​Supervisor of the Year​

The nomination period for this year's Supervisor of the Year has come to an end. Thank you to all that nominated their supervisor this year!​


Supervisors provide far more than basic training. They serve as mentors who build skills and advance technical knowledge, they support student career aspirations and foster professionalism, and they serve as positive role models for their student employees. In short, supervisors play a vital role in a student's overall educational experience.

 

Each year, students are given the opportunity to say “Thank you!" by nominating their supervisor for the UF Supervisor of the​ Year Award​. This award is given to an outstanding supervisor who has made a significant contribution to their student staff by demonstrating Extraordinary Leadership, Professionalism, and Guidance. The guidelines for this award have been established by the Midwest Associations for Student Employment Administrators (MASEA). 

 

The competition is open to all UF faculty and staff who are listed as student supervisors in Workday.

 

The campus winner is entered in the state and regional competition as well as receiving a certificate of recognition from the University. The winner of the regional competition goes on to compete for the national title.


Tips for Completing the Nomination

The selection committee can only make a decision based on the information provided in the nomination. Please try to provide examples and evidence of why the supervisor is outstanding. 

Per MASEA guidelines, please include information and examples about the following areas:

  • The nominee's greatest attributes, as they relate to their supervision
  • How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations as a supervisor
  • The quality of the nominee's work and work style
  • The nominee's leadership skills, initiative and motivation 
  • The impact the nominee has had on their student employees
  • The qualities of the nominee that set him/her apart from other student employment supervisors

Submission Procedure

A nomination letter, limited to 2 pages in length, should be emailed to: [email protected] No later than 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 10, 2023. Late entries will not be considered.


​Also include with the nomination letter the following information:

  • Nominee's name and department
  • Nominator's name, department and campus email address

ONLY ONE NOMINATION LETTER PER NOMINEE. Any additional materials will not be considered. The information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities through the University of Findlay.​



​2020-2021 Supervisor of the Year: Todo Djurovic


Djurovic was nominated as Student Employment Supervisor of the Year by Satarupa Banerjee, graduate assistant for the Office of International Admissions and Immigration Services. Banerjee said Djurovic is looked up to for his leadership, problem solving skills, and helping his team grow professionally and academically.​










2019-2020 Supervisor of the Year:​ Nicole Williams


Williams' graduate research assistant Jonathan Woodward nominated her for the Student Employment Supervisor of the Year award. Woodward says she has demonstrated professionalism, leadership, and mentored him both academically and professionally.


“It means a lot to me that my supervisor is looking out for my best interests, believing in me and wanting to see me succeed," Woodward writes in his nomination letter. “This exemplifies a supervisor that goes way above and beyond the standard work expectations to truly be a mentor."


Williams said she is honored to be the Supervisor of the Year and appreciates the recognition of her efforts. “It is an immense privilege to be the recipient of this award," she said. “My students are the heart of my teaching, research, and service."