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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

PSU names student employee of the year

PSU Student Employee of the Year Winners: Kimberly Shultz, 2nd runner up, left; Lyndsi Kjonegaard, 1st runner up; and Nick Dellasega, 2007 Student Employee of the Year.

Nick Dellasega, a senior finance major from Pittsburg, was named the 2007 Pittsburg State University student employee of the year today. As he received the award, Dellasega was informed that his nomination had been forwarded to the state level and he has already been chosen the 2007 student employee for the state of Kansas. Dellasega works in the Career Services office at PSU. He is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dellasega of Pittsburg.

The first runner up in the competition was Lyndsi Kjonegaard, a senior management major from Chouteau, Okla. Kjonegaard works in the Department of Technology Management. She is the daughter of Greg Kjonegaard, Choteau; and Sandi Peeples, of Inola, Okla.

Kimberly Shultz, a senior marketing major from Erie, Kan., was selected second runner up. She works in the Office of University Marketing and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Shultz of Erie.

The three winners were chosen from nominations submitted by offices across campus. A committee screened the submissions and chose the three winners. Dellasega’s nominators wrote that he is “professional with great business instincts. He has a great work ethic.”

Dr. Brad Hodson, PSU vice president for University Advancement, told the audience at the awards ceremony that “without the more than 900 student employees at PSU, we wouldn’t be able to accomplish what we do.”

Hodson said that both the university and the student workers benefit from the relationship, citing research that shows student workers tend to do better academically than others. Additionally, Hodson said, student workers form a deeper bond with the university.

The annual Student of the Year Award is sponsored by the National Student Employment Association, the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators and the PSU Office of Career Services.

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