MASEA Monitor: August, 2016
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Congrats to New Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Trainers and SEE Attendees!

June 19-20, 2016 were memorable days in Champaign, IL when five colleagues completed the National Student Employment Association (NSEA) Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Train the Trainer Program. Please congratulate our new Regional SEE Trainers:
  • Dawn Chong, Bowling Green State University (MASEA)
  • Nedra Goodrich,* Texas Tech University (SASEA)
  • Desiree Noah, La Sierra University (WASEA)
  • Christine Shaffer, Washington & Jefferson College (NEASEA)
  • Kate Suriyatip, Pepperdine University (WASEA)
We also congratulate everyone who completed SEE Training Track A, Track B, or both tracks. An added bonus beyond the excellent training the individuals received -- attending SEE Training is one of the criteria toward completing the NSEA Above & Beyond Professional Certification Program.
Track A and Track B Track A
Teresea Anglin, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, IL  Karen Grover, University of Northwestern, MN
Leslie Carver, Hanover College, IN  Carla Hoskins, Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN
Carol Coston, University of Illinois-Chicago, IL Theresa Morgan, Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN
Gary Forst, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, MN Muqada Munir, Illinois Institute of Technology, IL
Brittney Gilman, Indiana State University, IN Kathryn Potts, Illinois Institute of Technology, IL 
Francesca Golden, Grand Valley State University, MI Tiara Scott, Clemson University, SC
Janet Hansen, Northwestern University, IL  
Emily Heckenkamp, Columbia College, MO Track B
Mara Jensen, Lakeland College, WI Leslie Harding, Kenyon College, OH
Nachelle Kaughman, Macalester College, MN Heidi Norris, Kenyon College, OH
Susan Patrick, Southern Illinois Univ.-Carbondale, IL Allen Voelker, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI
Candice Todd, Joliet Junior College, IL Andrea Watkins, Illinois Institute of Technology, IL
  Christopher Wise, Waubonsee Community College, IL

Thanks go to the MASEA SEE Trainers, Gloria Jenkins (Case Western Reserve University), Pamela Payne (Moraine Valley Community College), and Eric Wordlow (Columbia College Chicago) and National SEE Trainers, Paula McLain (Northwest Missouri State University) and Valerie Knopp (St. Cloud State University), for providing the two-day training. Thanks also to Kim Hull, MASEA Regional SEE Training Coordinator, and Craig Pelka, MASEA Immediate Past-President, for their assistance in coordinating site logistics.

If you’re interested in attending SEE Training, there’s another opportunity October 10-11, 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA prior to the NSEA/NEASEA annual conference October 12-14, 2016. Check out details at Hope to see you there!

*Nedra completed national SEE training and joins the team of National SEE Trainers which includes Jackie Biron (WASEA), Paula McLain (MASEA), and Valerie Knopp (MASEA).
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Congrats to the 2016 MASEA Award Winners!!

Join in on congratulating these fine Student Employment Professionals that are very deserving of these awards!
  • Valerie Knopp ( of St. Cloud State University was presented with the 2016 Cherie Lenz Outstanding Service Award.
  • Vicky Clary ( of Xavier University was presented with the 2016 MASEA President's Award.
  • Paula McLain ( of Northwest Missouri State University was presented with the 2016 Student Employment Administrator of the Year Award.
  • The IUPUI Office of Student Employment ( was presented with the 2016 MASEA Award for Excellence in Innovation.
  • Raven Curling ( of the Loyola University Chicago was recognized for her conference presentation entitled 'Community Based Federal Work Study: Creating a Program that has Universal Impact' which received the 'Best of MASEA' recognition.  

Join the 2017 MASEA Conference Planning Committee!

Interested in getting more involved with MASEA? The Conference Planning Committee will start to meet soon for next year's conference in Springfield, Missouri and we're getting the ball rolling seeking volunteers to join the 2017 MASEA Conference Planning Committee. From supporting logistics, marketing/communications, and sponsorships to brainstorming fun activities to be a part of the conference, there's a spot for you. Email to get more information!

Search the MASEA Member Directory to Contact your Colleagues!

Membership Renewal Information

Now is the time to renew your membership! You can renew your MASEA membership for the 2016-2017 membership year (July 1 - June 30) via the MASEA Membership Page.

Membership dues for 2016-2017 are:
  • $50.00 for individual membership
  • $135.00 for institutional membership (up to 4 persons - additional people can be added at $40 each).
Benefits of membership include:
  • Connections to institutions in the Midwest embracing similar student employment change and growth opportunities;
  • Training and professional development including the annual MASEA conference and Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training program;
  • Participation in the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) and Student Employment Supervisor of the Year (SESOTY) programs;
  • Access to the MASEA website including access to membership contact information, and State Representatives;
  • Access to the MASEA listserv to distribute questions, news, career opportunities, and success stories;
  • MASEA newsletters containing student employment and institutional news, MASEA updates, and professional development opportunities; and
  • Opportunities to get involved in committees and present at conferences.
Visit the MASEA website today to access all member resources!

Conference Calls

The opportunity to participate in calls are increasing!!! Currently, Illinois and Ohio "support groups" hold monthly calls to share best practices, approaches, and challenges.  The calls are a great way to network with colleagues in your state.

