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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.

2024 Student Employee of the Year: Julie Bagdon
2024 MASEA Student Employee of the Year, Leadership: Julie Bagdon

2024 Nominees for Student Employee of the Year

Danielle Andrews, Office of Learning Resources

Miley Azbill, Campus Ministry

Julie Bagdon, Retail Services

Penelope Castillo, Office of Learning Resources

Olivia Disalvo, Roesch Library- Access Services

Emma Donnelly, University Libraries- Marian Library

Skyler Donoho, University Libraries- Marian Library

Elijah Galyon, Office of Learning Resources

Michael Gruhot, Office of Learning Resources

Chase Howell, School of Business Administration

Paige Howland, Housing and Residence Life

Nyah Johnson, Engineering

Jenna Ladd, Roesch Library- Access Services

Marissa Layman, Student Transitions & Family Programs

Lauren Leslie, Art and Design

Hayley Long, Enrollment Management

Emma Neace, Roesch Library- Access Services

Michael Niceley, Dining Services

Grace Pierucci, Office of Learning Resources

Casey Tirado, Dining Services

Ryan Walsh, Office of Learning Resources

The recipient of the 2024 Student Employee of the Year will be announced at the Student Leadership Awards on April 21, 2024. 

This event is by invitation for all nominees and their nominators. 

Selection Process and Deadline

Supervisors must submit the nomination form by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner. Nominations are limited to ONE per student. Also, a student can only be nominated in ONE category. The information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities.


This recognition is limited to undergraduate students. Student supervisors may not nominate students for this award.

Selection Criteria

This year nominators will select ONE category that best fits their student employee's outstanding qualities and contributions. The nomination categories were designed by the National Student Employment Association. 

Students will be evaluated on their contributions in the category they are nominated to by using the criteria in the rubrics listed below. 

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 appropriate form below: 



Nominations are limited to ONE per student. In addition, a student can only be nominated in ONE category. No additional nominations will be considered. 

Helpful hint: You may want to prepare responses in a Word document then paste into the Google Form.

Nominations must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 19, 2024. Late entries will not be accepted.

A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner who best exemplifies the category in which they are nominated. The campus winner will be considered for further recognition at the state, regional and national level.


Student Employment

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