Student Employee Appreciation Week: April 9 - 15, 2018

The National Student Employment Association (NSEA) designates one week each year for universities and colleges across the country to recognize the substantial contributions of students who work on-campus jobs.

During the National Student Employee Appreciation Week, and throughout the year, we encourage supervisors to thank their student employees and let them know that their work is valued. Please download our tips on ways to recognize your student employees.

Student Employee of the Year & Rookie of the Year Awards

Students perform invaluable work for departments across the Bowdoin campus with dedication, initiative and enthusiasm.  We want to recognize and appreciate the students who contribute to the operation of the college through their work on campus.  This year, in addition to the Student Employee of the Year Award, we are introducing a new award category, Rookie of the Year.

2018 Winners

Student Employee of the Year: Will Bucci, Dining Services

Rookie of the Year: Juan Magalhaes, Dining Services

Reception Photos

Student Appreciation Poster Photos

2017-2018 Nominees

Appreciation Reception Recap

On April 11, 2018, supervisors from over 20 different departments joined their Student Employee of the Year and Rookie of the Year nominees in Cram Alumni House for the annual Student Employee of the Year Reception. This year, we had 24 spectacular nominees across two categories: 15 for Student Employee of the Year and 9 for a new award, Rookie of the Year.

Wonderful posters celebrating each department’s student employees lined the walls and the room was buzzing. The reception kicked off with Bowdoin’s Associate Director of Student Employment Meredith Haralson giving opening remarks and showing each student gratitude for their excellent work.

Videos celebrating all of the Student Employee of the Year and Rookie of the Year nominees played and afterwards, the winners were announced.

Rookie of the Year went to Juan Magalhaes, a First-Year from Brazil, who works numerous shifts in Dining Services including Friday night express dinner at Moulton Union.

The Student Employee of the Year award went to Junior Will Bucci, also from Dining, who goes above and beyond his responsibilities and does so with a huge smile. Will is actually abroad this semester, but he was elated and sent us an amazing video documenting his excitement.

All in all, this event was a great way for Bowdoin to show appreciation for its student employees and celebrate the hard work of some extremely dedicated and talented students.