Heather Ann Keating Named Mount Union Student Employee of the Year

April 08, 2010

Mount Union College senior Heather Ann Keating was named Student Employee of the Year at the Student Employee Recognition held in the Hoover-Price Campus Center on Thursday, April 12.

Keating, a writing major of Minerva, was recognized for her hard work and dedication as a student employee in the library. She was nominated by her supervisor, Bette George, circulation manager.

'Daily I supervise as many as fifty-two student employees,' said George, 'and I would rank definitely rank Heather in the top one percent of this group for all the years that I have been employed here because I admire her so much for her expertise and truly excellent customer service practices.'

'An important outcome of working at the library is that it has helped me focus on what I want from my career,' said Keating. 'As a teacher, I will be required to begin working on a master's degree shortly after I begin my career. When I begin this part of my life, I intend to focus on a degree in library science. I feel earning a master's degree in library science in addition to my writing major as well as a secondary education license will open a multitude of doors for me.'

Other nominees included Kandis Cutlip, a senior middle childhood education major of Warren who works in the Office of Registration; Larissa Kuhel, a freshman of Parma employed by McCrea Manor, one of the College's community service partners; Renee Myers, a senior athletic training major working in Student Financial Services; Leah Wetherald, a senior mathematics major of Columbiana who is a lead tutor in the Writing Center and Advancement Call Center employees Kristin Bowling, a freshman media studies major of Homerville; Nathan Mullen, a junior business administration major of Salem and Jason Wild, a sophomore sport management major of Madison.

Each year, Mount Union recognizes the efforts of students employed through the Mount Union student employment programs. On an annual basis, the College employs over 1,000 students. These students make tremendous contributions to the College's goal of meaningful work, fulfilling lives and responsible citizenship.

Departments on campus and community service agencies that employ Mount Union students were encouraged to nominate exceptional employees who significantly contribute to the College or agency.

Selection criteria for nominated employees are based on reliability, quality of work, initiative, and professionalism and uniqueness of contribution.

This award was granted in conjunction with National Student Employment Week April 8-14.

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