As finals and graduation approach, we are reminded that we must say goodbye to some of our student employees, leaders, and customers. It is a bittersweet time of year for many of us. What do you do to recognize your graduates and other students at the end of each year?
For many of our programming areas, there is what we affectionately refer to as the “chicken dance”—two weeks of banquets where we celebrate the accomplishments of our student leaders and programmers.
Student employees are the ones who are preparing for the “dance.” They are there to make sure the set up is correct, the sound and lighting are just right, and the staff gets everything they need to put on a great banquet for their students. But what about those student employees? What do you do to celebrate their accomplishments?
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and programs. How do you say goodbye to your graduating student employees? How do you celebrate the completion of another year?
is the Assistant Director, Administration and Support at University of North Carolina–Charlotte.
Sarah Stroud has been at the University of North Carolina–Charlotte since 2007. In her current position as assistant director, administration and support services, she oversees student employee hiring, onboarding, and training; union assessment; and social media. Prior to her current role, she oversaw the transition process during construction of the student union, which opened in 2009. Most recently, Sarah has served as the2011 conference co-chair for Region 5. In her “free” time, she can be found out at the ball fields watching her three new step-daughters play. She was married in August 2011.