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Thursday, April 25, 2013


Student Employee of the Year James Kling with CMC assistant dean Tom Wunderlich
Career Management Center Honors ODU Student Workers

James Kling, a freshman in the Career Management Center's LEAP program, was honored recently as Old Dominion's Student Employee of the Year.

Kling has worked as a lab assistant for Eric Walters, assistant professor of biological sciences. Walters wrote in his nomination letter of Kling: "He is more punctual than my computer programs."

CMC sponsors the annual awards program to recognize student employees for their contributions and achievements on the job at ODU. The university offers multiple student employment programs, such as the Community Services Internship Program (CSI), Student Temporary Assist Team (STAT), America Reads, Departmental Federal Work-Study (FWS), the Learn & Earn Advantage Program (LEAP) and this year's new addition, LEAP 2.

There are more than 1,200 ODU student workers in all.

CMC recently hosted a ceremony to thank student employees from offices and departments throughout the campus. In February, faculty and staff were invited to nominate students for the awards program. This year, 16 students were nominated and five faculty members outside the CMC were chosen to be judges.

At the awards ceremony, LaCheryl Ball, a senior who was employed as a front-desk worker in the Honors College and Student Success Center, was named first runner-up. The second runner-up was Christopher Contreras, a senior who worked as the senior GIS technician.

As ODU's top winner for 2012-13, Kling has been nominated for consideration in the regional Southern Association of Student Employment Administrators awards program.

The ODU Credit Union, ODU Athletics and Brand Fuel donated prizes for ODU's top student employees.

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