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ASCC hosting a ceremony honoring student employees

Employee of the year awards an annual event to take place Wednesday
2023’s ASCC student employee of the year award ceremony, photo courtesy of Amanda Morgan

WSU’s Academic Success and Career Center is hosting its annual student employee of the year award ceremony at 4 p.m. on April 10. The reception will be taking place at the Lighty Student Services building.

Student employment coordinator McKenzie Godfrey said this year there were 18 students nominated for the awards and there will be six winners picked, with one student being nominated twice.

The committee that chooses the winners from the nominees is made up of four faculty and staff members from around campus, one being an academic advisor for Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, she said.

“The National Student Employment Association sets the perimeters on the categories that students can be nominated for, and the association calls them career competencies,” Godfrey said.

Godfrey said there are five categories of qualities that the committee uses to choose winners. They include community service, diversity and inclusion, leadership, technology and innovation and critical thinking, with one person who wins the distinguished all-around award.

At the ceremony itself the committee will introduce what the awards and categories are, as well as introduce the nominees and share snippets of why they were nominated, finally announcing the winners and share why they won, she said. There will be cookies, fruit and beverages provided.

Godfrey said any WSU undergraduate student who is an employee can be nominated, even if they do not work on campus but work out in the community.

“We got nominations from places like Cougar Safe Rides and also the Office of Civic Engagement, so the nominations can defiantly vary,” Godfrey said.

Alena Hume, ASCC selection committee member, said this ceremony is a good way to support students and their future endeavors.

“We’re looking for somebody who is a leader, someone that knows customer service and organizational skills and we are also always looking for a little bit of Coug pride too,” she said.

Humes said these winners could be chosen to go to a regional level of outstanding student employee awards and then from there could have the opportunity to go to the national level. Any student, faculty member, family or friend are welcome to attend the ceremony.

“I really enjoy reading about all the student successes that are going on around our community, and taking a moment to be able to recognize our student employees and the hard work they do across campus,” Humes said.

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