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National Student Employment Week and Student Employee of the Year

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National Student Employment Week

April 12-18, 2021

Each year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) declares a full week in April to be National Student Employment Week.

Nearly 2,000 Wright State students are employed through the Student Employment Program.

Supervisors: How to Participate

NSEW Celebration Ideas for Student Employment On-Campus Supervisors

  • Host a group virtual event to thank your student employees.
  • Change your phone message and email signature card to announce National Student Employment Week and say thank you to student employees.
  • Design and send certificates of appreciation to your student employees.
  • Send e-cards to thank your student employees.

Questions?  Email career_services@wright.edu


Student Employee of the Year

In 2021, Wright State praises the efforts and contributions of all student employees during the unprecedented, ongoing circumstances imposed by COVID-19.

Thank you!

Nominations of individual students are expected to resume in 2022.

Questions? Contact: career_services@wright.edu

Honorees

Judy Cronenwett

University Writing Center
Recognition Year: 
2020

Nominations submitted by David Bringhurst, Director, Academic Support and Jill Tussing, Program Director for the University Writing Center.

Teresa Rapking

Registrar’s Office
Recognition Year: 
2019

Nominated submitted by Nita Teeters, Assistant Registrar

Quoting one office staff member about this year’s Student Employee of the Year, Teresa Rapking, “Her commitment to our office shows in the work she does.”

Olivia Kriel

Wright State Research Institute (WSRI)
Recognition Year: 
2018

Nominated by Liz Wiesman, Wright State Research Institute (WSRI).

Nathan Northern

Chemistry Department
Recognition Year: 
2017

Nomination submitted by Kirby Underwood, Chemistry Department.

Justin Myers

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Recognition Year: 
2016

Nomination submitted by Dr. Silvia Newell, Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Adrian Hill (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Veteran and Military Center
Recognition Year: 
2015

Nomination submitted by Amanda Watkins, Veteran and Military Center.

Benjamin Clouse

Department of Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine
Recognition Year: 
2014

Nomination summited by Alaine Dunn, Emergency Medicine Department.

Kristopher Hyde (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Engineering and Manufacturing Lab, Lake Campus
Recognition Year: 
2013

Nominated by Dennis J. Hance, Mechanical Engineering Program.

Ashley Leasure (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Department of Music
Recognition Year: 
2012

Nominated by her supervisor, Dr. Hank Dahlman, Professor of Music, Director - Choral Studies, Director- CELIA (Collaborative Education, Leadership, and Innovation in the Arts).

Matthew Porter

Department of Biological Sciences
Recognition Year: 
2011

Nnominated by his supervisor Marcia Wendeln, Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science and Mathematics.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Brendan Greaney

Office of Disability Services
Recognition Year: 
2010

Nominated by Jean Denney, Assistant Director of Disability Services.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Nicole Kahle

Department of Biological Sciences
Recognition Year: 
2009

Nominated by Jacqueline Neal, Director of Biology and Pre-Health programs.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Melissa D. Steinke (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Lake Campus Reading Center
Recognition Year: 
2008

Nominated by her supervisor, Judy Brewer, a faculty member in Education and Human Services at the Lake Campus.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Scott Dehart

Department of Modern Languages
Recognition Year: 
2007

Nominated by Dr. David Lee Garrison.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Amanda Smith (Also State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year)

Center for Urban and Public Affairs
Recognition Year: 
2006

Nnominated by her supervisor, David Jones.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Megan Watts

Department of Environmental Health and Safety
Recognition Year: 
2005

Nominated by Steve Farrell.

Exemplifying reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.