National Student Employment week is the second week in April. To celebrate this week and honor our student employees and their supervisors, we hold the Student Employee and Supervisor of the Year Awards Ceremony annually.
This awards ceremony honors our extraordinary Stony Brook students and supervisors who have a left a significant impact on our campus through student employment. All nominated students and supervisors are recognized at this prestigious event. A committee of various departments on campus, including both West Campus and Health Sciences Center (HSC), evaluates all nominations. Committee members are ineligible to evaluate student staff from their departments.
Each spring, the National Student Employment Administration (NSEA) coordinates a Student Employee of the Year selection process in conjunction with NSEA’s regional affiliates. The purpose of the selection process is to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college. The National Student Employment Association has declared that the second complete week in April each year be set aside to recognize the value of student employees and student employment professionals.
The process begins at the institution level. Supervisors have the ability to nominate outstanding student employees to be considered as their Student Employee of the Year. Once selected, any institution who is a current member of one of NSEA's regional affiliates - MASEA, NEASEA, SASEA, and WASEA - may nominate their Student Employee of the Year for regional and national consideration. Student workers may be classified as work study, institutional hourly wage, and graduate assistants in order to be nominated (from NEASEA).
The Supervisor of the Year program begins at an institutional level and progresses to the Regional level. This award was established to recognize the integral part that the supervisor plays in the education of a student employee. Supervisors act as mentors and provide education to their students that they cannot gain through the classroom. Students at colleges and universities across the region are asked to nominate supervisors who they feel are especially worthy of recognition (modified from the NEASEA website).
You may check out the following news articles about previous events and winners below: