The Florida State University Career Center hosted the second annual Student Employee of the Year award ceremony April 15 to celebrate the vital contributions student employees make to the campus community.
A total of 150 nominations were received from departments and divisions across campus — a 100 percent increase from the nominations received for last year’s award.
Florida State University presents five different awards to student employees. Each award is named after an aspect of the institutional seal or in honor of an exemplary alumnus and student employee:
- The Torch Award recognizes the student employee displaying exemplary customer service.
- The Vires (Strength) Award recognizes the student employee who consistently goes above and beyond job duties, taking initiative in his or her role.
- The Artes (Skill) Award recognizes the student employee who best demonstrates critical thinking skills in the workplace.
- The Mores (Character) Award recognizes the student employee who exemplifies outstanding professionalism in all aspects of the role.
- The Tony DiBenedetto Student Employee of the Year Award, named in honor of a former FSU student employee and prominent alumnus, is bestowed upon the outstanding student employee that demonstrates strength, skill and character while delivering exceptional customer service and always going above and beyond the duties of the role.
DiBenedetto, the overall winner award’s namesake, credits much of his growth and development to the skills he learned from supervisors during his time as an FSU student employee. Now chairman and CEO of Tribridge, DiBenedetto serves as the keynote speaker at the Student Employee of the Year award ceremony.
The 2016 winners are:
Dustin Lynch, winner of the Torch Award
Jordan Chupp, winner of the Vires Award
E’lexis Brewer, winner of the Artes Award
Shane Morris, winner of the Mores Award
Margaret Scheiner, winner of the Tony DiBenedetto Student Employee of the Year Award
The 2016 Student Employee of the Year overall winner Margaret Scheiner is a graduate student in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.
The ceremony recognizes that the university could not accomplish initiatives or create a welcoming atmosphere to all without students’ daily contributions. For more information on Career Center services, programming or initiatives, visit http://career.fsu.edu/.