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Northwest Missouri State University

Faculty/Staff Spotlight

    Nov. 16, 2015

    National student employment group honors McLain for leadership, mentoring

    Paula McLain

    Paula McLain

    Paula McLain, a senior human resources generalist at Northwest Missouri State University and the coordinator of its internationally benchmarked student employment program, is the recipient of two honors awarded annually by the National Student Employment Association (NSEA).

    McLain received the President's Award and the Mentorship Award at the 2015 NSEA Annual Conference Nov. 4-6 in San Francisco.

    The President's Award is presented to an individual who has shown exceptional dedication and made significant contributions to NSEA by providing leadership, commitment and accomplishment on special projects or committee assignments.

    The Mentorship Award recognizes a sustained commitment to mentoring and a significant positive impact on mentees while providing intellectual growth and development, career development, professional guidance, advocacy and positive role modeling.

    “I am very touched by the recognition” McLain said. “It is priceless to be recognized by your colleagues and I am so very honored.” 

    McLain has served as a member of the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) and NSEA since 2001. She has served as the president-elect and president of MASEA and currently is its past president. 

    McLain also serves as a certified regional and national trainer for MASEA and NSEA to conduct Student Employment Essentials (SEE) training with new and experienced student employment professionals. She recently assisted with the collaborative efforts of all regional student employment organizations and the national organization to create a “President’s Experience” for regional and national presidents and president elects to meet regularly for the purpose of discussing collective efforts to move the field of student employment forward.

    The National Student Employment Association is a non-profit association of professionals involved with programs for students who work while attending college. Membership is open to anyone interested in administering student employment or hiring students. NSEA supports and promotes student employment through research, publications, professional development opportunities and the open exchange of information. Through annual conferences, and workshops, members are offered training opportunities and the chance to tap into a nationwide network of experienced student employment colleagues.

    For more information, please contact:

    Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

    Northwest Missouri State University
    215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468