Student Employee Awards

One student employee is selected each month to be honored for their work and commitment. These students have displayed leadership qualities through willingness to pick up extra shifts, voluntarily working beyond expectations, providing excellent customer service, taking initiative, and seeking development and improvement. The Department of Recreation and Wellness thanks these outstanding student employees! 

Student Employee of the Month 2016 - 2017 Winners

MonthNamePosition
May, June,
and July
Benjamin SinegarCustomer Service Associate, Student Recreation Center
Center Manager, Student Recreation Center
Personal Trainer/Group X Instructor, Student Recreation Center
Mr. RecWell from RecMercial series
AugustMike HolobaughCenter Manager, Student Recreation Center 
SeptemberSydney MasonFloor Attendant, Student Recreation Center 
OctoberKayla CyphersBuilding Manager, Perry Field House
NovemberJulia HageGroup X Instructor, Student Recreation Center
DecemberMegan SommersCustomer Service Associate, Student Recreation Center
JanuaryAlexandria StojovichLifeguard, Student Recreation Center
FebruaryKelsey KnoopGroup X Instructor, Student Recreation Center
MarchKatie RubyAttendant, Perry Field House
AprilTyler Minnis Forrest Creason Golf Course

Month Name Position
August Tanner Zizelman Wellness Connection Attendant
September Logan Elias FCGC Pro Shop Attendant
October Connor Goodpaster SRC Customer Service Attendant & Center Manager
November Khiry Sparks Aquatics Crew Chief
December Jake Tanner PFH Manager
January Joel Hartman Marketing Associate
February Kylie Hayes SRC Customer Service Attendant & Center Manager
March Kelli Baumgardner SRC Center Manager
April Kristina Irwin Intramural Referee
Month Name Position
June Emily Helm SRC Customer Service Attendant
July Joe Cohen FCGC Golf Attendant
August Mackenzie Smith
Alexis Gideon
SRC Co-Leaders
September Cieara Little PFH Attendant
October Bridget Mescher PFH Marketing & Communications
November Allison Lagrou SRC Manager
December Alexandria Baker SRC Fitness Instructor
January Melanie Bracco SRC Customer Service
February Steven DelCegno Intramural Sports Manager & Referee
March Ashlynn Wardle
Sydney Street
Trip & Rock Wall Attendants
Month Name Position
June / July Emily Skorupski PFH
August Mallory Rodabaugh SRC Aquatics
September Courtney Sullivan Outdoor Program
October Macy McCartney SRC Welcome Desk
November Dan Gaertner Intramural Sports
December Kelsey Hammersmith PFH Welcome Desk
January Carmey Macy SRC Aquatics
February Andrew Wiltsie Intramural Sports
March Cassidy Gauthier PFH 
April Macy Weatherhead Falcon Fitness
Month Name Position
June / July Stephanie Lieto SRC
August Alli Schiffer Ice Arena
September Nicole Burton SRC
October Alex Hoffman Ice Arena
November Rita Betz PFH
December Nikki Bourland Ice Arena
January
 
Matt Stith
Frank Viancourt
Falcon Fitness
SRC
February Sara Deliberato SRC
March Wyatt Garber FCGC
Month Name Position
September Haley Speaker SRC
October Chris Kohr SRC
November Jenna Vermilya Intramural Sports
December Heather Sabin Outdoor Program
January Angela Uhlenhake SRC
February Chelsea Dietrich Wellness Connection
March Adam Foley Outdoor Program
Month Name Position
August Sheena Dicab Aquatics
September Andrew Namoski Aquatics
October Kristina Rodman PFH
November Christy Glaser Wellness Connection
December Josh Bohn Ice Arena & SRC
January Vince D'Ettore Outdoor Program
February Kaylee Paul SRC
March Spencer Bechstein Ice Arena 
April Piper Kullas Marketing
Month Name Position
September Ellen Borer SRC
October Adie Heyne Outdoor Program
November Lindsay Helm SRC
December Jeremy Lewis
Mike Swartz
Rob Whitaker

Outdoor Program
January Ryan Rampe PFH
February Kaitlyn Kobe SRC
March Dani Deuschle SRC

Annually Recreation and Wellness acknowledges and rewards four deserving students as best in their specific job roles throughout the department. 

