Student Employment Recognition
Karen L. Fooks, Director
April 5-11, 1998 is National Student Employment Week, a great time to recognize your student employees. Each year, over 6000 students work on campus doing valuable jobs to help faculty, staff, visitors and other students. In many departments, it is the work of the student employee that enables the department to fulfill its mission.
We in the Office of Student Financial Affairs (SFA) encourage every department that employs students under Federal Work Study (FWS) or Other Personnel Services (OPS) to recognize their contributions and do something special for their student employees during this week. A department might want to select a student for special recognition using the following as a guideline: quality of work; initiation; professionalism; and uniqueness of contribution.
If this concept is successful at University of Florida this spring, we will consider participating in a recognition program sponsored by the Southern Association of Student Employment Administration (SASEA) organization. We would select a University of Florida Student of the Year to nominate to the region. Currently the regional winner receives a plaque and a savings bond worth $200. The SASEA school member and the employing department will receive a certificate of appreciation, and the president of the winner’s institution will receive a congratulatory letter.
If you choose to join us in this effort, please let us know what you did to recognize your student employees during the week of April 5-11, 1998. Send information to Gordon Andrews, P.O. Box 114025, S-107 Criser Hall.