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!

Due to COVID-19 outbreak and Champlain College moving to remote instruction for all traditional on-campus classes, we the Student Employee of the Year Committee, will be cancelling the Student Employee Recognition event scheduled for April 6th, 2020.

However, WE ARE still taking nominations for our amazing student employees! We need your help! There are two ways to nominate students:

Student Recognition Awards

2020 nominations for our individual Student Recognition Awards have started!

The deadline to submit a nomination is 5pm Friday, March 27th, 2020!

We will announced the winners online the week of April 13th, 2020.

Nominate in these 7 categories:

  • Excellence in Communication
  • Excellence in Leadership
  • Excellence in Problem Solving
  • Excellence in Teamwork
  • Excellence in Work Ethic
  • Excellence in Service and Initiative
  • Rookie of the Year

While students may be nominated for more than one award, you can nominate only one student per award.

Click here to submit a Student Recognition Award Nomination

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!

We want your photos for our 2020 event slideshow!

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.

Student Employee Recognition Event

April 6th, 2020 in the Champlain Room

Each year, our Student Employee of the Year celebration highlights the contributions student employees make and is just one of the ways we show appreciation for their valuable support. 

This year's theme is SUPERHEROS.  Stay tuned for more information!

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!

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