Annual Award Winners

Graduate Assistant of the Year
2016-17: Dorothy Stromdahl, SRC
2015-16: Matt Reising, Wellness Connection
2014-15: Karen Grajczyk, Wellness Connection
2013-14: Kelsey Gabbard, Student Programming
2012-13: Sarah DeWitt, Wellness Connection
2011-12: Mya Jordan, Student Programming

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Matt Reising with Faith DeNardo

Student Supervisor of the Year
2016-17: Andrienne Ansel, Fitness
2015-16: Maryah Schmitz, Intramural Sports
2014-15: Macy McCarntney, SRC
2013-14: Morganne Rodabaugh, Aquatics
2012-13: Lindsay Helm, SRC/Marketing
2011-12: Lisa Miller, Perry Field House

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Maryah Schmitz

Sue Hager Female Student Employee of the Year
2016-17: Megan Sommers, SRC
2015-16: Kelli Baumgardner, SRC
2014-15: Libbey Snyder, Marketing
2013-14: Kelsey Hammersmith, Perry Field House
2012-13: Angela Uhlenhake, SRC
2011-12: Whitney Pellham, Perry Field House

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Kelli Baumgardner

Ron Zwierlein Male Student Employee of the Year
2016-17: Connor Goodpaster, SRC
2015-16 Anthony Cabot, SRC
2014-15: Jacob Tanner, Perry Field House
2013-14: Casey Back, Perry Field House
2012-13: Jordan Cedoz, Marketing
2011-12: Keith Wells, Perry Field House

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Anthony Cabot with Ron Zwierlein

Many Student Employees at the Department of Recreation and Wellness have received special awards in honor of their dedication and professional work. These students have been recognized by various organizations locally and nationally for their excellence in the work place and and for their outstanding character. 

Sarah Music – 2016-2017 Outstanding Graduate Assistant – BGSU Division of Student Affairs

Erica Pax – 2016 NIRSA Creative Excellence – 3rd Place Student Digital Presentation – "BGSU Recreation and Wellness Through the Years" Digital Timeline

Matt Reising – 2016 BACCHUS Region IV-East Outstanding Peer Advisor

Erica Pax – 2015-16 Outstanding Student Employee – BGSU Division of Student Affairs

Devon Smith – 2015 BACCHUS National Peer Educator of the Year

LaParis Grimes – 2015 BACCHUS Regional Peer Educator of the Year

Christopher Otte – 2014 BACCHUS Network Regional Peer Educator of the Year

Anne Yenrick – 2014-15 Outstanding Student Employee – BGSU Division of Student Affairs 

Sarah DeWitt – 2014 BACCHUS Region 7 Outstanding Advisor of the Year

Taylor Newlove – 2013-14 Oustanding Graduate Assistant – BGSU Division of Student Affairs

Jordan Cedoz – 2013 NIRSA Creative Excellence – 2nd Place Website

Megan Rose – 2013 NIRSA Creative Excellence – 3rd Place Student Digital Presentation

Jodi Wellmann – 2012 NIRSA Creative Excellence – Honorable Mention – Programming Publication – Drinking and Driving Pledge Poster

Piper Kullas – 2011 NIRSA Creative Excellence – 2nd Place Programming Publication – GA Recruit Brochure

Anthony Althauser – 2011 NIRSA Creative Excellence – 2nd Place Audio Visual Publication – Recreation and Wellness Programming Video

Melissa Rausch – 2010 Outstanding Intern Student of the Year – BGSU Career Center

Emily Martin – 2010 NIRSA Creative Excellence – 3rd Place Student Programming Publication – Monster Mash Wellness Bash

Stephanie Martof – 2009 Outstanding On Campus Student Employee of the Year – BGSU Career Center

Brian Gulko – 2009 Citizenship Program of the Year – Gregory T. DeCrane Applauding Excellence Award for National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week – Student Wellness Network Emerging Male Leading

Melissa Rausch – 2009 NIRSA Creative Excellence – 3rd Place Website

Ashley Remer – 2009 BACCHUS Network Outstanding Student

Megan Morris – 2006-07 Outstanding Graduate Assistant – BGSU Division of Student Affairs

Jerome Gabriel – 2005-06 Outstanding Graduate Assistant – BGSU Division of Student Affairs

Sheila Brown – 1997-98 Outstanding Graduate Assistant – BGSU Division of Student Affairs

Recreation and Wellness acknowledges and rewards deserving students throughout the year for providing exemplary service and commitment to their jobs. We are proud of the State, Regional and National recognitions received by our student employees as well.