Wednesday, April 18, 2018
  Awards and Recognitions

By Amanda Taylor

UTRGV has named two Student Employees of the Year and two Supervisors of the Year in recognition of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, which was held April 9-13.

Each year, UTRGV awards one student and one supervisor at each UTRGV campus for outstanding contributions to the university. An awards banquet was held at each campus to name the awardees, and honor all nominated students and supervisors.

The student employee awardees included:

  • Frida Pineda, Business and Administration Department, Edinburg Campus.
  • Mónica Muñoz, Office of Physics and Astronomy, Brownsville Campus.

UTRGV has more than 2,500 student employees across its campuses and teaching sites.

Those nominated for the student award must be employed for at least a year. Selections were based on work performance, reliability and unique contribution to respective departments. Of the more than 50 students nominated, only one winner from each campus went home with an appreciation plaque and $300 award.

In addition, Supervisor of the Year awards were given to UTRGV employees who oversee student workers and act as mentors to them.

Supervisor of the Year winners included:

  • David H. Clower Jr., Print Services Department, Edinburg Campus.
  • Bianca Otero, University Marketing and Communications, Brownsville Campus.

National Student Employment Appreciation Week was initiated by the National Student Employee Association to recognize the professional contributions of students at universities nationwide. Awards ceremonies were held April 12-13 to close National Student

Employment Appreciation Week, after a week of activities on both campuses that included a job fair, résumé seminar and networking event.


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UTRGV Student Employee of the Year banquets

Student Supervisor Awards recipients posing with V's up.

UTRGV Student Employee of the Year banquets

  Thursday, April 12, 2018 — UTRGV recently named two Student Employees of the Year and two Supervisors of the Year, in recognition of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, held April 9-13.

UTRGV supervisor of the year nominees stand to be recognized during the awards banquet.

UTRGV Student Employee of the Year banquets

  Thursday, April 12, 2018 — UTRGV recently named two Student Employees of the Year and two Supervisors of the Year, in recognition of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, held April 9-13.

Vice President of Student Success, Dr. Kristin Croyle.

UTRGV Student Employee of the Year banquets

  Friday, April 13, 2018 — UTRGV recently named two Student Employees of the Year and two Supervisors of the Year, in recognition of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, held April 9-13.

Students and supervisors gathered in the PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salon on the Brownsville Campus to honor the winners of the outstanding in their category.

UTRGV Student Employee of the Year banquets

  Friday, April 13, 2018 — UTRGV recently named two Student Employees of the Year and two Supervisors of the Year, in recognition of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, held April 9-13.

Students and supervisors gathered in the PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salon on the Brownsville Campus.

UTRGV Student Employee of the Year banquets

  Friday, April 13, 2018 — UTRGV recently named two Student Employees of the Year and two Supervisors of the Year, in recognition of National Student Employment Appreciation Week, held April 9-13.

  • Thumbnail: Student Supervisor Awards recipients posing with V's up.
  • Thumbnail: UTRGV supervisor of the year nominees stand to be recognized during the awards banquet.
  • Thumbnail: Vice President of Student Success, Dr. Kristin Croyle.
  • Thumbnail: Students and supervisors gathered in the PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salon on the Brownsville Campus to honor the winners of the outstanding in their category.
  • Thumbnail: Students and supervisors gathered in the PlainsCapital Bank El Gran Salon on the Brownsville Campus.

ABOUT UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.