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May 22, 2006

Student employee award winners

Student employees gathered for a photo with Chancellor Denton (front row, fifth from right) after a ceremony in their honor. (Larger size)
Photo: Covello & Covello

Exceptional student employees honored

The Student Employee Recognition Awards Program (SERAP) ceremony honored 270 students for their outstanding service to the university and academic excellence during the 2005-06 academic year. Student employees fill a variety of vital positions across the campus ranging from greeting campus visitors, gardening, and recycling, to accounting and helping faculty with their research.

More than 500 people attended the May 12 event, including parents, siblings, supervisors, campus leaders, faculty, and staff. Employers gave their students certificates of appreciation and cash awards ranging from $100 to $2,000.

Barbara Bedford, executive director of the Career Center, which sponsors the ceremony, welcomed the group, followed by student speakers Sal Contreras, Jeanmarie Gibson, and Rodney K. Ridgel Jr. The Double Funk Crunch Band, featuring David "Doc" Robinson on vocals and Tasche on keyboard, provided musical entertainment. Special guests included Chancellor Denice D. Denton, who gave congratulatory remarks, Vice Chancellor Tom Vani, and Asssociate Vice Chancellor Gail Heit.

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