In the spring, the university honored the 800 or so student workers who keep the campus humming and the hundreds more who play important roles in businesses across the community. Two of those students were singled out for special recognition as the on-campus and off-campus student employees of the year.
Ashley Ferris, a junior from Carl Junction, Mo., was named the on-campus Student Employee of the Year. She works in the PSU School of Construction Office.
Rita Hardesty, administrative specialist in the School of Construction Office, said she is impressed by Ashley’s level of involvement in every aspect of the school.
“Not only is she a good assistant in the day-to-day operation, but she is a great ambassador for the program,” Hardesty said.
Kasey Paddock, a junior from Clinton, Mo., was named the off-campus Student Employee of the Year. He works at Unique Metal Fabrication in Pittsburg.
“Kasey is the ‘go-to’ person at Unique Metal Fabrications,” said Quality Assurance Manager Chris Jordan. “He supervises a crew of two to four college students. Kasey is willing to get down and dirty to get the job done as well as always paying great attention to the details.”