Career Services

Student Employee of the Year

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Every year, we sleect a Student Employee of the Year during National Student Employment Week in April based on the guidelines established by the National and Midwest Associations of Student Employment Administrators (NSEA/MASEA).

Each year, our Student Employee of the Year has the opportunity to compete at the state, regional, and national levels. Four Wright State students have been recognized as State of Ohio Student Employee of the Year. The Student Employee of the Year exemplifies reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution.

Selection process and deadline

  • Please submit your nomination form by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 16, 2018.
  • A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner.

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate student employees are eligible for Student Employee of the Year.
  • A nominee must be employed through student employment for at least six months from June 2017 through May 2018.
  • Nominees can be in the Federal Work-Study Program or employed regularly through Career Services.
  • Nominee good academic standing.
  • Additional materials like asecond letter of recommendation or performance evaluations will not be considered.

Selection criteria

Students are evaluated on the following qualities:

  • Reliability
  • Quality of Work
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism
  • Uniqueness of Contribution

Submit a Nomination

The selection committee can only make decisions based on the information you provide. You should try to provide specific examples and evidence that demonstrate the qualities the students are evaluated on.

  • The nominee's greatest attributes, as they relate to the job.
  • How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations.
  • The quality of the nominee's work and work style.
  • The nominee's leadership skills, initiative, and motivation.
  • The impact the nominee has had on your department, campus, and community.
  • The qualities of the nominee that set him/her apart from other student employees.

Submit a nomination

  1. Complete the nomination form (PDF).
  2. Deliver the nomination form to Skip Rinehart, coordinator of the Student Employee of the Year, University Career Services, 334 Student Union. Nominations will be accepted via hand-delivery, campus mail, or email to skip.rinehart@wright.edu
  3. Nominations are due before 5 p.m., Friday, February 16, 2018. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  4. A selection committee will review nominations and select a campus winner. The campus winner will have an opportunity to be considered for the state, regional, and national award.

Honorees

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).

Northern Nathan

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.