Award and Recognition

Staff and Administrative Employee Recognition Award




The President's Council has adopted a set of values for all BYU staff and administrative employees. The Staff and Administrative Employee Recognition Awards recognize the demonstration of these values for all BYU staff and administrative employees.

Throughout the year employees (including part time Category I and II) can be nominated by co-workers in their own or other departments, supervisors, or faculty members. This can be done by accessing the nomination form at the SAERA Online Nomination page.


Student Employee of the Year

Student Employee Recognition Week

Each year colleges and universities across the country recognize the importance of the student work experience during National Student Employment Week. This year Student Employee Appreciation Week will be celebrated March 26 – 30, 2018. Brigham Young University has many activities planned. It is recommended that departments recognize the student employees in their area during that week with activities, awards or other recognition.

Nominating Your Student

Join Student Employment and Student Life in celebrating WASEA's (Western Association of Student Employment Administrators) National Student Employment Week by nominating your most outstanding student employees for BYU's Student Employee of the Year. Each department has many qualified and exceptional student employees, and this is a wonderful time for them to be recognized for their efforts. The students selected will be nominated for the state and regional competitions.

The University will honor all nominees with a certificate of appreciation, and the nominating departments will be encouraged to take an appropriate opportunity to recognize all their student employees as well as their nominated students. Individual departments and supervisors are encouraged to nominate their outstanding student employees for University recognition.

To nominate one of your students for state and regional recognition, please submit the nomination form online by 5:00 P.M. on Wednesday, February 21st, 2018. The committee will then select one of the applicants to send to the state competition. The applicant selected by the committee to be BYU Student Employee of the Year will be recognized during Student Employee Appreciation Week, March 26 – 30, 2018.

To be eligible, the nominee must be a current BYU student employee that has completed or will expect to complete at least six (6) months part-time or three (3) months full-time employment during this academic year, August 29, 2017 to April 28, 2018.

To nominate a student, click the button below.


Previous Winners

Year: 2017
Winner: Jaren Michael Oldroyd
Department: University Police
Nominated by: Loyd Russel Fuller

Year: 2016
Winner: Nathan Thomas Hawks
Department: Bean Museum
Nominated by: Kathryn Birgithe Knight

Year: 2015
Winner: Haven Marie Simmons
Department: Catering
Nominated by: Adam Sherman Jones

Year: 2013
Winner: Kelsey Brooke Smith
Department: English
Nominated by: Carolyn Tuitupou

Previous Nominees