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Student Employee Recognition

National Student Employment Week: April 10-14, 2023

Each year, colleges and universities from across the country join together to recognize their Student Employees’ contributions during National Student Employment Week.

Here at Tulane, over 46% of our workforce is comprised of student employees, they play a key role in Tulane’s ability to offer educational, research, and operational excellence. Student employees serve as a supplemental workforce that perform invaluable services with enthusiasm, dedication, and innovation.

All schools, colleges, and departments are strongly encouraged to take some time to thank their student employees for their hard work and let them know that their efforts are valued.
Please download our Student Employment Recognition Guide for more information on how to participate in National Student Employment Week.

Student Employment Awards: A highlight of National Student Employment Week are the annual Student Employment Awards competition.

The Undergraduate and Graduate Student Employee of the Year awards are given to students who have made a positive impact on the university and demonstrated exceptional reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism. 

The Student Employee Supervisor of the Year award is presented to one Faculty or Staff employee who has made a positive impact on the university and demonstrated mentorship, empowerment, student advocacy, and Tulane values.

2023 Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year: Abhay Paharia, Abhay has worked as a Program Assistant in Campus Recreation since June 2021.
Finalists: Madison Wypyski, Merrilee Montgomery, Maggie Green

2023 Graduate Student Employee of the Year: Courtney Brock, Courtney is a fifth year Physician Scientist Program student and a Research Assistant in the Burow/Collins-Burow Lab.
Finalists: Natalie Page, Jade Barnblatt, Alex Landry, Sydney Roth

2023 Student Supervisor of the Year: Dr. Jacquelyne Thoni Howard, Jacquelyne is an Administrative Assistant Professor of Technology and Women's History. 
Finalists: Josh Fulmer, Jason McFarland

Past Award Recipients

Nominations for the 2023 Student Employment Awards are closed. Nominations for the 2024 awards will open February 2024.