Tennessee Tech University has named Casey Wayne Elrod and Jacob Stubbs the Most Valuable Student Workers of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Two programs give qualifying students campus employment opportunities – the Federal Work Study Program and the University Academic Service scholarship. Students with work study assignments receive hourly pay. In the UAS program, students complete 75 hours of service as part of their scholarship requirements.
Each year, the Office of Financial Aid asks supervising faculty and staff to nominate the top student workers in a nomination of 100 words or less.
Elrod, a senior criminal justice major from Carthage, works in the Office of Telecommunications. Nominated by Tammy Cobb, Donna Warren and Pearl Hargis, Elrod won the top work study student honor.
“He has the most cooperative attitude of any student we have ever had the privilege to work with, a desire to learn and a genuine willingness to take on any assignment, big or small,” said Elrod’s supporters. “Casey has served the university for four years, answering calls as the campus operator and sharing a smile and a welcome through his voice to every caller.”
Stubbs, a mechanical engineering major from Cookeville, won the top UAS student honor with a nomination from Kenneth Currie, director of the Center for Manufacturing Research.
Currie praised Stubbs’ attitude and work ethic.
“He always enters with a smile, a great work ethic, and does his job with charm and grace,” said Currie. “No job is too small, no walk too long, regardless of the weather.”