Weeklong celebration honors student employees

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Photo of 2013 Student Employee of the Year Demetria Jones.

2013 Student Employee of the Year Demetria Jones

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University will recognize its student employees during the 28th annual Student Employee Appreciation Week, Monday through Friday, Feb. 17-21.

Career and Student Employment Services is accepting award nominations online through Monday, Feb. 10, for the awards it bestows in conjunction with the observance.

Recognizing the importance of student employees

The week is a time to honor student employees, who help to make WMU a great place to work and learn. It also provides an opportunity to showcase the University's outstanding student employees and the staff members who supervise them.

Faculty and staff members may make nominations for the Belleville Student Employee of the Year award while students may make nominations for the Supervisor of the Year award. The winning student's nomination is forwarded to a national competition, and all 2014 award winners and nominees will be announced as well as celebrated during a reception at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Bernhard Center.

WMU faculty and staff members are encouraged to submit award nominations and to thank their student workers in some way during appreciation week.

To help celebrate the University's 4,000 student workers, Career and Student Employment Services makes available a template for creating certificates of appreciation as well as a limited number of small gifts.

For more information or appreciation week materials, visit wmich.edu/career/seaw. Direct questions to Brenda Case-Parris at brenda.case-parris@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.