During the second full week in April each year, the University of Georgia Career Center proudly presents the prestigious Student Employee of the Year award. The Career Center’s awards ceremony coincides with National Student Employment Week, a week devoted to honoring students who are working while attending college. UGA honors the top 75 students this year through an award certificate, the top 3 students with plaques, and includes our team award presented to a group of students who work closely together.

Each year, the competition to honor our incredible students is decided by a committee of staff, faculty, and students from across campus. Nomination letters are read and graded on specific criteria. There are approximately 5,000 on-campus student employees and placing in the top 75 is always competitive. Congratulations to all of our student winners. Your dedication and hard work make UGA an amazing campus!


“I will never be able to convey in words how important our student worker team is to the Terry College of Business nor how proud I am of their accomplishments. What they put forth has dramatically shaped how our Solutions Center team functions, our roles and responsibilities, our comradery, and even our worth to the Terry College of Business.”

Nominator - William Foglesong


2021 Student Employee of the Year Team Award winners
Pictured left to right: Allison Doss, Jack Dugan, Samir Gupta, Natalie Roberts, Lawson Smith. Not pictured: Chandler Shockley

First Place

Student Employee of the Year - First Place Award winner

Kelly Krincek

Office of the Dean of Students

“Over the past 18 months, Kelly has become a vital and valued staff member in the Office of the Dean of Students, and she is more than deserving of this honor. Not only has she has excelled at the two principal duties of her position – video production and web maintenance – but she has done so with creativity and passion for her work.”

Nominator - Don Reagin


Second Place

Student Employee of the Year - Second Place Award winner -

April Bullard

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

“April is an executive board member in a student organization, leads the Student Leadership Advisory Council, is lead intern for 7 students in our office, is the student leader for the Bulldog Basics program, and much more all while maintaining her academics.”

Nominators - Kassie Suggs and Dr. Cara Simmons


Third Place

Student Employee of the Year - Third Place Award winner -

Maelyn Ehrman

Division of Academic Enhancement

“Maelyn currently serves as a Lead Peer Tutor in the tutoring program where she works with undergraduate Math students, participates in best practice trainings, and promotes the Division of Academic Enhancement across campus. In addition to performing her job at an exemplary level, Maelyn demonstrates an extraordinary commitment to her university and its students.”

Nominator - Sarah Cramer


The following quote is an excerpt from the nomination letter of one of this year's Top 75 Student Employees at the University of Georgia.