Student Employees of the Year

We appreciate all the hard work Illinois students contribute to our great university and award the very best for their efforts!

2017 Student Employee of the Year

Eligibility and Nomination Guidelines

National Student Employment Week - April 9-15, 2017

Eligible Students

Undergraduate hourly students currently employed on campus for a minimum of 6 months between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (anticipated).

Selection Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the following qualities:

  1. Reliability
  2. Quality of Work
  3. Initiative
  4. Professionalism
  5. Uniqueness of Contribution

Number of Selections

Each employing unit should select no more than two nominees. Please note: only one nomination letter will be considered for each nominee.

Submitting Nomination 

Please submit the following information by Friday, February 10, 2017:

  1. Nomination Form
  2. Nomination Letter

Nominations on letterhead can be faxed, mailed or hand delivered to Bethany Carmien in the Office of Student Financial Aid. Contact information is below. Nominations submitted via e-mail can be sent to carmien1@illinois.edu. Emailed nominations must come from the nominator's University e-mail address. 

Awards

Scholarships for the winners will be awarded as follows:

  • Winner - $400
  • Runner-Up - $300
  • Honorable Mention (2) - $150

Winning nominations will be submitted for State, Regional, and National consideration.

Announcement of Winners

We will hold a Student Employment Recognition Event during National Student Employment Week (April 9-15, 2017) to recognize all nominees and to announce the 2017 winners. We will not announce winners in advance. We would like to encourage all nominating employers to attend the event to show support and appreciation for our student employees, and we will encourage all nominees to attend so we can recognize them for their outstanding contributions. Every nominee/nominator will receive separate invitations prior to the event. 

For Additional Information or Questions

Bethany Carmien
Office of Student Financial Aid
Student Services Arcade Building
620 East John St., MC-303
Champaign, IL 61820
E-mail: carmien1@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-2683
Fax: (217) 244-6589

 

2016

Student Employee of the Year

Sturgill, Amanda

Amanda Sturgill

Technology Services

 

 

 

 

Student Employee of the Year, Runner Up

Casleton, Samantha

Samantha Caselton

Testing Accommodations Center

 

Student Employee of the Year, Honorable Mention

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Annalea Forrest

Beckwith Residential Support Services

 

Student Employee of the Year, Honorable Mention

Liu, Helen

Helen Liu

Donald R. Ort Lab (School of Integrative Biology)

 

America Reads/America Counts Champaign Tutor of the Year

Nguyen, Diep

Diep Nguyen

Franklin Middle School

 

America Reads/America Counts Urbana Tutor of the Year

Gould, Alexis

Alexis Gould

Thomas Paine Elementary

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

2015

Student Employee of the Year

Brandon Wood

Brandon Wood

NetMath-Mathematics Department

 

 

Student Employee of the Year - Runner Up

Peter Huh

Peter Huh

Intensive English Institute - LAS

 

 

 

 

Student Employee of the Year - Honorable Mention

Jacob Fleener

Jacob Fleener

University Student Financial Services & Cashier Operations, USFSCO

 

 

 

Student Employee of the Year - Honorable Mention

Kristen Goetzka

Kristen Goetzka

Dining Student Employment Office - Housing

 

 

 

 

 

America Reads/America Counts Champaign Tutor of the Year

Christina Willey

Christina Willey

Champaign Early Childhood Center

 

 

 

America Reads/America Counts Urbana Tutor of the Year

Myisha Howard

Myisha Howard

Yankee Ridge Elementary