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Outstanding UH Manoa student employees honored

Overall student winner also wins state and regional awards

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Myrtle Ching-Rappa, (808) 956-7007
Center for Career Development and Student Employment
Posted: Apr 23, 2008

HONOLULU — Four students have won cash scholarships and recognition in the 23rd Annual Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Awards Ceremony held on April 10 at the UH Mānoa Campus Center.

The overall winner is Marc Marquez, a graphic design major and a computer clerical specialist for the Curriculum Research & Development Group in the College of Education. He received $750 for winning the SEOTY award. In addition, he received $50 for being selected the overall state winner and $100 for winning the regional award sponsored by the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators (WASEA). Marquez was chosen from 600 nominees for the WASEA award. A part of CRDG‘s technology support team since 2006, Marquez was nominated by Mark Yap, Technology Support Manager, who also received the student employee of the year award in 2000.

The category winner is Daniel Carbone, an art major and a student assistant in the Department of Art & Art History. Carbone will receive $500. He was nominated by Lisa Yoshihara, art gallery director.

Marquez and Carbone will have their names placed on the President‘s Trophy that is on display in the Queen Liliʻuokalani Center for Student Services.

The following two finalists each received $250 scholarships:

Ruby Ng, a psychology major and a clerical specialist in the Institute for Higher Education in the College of Education. Ng was nominated by faculty in the ITE Secondary Program.

Monica Tan, interdisciplinary studies, a student assistant in the Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Science. Tan was nominated by Colleen Bird, institutional support specialist.

The SEOTY Program and Awards ceremony was developed 22 years ago before a regional and national competition was put together by the WASEA and the National Student Employment Association. For more information, visit .

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