The goal of the Student Employee of the Year award is to recognize the extraordinary work being done by student employees acting as leaders and innovators in their roles.  Hourly student employees carry out important services with passion, initiative, and dedication, all while cultivating professional skills and helping our university and community thrive.    

Student Employee of the Year Guidelines

Nominations now open! Please see below for additional information.

Nominations will be judged on 5 key categories; Community Service, Collaboration & Teamwork, Leadership, Technology & Innovation and Critical Thinking

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must be currently enrolled at the nominating institution
  2. Students must be in an undergraduate program; graduate students and teaching assistants are not eligible for this award
  3. Students must hold an hourly employee position; salary staff are not eligible

If you wish to nominate an hourly student employee, please complete the online nomination form and submit it by February 1st, 2024. The nomination form can be found in the linked Qualtrics form and requires the nomination in the form of a letter, limited to two pages. Please submit as a PDF. 

You may nominate more than one hourly student employee for this award by completing a separate nomination form for each individual student.

Please note that additional materials will not be considered. The information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities.

Timeline:

November 16th: Nomination form goes live

February 1st: Nominations due at 11:59 P.M.

March 20th: Award Reception

Plans to celebrate all our nominees with a reception are in the works! Supervisors and nominated students will be invited after our submissions are complete.

The winner from Iowa State University will be entered in a regional and national competition with the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators and National Student Employment Association.

For additional information please contact Tricia Stouder (trew@iastate.edu) or Taylor Lelonek (lelonekt@iastate.edu).

Student Employee Supervisor of the Year

Interested in recognizing an outstanding student employee supervisor? Check out information about our Student Employee Supervisor of the Year award too! For additional details, visit here! SESOTY