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Student Employment Awards 2018


In cooperation with National Student Employment Week (April 9–13, 2018), Butler recognizes the achievements of our students employed through student part-time hourly and Work-Study programs all over campus.

Every year a committee of students, faculty, and staff come together to honor the students who have shown exemplary dedication and commitment in their campus jobs. Nominations are judged on the following characteristics: reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and the uniqueness of the student’s contribution to the employer. There are three awards presented annually during National Student Employee Appreciation (NSEA) Week:

  • Student Employee of the Year: This student will be judged on their reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and their uniqueness of contribution. 
  • Outstanding New Student Employee of the Year: This award will be given to a student working in a position for less than one year who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to their position, department, and educational goals.
  • Student Employee Leadership Award: This award is given to the student who has demonstrated a keen sense of leadership in their position. Leadership may include supervising others or exhibiting great communication, decision making, and problem solving skills.


In honor of Butler University's  Student Employee Appreciation Week, we are proud to announce the recipients of this year's awards:

This year, the 2018 Outstanding New Student Employee of the Year award goes to Butler University Junior and Psychology major, Emily Flandermeyer for her initiative and hard work as an intern for Internship and Career Services. Courtney Rousseau, an ICS career advisor, writes that Emily’s “talent for connecting with students through trust and empathy is unparalleled. Because she values the growth found in vulnerability, she walks alongside her peers during these moments to encourage exploration.” Courtney says Emily “is devoted to student development, growth, and the overall mission of ICS.” 


The Student Employee Leadership award is presented to Butler University Senior and English Literature major, Alexis Schmidt for her committtment and leadership demonstrated in her role as a Community Builder and Information Commons Associate. “Her efforts both model ideal behavior and serve as motivation to those around her,” say Amanda Starkel and Megan Grady-Rutledge of the Information Commons and Center for Academic Technology. “Alexis has remained steadfast in her goals, growing ever-more confident each semester and becoming one of the most exemplary student leaders in the program’s history.” 

Butler University congratulates Senior and Education  major, Emma Frasier as this year’s Student Employee of the Year award recipient! Emma has worked in Information Technology for four years, and in Student Disability Services for two years. “Emma is truly one of a kind, and she doesn’t even know it,” writes Scott McDaniel, supervisor of the Tech Team. “She seems destined to help people,” says Debbie Jones, Accommodations Specialist for SDS. “Emma’s strong work ethic, good nature, and compassion have been a true asset to SDS and to the Chemistry and Communication Sciences and Disorders departments, whose curriculums she has transformed and made accessible…Emma represents everything that Butler University stands for, and will most certainly make a positive impact wherever she goes.”


This year we received 11 nomination packages for students employed in departments all over campus, including the Science Library, Information Commons, Center for Faith and Vocation, Butler Community Arts School, and more. The Office of Internship and Career Services would like to thank all of the supervisors and students for their nominations. Congratulations to this year’s award recipients, nominees, and all student employees. Our university could not meet its teaching, research, and service goals without your tremendous dedication and hard work. The effort you provide is vital to the functioning of our University.