Local College Student Earns Employee of the Year Award
Lucas Bayus, of Alfred Station, a business administration (BBA) major at Alfred State, has been named the 2013-14 Alfred State Student Employee of the Year. Bayus works in the Marketing Communications Office and was nominated by his supervisors, Deb Root, senior director of Marketing Communications, and Molly Andrus, graphic designer. Students are nominated on the basis of reliability, initiative, quality of work, disposition, and contribution to employer.
Bayus’s duties included photographing events and activities on campus which require excellent technical and photographic skills; good communication and people skills; a good eye for a picture; and being proficient in uploading photos to Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.
In the nomination for the award, Bayus is characterized as someone who “clearly exemplifies the leadership skills, initiative, reliability, attitude, professionalism, and attention to detail that is required in his position of student photographer.”
Root and Andrus also wrote: “Luke has achieved a reputation on campus for producing quality work and being reliable. He pays the utmost attention to detail and accuracy, while going the extra mile to make the projects assigned to him successful.”
Students at Alfred State who were nominated for Student Employee of the Year by their respective offices were honored at a reception in April. Pictured here, front row, left to right: Kaitlin Anderson, Poughkeepsie, mathematics/English department; Lydia Rola, West Seneca, Office of Institutional Advancement; Heather Steadman, Whitesville, Office of the Executive Vice President.
Back row, left to right: Student Employee of the Year Lucas Bayus, Alfred Station, Office of Marketing Communications; Emily Stella, Geneva, Box of Books; Dr. Skip Sullivan, college president; Olivia Ciesla, Angola, Office of Student Engagement; Tyler Ribble, Elmira, Office of Student Engagement.