierking

Gina’s greatest attribute is her upbeat attitude. She emanates enthusiasm and positive energy every day. She is happy to work with all types of people and possesses a high degree of professionalism. Her work ethic is superior, going beyond what she is asked to do. -Joan Bauman

Selection Process and Deadline

Supervisors must submit the Nomination Form by 5:00 on Thursday, February 20, 2020. A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner. Only one nomination per student. (Please use your office’s official title including department and area.) The information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities.


Students must have been employed through Student Employment for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 (anticipated). Nominated graduate students must be hourly student employees; they do not qualify if they are graduate assistants. 

Selection Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the eight National Association of Colleges and Employers Core Competencies:

  1. Communication
  2. Digital Technology
  3. Problem Solving
  4. Professionalism/Work Ethic
  5. Intercultural Fluency
  6. Career Management
  7. Leadership
  8. Teamwork/Collaboration

Tips for Completing the Nomination

The selection committee can only make decisions based on the information provided. Please try to provide examples and evidence that specifically demonstrate the qualities on which students are evaluated. Point out specific or key accomplishments and state why the student is outstanding. Describe when the nominee went above and beyond or made a significant contribution to the department or university.

Supervisors: Submitting a Nomination

Complete the nomination utilizing the format contained in the Google Form.
Helpful hint: You may want to prepare responses in a Word document then paste into the Google Form.
After submission, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020. Late entries will not be accepted.

A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner. The campus winner will be considered for the state, regional and national award.


Student Employment

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