And the Award Goes To ...
David Kurz is named Student Employee of the Year.
By Greg Rienzi
David Kurz, a junior natural science area major, was named Student Employee of the Year at a ceremony held April 5 in Homewood's Glass Pavilion. He received a $500 savings bond and various other prizes in recognition of his outstanding service as building manager for the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center.
JHU's 16th annual Student Employee of the Year ceremony was part of National Student Employee Appreciation Week, which aims to enhance awareness of student employment and the important role it plays in higher education.
As building manager, Kurz deals with any and all issues that arise on his watch, everything from security to customer service. Paul Jacobus, assistant director of the Office of Recreation for facilities, said that Kurz is a trusted employee who never disappoints.
"Dave is just always here. It might be a bit cliched, but he's literally the first one to volunteer for stuff and always the last one to leave," said Jacobus, who nominated Kurz. "He wants to work and is always looking for other challenges and to take on more responsibilities."
The JHU Employer of the Year for 2007 was Matt Bussman, an associate athletic trainer (varsity football, women's lacrosse and swimming), who oversees more than 15 student employees.
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