Rebecca Bauman

Rebecca Bauman, a senior English major who works as a writer and designer for the Collegio newspaper, was named the 2010 PSU Student Employee of the Year in April. Bauman was also named Student Employee of the Year for the State of Kansas. At the same time, Travis Stewart, a senior plastics engineering technology major, was named Student Employee of the Year in a new category established for students who work off campus. Stewart was nominated by his employer, Plastic Resource Group, Inc.

President Steve Scott said students are critical to the operation of the university. He said their role goes beyond simply getting the work done, however.

“Students are the front line people” who visitors and other prospective students meet, the president said. “In many ways, they carry the culture of the campus. It’s not just work to do, it’s part of the campus culture.”

For more information on the award and winners, contact the Office of Career Services at 620-235-4140.