Editor’s Note: This is the sixth of 10 profiles of nominees for the 2011 Student Employee of the Year award that will be presented at the Annual Student Employment Awards Luncheon April 11.
According to Paulette Willemsen, secretary for the Division of Education and Division of Social Work, senior Emily Eichhorn is a young woman of great integrity who is extremely dedicated to the field of education.
Eichhorn is an office assistant for the education and social work divisions and secretary for Information Technology Services (ITS).
An adolescent social studies/special education major from Glen Aubrey, Eichhorn “is reliable, comes to work on time, and always has a positive attitude. She accepts any task she is given, readily follows through to completion, and goes above and beyond what is expected to complete the work,” said Willemsen.
“Emily has been a volunteer teacher’s aide for several years at Maine-Endwell Middle and High schools,” said Willemsen. “While a student at Keuka, she has served as a note taker and tutor for the Academic Success at Keuka (ASK) office, and many evenings last semester she spent time tutoring students after hours. She demonstrates empathy and compassion for the students she tutors, always making sure they stay on the right track.”
Willemsen says Eichhorn “has an outgoing personality and is always willing to take on additional responsibilities. At all times I have found Emily to be dependable, hard-working, conscientious, honest, and courteous. She presents herself professionally and does not view this position as ‘just’ a work-study job.”
Eichhorn’s activities include serving as Student Senate representative for the Class of 2011; secretary for Lambda Gamma Pi honor society; member of the Kappa Delta Pi honor society, Political Science and History Club, and Campus Activities Board; and past president of the Secondary Education Club.
According to Willemsen, Eichhorn has been on the Dean’s List each semester since enrolling at Keuka in 2007, received the Outstanding Sophomore Adolescent Education Award, and was awarded a George H. Ball Scholarship.
Said Willemsen: “Emily is a tremendous asset to the education and social work divisions.”