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President's Student Employee of the Year Award

Photo of Lauren Fedele

The President's Student Employee of the Year Award is given annually to an outstanding student employee who has made a unique contribution to the university and has demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism.

The competition is supported by the Office of the President and by donations to the University Operations Student Employee Recognition Program fund. Donations in any amount are welcome!

The winner receives a certificate and an award of $500. In addition, the UT Austin winner is entered in the regional competition sponsored by the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators. The winner of that competition receives a $1,000 award and is entered in the National Student Employment Association competition, which also offers a $1,000 award.

All nominees are recognized at an event sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs during National Student Employee Appreciation Week in April. The recipient of the President’s Student Employee of the Year Award also is recognized at the President’s Staff Awards event in May.

2013-2014 President’s Student Employee of the Year Award

We are pleased to recognize Lauren A. Fedele, Student Associate in Facilities Services and Tailgate Recycling Coordinator for the Campus Environmental Center, as The University of Texas at Austin’s 2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year. Please take a moment to view the video about Lauren produced by the Division of Student Affairs:


2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year Finalists, pictured with Dr. Gage Paine, Vice President for Student Affairs. From left to right: Dr. Paine, Ana Karen Sanchez, Xiaomin Xue, Shereen Ahmad, Stormie Wilfong, David Toro, Lauren Fedele, Marc Segal, James Pinotti, Coleman Tharpe, David Giang, Navit Jaimes
2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year Finalists, pictured with Dr. Gage Paine, Vice President for Student Affairs. From left to right: Dr. Paine, Ana Karen Sanchez, Xiaomin Xue, Shereen Ahmad, Stormie Wilfong, David Toro, Lauren Fedele, Marc Segal, James Pinotti, Coleman Tharpe, David Giang, Navit Jaimes

In addition, the following 10 students were selected as Finalists in the 2013-2014 competition:

  • Shereen Ahmad – Division of Recreational Sports, Facilities Operations
  • David Giang - College of Natural Sciences, Division of Statistics & Scientific Computation
  • Navit Jaimes - University Unions, Hogg Auditorium
  • James Pinotti - College of Natural Sciences, Biology Instructional Office
  • Karen Sanchez - Human Resources
  • Marc Segal - International Office, BE Global Internship Program
  • Coleman Tharpe - Cockrell School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • David Toro - College of Fine Arts, Butler School of Music
  • Stormie Wilfong - Intercollegiate Athletics, Human Resources
  • Xiaomin Xue - Division of Recreational Sports, Intramural Sports Program

Download the complete list of 2013-2014 nominees [PDF]

2012-2013 Student Employee of the Year Award

Photo of Kevin J. Luecke

Kevin J. Luecke (pictured on left), Undergraduate Research Assistant in the College of Natural Sciences, Department of Astronomy - McDonald Observatory, as The University of Texas at Austin’s 2012-2013 Student Employee of the Year.

• Please take a moment to view the video about Kevin produced by the Division of Student Affairs.

• Download the complete list of 2012-2013 nominees [PDF]


2011-2012 Student Employee of the Year Award

Photo of Bianca Wugofski

Bianca Wugofski (pictured on left), Student Associate at Texas Performing Arts, was selected as The University of Texas at Austin’s 2011-2012 Student Employee of the Year.

• View the Division of Student Affairs’ video interview with Bianca, filmed at the 2012 Student Employee Recognition event

• Download the complete list of 2011-2012 nominees and finalists [PDF]


2010-2011 Student Employee of the Year Award

photo of Brandon Okafor

On April 4, 2011, Brandon Okafor (pictured on left), Student Associate in the Jackson School of Geosciences, was presented The University of Texas at Austin’s first Student Employee of the Year Award.

• Download the complete list of 2010-2011 nominees and finalists [PDF]


 

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