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04/23/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/23/2019 09:14

SEO: National Student Employment Week Winners 2019

The Student Employment Office would like to thank all students, faculty, and staff who participated in this year's National Student Employment Week. We were blown away by the number of responses and by the quality of the nominations. We had a blast meeting everyone and going through the entries!

The winners for 2019 are listed below. Forty-three student employees and 87 supervisors were nominated. Thank you to everyone who took the time to write about all of the ways you appreciate your student employees and supervisors.

Distinguished Student Employees

Jose Garcia, Library Technology Support Assistant, Galvin Library

Nominated by Tim Fluhr and Alison Fukuchi

Excerpt: 'Even if he didn't really know how to fix something, he studied and researched to the point that he became an expert.'

Sofia Martinez, Maker Lab Assistant, CYC-Elliott Donnelley Youth Centers (EDYC) Maker Lab

Nominated by Steven Willis

Excerpt: 'When Sofia comes to work she is prepared to give her best. She is always prepared for planned tasks. She is thorough, thoughtful, and full of ideas. She is highly skilled and efficient with administrative tasks, at helping us to maintain technological devices and solving technical problems.'

Karthik Jayaraman, Student Assistant, Enrollment

Nominated by April Welch

Excerpt: 'The job that Karthik is doing requires a lot of skill, problem solving, and determination. He is interacting with many different departments and with many different people who have asks and expectations of him.'

Distinguished Student Supervisors

Rachelle Fox Bowers, ROTC

Nominated by Marina Eraas

Excerpt: 'She works tirelessly behind the scenes, and although seldom recognized for her work, she truly is the glue to our program.'

Faries Tadros, Office of Residence Life

Nominated by Yuexuan Zhang, Jackson Conlon, and Chirag Rao

Excerpt: 'I love being treated with respect and feeling like I have an impact on the everyday lives of my classmates. I feel empowered by the fact that Faries puts his trust in me.'

Gavin Waits, Undergraduate Admissions

Nominated by Grace Wischmeyer

Excerpt: 'He is a wonderful, empathetic boss, and is constantly producing new opportunities to help us grow as young professionals.'

Laurentina Zamudio, Office of Residence Life

Nominated by Jessica Park, Iris Uwizeyimana, Elizabeth Bremer and Saksham Malik

Excerpt: 'Laura is literally the heart of ORL. She does a lot for the office and is really kind and nice! We all really rely on her especially with the high turnover we have been having in the ORL office.'

Steven Willis, Community Service Supervisor, CYC-Elliott Donnelley Youth Centers (EDYC)

Nominated by Steven Willis

Excerpt: 'My supervisor regularly sits to listen to my ideas and gives me feedback on how to implement them or how to make them better.'

Contest Winners

Event Services: Winner of gift basket for the best decorated office.

Congratulations everyone!