Aimee Parks, assistant director of human resources for student employment, won the Northeast Association for Student Employment Administrators (NEASEA) 2019 Robert Gallione, Jr. State Representative of the Year Award earlier this month. The Robert Gallione, Jr. State Representative of the Year Award is given in recognition of the district representative who did the most to advance NEASEA, increase the membership in his/her own district, and provide information to district members.
The recognition committee selected Parks as the award winner, citing Parks’ track record of being the most active state rep in NEASEA this past year—including holding two New Jersey state meetings, one being at Monmouth University. The award was announced by Molly A. Jacob, NEASEA president and executive director of enrollment management services at the University of Rochester. Sandy Brown, Monmouth University student employment administrator, accepted the award on Parks’ behalf at the NEASEA annual conference.
Parks has worked at the university since 2000 and is also a Student Employment Essentials (SEE) trainer for the National Student Employment Association. She, along with Christine Schaffer of Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, and her national supervisor, Nedra Goodrich of Texas Tech University, trained 28 student employment professionals from the midwest and east coast (including Lakeland University in Wisconsin, Indiana University, Wilkes University, Georgetown University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in Philadelphia July 28-29 prior to the NEASEA annual conference.
Parks and her colleagues in the student employment office including Brown, Rose Chasey and Stephanie Ambrozy are currently leading the launch of the campus’ new student employment time keeping system, Timesheet X, this semester. All student employees, graduate assistants and their supervisors will be trained on the new system.
NEASEA is a nonprofit association of professionals committed to programs for students who work while attending college. It supports student employment through the exchange of ideas, professional development, and the promotion of student employment administrators and their programs. For more information, visit www.neasea.org.