As a State Representative, the role is to serve as a resource to current and potential members within a designated state and ambassador of MASEA. Many thanks go to the state representatives that have agreed to serve this role. Their willingness to give MASEA a portion of their limited and valuable time is greatly appreciated. Below lists the three new state reps (let's welcome them) followed by the continuing/returning state reps.
New State Reps:
Alissa Melberg - Minnesota
Student Employment Coordinator
Office of Financial Aid
University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
Phone: (320) 589-6034
Amanda Currey - Iowa
Office of Student Financial Aid
Iowa State University
Phone: (515) 294-7368
Danielle Ehrhard - Missouri
Coordinator, Student Employment
Webster University Career Planning & Development Center
St. Louis, MO
Phone: (314) 246-8266
Continuing/Returning State Reps:
Tamima Farooqu - Illinois
Job Resource Specialist
Moraine Valley Community College
Orland Park, IL
Phone: (708) 974-5313
Jenna Corcoran - Indiana
Student Employment Consultant
Indiana University - Purdue University
Phone: (317) 274-3083
Luanne Wedge - Michigan
Grand Rapids Community College
Grand Rapids, MI
Phone: (616) 234-4170
Cassandra McDonald - North Dakota
Student Employment Coordinator
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND
Phone: (701) 777-4136
Lynn Hoehn - Ohio
Owens Community College
Phone: (567) 661-7715
Kelly Greene - South Dakota
Career Development Advisor
Dakota State University
Phone: (605) 256-5155
Join in on congratulating these fine Student Employment Professionals from MASEA that are very deserving of these awards!
Valerie Knopp (email@example.com) of St. Cloud State University was presented with the 2016 Mentorship Award. Per the NSEA webpage, mentorship is one of the most important elements of a successful career, yet it is often a component that, while prized by recipients, is rarely rewarded. In recognition of the value that the National Student Employment Association places on mentorship, the NSEA Mentorship Award was created to reward an outstanding mentor. It is anticipated that the awardee will have had a sustained commitment to mentoring, and a significant positive impact on their mentee(s). For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the development of others. The key roles a mentor provides include:
Intellectual growth and development
Positive role modeling
Karen Hollebeek (Calvin College) was presented with the 2016 Lifetime Membership Award. The NSEA webpage describes the award as: The Lifetime (or Honorary) Membership Award recognizes leadership contributions over a sustained period of time. The awards are given to those who have made substantial contributions to enabling the association to meets its goals and further its purposes, being such an integral part of the association that continued honorary membership over a lifetime is warranted.
MASEA relies on the skills, time, and talents of its members to make it the great organization it is! All MASEA members are encouraged to volunteer for different roles, committees, or simply by letting us know what you'd like out of your membership!
Getting involved with MASEA provides you with valuable networking and relationship-building experiences as well as opportunities to enhance your career and build your resume!
MASEA is currently looking for volunteers to:
Serve on the 2017 MASEA Conference Planning Committee! - 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 Kim Hull to get more information!
Serve on the MASEA Board of Directors! - Voting will begin in Spring to elect the following positions:
Vice President for Membership
Vice President for Professional Development
If you are interested in learning more about a specific board positions, please reach out to any board member.
Currently, Illinois and Ohio "support groups" hold monthly calls to share best practices, approaches, and challenges. The calls are a great way to learn what colleagues in your state are doing about state law issues, gain feedback on policies that you are looking to implement at your institution, and much more!
Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) and Student Emploment Supervisor of the Year (SESOTY)
Is it time to start thinking about SEOTY and SESOTY??? Of course, it is!!! This is a great way to recognize the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who work as well as the supervisors that mentor the student employees. Below is the timetable for SEOTY.
December 1, 2016 - MASEA distributes announcement and application materials to their members and NSEA members in their region.
February 17, 2017 - Campus nominations due to the campus Student Employment Office.
March 22, 2017 - Regional winner submitted to NSEA's Vice President for Membership Services.
March 27 - March 31, 2017
MASEA Regional and State winner's schools notified.
National Student Employee of the Year selected and winner's school notified by NSEA President.
April 9 - 15, 2017 - National Student Employment Week
National SEOTY announced
Runner-Up finalists notified
National SEOTY Award presented at winner's campus
If you have specific questions about SEOTY/SESOTY, contact Erin Schwartz.
2016 NSEA/NEASEA Conference Review
This conference was a blast! From the awesome presentations to seeing old friends/meeting new ones to the food, what more could you ask for. MASEA was well represented at the conference with having 39 members attend. The regional meeting was highlighted with the benefits for being a MASEA member, how you can become involved, what the board is working on, and our upcoming 2017 MASEA Conference in Springfield, Missouri (only 8 more months!!!!).
Eric Wordlow, President, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, Illinois Sean Boley, President Elect, University of Findlay, Findlay, Ohio Craig Pelka, Past President, Indiana University School of Medicine, 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