Outstanding working students earn recognition

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Students who make outstanding contributions to the campus and to the community can now win recognition through the university’s new Student Employee of the Year Program.

Colin Underwood, who was employed through the off-campus work study program by the St. Cloud Children’s Home, was named 2006 SCSU Student Employee of the Year this spring. Underwood was one of 32 nominees vying for the title. This fall, the senior community health major from Red Wing is in the study abroad program in Australia.

SCSU students work on campus and in the community in elementary schools, women’s shelters, county correctional programs and the like. To be eligible for the honor they had to be placed through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid or paid directly by university departments. Last year, one in every five SCSU students worked in an SCSU-funded position on or off campus, earning an average of $2,700 each.

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