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Read About Previous SEOTY Winners:

2014 Winner: Emily Buelow

Emily Buelow Employee of the Year Senior Human Biology major Emily Buelow is the Head Student Building Manager for the Kress Events Center.

Emily manages 60 student employees, 25 at the Kress front desk and 35 in the weight room. She runs the 8-week group fitness instructor training program and assists in hiring new group fitness instructors, and was recognized this year by the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association for her active participation at UW-Green Bay. Buelow, a Human Biology major with an emphasis in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology, has presented at state conferences on such subjects as developing and revamping fitness classes. Buelow was presented with a $50 gift card and a UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year engraved plaque during an on-campus ceremony April 14. Her name also was engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office, and her photo, noting the honor, will be displayed for the next year inside the Kress Events Center.

Buelow was one of 16 students nominated for the 2014 Student Employee of the Year Award, and five additional students were recognized for their outstanding demonstration of one of the five evaluation qualities.

Press Release for Emily's Win

2013 Winner: Mysty Kepler

Mysty Kepler Employee of the Year Senior Communication major Mysty Kepler is the Financial Aid Student Specialist for the University's Financial Aid Office.

Kepler assists with maintaining accurate financial aid and student employment records in UW-Green Bay’s Financial Aid Office. Nominator Karen Sevick, University Service Specialist, lauds Kepler for her great decision-making skills, confident performance and effective communication ability. “Mysty has the ability to take on new projects and develop new methods to perform certain tasks within her role,” Sevick said. “She has found ways to make complicated data easier to process and understand. In addition, Mysty always shows complete professionalism in her work and personality.”

Kepler was presented with a $50 gift card and a UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year engraved plaque during an on-campus ceremony April 15. Her name also was engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office, and her photo will be displayed for the next year inside the Student Services area.

Press Release for Mysty's Win

2012 Winner: Logan Hendricks

Logan Hendricks Employee of the YearCommunication major Logan Hendricks is the Student Marketing and Promotions Coordinator, a position he has held for nearly three years.

Hendricks received the student employee accolade in part because he was the driving force behind the new Phoenix Phanatics rewards program aimed at increasing student attendance at home athletic events. Under the program, many sporting events experienced a significant increase in attendance — some as much as 200 percent. Hendricks has the ability to take on new projects and develop new ways of approaching tasks, and always demonstrates professionalism in his work and personality, according to Athletics Marketing and Promotions Coordinator Adam Halfmann, who nominated Hendricks.

Hendricks, a De Pere High School graduate, received a $50 gift card and a UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year engraved plaque during a ceremony held Monday, April 16 on campus. His name was engraved on a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office, and a photo will be displayed for the next year at the Kress Events Center.

Press Release for Logan's Win

2011 Winner: Stacy Hehn

Stacy Hehn Employee of the YearStacy Hehn was named UW-Green Bay's 7th Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) in a ceremony held in the Phoenix Rooms on April 11, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. Stacy was one of eleven nominees who competed for this award. The awards were presented by Mike Stearney, Dean of Enrollment Services and Diana Delbecchi, Student Employment Coordinator.

Stacy is majoring in environmental policy and planning and minoring in environmental science. She is employed as the Head Student Building Manager for the Kress Events Center. This is where Stacy is described as being a strong leader, willing to work beyond what is required of her, and puts the needs of the department before her own. She was nominated by Tim Helein and Jeff Krueger of the Kress Events Center. Jeff and Tim both describe Stacy as someone who is committed to the campus community and constantly shows leadership in her role. Stacy works an additional job at the University Union and was also nominated by Kelly Kramp for her role as a Personnel Coordinator and Sustainability Intern. Stacy is the first student in UW-Green Bay history to be nominated by two departments, which truly highlights her outstanding work ethic and dedication to both her positions. For these reasons, and many others, she was awarded the Student Employee of the Year award for 2011.

Stacy's name has been engraved in a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office. She received an engraved clock which serves as a reminder of how much we value the time she has spent giving to UW-Green Bay as a student employee. We are all very pleased with her dedication to our institution. Congratulations from the SEOTY Committee!

2010 Winner: Tyler Gajewski

Tyler Gajewski Employee of the YearTyler Gajewski was named UW-Green Bay's 6th Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) in a ceremony held in the Phoenix Rooms on April 12, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. Brad was one of nine nominees who competed for this award. The awards were presented by Chancellor Thomas K. Harden, pictured to the right with Tyler.

Tyler is majoring in art education and minoring in design. He has been employed as a Web Developer/Designer in Web Services for a year and was nominated by Bridget L. Bishop and Eric W. Lightbody. Nominators describe Tyler as someone who is "willing to go above and beyond" and "a team player interested in team success, not just individual success or recognition". Tyler works hard at maintaining the University’s web presence and for this reason, and many others, he was awarded the Student Employee of the Year award for 2010.

Tyler's name has been engraved in a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office. Tyler received an engraved clock which serves as a reminder of how much we value the time he has spent giving to UW-Green Bay as a student employee. We are all very pleased with his dedication to our institution. Congratulations from the SEOTY Committee!

