Student Employee of the Year
This year, the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) will coordinate the annual National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) program independently from the MASEA SEOTY process. If you want to nominate a student for the National Student Employee of the year, your nominating institution must be a current member of NSEA. You can learn more about the eligibility and how to nominate for NSEA SEOTY on their website.
The Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) will conduct a separate process so MASEA members can recognize and celebrate their outstanding student employees. The intent of this award is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while pursuing higher education.
This year instead of recognizing state winners and a regional winner, there will be five categories and two students (winner and runner-up) will be selected from each category. The process will begin by each institution conducting their process. Then, any institution who is a member of MASEA may submit their SEOTY to one of the categories listed below. Only one submission from each school will be accepted. A committee of MASEA volunteers will then read nominations and select a winner and runner-up for each category.
All undergraduate student employees at institutions with at least one MASEA member are eligible. Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants are ineligible. Nominees are not restricted to students employed through the Federal Work-Study program. Nominees must be an employee at an institution that is a member of MASEA.
Students will be evaluated on their contributions in the category they are nominated to by using the criteria in the rubrics listed below.
Nominations will need to include a cover letter that contains the following information (you may use the SEOTY selection form below for a template):
Nominations should be in letter format (2 page maximum-this does not include the cover letter) and include the following requirements:
In order for your institution's student employee of the year to be considered for MASEA Student Employee of the Year, you must email your submission with the required information mentioned above, to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 11:59pm CST March 1, 2023. No late materials or previous forms will be accepted.
Please note: the information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities.
Student Employee of the Year Implementation Tips
The nominating process is easy! To help you with the process we have some suggested steps listed below:
2022 MASEA Student Employee of the Year
Dakota Roettger, University of Wisconsin-Madison
2022 MASEA Student Employee of the Year Runner-Ups:
Elena Bissonette, College of St. Scholastica
Michaela Neal, University of North Dakota
Nhi Le, Missouri State University
2022 MASEA State Winners:
Illinois - Emma Ramirez, Dominican University
Indiana - Virginia Carter, Ball State University
Iowa - Bahar Hashemi, Iowa State University
Kansas - Aylar Atadurdyyeva, University of Kansas
Kentucky - Caylin Allen, University of Pikeville
Michigan - Grace Gruesbeck, Spring Arbor University
Minnesota - Elena Bissonette, College of St. Scholastica
Missouri - Nhi Le, Missouri State University
Nebraska - Lauren Benck, University of Nebraska-Kearney
North Dakota - Michaela Neal, University of North Dakota
Ohio - Jinyoung Lim, University of Dayton
South Dakota - Madelin Smith, Dakota State University
West Virginia - Savannah Toney, West Virginia University
Wisconsin - Dakota Roettger, University of Wisconsin-Madison*