The Shine Awards recognize outstanding student employees for their contributions to their teams and the university and for their leadership in professional formation, as well as supervisors and on-campus employers who provide opportunities and guide and mentor student employees in their personal and professional development.
Congratulations to the recipients below of this year's Shine Awards and thank you to all of our nominees for their outstanding work in Student Employment.
2023 Student Employee of the Year: Cullin Egge, '23 | Research Assistant, Matteo Ricci Institute | Spanish Subject Specialist: Tutor & Conversation Group Leader, Learning Assistance Programs
Exceptional Undergraduate Student Employee: Gracie Hiteshew '24 | Desk Coordinator at Chardin Hall, Housing & Residence Life
Exceptional Graduate Student Employee: Gabby Rios '24 | Graduate Assistant, Office of Multicultural Affairs
Supervisor of the Year: Dr. Ariana Mendible | Assistant Professor, Mathematics
Best Place to Work On Campus: Student Success & Outreach
The Shine Awards aim to affirm that professional formation has always been centered in existing leadership & programming in one or more of the following ways:
We are delighted to hand over the Shine Awards to the Office of Student Employment. The aim is to develop the Shine Awards into a cherished tradition on our campus and to continue honoring and celebrating the exceptional dedication and contributions of our on-campus student employees and their supervisors.
We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to everyone who has been involved in the Shine Awards since their inception in 2020. Our gratitude is extended to the nominators, the selection committees, and all those who have supported this initiative. Your efforts have not gone unnoticed, and we are grateful for your unwavering support.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the transition or the Shine Awards in general, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Again, thank you, together, let us continue to shine the light on the exceptional work performed by student employees and inspire our campus community to reach new heights in high-impact career practices.