Wednesday, November 17, 2010

SBU Library Announces Outstanding Student Assistant Award

SBU Library Announces Outstanding Student Assistant Award

Southwest Baptist University News Release
Contact: Sharina Smith, Office of Marketing & Communications
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BOLIVAR, Mo. - The Southwest Baptist University Libraries recently honored Rex Ybanez, Bolivar, Mo., as the Outstanding Student Assistant of the Month for October 2010. Ybanez is a Bachelor of Arts in English major at SBU’s Geneva Casebolt College of Music, Arts and Letters.

The University Libraries’ faculty and staff established the monthly award to recognize outstanding employment characteristics such as dependability, quality of work, motivation, attitude, and cooperation. Ybanez, a student assistant in Media Services Department, received an award letter from Edward W. Walton, Dean of the University Libraries, a certificate of recognition, and a gift. 

The University Libraries employs 25 part-time student assistants through the University’s work-study program and one part-time graduate assistant.


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