CUW’s student workforce performs critical roles that keep our university running, and now is the time to show our appreciation!

April 10-16 is National Student Worker Appreciation Week. On top of being students, these workers serve food in the cafeteria, give tours to prospective students, and many many more jobs that make Concordia the beautiful, welcoming place that it is.

This week we want to recognize a few student workers who go above and beyond in their positions to share God’s love and serve others. These Student Workers of the Year are nominated by our staff and faculty and selected from approximately 800 employees. The qualifications to be nominated include:

  • Exemplifies a strong, Christ-like character
  • Shows enthusiasm, dedication, initiative, and reliability in service to their department
  • Performs excellent work
  • Willingly goes above and beyond expectations
  • Has a mind-set of service to others


Maegan Gorecki

Department: Undergraduate Admissions
Position: Student Ambassador
Nominated by: Kristin Newhouse and Cassandra Chmielewski

“Maegan is hard of hearing and instead of using that has an excuse she meets it head on. Every tour she gives is always highlighted with a bubbly personality and her love for Concordia Wisconsin. Her nominators call her CUW “super fan.” Thank you Maegan for all your enthusiastic hard work!”


Benjamin Dubke

Department: Academic Resource Center (ARC)
Position: Math Consultant
Nominated by: Elizabeth Kirk

“Benjamin has been tutor for 3 years both undergraduate and graduate students. His ability to connect the students to the material is truly an amazing task. He always maintains a positive and flexible mentorship. Benjamin as developed the Math Drop-In Desk, which guides students to think through solutions. Benjamin keep up the amazing work!”


Grant Karsten

Department: Residence Life
Position: Assistant Resident Director
Nominated by: Ryley Schetter

“Grant’s Christian character and work ethic makes him a stand out ARD for his RAs and residents. Grant’s first semester he served coffee every Friday morning for the opportunity to connect, along with some elevator trivia, with rewards of candy. Through his God given talents and his leadership skills, Grant is able to help others to be more secure in their strengths. Way to go Grant!”


Kylie Dake

Department: Extended Campus Operations (ECO)
Position: ECO Student Worker
Nominated by: Danya Sasada

“Her arrival to work is always cheerful and with a contagious smile. Committed to her position in the ECO and also her education, rounding off her first semester in college by earning a 4.0 GPA! Kylie is also involved in many campus organizations. Kylie keep up the energy, showing no matter what challenges we face, we can face them with a smile!”

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