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Kayla Curtis Among Top Student Employees in the Country

Kayla Curtis (l) poses with Valerie Webster, co-curricular transcript coordinator (Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15)

Kayla Curtis, a senior psychology major, found out today (April 18) she made it to the Final Four of the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) Student Employee of the Year competition.

Curtis was honored at a luncheon for being the 2013 Keuka College, New York state, and Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA) Student Employee of the Year. As the regional winner, she went up against three other regional winners (from University of Iowa, California Polytechnic State University, and Auburn University) for the NASEA award, which was won by the student from Auburn University.

Nonetheless, winning the NEASEA award is impressive because nearly 100 schools/institutions from 11 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and six Canadian provinces are members of the organization.

“Two-hundred students, including six from Keuka College, were nominated at the institutional level,” said Sally Daggett, associate director of the Center for Experiential learning and director of student employment. “Nineteen schools from nine states submitted their winners for state awards and the regional winner was chosen from that group.”

Curtis, who hails from of Red Creek, is a psychology major who has served as student coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) chapter on campus since arriving on campus as a transferring sophomore. BBBS pairs volunteer “Bigs” (college students) with “Littles,” young students befriended and mentored by the Bigs.

Curtis was nominated by Valerie Webster, co-curricular transcript coordinator in the Center for Experiential Learning

According to Webster, Curtis increased the number of matches from one to 12, handles all aspects of training and data entry for the “Bigs,” and does “98 percent of the work to keep the program operational.”

Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15

Curtis exhibits a “work ethic, initiative and commitment to understanding and serving others” that will make her an asset to any organization after graduation, said Webster. “Her positive attitude, patience and ability to work with people are refreshing and energizing.”

Curtis has also been a resident assistant, a three-year member of the Psychology Club (current vice president), a member of two honor societies, and holds a 3.8 GPA.

Curtis received a certificate and a check for $250 from NEASEA, and a plaque and $100 gift card to the bookstore from the College.

Fisher a Stalwart in Social Work Office

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of profiles of Student Employee of the Year nominees. The winner will be announced at a luncheon Thursday, April 18.

Alicia Fisher ’14 of Corning, an occupational science major, has been nominated for  the 2013 Student Employee of the Year for her work as an office assistant in the Division of Social Work.

Nominated by Paulette Willemsen, administrative assistant, Fisher was commended for an outgoing personality and a willingness to take on responsibilities. Fisher works independently, follows tasks through to completion, has excellent communication skills, is extremely organized, and reliable, Willemsen said.

“Alicia is dependable, hard-working, conscientious, has a positive attitude and always comes to work on time. She is flexible and is willing to work on any assignment and readily accepts the challenge of something new. She has been a tremendous asset,” Willemsen said.

In addition, Fisher is active in several campus clubs, including the equestrian team, Health & Wellness Club,  Student Occupational Therapy Association, Honoring OT Leaders, and the Relay for Life Ceremony Committee. She also served as a mentor for New Student Orientation.

Top Student Worker, Boss Honored

Keuka's Student Employee of the Year, Ron Burd (third from right), with supervisors (from left) Eva Moberg-Sarver, Terry Fingar and Kathy Waye. Also shown are Director of Student Employment Sally Daggett and President Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera. (photos by Case Hamilton '12)

A “dependable and wonderful multitasking student” and a “detail-oriented staff member who takes time to listen to students and lends her support and guidance” were the respective recipients of the 2012 Student Employee and Work-Study Supervisor of the Year awards, respectively, at the Student Employment Awards Luncheon April 16.

Senior political science/history major Ron Burd and Administrative Assistant for the Division of Occupational Therapy (OT) Sandy Teague were selected by two separate panels of judges.

Burd was nominated for the award by Executive Director of Alumni and Family Relations Kathy Waye, Office Manager for Alumni and Family Relations Terry Finger, and Admissions Events Coordinator Eva Moberg-Sarver. (more…)

The Best: Here and in Western New York

To be nominated for Keuka College’s Student Employee of the Year award, a student must demonstrate excellence in several categories, including outstanding merit in reliability, quality of work, initiative, disposition, and contribution to employer.

Ten students were nominated for the award, and they each had a good chance of securing the Keuka award, and a higher honor. In the past 10 years, five Keuka students have gone on to win either the New York State or District 5 (Western New York) Student Employee of the Year award.

Associate Director for the Center for Experiential Learning Sally Daggett (l), College President Joseph G. Burke, Student Employee of the Year Chelsea Socha, and Senior Enrollment Adviser (Global Education) Lisa Marciniak.

And this year, Chelsea Socha, a senior accounting major from Himrod, can add her name to that list. She received a double dose of good news Monday (April 11) at the Student Employee of the Year Luncheon.

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Model Employees, Supervisors

Nine students were nominated for the 2010 Keuka College Student Employee of the Year award by their campus employment supervisors.

And, three supervisors were nominated for the inaugural 2010 Keuka College Work-Study Supervisor of the Year award.

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The Best Here and in Western New York

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Sally Daggett (l), Laura Williams, and President Joseph G. Burke

To be nominated for Keuka College’s Student Employee of the Year award, a student must demonstrate excellence in several categories, including outstanding merit in reliability, quality of work, initiative, disposition, and contribution to employer.

The Center for Experiential Learning sponsors the annual award, along with the Northeast Association of Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA). Serving 11 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, NEASEA is a non-profit association of professionals from education, business, industry, labor and government who are involved with programs for students who work while attending college.

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Awesome Aubrey

aubreyseotyKeuka College junior Aubrey Orloff has been named the Student Employee of the Year.

Orloff, a criminology/criminal justice and psychology major from Adams Center, was nominated for the Student Employee of the Year Award by Heather Bond, intake and transition coordinator for the Yates County ARC. She was honored at the recent Student Employee of the Year luncheon.

Bond nominated Orloff for her work with the D.R.I.V.E.(diversity, responsibility, inclusion, vision and experiential learning) program, which has been a big success thanks to the dedication of Keuka sophomores, juniors and seniors who are human services-related majors—psychology, occupational therapy, education and social work.

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