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Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY)​​

​The Student Employee of the Year program recognizes outstanding student employees who perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication and initiative. Our faculty and staff depend on the contributions of student employees. This reliable workforce contributes to the efficient operation of the entire campus. We aim to educate and empower our students to be proactive in their lifetime academic and career success.


The Student Employee of the Year will be revealed during National Student Employment Week. The campus winner will then be submitted for review for state, regional, and national recognition.


2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year 

 


Molly Owens was nominated by Patrick Grine, chemistry lab manager, for her excellent communication skills, efficiency, work ethic, and leadership qualities. Serving as a Student Assistant in the Chemistry department for the last three years, Grine said Owens has been instrumental to the department in a number of ways.

 

“Molly leads by example and has respect and following due to her dedication to the work and the hard work she performs," Grine stated. “Besides being a leader, she is a team player. Her whole concept of work is based on how to do the work as a team."​








2020-2021 Graduate Student Employee of the Year 

 


Mahdi Khansari was nominated by Karen George, senior director of Advancement, for his work as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Findlay's Mazza Museum. 

 

“Mahdi consistently goes above and beyond whatever is asked of him," said George. “He is extremely responsible and dedicated no matter what the project or who is leading it. The entire Mazza team enjoys and has benefitted from the flexibility, productivity, positivity and professionalism that he demonstrates every day."

 

Khansarai's background in computer science and engineering has allowed him to contribute immensely in the research and implementation of equipment and technologies for the new Joseph and Judith Conda STEAM Education Center.



2020-2021 Honorable Mentions

Student Nominee

Nominating Supervisor

Department​

Mary Morehart

Brad Hammer

Career and Professional Development

Moriah Christensen

Cara Davies

College of Science
Jace Swingle

Nira Kadakia

College of Pharmacy

Macaulay Williams

Chris Medjesky

College of Business

Elysia Detweiler

Carole Luke

College of Health Professions

Maverick Guenther

Linda Werst/Carol Stitt

Western Farm

Luke Smith 
Dana Emmert
College of Science

Kelsi Gillespie

Deanna Brown

Academic Support Center

Emily Paul

Patrick Grine

College of Science




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019-2020 Student Employee of the Year


Olivia Hatton is a senior Forensic Biology and Biology major, with a minor in Chemistry. Olivia is involved with multiple on-campus clubs, including Habitat for Humanity Campus Chapter, TriBeta Biology Honor Society, Scholarship and Research Society and has also presented at various conferences. She has been working as the Forensic Science Student Assistant since the fall of her freshman year. Her nominating supervisor, Jaymelee Kim, had this to say about Olivia, “Olivia puts thought into her work and gets it done efficiently," Kim said. “She has been adaptable and flexible in her position as the department's student assistant. Working with her has been great, and she will be hard to replace when she graduates. She balances work with a full course schedule, other jobs, research, and community service. Given those factors, I think the quality and reliability of her work is noteworthy and she is well-deserving of this recognition."






2019-2020 Honorable Mentions​

Student Nominee

Nominating Supervisor

Department​

Alexis Rushton

Jaymelee Kim

College of Science

Brigid Griffin

Skylar Mettert

Greek Life

Cheyenne Potteiger

Amy Yeater

College of Health Professions

Emily Braun

Off-Campus

Jefferson Primary

Emily Paul

Patrick Grine

College of Science

Haley Ganger

Sharinda Welton

Student Activities

Hope Brant

Cathy Donovan/Leah Brant

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Jacquelyn Morris

Rachel Darroch

Alumni

Molly Owens

Patrick Grine

College of Science

Sydney Brown

Kirby Overton

College of Business

Sydni Carpenter

Orion Jones

Physical Plant

Zoe Zuress

Cathy Donovan/Leah Brant

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences​



​​2018-2019 Student Employee of the Year

 

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Meagan Rhine is a graduate student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Findlay. She began working for the UF English Department in the fall of 2014 and has loved every minute since. In addition to the English Department, she works at the student recreation center giving relaxation massages to students, faculty, and staff. “These jobs have provided me the opportunity to enhance skills less emphasized in the classroom curriculum, including budgeting, logistics, and communication," Hatton said. “I am passionate about the care of my future patients, who fuel my efforts to become the best version of myself. My education and work experience have prepared me to exceed expectations as a student and as a professional in my field upon graduation."






2018-2019 Honorable Mentions​


Student Nominee

Nominating Supervisor

Department

Rachel Claus

Jackie Stephenson

Academic Support Center

Todo Djurovic

Dr. Nabarun Ghose

College of Business

Rachael Elliott

Erika Monticchio​

Equestrian

Elizabeth Fisher

Ben Dolan

Biology

Kenzy Oiler

Lynn Bell

Physical Plant

Matthew Soyland

Christina Harvitt

Technology Support Services

Alexandra Thorn

Monica Birchmeier

Facilities

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2017-2018 Student Employee of the Year​

 


Alyssa Westgerdes is a physical therapy major with a minor in psychology. Alyssa is involved in the Physical Therapy Organization as well as the secretary for Colleges Against Cancer. She is an only child and loves spending time with her family. “Here on campus I work in the business office and I also work on the Tobacco Free Campus Generation Initiative with the best boss that anyone could ever want, Julie Yingling. I am very blessed to have met Julie so soon into my time here at UF. She has quickly become more than a boss to me and I am so very grateful for that. I have enjoyed my time here at UF so far, and I am very excited for what else is yet to come."






2017-2018 Honorable Mentions​


Student Nominee

Nominating Supervisor

Department

Hannah Adkins

Judy Rucker

Sodexo

Torie Allgire

Judy Rucker

Sodexo

Katherine Karkosiak

Lynne Bell

Physical Plant

Krystal Koch

Kate Brown

Pharmacy

Mackenzie McClure

Sherri Morrison

Pharmacy

Poojaben Patel

Damon Osborn

College of Business

Joshi Kotari

Kimberly Walker

Sodexo​