Nominations Sought for 2018-19 Student Employee of the Year

The 2018-19 Gerald F. Scanlon Student Employee of the Year committee is seeking nominations for outstanding student employees. Nominations are due by 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8.

The intent of the award is to recognize and honor students who have demonstrated exceptional performance by contributing their time and/or skills to help the university achieve its goals and objectives. Up to 10 awards will be presented at a celebration in May.

Departmental supervisors may nominate any matriculated junior or senior who has been employed by the university for six months or more. The selection committee, comprised of supervisors representing each vice chancellor’s division, will review the nominations and select award recipients. Selection criteria include dependability, demonstrated initiative and original contributions to the workplace.

This award is named in the memory of a man who was a staunch supporter of students throughout his 20-plus year tenure with the university. Without student workers, much of the work done by university staff would be difficult to achieve. This award program is a small way for the university to say “thank you” to valuable student employees.

Nomination forms are available online here or by contacting TearNee Sodders at 413/545-9582. Emails should be sent to