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Lane Crouse named Student Employee of the Year for SU, New York state
Lane Crouse named Student Employee of the Year for SU, New York stateApril 22, 2008SU News ServicesSUnews@syr.edu
Lane Crouse of Syracuse University has been named the Syracuse University and New York State Student Employee of the Year. The University’s 2008 Student Employee of the Year award reception was held on April 17 in the Schine Student Center, where the SU winner and runners-up were announced.
Crouse was one of 46 student employees from 33 departments and off-campus employers nominated at SU. After his win at SU, his name was submitted to the Northeast Association for Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA), which selects a winner for each state in the Northeast.
Crouse is in a senior leadership position for student employees in Student Centers and Programming Services — Event and Technical Services division. In addition to the regular tasks of servicing events in both ushering and technical capacities, he is responsible for oversight of the staff as a whole. Crouse is responsible for interviewing and hiring student staff, as well as working with other student leaders to help plan training, social and recognition events. He is committed to high standards, which shows in his work.
He often puts in extra time on his own to prepare for a major event. This past fall, tap dancer Savion Glover performed at the Hildegarde and J. Myer Schine Student Center. Crouse worked side by side with Glover to work through the lighting design of the show. Upon learning that he was a student employee, Glover was surprised and impressed, and complimented him on his abilities and professionalism.
Crouse has also done an excellent job of leading by example. He continually works many of the more difficult shifts, both to challenge himself and to show other employees that it’s not always as hard as it looks. He is a teacher, a trainer and an exceptional mentor. His nominator, Scott Casanova from Student Centers and Programming Services, states: “I can say without reservation that Event and Technical Services is a much better place for having Lane employed here.”
Crouse was awarded an SU Bookstore gift card and plaque for winning the SU award, as well as a Visa Gift Card and plaque for his honor as the New York State Student Employee of the Year. In addition, the three runners-up and the finalist received SU Bookstore gift cards.
Elliott Schoefield Moses — runner-upNominated by Jackie Allred and Brian Byrns in SU Library, Moses is responsible for preparing books for interlibrary loan shipments as well as other general duties in the mailroom and business office. According to his nominators, he has a huge impact in the Business Service Office. As a graduate student, his studies are demanding, yet he balances them with an internship and a teaching assistantship, and he maintains his class load and work at the library.
Lauren Hirsch — runner-up Hirsch was nominated by Cristina Swift in the Office of Alumni Relations. She provides administrative support to the office staff and represents the office at various special events, helping to meet and greet guests. She also designs event materials for office-sponsored events, including Homecoming+Reunion and National Orange Day. Hirsch has worked for Alumni Relations since fall 2005 and has proven herself a valuable member of the team, giving her considerable talent to every assigned project.
Jessica Johnson — runner-upAs an office assistant in HR Student Employment Services, Jessica is responsible for general office duties and working on special projects. She has worked in the office for four years. Recently, she developed the idea to create a map that would assist students to locate jobs off campus, which is now in the final stages of development.
Noel Pauli — finalistPauli was nominated by Barbara Stivenson from the Schine Copy Center/Printing Services. He assisted the copy center when Stivenson was injured and out of work for a period of time. The Copy Center was able to function at full capacity due to his leadership and organizational abilities. In addition to a heavy course load and two jobs, Pauli has volunteered for several nonprofit organizations.