Student Employment Appreciation Week kicks off

Student Employment Appreciation Week kicks off


All student workers and supervisors are invited for a free grilled hot dog on the patio Wednesday, April 11, in front of the Student Services Center at 11:30 a.m.

Then teams of student employees and supervisors will participate Thursday, April 12, in the Sixth Annual Team Challenge from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Student Rec Center. A spirit of competition is all you need for fun and creative office related activities. One lucky team will win a free luncheon worth up to $100, courtesy of Richard Rugen, vice president for administration and finance.

To cap the week, nominees for Student Employee of the Year and their sponsors will enjoy a luncheon Friday, April 13, at noon in the KUB Hideaway.

Bloomsburg’s 2011-12 Student Employee of the Year is Matthew McCarthy, a senior secondary education and history major, as well as a senior receptionist for Residence Life and the ID Card Center. McCarthy receives a $500 scholarship funded by the Bloomsburg University Foundation. Second place finisher is Shanna Scott, a junior early childhood education major and mentor in the Helping Professions Living and Learning Community. Scott receives a $200 gift certificate from the University Book Store.

A complete list of nominees

  • Luke Betley, nominated by Jen Raup and Donald Young from Student Standards
  • Leslie Cope, nominated by Tia Dreckman from TRiO Upward Bound
  • Cory Davenport, nominated by Cheryl Stahler from Technology Support Services
  • Jessica Frey, nominated by Charles Starkey from Early Childhood and Adolescent Education
  • Rachel Knight, nominated by Joy McGinnis from Berwick Area United Way
  • Vanessa Martin, nominated by GayAnne Spezialetti from Audiology and Speech Pathology
  • Matthew McCarthy, nominated by Amy Cunningham, Tom Kresch, Michelle Stout form Residence Life/ID Card Center
  • Carrie Mensch, nominated by Michelle Ficca, Mary-Lee Helbing, Mary Amick from Nursing
  • Grace Nugent, nominated by Ethan Krupp from Music, Theatre and Dance
  • Michael Otto, nominated by Cheryl Stahler from Technology Support Services
  • Konstantinos Patsiopoulos, nominated by Debbie Stolz from Diversity and Retention
  • Rubin Rhodes, nominated by Debbie Stolz from Diversity and Retention
  • Shetia Richardson, nominated by Valerie Moyer from Student Activities
  • Shanna Scott, nominated by Sharon Solloway from Helping Professions Living and Learning Community
  • Brittiny Seedor, nominated by John Thomas from United Way of Columbia County
  • Kristen Sharpless, nominated by Chong Min Lee from ASL/English Interpreting Program
  • John Shilpetski, nominated by Lawrence Fritz from Graduate Office
  • Kathryn Young, nominated by Stephen Kokoska and Ashley Bilinski from Honors Program