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 7th – 11th, 2014, 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 11, at 2:30 p.m. in the Kovens Conference Center at our Biscayne Bay Campus.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 SEOTY Award.


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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


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 Up 

Theresa Ladaga
University Advancement/Annual Giving
3rd Runner Up 

Jocelyn Cardenas
Student Financial Services
4th Runner UP


2011 Award Recipients

Mihaela Plugarasu
Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
“SEOTY” Student Employee of the Year 
Victor El-Saieh
Office of University Sustainability
1st Runner Up  

Karen Iglesias
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
2nd Runner Up 

James May
Center for Excellence in Writing
3rd Runner Up 

Victoria Morales
Housing and Residential Life
4th Runner UP

2010 Award Recipients   
Silk-Jazmyne Hindus
Housing & Residential Life
“SEOTY” Student Employee of the Year

Gabriella Santos La Torre
Office of International Student & Scholar Services
1st Runner Up

Teresaris Gonzales Serrano
Office of Financial Aid
2nd Runner Up

Cinthia Benitez
FIU Library
3rd Runner Up

Ayxa Vecino
Graham Center
4th Runner Up

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