The Student Employee of the Year recognition program is part of a nationwide program encouraged by the National Student Employee Association. This recognition program was created to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college. Many campuses across the United States participate in Student Employee of the Year. The University of Idaho has been celebrating its’ dedicated student employees in an Annual Student Employee of the Year Award celebration since 1996. The deadline for nominations for Student Employee of the Year was Monday February 17, 2014.
Award Eligibility Requirements
* Minimum GPA 3.0
* Employed a minimum of 3 months full-time or 6 months part-time during the months of June through May of the following year
* UI full-time Undergraduate Students
* Works a minimum of 8 hours/week
You should nominate outstanding undergraduate student employees to recognize the great job they do regardless of whether they meet the award eligibility requirements.
Every year the University of Idaho hosts a ceremony for SEOY in order to award and give thanks to their student employees. To do this the University provides entertainment for everyone along with goody bags, filled with donations and certificates, for all nominated students. Included in last year’s ceremony was a proclamation by Mayor Nancy Chaney, declaring April 7-13 of 2013 the official Student Employee Recognition Week in Moscow. We offer congratulations to all of our 2013 SEOY nominees and owe a very big thank you to all of our nominators, donors, and committee members for making this recognition event possible.
The 17th Annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOY) Ceremony celebrated the achievement of 37 student employee nominees. Laura Exley, a Student Coordinator for the Department of Student Involvement, won the 2013 University of Idaho Student Employee of the Year and 2013 State of Idaho Student Employee of the Year awards.
Laura has made many contributions to the University of Idaho campus. During the fall semester, she co-led Make a Difference Day where over 500 students volunteered in the community. She organized the Student Achievement Awards in Leadership and Service, delivered workshops on time management skills, event planning, team building and leadership transition. In addition, she helps oversee the 200 student organizations on campus. While keeping up with her hectic schedule, she has developed many skills that will help her transition into her career as an elementary educator. Laura states that “being an ASUI and Department of Student Involvement Student Coordinator has provided me with a range of incredible opportunities to become much more involved in the University of Idaho campus. The most rewarding part of my job is watching organizations become recognized by the University. And even though I refer to my position as a job, it is much more than that.”
She was awarded $500 and a framed certificate from the University of Idaho to recognize Laura’s accomplishments as the 2013 Student Employee of the Year. Laura Exley also received a plague and $50 for being the State of Idaho’s Student Employee of the Year!
The first runner-up, Lisa Laughlin, is an Assistant Web Coordinator for the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences. She has focused on reviewing the entire college website to check for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. She is also the lead writer of web features for the College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences. As an English- Creative Writing major, Lisa states she appreciates the opportunity to work in a field related to her interests that gives another insight outside her career choice. For Lisa’s hard work and dedication, she was awarded $250 and a framed certificate.
Emily Paradis, a clerical aid for the Gritman Medical Human Resources team, won second runner up at the 2013 ceremony. Emily’s impressive time management skills have allowed her to balance being a full-time student, running cross country, as well as, participating in track and field, all while holding two part- time jobs. Her willingness to learn new skills, friendliness, and helpfulness has helped her become a very valuable employee and will continue to be beneficial in her field of study, Psychology. Emily was awarded $100 and a framed certificate for her admirable work ethic, and positive, energetic attitude.
- 2012: Sarah Hulse
- 2011: Hannah Schnuerle*
- 2010: Sheba Nalle*
- 2009: Lynn McCallister
- 2008: Katherine Hunt*
- 2007: Jeanie Levinski
- 2006: Tracey Windley*
- 2005: Casandra Byington**
- 2004: Crystal Anderson*
- 2003: Nomusa Ndebele*
- 2002: Patrick Hess
- 2001: Monica Wilson
- 2000: Amanda Henrichs
- 1999: Amber Reaume
- 1998: Jodi Tucker
- 1997: Kelly Reischel
*State of Idaho SEOY Winner of the same year
**State of Idaho and Regional SEOY Winner of the same year