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.
Melissa Steinke, student employee in the Reading Center at the Lake Campus, was selected as Wright State University's Student Employee of the Year. In addition, Melissa competed at the state level and was selected as the winner for the state of Ohio!
Melissa was nominated by her supervisor, Judy Brewer, a faculty member in Education and Human Services at the Lake Campus. She was recognized at a reception at Lake Campus on Thursday, April 17, 2008, during National Student Employment Week. Her co-workers had the opportunity to congratulate Melissa at a private reception following the presentation hosted by Career Services.
Below is an excerpt from Melissa's nomination letter written by her supervisor, Judy Brewer:
"Melissa Steinke is a senior at Wright State University-Lake Campus, majoring in Middle Childhood Education with concentrations in Math and Science. After graduation this spring, she will complete her fifth year at the WSU-Dayton Campus, while also working toward obtaining her K-12 Reading Endorsement.
"As a student assistant in the Lake Campus Reading Center, Melissa works long hours and is responsible for a variety of important tasks. For three years, she has worked maximum hours for the Reading Center (days, nights, summers, and every Saturday morning during the academic year) while also completing her class requirements in exemplary fashion — her current GPA is 3.609. She is also a published author, and she is an active volunteer for the Shelby County Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.
"For the Lake Campus Reading Center, Melissa is responsible for monitoring student enrollment, which involves processing forms, confirming enrollment with parents and maintaining confidential files. She also arranges student assessments, which again involves parent interaction. In addition to students and parents, she corresponds with school administrators to arrange assessment sessions, and she often travels to the schools to act as an on-site supervisor for those assessments.
When I think of Melissa, I think of a hard worker with a determined spirit … I also think of her as a future ‘Teacher of Excellence.’ This is a young person who wants to make a positive difference."
A special thanks to this year's selection committee:
- Marc DeWitt, Graduate Assistant, Enrollment Management;
- Liane Muhlenkamp, Program Assistant, Teacher Education, Lake Campus;
- Dr. Donna Schlagheck, Chair/Professor, Political Science.
Congratulations to all nominees!
Thank you to those supervisors who participated in this year's program and nominated their excellent student employees:
|Student Name||Supervisor Name||Department|
|Kristine Alberico||Jennifer McCamis||Undergraduate Admissions|
|Devin Aumend||Janet Kuester||Community Health|
|Jacqulyne (Jacquie) Baker||Natasha Alexander||Pre-College Programs|
|Lindsey A. Carfrey||Allan Boggs||Human Resources|
|Sara T. Danford||Victoria Oleen||Theatre, Dance and Motion Picture|
|Melissa K. Doran||Sarah Jackson||Educational Leadership|
|Kelly Ellinger||Donna Maas||University College|
|Justin T. Fry||Dr. Ronald Taylor||Computer Science & Engineering|
|Daniel J. Furman Dr.||Joseph A. Petrick||Management|
|Benjamin Gepfrey||JoAnn Ford||Community Health- SARDI|
|Kourtnie Hagler||Joyce Baver and Teresa Traylor||SOM-Student Affairs/ Admissions|
|Brittany Hillock||Dr. David Astles||SOM- Dept of Surgery|
|Kristi Horvath||Victoria Oleen||Theatre, Dance and MP|
|Amanda Kessler||James Lucot||Pharmacology and Toxicology|
|Jason Klaus||Dr. Donna Cole||Professional Field Experience|
|Ebony Moreen||Mary Jane Walling||Professional Field Experience|
|Paige M. Piper||Layne Crawford||Modern Languages Dept.|
|Alysha D. Rabius||Richard Rapp||Community Health- CITAR|
|Brent Russell||Amanda Brewer||Undergraduate Admissions|
|Dawn Sanders||Pam Wheeler||Provost|
|Jessica Sanders||Marie Clemons||Student Union- Event Services|
|Kalie Stalder||Cindy Laman||Info Tech- Lake Campus|
|Brittany Sumler||David Jones||CUPA|
|Curtis Taylor||Kimberly Morris||Environmental Health & Safety|
|Jonathan D. Taylor||Judy Brewer||Education Dept- Lake Campus|
|Mallory Taylor||Marie Clemons||Student Union- Event Services|
|Shingirai Tichagwa||William Palmer||Environmental Health & Safety|
|Annika L. Vorhes||Martin Kich||English Dept- Lake Campus|
|Vanessa Walton||Tracy Kingsley||UCIE|
|Kia Webb||Steve Lyons and Kim Brumbaugh||UCIE|
|Lauren Weeks||Dr. Marlene Bireley||Retirees Association|
|Latika C. West||Edward Depp||Affirmative Action|
|Madeline Wood||Peggy Thomas and Joe Berthiaume||Residence Services|