2018 NEASEA Conference

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SEE Training: July 23-24, 2018

Conference: July 25-27, 2018

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Niagara Falls, New York




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Congratulations to our regional Student Employee of the Year Nicole Clark and Graduate Student Employee of the Year, Ingy Ghobashy. The field this year was large and talented.  The Executive Board would like to thank Candice Garabedian for chairing the selection and all of the nominators and readers for sharing their time. This is the 40th anniversary of the SEOTY program.  We have much of which to be proud.  We could continue to recognize our student employees without the services of the student employment administretors in NEASEA.  

 SEOTY Winners 


Graduate Student Employee of the Year - Ingy Ghobashy, Stony Brook University 


Regional Student Employee of the Year- Nicole Clark, Southern New Hampshire University


Nominees from across the region: 
CT- Joel Vanner, Quinnipiac University
DC-Thomas Magnan, George Washington University
MA-Kerri Gardner, Brandeis University
MD- Taylor Veracka, Johns Hopkins University
ME- Sarah Vaillancourt, University of Maine-Orono
NJ- John Bostic, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
NY-Caitlyn Bucco, Stony Brook University
PA-DAndre (Drey) Battle, Dickinson College
RI- Madeline Key, Salve Regina University
VT-Brent Fagersten, Champlain College


A huge shout out to our readers and members who coordinated their school's nomination process. It is very important to continue recognizing our student employees for all of the great work that they do.

All of the nomination letters that we received were excellent, but ultimately, the nomination letter for
Heidi Fremanis-Cordts, from Boston University was selected as the 2018 NEASEA Supervisor of the Year. 


We congratulate Heidi and all of the Regional Nominees, for the talent and commitment they provide to their employees and to their institutions.  NEASEA thanks the nominees for their hard-work and dedication as a supervisor and mentor.  Supervisors are the backbone of an effective student employment program and their contributions help to make the student employment programs on campuses throughout our region a success. 


Please join me in congratulating this year’s nominees and the 2018 NEASEA Region Supervisor of the Year:

alt2018 NEASEA Supervisor of the Year- Heidi Fremanis-Cordts, from Boston University


Nominee List for 2018
  • Keely Arbenz-Smith from The George Washington University
  • Richard Corey from the University of Maine Orono
  • Bethany Dickerson from Monmouth University
  • Kimberly Joy Dixon from Stony Brook University
  • Heidi Fremanis-Cordts from Boston University
  • Jessica Malcolm from Barnard College
  • Amy Marple from the University of Rochester
  • Aida Neary from Salve Regina University
  • Jason Nedrow from Dickinson College
  • Peggy Policastro from Rutgers University
  • Nicole Radassao from Marist College


The Supervisor of the Year program begins at an institutional level and progresses to the Regional level.  This award was established to recognize the integral part that the supervisor plays in the education of a student employee.  Supervisors act as mentors and provide education to their students that they cannot gain through the classroom.  Students at colleges and universities across the region were asked to nominate supervisors who they feel are especially worthy of recognition. 


Each nominee was carefully reviewed by a committee of peers.  I would like to thank the volunteer readers that reviewed the Supervisor of the Year nomination letters.  Your time and efforts are appreciated:


  • Peg Clancey, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Colleen Courtney, Boston University
  • Jennifer Grunden, Delaware Technical Community College
  • Priscilla Louie, Boston University
  • Tanya Patterson-Stanley, New York Institute of Technology
  • Mary Young, Southern New Hampshire University


Nomination letters were reviewed based on the ability of the supervisor to:  integrate the student employee as a member of their staff, to provide guidance and mentoring, to encourage initiative, and to align with the mission of college and/or the department.