Student Employee of the Year Winners

Each spring the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) coordinates a National Student Employee of the Year program to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.

The process begins at the institutional level. Supervisors may nominate an outstanding employee for their institution’s student employee of the year. Then, any institution who is a member of MASEA and/or NSEA may submit their student employee of the year for State, Regional and National consideration.

Last week, April 11-17, 2010 was National Student Employment Week. This is an exciting time for employers to show their appreciation to their student employees for all of their hard work and dedication.

There were several students nominated for our on-campus and off-campus award this year. The SEOTY committee met to discuss the nominations and it was a tough decision with all of the exceptional letters of nomination from all of the employers and supervisors.

This year’s winner for the off-campus DSU award is Natashia Ransom. Natashia was nominated by Jeff Haase with Secure Banking Solutions and here is what he had to say about Natashia; “I would sum up Natashia’s contributions to SBS as a diamond in the rough.” “Her contributions will form SBS into a mature information security company.” “She exhibits the kind of work ethic and professionalism that one desires in all team members.”

This year’s winner for the on-campus DSU award is Mary Ellis. Mary was nominated by Shannon Vostad employee of Karl Mundt Library and here is what she had to say about Mary; “She is very disciplined, extremely organized, intelligent and funny. She has a great personality and work ethic.” “Mary takes great pride in every aspect of her job. Her positive attitude and willingness to please others makes it easy for her to provide excellent customer service not only in person but on the phone.” “Mary is a great leader as seen by her role in Student Senate, an awesome employee, a caring friend and I have no doubt she will be a success in whatever the future holds for her.”

Dr. Knowlton will present both Mary and Natashia with a certificate and a $50 check at the Dakota State University Honors Banquet on Tuesday, April 20th.

With Mary being the on-campus winner, her name and letter of nomination was sent on to compete with other students in South Dakota at the state level. Mary also won that nomination and has been given a second certificate and an additional check for $75 dollars on behalf of MASEA. Mary’s nomination has now been sent on to compete at the Regional level where she has the chance to win an additional $150.

Congratulations to Mary and Natashia for their accomplishment and thank you to all student employees for your hard work, dedication and commitment to your employers and DSU supervisors.

Last Updated: 1/12/12