2022-2023 Supervisor of the Year: Harley Ferris
Harley Ferris, Ph.D. assistant professor of English and director of the Writing Center was nominated by one of his Writing Center tutors for the title of “Student Employee Supervisor of the Year.” “You can tell that he’s very passionate about his students and his efforts to educate us,” said Kaylee Furge, University of Findlay student and tutor, who nominated Ferris for the award. “He reminded me that my work is important. For the first time, I felt super compelled to submit a nomination and write a letter. I have never had a supervisor that was more deserving of this award.”
2021-2022 Supervisor of the Year: Brad Hammer
Hammer’s graduate assistant, Maggie Morehart, nominated him for the Student Employment Supervisor of the Year Award. Maggie stated that “Some of Brad’s greatest attributes are his willingness to listen, his humility, and his ability to inspire his staff to continually find ways to improve. He is one of the most sincere and caring people I know, and he makes his entire staff feel heard and respected. I look up to Brad as a mentor and role model: he cares about his community and is willing to give his time to help others achieve their goals.”
Hammer was runner-up for the Regional Award through the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA).
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."