Student Employee of the Year Recognition Award

Each year, FIU joins Colleges and Universities nation-wide to celebrate “Student Employment Week”. The University takes great pride in preparing our nation‘s work force by providing quality education and the opportunity for students to apply classroom learning on the job. Nearly two-thirds of today‘s college students hold part- or full-time jobs while in school and it is for this reason that FIU recognizes and awards these students. During “Student Employment Week”, celebrated this year during the week of April 11th - 15th, 2016, the University will sponsor several events recognizing our student employees, and at the end of the week, we will award 4 Finalist and the recipient of the “SEOTY” Student Employee of the Year Award. The Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m. in the Graham Center Ballrooms at our Modesto A. Maidique Campus.

Click here to RSVP for the 2016 SEOTY Award Ceremony.

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Student Employee Week SEW Award Ceremony
Student Employee Week SEW Pin Ceremony
Student Employee Week SEW Award Ceremony
SEOTY Kick-Off
SEOTY Pinning Ceremony


2015 Award Recipients

Boris Gilles
Housing and Residential Life
“SEOTY” Student Employee of the Year

Kirby Brennan
Applied Research Center
1st Runner Up

Sahsa Espinola
Office of International Student & Scholar Services
2nd Runner Up

Tamika Duffus
Housing and Residential Life
3rd Runner Up

Ramon Rodriguez-Paredes
Parking and Transportation
4th Runner Up

2014 Award Recipients

Shantell Rolle
Chaplin School of Hospitality Management & Chemistry Department
“SEOTY” Student Employee of the Year
Sebastian Fresquet
Donor Relations
1st Runner Up 

Yisel Rivera
HR Relations
2nd Runner Up 

Alexandra Catena
Housing and Residential Life
3rd Runner Up 


2013 Award Recipients

Belkys Yzquierdo
Office of Education Abroad
“SEOTY” Student Employee of the Year

Natalie Marques
College of Medicine - Immunology
1st Runner Up

Ana Perez
FIU Foundation
2nd Runner Up

Julio Acosta
School of Nursing
3rd Runner Up

Lourdes Talavera
University Health Services
Jia Zhu
School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
4th Runner Up

2012 Award Recipients

Zackari Abeyta
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
“SEOTY” Student Employee of the Year

Zahra Arbabi Aski
Campus Life
1st Runner Up

Amanda Garcia
External Relations
2nd Runner UpÂ

Theresa Ladaga
University Advancement/Annual Giving
3rd Runner Up

Jocelyn Cardenas
Student Financial Services
4th Runner Up

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