Student Employment Awards
Kathleen Webster Student Employment Award
The Kathleen Webster Student Employment Award was established in 2014 by Wilson Commons Student Activities to honor Kathleen Webster, who worked at the University of Rochester for over 40 years. She served as the accountant for Wilson Commons Student Activities (WCSA) and was a significant contributor to the Student Employee Program in Wilson Commons. Kathy supervised The Common Market and created a dynamic working environment for all her students over the years.
WCSA awards the Kathleen Webster Student Employment Award to a student employee whose participation in student employment has improved their lives, provided them with leadership skills, and who has contributed to their fellow co-workers' employment experience. Student employees holding junior or senior status are eligible for this award.
- 2021 - Madelyn Candela
- 2020 – Ben Lapidus
- 2019 – Alyssa Nelson
- 2018 – Jen Foster
- 2017 – Katy Hasselwander
- 2016 – Katy Calarco
- 2015 – Marisa Guerin
- 2014 – Caroline Modise
Outstanding New Employee
The Outstanding New Employee award is given to an employee that has worked for Wilson Commons Student Activities for less than 6 months and has proven themselves to be an outstanding employee.
- 2021 – Stella Wilkins
Outstanding Graduating Senior
The Outstanding Graduating Senior award is given to an employee that is graduating in the following spring semester and has proven themselves to be an outstanding employee.
- 2021 – Cez Garcia
Community Builder Award
The Community Builder award is given to an employee that has helped build community through their position. This could include supporting teammates within an employment team, contributing to the campus or Rochester community, or helping to bring different groups of people together.
- 2021 – Steph Martinez
The MELIORA Values award goes to an employee who has exemplified this year's MELIORA Value. The value for the 2021-2022 academic year is Integrity, which we define as conducting ourselves with honesty, dedication, and fairness.
- 2021 – Pari Adams (Integrity)