Celebrating Student Employees
- President’s Student Employee of the Year Award
- Tips for Recognizing Student Employees [PDF]
- Student Employee Certificate of Appreciation Template [PDF]
National Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 13–19, 2014
The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) designates one week each year for universities and colleges across the country to recognize the substantial contributions of students who work on campus.
Here at UT Austin, over 10,000 students are employed by the university, playing a key role in our educational, research, and operational excellence. Student employees perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and initiative. At the same time, they develop important skills and experience.
The Division of Student Affairs partners with Human Resource Services in sponsoring National Student Employee Appreciation Week activities. In addition, all schools, colleges, and departments in the university are encouraged to take the opportunity during National Student Employee Appreciation Week, and throughout the year, to thank their student employees and let them know that their efforts are valued. Please download our tips on ways to recognize your student employees [PDF]. A template for a Certificate of Appreciation [PDF] is also available for your use.
2013-2014 Student Employee of the Year Award
A highlight of National Student Employee Appreciation Week is the culmination of the annual competition for the President’s Student Employee of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by the Office of the President, in conjunction with the President’s Staff Awards. In addition, the winner, finalists, and nominees for the award are celebrated at an event sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs.
- Nominate your student employee!
For eligibility requirements, nomination guidelines, and a link to the online nomination form, please visit the President’s Student Employee of the Year Award page.
- Support the Student Employee Recognition Program!
Your donation will help ensure the continuation of UT Austin’s recognition and development programs for student employees, including the Student Employee Excellence Development (SEED) Program.
2012-2013 Student Employee of the Year Award
We are pleased to recognize Kevin J. Luecke (pictured with UT President William Powers), 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.
In addition, the following 10 students were selected as Finalists in the 2012-2013 competition:
Carlissa Garcia, Student Associate, Division of Continuing and Innovative Education, K-16 Education Center
Jennifer Ibara, Student Associate, University Health Services
Julian Joseph, Senior Student Associate, College of Education, Learning Technology Center
Franciso Loredo, Senior Student Associate, Red McCombs School of Business, Department of Accounting
Crystal Nguyen, Undergraduate Research Assistant, School of Social Work, Center for Social Work Research
Joshua Poncik, Student Assistant, Jackson School of Geosciences, Institute for Geophysics
Faith Shin, Student Associate, Facilities Services, Campus Environmental Center
Courtney Sweebe, Resident Assistant, Division of Housing and Food Service, Residence Life
Megan Trumeter, Student Associate, Division of Housing and Food Service, Human Resources
Stormie Wilfong, Senior Student Associate, Intercollegiate Athletics
Pictured on left (l-r): Julian Joseph, Crystal Nguyen, Carlissa Garcia, Megan Trumeter, Stormie Wilfong, Courtney Sweebe, Jenny Ibara, Kevin Luecke
Seventy-three exceptional student employees were nominated in the 2012-2013 competition. Our congratulations to each of them!
- Download the complete list of 2012-2013 nominees [PDF]
2011-2012 Student Employee of the Year Award
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
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]