To be added to a group, contact:
Illinois - Andrea Watkins at
Ohio - Vicky Clary at

Interested in a state conference call for your state? Contact your MASEA state rep and let them know you're interested!

Meet YOUR MASEA State Representative at!

Federal Work Study Report

Click the link below to access the results of the research conducted to study the components needed to efficiently and effectively administer Federal Work Study.

It is exciting to see that student employment is starting to get a place at the table to discuss the positive impact it has on college students.  Two of our very own MASEA members, Ann Wessman (Iowa State University) and Paula McLain (Northwest Missouri State University), had the opportunity to present in Washington D.C. on the topic.

2016 NSEA Conference: Details

Registration is now open for the 2016 NSEA Conference, scheduled for October 10-14 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Omni William Penn Hotel! Early bird registration deadline is September 23rd.

Conference Highlights:
  • Student Employment Essentials (SEE) Training - Track A - Legal Issues in Student Employment (October 10) and Track B - Job Development and Federal Work-Study (October 11).
  • Student Employment Tutorial (SET) Training - Legal Issues in Student Employment (October 14)
  • 20 Engaging Session Presentations
  • Keynote Speakers to Inspire and Inform
  • Networking and Relationship Building with Colleagues
  • Silent Auction to Benefit Local Charity
  • ... and much more!
Check out all the details at NSEA.

Welcome New Members...

and Welcome Back to Members who Renewed!

Laurie Alward-Diener Oakland University MI
Tom Ascher Olivet Nazarene University IL
Alyssa Bass Olivet Nazarene University IL
Anna Benoit-Kuruc Olivet Nazarene University IL
Sean Boley  University of Findlay OH
Nola Bond Northwest Missouri State University MO
Brenda Case-Parris Western Michigan University MI
Kelli Chapman Oakland University MI
Dawn Chong Bowling Green State University OH
Vicki Clary Xavier University OH
Cheryl Combs Missouri State University MO
Jenna Corcoran Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis IN
Amanda Currey Iowa State University IA
Anette D'Amato Marquette University WI
Michelle Drake Northwest Missouri State University MO
Monica Duffy University of Dayton OH
Jason Eckert University of Dayton OH
Nancy Fetzer Oakland University MI
Vernell Glenn University of Wisconsin - La Crosse WI
Kelly Greene Dakota State University SD
Enriqueta Guerrero School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL
Terri Hare Western Illinois University IL
Ann Hartley University of Kansas KS
Danielle Hayden  Saint Mary's College IN
Cindy Hermsen Oakland University MI
Brooke Hull Northwest Missouri State University MO
Patrick James School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL
Gloria Jenkins Case Western Reserve University OH
Poonam Joshi Columbia College Columbia IL
Nachelle Kaughman Macalaster College MN
Julie Kell University of Michigan-Dearborn MI
Kim Knebel University of Wisconsin - Platteville WI
Valerie Knopp St. Cloud State University MN
Frank Lai School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL
Sandi Lindquist Rockford University IL
Anne Long Northwest Missouri State University MO
Amy Ludwig Bowling Green State University OH
Angie Mareck Saint John's University MN
Kathy Maxwell Elmhurst College IL
Janna McDonald Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis IN
Paula McLain Northwest Missouri State University MO
Christy Miceli School of the Art Institute of Chicago IL
Theresa Morgan Purdue University - West Lafayette IN
Kathy Olson College of St. Benedict/St. John's MN
Nicole Pedraza Bowling Green State University OH
Craig Pelka Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis IN
David Pickering Olivet Nazarene University IL
Crystal Ponder Drury University MO
Mai Qazzaz University of Michigan-Dearborn MI
Abbie Raum Wartburg College IA
Angelique Reda Dominican University IL
David Reseigh Purdue University - West Lafayette IN
Stephanie Rich  University of Dayton OH
Michele Schmitz Bowling Green State University OH
Erin Schwartz Iowa State University IA
Elwanda Scott Western Illinois University IL
Debra Scripter Spring Arbor University MI
Dawn Smith Iowa State University IA
Robert Smith Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis IN
Roberta Smith Western Illinois University IL
Regina Storrs University of Michigan-Dearborn MI
Linda Szykowny Bowling Green State University OH
Yolanda Teamor University of Notre Dame IN
Clarissa Thompson Augustana College IL
Joshua Vail University of Toledo OH
Beth van den Hombergh Western Michigan University MI
Donald Vince University of Dayton OH
Allen Voelker University of Wisconsin - Green Bay WI
Cheryl Wagner Spring Arbor University MI
Candace Washington Ohio State University OH
Mark Watts Grinnell College IA
Simone Werth Fort Hays State University KS
Ann Wessman Iowa State University IA
Holly Wilson Ohio State University OH
Eric Wordlow Columbia College Columbia IL
Dawn Wright Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis IN
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Your 2016-17 MASEA Board of Directors

Eric Wordlow, President, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Sean Boley, President Elect, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio
Craig Pelka, Past President, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana
Kim Hull, VP for Professional Development, Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas
Brett McKnight, VP for Membership, Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, Missouri
Erin Schwartz, Secretary, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Debra Scripter, Treasurer, Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan
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