WMU News

Nominations sought for student employment awards

Jan. 18, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- Nominations are being sought for two awards associated with Western Michigan University's annual observance of Student Employment Appreciation Week, which will take place Monday through Friday, Feb. 18 through 22.

WMU celebrates Student Employment Appreciation Week each February. The week is sponsored by Career and Student Employment Services and dedicated to all of the student employees who help to make the University a valuable place to learn new skills and develop competencies for future success. The theme for this year is "Helping You Build a Better Future."

A highlight of the weeklong celebration will be an awards reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the West Ballroom (rooms 209 and 210) of the Bernhard Center. The event will honor the Student Employee of the Year and Supervisor of the Year, along with the awards' other 2002 nominees and their nominators.

Nominations for the awards are being accepted through Feb. 8. Online nomination forms are available on the <www.broncojobs.wmich.edu> Web site. Paper nomination forms are available for pick up at Career and Student Employment Services on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall.

Graduate as well as undergraduate students may be nominated and will be judged on their reliability, quality of work, initiative and professionalism as well as the uniqueness of their contributions to WMU. Supervisors who are nominated will be judged on their professionalism and contributions to student learning and development. Student employees and supervisors who have won in the past are not eligible to win again.

Regardless of whether their units participate in the awards program, all faculty and staff are encouraged to thank their student workers in some way during Student Employment Appreciation Week. Suggestions for doing so include bringing in treats for the students, posting their pictures and a list of their special contributions on bulletin boards, and sending complimentary notes about them to their families.

For more details about Student Employee Appreciation Week activities or tips on how to honor student employees contact:

Surangi Cooray, (269) 387-2762, <surangi.cooray@wmich.edu> or

Beth Homrich, (269) 387-2787, <beth.homrich@wmich.edu> or

George Eskro, (269) 387-2787 or (269) 387-2733.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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