Student Employee Award Honors 'Multi-Tasking' Video Coordinator
May 9, 2013
Computer science major Amber Gullatte coordinated the video technology to webcast games for UT Dallas teams.
Five student workers at UT Dallas were honored by their supervisors as “exceptional employees,” “committed to professionalism” and “bright, cheerful and reliable” as part of National Student Employment Week.
The week, held each year in April, recognizes exceptional student workers on campus.
UT Dallas presented its Student Employee of the Year Award to Amber Gullatte, a senior computer science major who works with Intercollegiate Athletics. Besides her usual clerical duties in the Athletics Office, Gullatte has coordinated the video webcast technology for many home athletic events.
“Amber does an outstanding job on any responsibility she is assigned, and even those she takes on unsolicited,” her nomination letter stated. “When we tried to make the job simpler and less-demanding, she insisted on adding elements to the videocasts in order to make the presentation more interesting, informative and professional. She is a multi-tasking dynamo.”
Award finalists and their campus employers included: Taylor George, Texas Schools Project; Elise Deitrick, Science and Engineering Education Center; Jared Smith, Bursar’s Office; and Holly Lynn, School of Arts and Humanities.
The annual Student Employee of the Year Award program is coordinated by the Career Center and led by the Student Employment Coordinator. Representatives from the center honored the nominees and presented them with certificates, plaques and a small scholarship at ceremonies held in their respective departments.
Lisa Garza, director of the Career Center, said National Student Employment Week gives faculty and staff an opportunity to show extra appreciation for their student workers.
“UT Dallas is fortunate to not only have outstanding students in attendance, but to also have them assisting with our day-to-day operations,” Garza said. “Many departments on campus would have a very hard time functioning without student help.”
A committee of faculty and staff reviewed nominations and rated them on reliability, quality of work, initiative, professionalism and uniqueness of contribution.
This year’s nominees included: Poovizi Ashok Kumar, Edward Bradburn, Cyrille Chiari, Leah Collum, Srikanth Doss, Hector Henriquez, D’Ric Jackson, Chikara Mbah, Brandon Miller, Sara Nourani, Adanna Okere, Krunal Patel, Gabriela Sosa, Braedon Taylor, Shanoya Taylor and Kaleena Thai.
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