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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 2019-2020 on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. 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, 2019 and May 31, 2020 (anticipated).

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

  1. Less than one year of service
  2. Two years of service
  3. Three years of service
  4. More than three years of service
  5. Graduate Assistant
  6. 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 7, 2020 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.