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Top Student Employees Honored During National Student Employment Week

(Bradenton, Fla., April 14, 2016) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), honored its student employees of the year during ceremonies Monday on the Bradenton and Venice campuses.

Jonas Nettelroth, State College of Florida Collegiate School, and Margarita Fateyev, Career Resource Center Venice, were named the Student Employees of the Year for going above and beyond in representing the school and helping students.

 “We are all part of a better college when each individual makes a contribution to success,” SCF President Dr. Carol Probstfeld said in a statement to the winners. “My sincere appreciation goes to everyone nominated for maintaining and exceeding the standards for this award.”

There were seven finalists for student employee of the year at SCF Bradenton and five finalists working at SCF Venice. The Bradenton finalists were Victoria Acosta, Career Resource Center; Dominick Christou-Ader, Natural Sciences; Madison Baum, Cashiering; Darien Evans, Admissions; Christine Lewicki, Admissions and Tony Vongsakhamphouy, Film and Art, Design and Humanities.

Nettelroth, who has been working at the Collegiate School since September 2014, was nominated for his work with middle school students and creating a database for textbook inventory that helps with distribution and reuse of materials, saving the school thousands of dollars. Nettelroth plans to become a teacher and his joy in working with students is apparent. He has been called on to help students struggling with math concepts.

“His interaction with these students helped them understand what is needed to be successful,” according to the nomination letter from Veronica Witkus and Matt Bowman. “It is fun to see middle schoolers’ confidence boosted just by interacting with him.”

Nettelroth, who is an international student, said he was happy to have an opportunity to work at SCFCS. He had some hurdles before he was allowed to work in the United States, but he said he’s glad he got the help and support he needed. He was surprised at being named the winner.

“It means a lot to me, I have really enjoyed my time here,” he said. “I want to work in education. This helped me to get insight into what the American school system looks like and to see the day of a teacher. Being a part of the school team was exciting.”

The finalists for Student Employee of the Year at SCF Venice included Sergio Garcia, Peer Advising Center; Gina Panik, Academic Resource Center; Natalia Socarras, Financial Aid; and Ellen Weed, Academic Resource Center.

Fateyev, who has been working at the Venice Career Resource Center since June, immediately jumped in to learn everything she could about CRC services and resources and how to reach students. She has taken on the task of letting students know about the services offered, including formal presentations, and analyzed schedules to determine the best times for more informal student outreach.

Michele Groves, Career Center Advisor, said Fateyev volunteers to take on projects. She has given student presentations on the Career Resource Center, getting great feedback from those in attendance. She also took on the project of scheduling outreach tables to get information to students.

“Margarita researched the Venice class schedule to determine peak class times and high traffic locations,” Groves said. “Using the information, she has created a schedule for the entire spring semester, including topics and resources to include.”

Fateyev said she takes the initiative because she enjoys helping her fellow students.

“I like when students come into the Resource Center uncertain about something or with a question, and they leave feeling more relieved and knowing about the Resource Center,” she said. “I feel really honored to be selected for this award, and I hope to set an example for other student assistants to raise the bar even higher.”

Student employment offers participants the ability to develop skills relevant in any career and better prepare for the job market upon graduation. Many students are able to earn a significant portion of their college expenses. The student workforce also contributes to efficient College operations.

For information, contact Kelly Tippy at tippyk@scf.edu or 941-752-5335.

2. Margarita Fateyev, Career Resource Center Venice, was honored as the Student Employee of the Year for SCF Venice.

Margarita Fateyev, Career Resource Center Venice, was honored as the Student Employee of the Year for SCF Venice.1. Jonas Nettelroth (l) received his Student Employee of the Year award for his work at SCFCS from Dr. Michael Mears, VP of Strategic Initiatives at SCF.

Jonas Nettelroth (l) received his Student Employee of the Year award for his work at SCFCS from Dr. Michael Mears, VP of Strategic Initiatives at SCF.

The finalists for the Student Employee of the Year at SCF Bradenton (from left) Jonas Nettelroth, SCF Collegiate School, Tony Vongsakhamphouy, Film and Art, Design and Humanities; Madison Baum, Cashiering; Victoria Acosta, Career Resource Center; Darien Evans, Admissions; and Christine Lewicki, Admissions. Not pictured: Dominick Christou-Ader, Natural Science

The finalists for the Student Employee of the Year at SCF Bradenton (from left) Jonas Nettelroth, SCF Collegiate School, Tony Vongsakhamphouy, Film and Art, Design and Humanities; Madison Baum, Cashiering; Victoria Acosta, Career Resource Center; Darien Evans, Admissions; and Christine Lewicki, Admissions. Not pictured:  Dominick Christou-Ader, Natural Science 

The finalists for the Student Employee of the Year at SCF Venice (from left) Natalia Socarras, Financial Aid; Sergio Garcia, Peer Advising Center; Margarita Fateyev, Career Resource Center; Ellen Weed, Academic Resource Center; Gina Panik, Academic Resource Center.

The finalists for the Student Employee of the Year at SCF Venice (from left) Natalia Socarras, Financial Aid; Sergio Garcia, Peer Advising Center; Margarita Fateyev, Career Resource Center; Ellen Weed, Academic Resource Center; Gina Panik, Academic Resource Center.

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