National Student Employee of the Year Award 

2019 Winner


Julianne Evans
University of Dayton


2018 Winner

Tom Walker
Colorado State University

Tom was recognized by his supervisor, Lindsay Mason, as an outstanding student employee.  Specifically, for his ability to problem solve creatively within his work with RamRide, CSU’s safe ride home service. Some of Tom’s highlighted work with RamRide includes coding a program to estimate wait times, improving inefficiencies within the system, and increasing engagement through an anonymous rating system.  NSEA would like to extend a heartfelt congratulations to Tom for his dedication and service as a student employee!

Please read the full article, provided by CSU, to learn more about Tom, CSU’s Off-Campus Life appreciation ceremony, and to see the presentation of Tom’s award.

 2017 Winner

Alex Bourdeau
Ball State University

How are Student Employee of the Year winners selected?

Each spring, NSEA coordinates a selection process and chooses the National Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work while attending college.

Step 1: Each participating campus begins the competition to select a campus winner
Step 2: All 4 regions review campus nominees to select a regional winner 
Step 3National Board of Directors makes final review and selection for national winner
Winner receives a $500 cash prize & a visit from the NSEA President or designee