Supervisor of the Year

Student Employee Supervisor of the Year Award Guidelines

New for 2023! We are excited to recognize the efforts of those working directly with our hourly student employees with the introduction of the Student Employee Supervisor of the Year award. The goal of this award is to recognize the invaluable work of those in direct supervisory roles of hourly student employees. Acting as role models, mentors, coaches, and providing career readiness education outside the classroom. Student employees or colleagues may nominate supervisors who work with hourly student employees that they feel should be considered for the Student Employee Supervisor of the Year recognition. Nominations will be judged on the following characteristics: mentoring, professionalism, and leadership provided to the student employee.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must supervise at least one hourly student employee.
  2. Must be a full-time or part-time employee of Iowa State University.

If you wish to nominate a supervisor, please complete the online nomination form and submit it by February 1st, 2023. The nomination form can be found in OneApp and requires an uploaded nomination in the form of a letter, limited to two pages. This letter should include a summary of the following:

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  1. The nominee’s greatest attributes, as they relate to their supervision.
  2. How the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations as a supervisor.
  3. The quality of the nominee’s work and work style.
  4. The nominee’s leadership skills, initiative, and motivation.
  5. The impact the nominee has had on your student employees.
  6. The qualities of the nominee that set them apart from other student employment supervisors.


Tip: We recommend completing the nomination in a separate document and then transferring it into OneApp as you cannot save your progress and return later. This submission must take place in one sitting.

You may nominate more than one supervisor for this award by completing a separate nomination form for each individual supervisor, but each NetID can be used only once. Consider partnering with someone to nominate so you can submit multiple supervisors.

Please note that additional materials will not be considered. The information you provide may be shared with the public through press releases and other promotional opportunities.

For additional information please contact Tricia Stouder (trew@iastate.edu) or Taylor Lelonek (lelonekt@iastate.edu).

Student Employee of the Year

For more information on how to recognize hourly student employees, visit here! SEOTY