An ability to efficiently balance two jobs in the Offices of Student Life and Undergraduate Admissions while maintaining near academic perfection, a 3.9 grade point average, are but two of the reasons why Paige Hryszko '13 was recently named Student Employee of the Year.
"Paige is incredibly hard-working, responsible and mature," said Jill Corbin, associate vice president of enrollment. "She's a testament to the quality and intelligence of UD students, and I don't know what we would do without her."
Hryszko, a theology major, has worked in the Office of Student Life since her sophomore year and in the Office of Undergraduate Admission since September 2012. Her responsibilities include working at the front desk in Student Life and working with prospective students in Admissions. After graduation, she will begin teaching with Teach for America.
"I've had a blast working in Admissions and telling prospective students all of the things that I love abut UD!" said Hryszko. "It's been great to meet and interact with so many current students and resident assistants in OSL."
"We're not looking forward to her leaving us in May," said Valerie Landrum, assistant director of student and parent services.
This year, 15 students were nominated by their supervisors for the award. A faculty and staff committee then evaluated the nominees and selected a winner and two runners-up based on their reliability, quality of work and professionalism. The honorarium for the Student Employee of the Year was an iPad®. Runner-up Sarah Valdovinos '15, an education major who works in the Education Department, received a Kindle Fire® and an Amazon® gift card. Second runner-up Timothy Gesner '13, a biology major who works in the Biology Department, received an Amazon gift card. The remaining 12 nominees received Visa® gift cards.
PHOTO: Paige Hryszko with supervisors (from left) Ashley Casano, Jill Corbin, Betty Perretta and Valerie Landrum. (Rebecca Rosen)