2014 Wright State Student Employee of the Year: Benjamin Clouse

2014 Wright State Student Employee of the Year: Benjamin Clouse.

Nomination summited by Alaine Dunn, Emergency Medicine Department.

Ben Clouse holding his award plaque while posing with Dr. Ten Eyck.Benjamin Clouse has worked in the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM), Boonshoft School of Medicine since January 2013.  In just over one year, Ben has become an invaluable member of our DEM team and all of its functions. Our faculty and administrators often comment on Ben’s many positive contributions to the department, his professionalism, and how well he represents the Department to those both inside and outside the School of Medicine and Wright State University itself.

On many occasions, I have seen him give 100% for several hours in preparation for an event and then being the last one to leave. He is dependable and reliable beyond what you would expect from a busy student—especially one carrying up to 20 credit hours a semester while maintaining a 3.9 GPA.

For example, in addition to the routine office duties, he has eagerly participated in high-fidelity medical simulation sessions. He has worked with technicians to set-up for these training sessions and participated in scenarios as stand-in nurse or medical technician in teaching simulations. In some cases performing CPR for back to back demonstrations for several hours has been required. Though exhausting work, he seemed energized. Ben has also accompanied the CIMER training team to main campus for low fidelity simulations for medical students and nursing students. In addition, he participated in a “terrorism re-enactment” staged for training purposes working with the Ohio State Patrol. The degree of reliability, work quality and professionalism that is a prerequisite for such a community activity is rarely seen in a student worker, yet Benjamin Clouse exceeded expectations. 

Ben Clouse holding his award plaque while posing with Department of Emergency Medicine staff.Ben Clouse has been a remarkable asset to our Department and Wright State University. This is due not only to his work ethic and accountability, but also because of his personal character.  He is respectful to others and sensitive to areas of confidentiality. He shows compassion, understanding, and is of even temperament--characteristics of necessity particularly when working with medical education. 

Career Services congratulates Benjamin on his professionalism, hard work, and dedication to Wright State University!

A special thanks to this year's selection committee:

  • Linda Hockaday, Assistant Director, Student Services
  • Iris Mirelez, Associate Director, Student Enrollment Services Raider Connect
  • Jack Pence, Assistant Director, Student Activities