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LU honors student employees

Student employeesTen outstanding students were recently recognized for their contributions at Lamar University’s 7th annual Student Employee of the Year award ceremony.

“Student employment is an integral piece of the dynamics of our campus,” said Angie Thomas, associate director of the Center for Career and Professional Development.  “Students who are employed on campus learn valuable skills and gain professionalism while being immersed into their campus and university culture.”

 “I have had the privilege of working with students one on one to give them the professional development and tips they need in order to achieve their goal of obtaining an on-campus job,” Thomas said. “The student employee of the year award highlights the accomplishments and outstanding service of these nominees.”

Recognized as the 2015 Student Employee of the Year was Colby Sundgren, a post-baccalaureate student in chemical engineering. Sundgren works in the Student Support Services division as a tutor.

student employeesNominated for recognition were: Sam Arisco, senior, biology, who works in Student Advising and Retention; Corynn Boudreaux, senior, health and kinesiology, who works in Student Advising and Retention; Bhakti Joshi, master’s student, mechanical engineering, who works in Counseling and Special Populations; Whitney Murdock, senior, psychology, who works in Student Advising and Retention; Sarah Rosachi, senior, mechanical engineering, who works in Academic Services-Recruitment; Kara Timberlake, senior, English and communication, who works in Public Relations; Brittni Thompson, graduate student, business, who works in Housing and Residence Life; and Shelby Murphy, junior, English and sociology, who works in the Department of Diversity and Inclusion.

“Their supervisors took time to nominate each student for exceeding the norm.  Each of these students excels at their job, in their academics, and in their accomplishments outside of the classroom,” Thomas said.