Annually, Case Western Reserve University’s student employment office honors exemplary university student workers with the Student Employee of the Year Award. Kayla Buckelew, sustainability ambassador for the CWRU Office of Energy & Sustainability, won the award this academic year. Buckelew is a rising fourth-year with a dual major in environmental science and biology from Madison, Alabama.
Buckelew has worked for the CWRU Office of Energy & Sustainability since her first semester on campus. She was nominated by Erin Kollar, assistant sustainability director, who said: “Kayla is a dedicated and diligent worker, often volunteering to help other Sustainability Ambassador teams or the office in general. Kayla has served on the Sustainability Ambassador Green Grounds Team and was instrumental in the CWRU Tree Campus USA designation the past two years.”
About the award
This is the fifth year in a row that the awards have been given through the Office of Student Employment in honor of National Student Employee Appreciation Week, which was held in April.
The CWRU department or office in which the student works makes nominations. The applications for nomination highlight a student’s attributes, expectations, leadership/style and impact.
A number of campus community members volunteered to be reviewers for the nominations this year and include: Lee Thompson, Nancy Issa, Kayla Jerome and Naomi Sigg.
Nominations for next year’s awards will open in February 2020.