HIGH POINT, N.C., March 16, 2016 – High Point University has announced Jasmine Williams as the first-ever student employee of the year. Williams has worked in the Survey Research Center since spring 2012.
HPU employs 30 percent of undergraduate students through the Student Employment Program (SEP). Student employees currently fill 1,489 positons on campus. This is the first year that HPU will nominate one student to represent our university for this prestigious recognition.
“Each spring, the regional and national associations coordinate a selection process and select one student to receive the National Student Employee of the Year Award,” says Whitney Neal, manager of the Student Employee Program. “This award recognizes the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.”
Supervisors from each department or area at HPU could nominate one student that met the eligibility criteria. The eligible nominees were reviewed by the SEP Advisory Committee and the top contenders were voted on by all student supervisors at HPU.
“Over the last four years, Jasmine has been our most dependable leader and has shown an impressive work ethic,” says Dr. Martin Kifer, director of the Survey Research Center and professor of political science at HPU. “Such a well-rounded student exemplifies the qualities we want to see in our employees.”
“In addition to lending her talents to the Survey Research Center, Jasmine has learned valuable work-related skills that will enhance her resume and set her apart from other candidates,” says Brian McDonald, associate director of the Survey Research Center and adjunct professor at HPU. “Her commitment to the Survey Research Center included two promotions, and in her role as student supervisor, she has helped train and oversee many student employees over the years.”
HPU is a member of the Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators (SASEA) and National Student Employment Association (NSEA).