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Island University Celebrates National Student Employment Week, Recognizes Top Student Employees

April 14, 2017


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Each year, colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. Student employment offers students career-enhancing opportunities, the ability to develop skills relevant in any career and better preparation for the job market upon graduation.

At Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the week of celebration kicked off on April 10, with the Student Employee Bash, sponsored by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Career Services. During the bash, over 400 students and dozens of their department supervisors were treated to a sit-down lunch.

On April 13, Career Services hosted the Student Employee of Year reception. During the reception, Stephanie Zook, a senior business management major, was named the A&M-Corpus Christi 2017 Student Employee of the year.

“Stephanie is a hardworking dedicated young woman, mature beyond her years,” said Sharon Herrera, A&M-CC Student Employee Coordinator and Stephanie’s direct supervisor. “We can always depend on her to be professional, both in person, on the phone and as the face of the office. She always goes above and beyond what is expected. She is going to be missed when she graduates this semester.”

The first runner-up for A&M-CC 2017 Student Employee of the Year was Emalee Keim, who was nominated by the Honors Program. Keim is a sophomore, studying biomedical sciences.

The second runner-up for the A&M-CC 2017 Student Employee of the Year was Gypsie Alvarado, nominated by the Center for Academic Student Achievement. Alvarado is studying mechanical engineering and math.

The Island University employs more than 1,000 student workers. This year, 31 departments around campus nominated student workers for an award. All were recognized at the reception.