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Thursday, April 06, 2006

PSU honors student employee of the year

(Devin Gorman, right, reacts to the news that he has been chosen Pittsburg State University Student Employee of the Year.)

Pittsburg State University on Wednesday honored Devin Gorman, a senior marketing major from Parsons, as the 2006 Student Employee of the Year. Devin, the son of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Gorman, Parsons, is an office assistant in the Development Office. He is a graduate of Parsons High School. At the end of the awards ceremony, David Hogard, assistant director of the Career Services Office, announced that Gorman's nomination had already been submitted to the state level and he has been chosen Student Employee of the Year for the State of Kansas. Gorman’s name will now be submitted for the regional competition.

Lyndsi Kjonegaard, a junior management major from Choteau, Okla., was named first runner up and Stephanie DeWees, a senior communication major from Lakin, Kan., was named second runner up. Kjonegaard is the daughter of Greg Kjonegaard, Choteau, and is a junior marketing major. She is a graduate of Choteau-Mazie High School. She works as a student secretary in the Office of Technology Management. DeWees is the daughter of Joe and Paula Korbe, Lakin, and is married to Richard DeWees. The couple lives in Frontenac, Kan. Stephanie is a graduate of Lakin High School. She works as a student secretary in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

In nominating Gorman for the Student Employee of the Year Award, his supervisor, wrote that Gorman "interacts quietly and confidently with major donors, university administrators, PSU Foundation Board members and other university stakeholders."

Gorman was praised for the extra effort he expends to help visitors to campus who stop by the Development Office for direction and assistance.

"Devin is truly an ambassador for the entire institution, not just the Office of University Development," the nominator wrote.

Gorman has put his minor, graphic arts, to work in the office.

"His talent as a graphic artist is truly exceptional and is of great benefit to the Office of University development," the nominator wrote.

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