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Wise Outstanding Student Assistants Announced

Students honored for exceptional work & leadership

May 24, 2011
Story by Caitlin Kinser, OSU Library Communications Intern

For Immediate Release

STILLWATER -Marissa Chavez, Nathan Rickner, Paige Veazey and Isabella Velasco  were recently awarded the highest honor bestowed on OSU Library student employees, Dr. James B. & Verena J. Wise Outstanding Student Assistant Award.

Dr. James B and Verena J. Wise founded the Wise scholarship in 1990, encouraging outstanding performance by student workers in OSU Library and to provide some assistance to students supporting themselves through school. Dr. Wise, an ophthalmologic surgeon in Oklahoma City, worked as a library student assistant when he attended OSU.

Each winner received a $500 reward for their exceptional work ethic, leadership and positive attitudes displayed while working in their respected departments at the library. Students took on additional assignments, showed initiative and exhibited efficiency and punctuality.

This year’s winners represent a variety of departments within the Library. Marissa Chavez is the PR events intern in the dean’s office; Nathan Rickner is a student assistant in security and facilities; Paige Veazey is a student assistant in social sciences; and Isabella Velasco is student assistant in cataloging.

Wise award recipients were selected from the pool of students presented with the 2011 Dean’s Excellence Award for Student Assistants by a committee appointed by the Dean of Libraries. The Dean’s Excellence Award winners include Brooke Bulling, Stormy Crabtree, Caramie Engle, Taylor Gelsinger, Caleb Goodman, Christopher Kwake, Lydia Meador, Chamonix Morejon, Caitlyn Hope Morgan, Cameron Pearce, Rachel Pittman, Cherish Scott and Kelsey Sievers.

Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that cuts across disciplines to better prepare students for a new world. Oklahoma's only university with a statewide presence, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation, and the world through integrated, high-quality teaching, research and outreach. OSU has more than 32,000 students across its five-campus system and nearly 21,000 on its Stillwater campus; with students from all 50 states and about 110 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 200,000 students who have made a lasting impact on Oklahoma and the world. CREATE - INNOVATE - EDUCATE - GO STATE!

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URL: http://www.library.okstate.edu/news/summer11/wise.htm
Last Updated: 24 May 2011

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