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Each year, as part of the National Student Employment week celebration, DePaul's Office of Student Employment coordinates a selection process to choose and recognize both a Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) and Supervisor of the Year (SUPOTY). These awards recognize the hard work and contributions of stellar on-campus student employees and managers.
We present the 2022 Student Employee of the Year award to Aylene Lopez!
“What stood out most was how she became a leader when the pandemic depleted our staff. Cinespace was one of the few locations where students still worked in person, but attendance was spotty at best. Furthermore, many of our more experienced staffers didn't return, leaving us primarily with new hires. Aylene took the initiative and assumed a senior technician's leadership responsibilities without being asked, training all the new hires and assisting with the operational aspects of the grip and electric department. This contribution was instrumental in maintaining the quality of service for our faculty and students during these difficult times.”
full essay here.
We present the 2022 Supervisor of the Year award to Vanessa Martinez!
“Beyond all of the knowledge about DePaul that Vanessa has bestowed upon me my favorite part of working with her is the way she treats her employees. Vanessa has never made me feel like she's my superior instead she truly believes that we are all constantly learning from one another and that we are all peers."
“Vanessa has taught me more about communication and collaborative skills than I have been able to learn in any other job or position I have held here at DePaul. She has taught me the value of my words not only in how I use them with others but also in how I use them to define myself.”
full essay here.