Student Employees of the Year

We appreciate all the hard work Illinois students contribute to our great university and award the very best for their efforts!

2019 Student Employee of the Year Eligibility and Nomination Guidelines

National Student Employment Week April 14-20, 2019

Eligible Students

Undergraduate hourly students currently employed on campus for a minimum of 6 months between June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019 (anticipated).

Selection Criteria

Students will be evaluated on the following qualities:

  1. Reliability
  2. Quality of Work
  3. Initiative
  4. Professionalism
  5. Uniqueness of Contribution

Number of Selections

Each employing unit should select no more than two nominees. Please note: only one nomination letter will be considered for each nominee.

Submitting Nomination

Please submit the following information by Sunday, February 17, 2019.

  1. Nomination Form
  2. Nomination Letter

Nominations on letterhead can be mailed or hand delivered to Hannah Driscoll in the Office of Student Financial Aid. Contact information is below. Nominations submitted via email can be sent to hannahd@illinois.edu. Emailed nominations must come from the nominator’s University email address.

Awards

Scholarships for the winners will be awarded as follows:

  • Winner – $400
  • Runner-Up – $300
  • Honorable Mention (2) – $150

Winning nominations will be submitted for State, Regional and National consideration.

Announcement of Winners

We will hold a Student Employment Recognition Event on Thursday, April 18 during National Student Employment Week (April 14-20, 2019) to recognize all nominees and to announce the 2019 winners. We will not announce winners in advance. We would like to encourage all nominating employers to attend the event to show support and appreciation for our student employees, and we will encourage all nominees to attend so we can recognize them for their outstanding contributions. Every nominee/nominator will receive separate invitations prior to the event.

For Additional Information or Questions

Hannah Driscoll
Office of Student Financial Aid
Student Services Arcade Building
620 East John St., MC-303
Champaign, IL 61820
Email: hannahd@illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 300-7584

2018

Student Employee of the Year

Dawn Nguyen

Dawn Nguyen, Advanced Visualization Lab

Student Employee of the Year, Runner Up

Kennedy Stevens

Kennedy Stevens, University Press

Student Employee of the Year, Honorable Mention

Geraldine Carney

Geraldine Carney, Engineering IT Shared Services

Student Employee of the Year, Honorable Mention

Pierce Hadley

Pierce Hadley, Bioengineering

America Reads/America Counts Champaign Tutor of the Year

Cristal Noriega

Cristal Noriega, Champaign Early Childhood Center

America Reads/America Counts Urbana Tutor of the Year

Beatris Garcia

Beatris Garcia, MLK, Jr. Elementary and BTW Elementary

2017

Student Employee of the Year

Samantha Barratt

Samantha Barratt, School of Integrative Biology

Student Employee of the Year, Runner Up

Theresa Pham

Theresa Pham, Spurlock Museum

Student Employee of the Year, Honorable Mention

Diamond Kinermon

Diamond Kinermon, Testing Accommodations Center

Student Employee of the Year, Honorable Mention

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Jesse Crowe, Engineering IT Services

America Reads/America Counts Champaign Tutor of the Year

Eva Cygan

Eva Cygan, Kenwood Elementary School

America Reads/America Counts Urbana Tutor of the Year

Jessica Vilaythong

Jessica Vilaythong, Urbana Adult Education Center

For more history of previous winners, please see our Student Employment Recognition Event Winners page.