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Distinguished Student Assistant Awards

The Distinguished Student Assistant Awards are designed to honor the students who support the work of the university through their employment with academic departments, administrative offices and off campus community service agencies. These students make vital contributions to the university and the community.

We will be honoring our best student assistants of 2018-2019 on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. It will take place in Dede I starting at 4:00 pm, with the most distinguished students receiving a certificate and a gift. Students selected for the Most Distinguished Student Assistant in their category will proceed for Regional recognition with the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA). Finalist from MASEA will proceed for National recognition with the National Student Employment Association (NSEA).

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or greater.
  • Students must have completed the Online Student Employment Programs Orientation via Sycamore eLearning.
  • Students must have been employed for a minimum of six months between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019 (anticipated).

Students may be nominated in one of six categories. These categories are:

  • Less than one year of service
  • Two years of service
  • Three years of service
  • More than three years of service
  • Graduate Assistant
  • Student Assistant Team of the Year

Selection Criteria:

Students will be evaluated on the following characteristics:

  • Reliability
  • Quality of Work
  • Initiative
  • Professionalism
  • Uniqueness of Contribution

Student Information needed to complete the nomination form:

  • University Id Number
  • Major
  • Year in School

Submit Your Nomination Today!

A panel of judges will select the most distinguished student assistant in each category. The judging panel consists of five individuals, including representatives from faculty, administrative staff, support staff, and students. Each judge will rate the nominations independently. Ratings will be combined to determine the student to be honored in each category. Multiple nominations are permitted, but the strongest nominations are those that have broad support. Please confer with other staff in your area before making a nomination. Nominations are due February 9, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. Nominations received after 4:30 p.m will not be considered. Should you have any questions or concerns please contact via email Brianne Karazsia or 812-237-3257. Student Employment is managing the nomination process. The recognition and awards reception will be coordinated by Student Employment Programs. 

 

2018 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

 

  • Less than one year of service: Courtney Sledge and Montel Yarbrough
  • Two years of service: Abby Roth
  • Three years of service: Alyssa Wozniak
  • More than three years of service: Mary Fisher
  • Graduate Assistant: James Warren
  • Student Assistant Team of the Year: Caleb Hess, Jessica Hughes, Sophie Morgan, and Gabrielle Yowell
  • Student Assistant of the Year: Mary Fisher

 

Supervisor Awards

  • Sycamore Pride: Sunshine Mack
  • Student Professional Development Award: Jennifer Christian
  • Mentorship Award: Chad Clark
  • Leadership Award: Chad Clark
  • Supervisor of the Year Award: Chad Clark

2017 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

  • Less than one year of service: Monica Morris
  • Two years of service: Tenisha Thompson
  • Three years of service: Nicole Hostetter
  • More than three years of service: Katie Miller
  • Graduate Assistant: Jacob Payne
  • Student Assistant Team of the Year: Ashanti Baker, Alexandra Hendrix, Ivy Coble

Supervisor Awards

  • Student Professional Development Award: Brice Yates
  • Campus Involvement Award:Amy Bagley
  • Supervisor of the Year Award: Julia Bruce

Photos: http://photos.indstate.edu/Events/Events-by-Year/2017/Student-Assistant-Recognition-Ceremony/

2016 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

  • Less than one year of service: Shelby King
  • Two years of service: Ashley Renner
  • Three years of service: Carly Nash
  • More than three years of service: Marilyn Contreras
  • Graduate Assistant: Shelby Kitch and Jack Kendall
  • Student Assistant Team of the Year: Caleb Hess, Holden Theriault, James Angle, Audrey Powell and Sydney Bruner

Supervisor Awards

  • Student Professional Development Award: Qihao Weng and Ellie Pounds
  • Campus Involvement Award: Holly Mullenix
  • Supervisor of the Year Award: Caroline Savage

Photos: http://photos.indstate.edu/Events/Events-by-Year/2016/Student-Assistant-Recognition/

2015 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

  • Less than one year of service: Haleigh Laughlin
  • Two years of service: Elinor Balensuela
  • Three years of service: Blaine Timonera
  • More than three years of service: Kara Phelps
  • Graduate Assistant: Ashley Newton
  • Student Assistant Team of the Year: Alicia Thayer, Sydney Bruner, Tyler Angle, Holden Theriault, Seth Payne

Supervisor Awards

  • Student Professional Development Award: Jen Latimer
  • Campus Involvement Award: Christina Hoesl
  • Supervisor of the Year Award: Audra Trnovec and Richard Green

Photos: http://photos.indstate.edu/Events/Events-by-Year/2015/The-Distinguished-Student

2014 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

  • Less than one year of service: Kelsi Perrott
  • Two years of service: Sean Carey, Jacob Rowe
  • Three years of service: Sammi Lindauer
  • More than three years of service: Travis Napier
  • Graduate Assistant: Sarah Balana Molter, Brittani Wolfe
  • Student Assistant Team of the Year: Christopher Stevens, Jake Pruett, Lee Reynolds, Rebecca DeCamp, Rex Hammond

Photos: http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Events/Events-by-Year/2014/Distinguished-Student/

 

 

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2013 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

  • Less than one year of service: James Hardy
  • Two years of service: Lee Reynolds
  • Three years of service: Steven Flowers
  • More than three years of service: Lee Johns
  • Graduate Assistant: Sowmya Challa
  • Student Assistant Team of the Year : Angela Lewis, Ashley Sanders, Brittany Kelley
  • Customer Service: Amanda Westrich
  • Self-Starter: Amanda Hubbard

Photos - http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Events/Events-by-Year/2013/Distinguished-Student-Awards/

2012 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

  • Less than one year of service: Jordan Isaacs
  • Two years of service: Kasey Kahle
  • Three years of service: Anthony Gochenour
  • More than three years of service: Joshua Strain
  • Graduate Assistant: Dimitri Morson

Photos - http://isuphoto.smugmug.com/Events/Events-by-Year/2012/Student-Awards-Recognition/

2011 Student Assistant Recognition Ceremony

  • Less than one year of service: David Walters
  • Two years of service: Lana Schrock
  • Three years of service: Abigail Carver
  • Graduate Assistant: Reema Lamichhane