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Northwest Missouri State University

Outstanding Initiative

Student Employee of the YearErin Spegal was honored with the Outstanding Recommendation for Initiative award at Northwest's Student Employee Recognition Ceremony in April 2006. The ceremony, which was held in the Student Union Ballroom, is designed to demonstrate Northwest's appreciation of the University's hard-working and talented 900-strong student employee workforce.

Employed as a student Computer Lab Consultant by Client Computing until December 2006, Spegal provided valuable in-person support to students, faculty and staff while assisting lab users with software issues and troubleshooting basic hardware and software problems in the Client Computing-Information Technology public "generall-purpose" computing labs in Owens Library.

According to Barbara Crossland, Chairman of Curriculum & Instruction and Erin's advisor, "Erin is a fantastic student - serious about her work and dedicated to learning to be the best teacher possible." According to Crossland, "Erin never takes the easy way out" and "She enjoys a challenge!"

William Richardson, assistant professor in the Music Department, praised Erin as an "exceptional student and person" who "never fails to impress those around her with her abilities, work ethic, and positive personality."

The Outstanding Recommendation for Initiative was one of the many awards that were given out during the ceremony, including Outstanding Team and Supervisor of the Year. The awards ceremony is hosted by the Office of Human Resources Management to celebrate National Student Employment Week.