Student Employee of the Year

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The WPI Student Employee of the Year Award recognizes WPI students who demonstrate outstanding performance as employees of the university. In addition, recipients are eligible for district, regional, and national consideration in the Student Employee of the Year program, coordinated by the National Student Employment Administration.

Award Criteria

The WPI Student Employee of the Year Award is granted to passionate, motivated students whose contributions are highly valued by their department of employment. Nominees must be WPI student employees who have worked a minimum of six months part time (or three months full time) during the selection period of June through March.

2018 Winners

2018 Student Employee of the Year winners Takayoshi Tsutsui and Elizabeth Towle

Student award winners

From their Nominations

“Elizabeth’s ability to have constructive, challenging, and respectful conversations is incredible. She has made me a better Supervisor, more in tune to the needs and wants of the student specialists, and I cannot thank her enough for that.”

“Taka has great poise and demeanor when interacting with our staff and students. He possesses an ability to remain calm and under control during situations that may be tense for others.”

2018 Nominees

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Alisa Dasilva
Alisa Dasilva

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Brian Westgate
Brian Westgate

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Brianna Burke
Brianna Burke

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Connor Mastrapol
Connor Mastrapol

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Gabrielle Somadelis
Gabrielle Somadelis

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Jake Merdich
Jake Merdich

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Jess Locke
Jess Locke

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Josue Contreras
Josue Contreras

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Kodey Converse
Kodey Converse

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Kyle Mudge
Kyle Mudge

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Marisa Sposato
Marisa Sposato

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Meredith Forcier
Meredith Forcier

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Morgan Maiola
Morgan Maiola

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Natalie Fabrizio
Natalie Fabrizio

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Nick Lapierre
Nick Lapierre

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Silvio Torres Betancur
Silvio Torres Betancur

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Spenser Martin
Spenser Martin

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Stephanie Smieszek
Stephanie Smieszek

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Thomas Mackintosh
Thomas Mackintosh

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Travis Norris
Travis Norris

Nominations

Nominations for WPI Student Employee of the Year will be accepted from January 16 to February 8, 2018. Nominations are judged on the following characteristics:

  • quality of work

  • initiative

  • disposition

  • reliability

  • contribution to the employer

On the nomination form you will be asked to provide examples of how the nominee exceeds the expectations listed in his or her job description and how the nominee’s leadership skills, initiative, or motivation helped to improve your office functions, among other examples of how the nominee stands out from other student employees.

Selection Process

  • Nominations must come from a WPI employee who supervises student workers.

  • Nominations are accepted in January and February.

  • Nomination information may be shared with the public through promotional opportunities.

For more information please contact seoy@wpi.edu.

Browse Student Employee of the Year awardees

Year Recipient Type Department(s)
2018 Elizabeth Towle Undergraduate Information Technology
2018 Takayoshi Tsutsu Undergraduate Corporate & Professional Education
2017 Ashley White Undergraduate Facilities Office
2016 Emma Healey Undergraduate Career Development Center
2016 Veronica Rivera Undergraduate Office of Disability Services
2015 Tete Zhang Undergraduate International House
2014 Randy Chin Undergraduate Marketing Communications
2013 Samuel Francois Undergraduate Career Development Center
2012 Nicholas Mondor Undergraduate Office of the Provost
2011 Georgi Karkzhaliyski Undergraduate Information Technology
2010 Jairo Argueta Undergraduate Rubin Campus Center
2009 Will Grudzinski Undergraduate Academic Technology Center
2008 Nicole Baugh Graduate Marketing Communications
2008 Yilmaz Kiymaz Undergraduate Information Technology
2007 Kristin Collette Graduate Undergraduate Admissions
2007 Nate Piper Undergraduate Undergraduate Admissions