Exley Named 17th Annual Student Employee of the Year

Friday, April 12 2013


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.

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.

“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," says Exley. "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, in addition to a plaque 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. She was awarded $250 and a framed certificate.

Emily Paradis, a clerical aid for the Gritman Medical Human Resources team, won second runner up. 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. She was awarded $100 and a framed certificate.