Student Employee Recognition

At Champlain, we appreciate our student employees! We want them to feel excited, empowered, and engaged while learning important professional skills. We want them to know we are grateful for their assistance. That's why we take time to recognize and celebrate them!

Judging has finished and we have our 2021 Winners and Runners-up for the Student Recognition Awards in these 7 categories:

  • Excellence in Communication
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Problem Solving
  • Excellence in Teamwork
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Rookie of the Year
  • Student Employee of the Year

Watch the Video Announcement with President Benjamin Ola Akande, PhD

Student Employee Shout-Out

The Student Employee Shout-Out is presented to Student Employees by their supervisor or Champlain College community members for exceptional work!

Below are some great ideas from Financial Aid and Student Life of how to show appreciation to your student employees throughout the year.  Have an idea? Send to Joseph Williams at so we can share with other student supervisors.

The 2018-2019 Student Employee Recognition Event took place on April 8 from 3:00-4:30 in the Champlain Room—the theme was Harry Potter!

Past Winners of Student Employee Awards for 2018-2019

Student Employee of the Year
Dylan Francis

Dylan Francis

Student Employee Rookie of the Year
Nicholas Spanos

Nicholas Spanos

Excellence in Communication
Erika Brown


Excellence in Leadership
Zach Phillips

 Zach Phillips

Excellence in Problem Solving
Zach Burnham

Zach Burnham

Excellence in Teamwork
Megan Hoins

Megan Hoins

Excellence in Work Ethic
Kiana Best and Austin King (pictured)

Austin King

You Are Amazing 
2019 Student Winners

National Student Employment Week / National Student Employee of the Year

The National Student Employment Association is a non-profit association that promotes the professional development of student employees across the nation. Each year the Association designates a National Student Employment Week to celebrate student employees. Institutions nationwide participate in a variety of events throughout the week to recognize and thank their student employees.

We're incredibly proud to say that for the last two years, the National Student Employee of the Year has been a student at Champlain College!

The National Student Employment week for 2019-2020 is April 12-18.

For more information on the National Student Employment Association, please visit