Scripps Student Employee of the Year

Posted: April 10, 2013

The results are in – and the three finalists for the first Scripps Student Employee of the Year competition are (above, from left to right) Anna-Marie Wood ’13, LaThelma Armstrong ’13, and SuAnne Lee ’14.

The competition is part of National Student Employment Week, with the Scripps finalist representing Scripps College in a national competition. Supervisors were asked to nominate outstanding student workers, focusing on those who demonstrated notable reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism, uniqueness of contribution, and commitment to inclusivity and community. Nominations were reviewed by a committee of faculty, staff, and alumnae.

Wood works in the Office of Admissions as a student assistant, administrative receptionist, and point person for prospective students. Supervisor Meg Vallnotes in Wood’s nomination that her “warm demeanor, knowledge of our office, willingness to share her Scripps experience with others and her positive outlook make her a joy to work with and to know.”

Armstrong is a senior mentor and lead tutor for the Scripps College Academy, where she guides high school seniors through the college application process while managing 13 other tutors. Her supervisor, Robert Escobar, drew attention to Armstrong’s “passion for education, people, and helping.”

Lee works for Residential Life building community and promoting safety as a resident advisor for Browning Hall. In the fall semester, she carried out 18 different collaborative projects as part of her job; of her work, supervisor, Jamie Kammerman-Watson says, “I have not met a student who is more excited about it.”

Come support all student employees at a reception in Margaret Fowler Garden on April 12 at 4:00 pm, where the finalist will be announced.

— Ann Mayhew ’13

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