It’s national student employment week! Time to choose four of our finest to be named CUW’s student workers of the year.

CUW’s student workforce performs critical roles that keep our university running. On top of being students, these workers serve food in the cafeteria, give tours to prospective students, and perform many, many more jobs that help make Concordia University Wisconsin such a special place.

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

“We’re so proud of all our student workers here at Concordia,” said Cheryl Weber, human resources training and development specialist. “They take pride in getting the job done, they’re never afraid to ask to do more, and they’re always professional when dealing with fellow students, faculty, or staff. They’re a great example of our mission, and I don’t know where we’d be without them!”

Marla Canda

  • Department: International Office
  • Position: Study Abroad Peer Advisor
  • Nominated By: Maggie Leimkuehler

“In addition to all of her work with the CIC, Marla is friendly to all students on campus, a mentor to newer students in the office and in her programs, and works with a student who needs assistance with mobility. There is nothing I can throw at Marla that would surprise her or that she couldn’t figure out!”

Mikayla Sells

  • Department: Digital Marketing
  • Position: Digital Marketing Student Worker
  • Nominated By: Digital Marketing Department

“She isn’t merely a student worker, she is an addition to our team and brings a spirit of authenticity, humility, and passion with her. Mikayla is SGA Senator and Business Scholar Chairman; she works both on and off campus and is filled with love for God, her family, and her friends. Not only does she go above and beyond in her work, but she also brings light, joy, and style into the workspace.”

Hannah Yurske

  • Department: Building and Grounds
  • Position: Student Worker, Building and Grounds
  • Nominated By: Steve Hibbard and Kelly Nommensen

“Hannah is a wonderful person to work with. Her Christian values and work ethic make her an incredibly enjoyable person to be around. She has been a dedicated worker in the office for seven years. She goes beyond expectations, and helps run the office in a smooth manner!”

Kristine Regal

  • Department: Applied Patient Care Lab
  • Position: Teaching Assistant
  • Nominated By: Megan Fleischman

“She is extremely responsive to emails, proactive in planning for and reviewing student needs, and professional in everything she does. She discusses her faith and it is evident that this guides her in her leadership of students. I have learned so much from her this semester and I cannot think of someone more deserving of this award.”

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