2009 Winner: Brad Fischer

Brad Fischer Employee of the YearBrad Fischer was named UW-Green Bay's 5th Student Employee of the Year in a ceremony held in the Phoenix Rooms on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Brad was one of seven nominees who competed for this award. The awards were presented by Interim Chancellor David Ward and Dean of Students, Sue Keihn.

Brad has been employed as a Building Manager in the University Union for two years and was nominated by Poppy Grant. Poppy stated that "Brad takes his responsibility in the Union very seriously. The University Union is staffed from 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Brad always makes sure that someone is there to open and around until closing, many times it being himself. Brad's quality of work is exceptional, and he is great with our team of students in delegating what needs to be done in a timely manner."

Brad's name has been engraved in a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office. Brad's picture has been placed on the traveling plaque and will be displayed in the University Union for one year. Brad received an engraved clock which serves as a reminder of how much we value the time he has spent giving to UW-Green Bay as a student employee.

2008 Winner: Brittany Brodziski

Brittany Brodziski Employee of the YearBrittany Brodziski was named UW-Green Bay's 4th Student Employee of the Year in a ceremony held in the Phoenix Rooms on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. Brittany was one of ten nominees who competed for this award. Supervisor's were asked to nominate their student employees based on their performance in the areas of reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, and uniqueness of contribution. Each nominee received a certificate of recognition. The awards were presented by Chancellor Bruce Shepard, and Kelly Franz, Controller, who represented the judging committee.

Brittany has been employed as a Laboratory Technician for two years and was nominated by Joe Schoenebeck. Joe stated that "Brittany has been a great asset to our department. She works well with others as an instructor as well as a trainee. She is able to critically think about problems making me trust her judgment in making sound decisions about organization and safety."

Brittany's name has been engraved in a plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office. Brittany's picture has been placed on the traveling plaque and will be displayed in the Natural and Applied Sciences office for one year. Brittany received an engraved clock which serves as a reminder of how much we value the time she has spent giving to UW-Green Bay as a student employee.

In addition, the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators has named Brittany Brodziski the 2008 Student Employee of the Year for the State of Wisconsin. For this honor, she has received a State Award certificate, a letter of Congratulations and a check for $75.00. I have added a photo. Of Joe Schoenebeck, Brittany, and the Chancellor.

2007 Winner: Erica Millspaugh

Brittany Brodziski Employee of the YearErica Millspaugh is the winner of the third annual Student Employee of the Year award. The announcement was made at a ceremony Thursday, April 12, in the Phoenix Room of the University Union. Millspaugh, a photography major, has been employed as darkroom supervisor in the Studio Arts Building and Access Services student manager in the David A. Cofrin Library for the past two years. Millspaugh was nominated by Prof. Sarah Detweiler and chosen from a field of 13 nominees. Millspaugh received an engraved clock and a certificate of commendation. Her department, Communication and the Arts/Photography, received a plaque, and her name will be engraved on the permanent plaque that hangs in the Financial Aid/Student Employment Office waiting area.

Additionally, it was announced that Erica Millspaugh has also been chosen by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) as the 2007 Student Employee of the Year for the State of Wisconsin. As such, she received a certificate of commendation, along with a check for $75.

2006 Winner: Adam Halfmann

Adam Halfmann Employee of the YearThe 2006 UW-Green Bay Student Employee of the Year is Adam Halfmann. Adam was nominated by Dan McIver in Athletics. Adam received a certificate and an engraved clock at a ceremony held on Thursday, April 13, 2006 in Phoenix Room B of the University Union. Adam's parents, brother and grandparents were in attendance.

Some of the statements that Dan McIver made about Adam in his nomination letter were, "It is difficult to put into words how significant an impact Adam's initiatives has had on the athletic department…numerous improvements or projects would not have been implemented without Adam." Also, “Adam shows complete professionalism in his work and personality. On rare occasions a department will find an exceptional student employee who has the initiative to take on new projects and present ideas on how to make improvements in the way work is being done. Adam exemplifies this type of student employee. The best compliment that I can provide is (to say that) I do not consider Adam to be a student employee; he is a full-time member of the athletic department staff."

The Athletic Department will display a traveling trophy with Adam's picture for the coming year. Adam's name has been added to the Perpetual Plaque that hangs in the Financial Aid and Student Employment Office.

Adam has also been chosen by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) as the 2006 Student Employee of the Year for the State of Wisconsin. For this, Adam was awarded a certificate and a check for $75. Adam's nomination further progressed to the Midwest competition.

2005 Winner: Erica Heckendorf

Adam Halfmann Employee of the YearThe University of Wisconsin-Green Bay announced that Erica Heckendorf (pictured on the right, to her left is Becky Wendt, Student Employment Coordinator, and to her right is Chancellor Bruce Shepard) is the winner of the first annual Student Employee of the Year award. The announcement was made at a punch and cake ceremony at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005 in the Phoenix Rooms of the University Union.

Erica received an engraved clock and a certificate of commendation. Her department, The Institute for Learning, received a plaque that will be displayed thru the following year. There is also a perpetual plaque that will hang in the Financial Aid Office lobby, bearing Erica’s name as the 2005 Student Employee of the Year.