Three Student Assistants Honored at Recognition Reception

Three students receive the “Outstanding Student Assistant Award” for the 2017 academic year.

Cheng Library “Outstanding Student Assistant Award” recipients Asya Lewis, Avery Munroe and Oluwatimilehin Adedokun (left to right).

Each year, the Library recognizes selected student assistants for exemplary service.  Students are nominated by their supervisors and must meet certain criteria to be eligible for recognition.  These student assistants receive awards at a reception held in their honor at Cheng Library. 

Nearly twenty students are employed throughout the Library in the numerous departments, and they fulfill a variety of responsibilities. They assist at the service desks of the Periodicals, Reserve and Lending Departments. They also shelve books and journals, help to maintain the stacks, and often complete additional assignments.

At the Cheng Library’s Annual Student Assistant Recognition Reception held on April 11, 2017, three students received the “Outstanding Student Assistant Award” for the 2017 academic year, and two additional students were recognized as graduating seniors.

Asya Lewis is a Psychology major and has been working in the Lending Services Department for three semesters. She is currently a sophomore, and during her time at the Library, Asya has shelved approximately 2,000 books. Oluwatimilehin “Timi” Adedokun is majoring in Public Health and will graduate following the spring semester in May, 2017. She has worked in the Lending Services Department for four semesters during which time she shelved approximately 1,600 books and assisted during the Library’s extended hours of pre-exam and exam weeks. Both students received their awards for service in the Lending Services Department.

 Avery Munroe was honored as the outstanding student from the Periodicals Department. Avery is majoring in Psychology with the anticipated graduation date of spring 2018. He has been working in the Periodicals Department since fall 2015. He is a very punctual and dedicated worker.  He is motivated and always works with a smile on his face.  When not studying, attending classes, or working at the Cheng Library,  Avery volunteers at a non-profit organization in Paterson as an after-school program coordinator.    

Also honored at the event were the two student assistants who will graduate in May. Kareem Kinslow worked for eight semesters in the Lending Services Department. He is majoring in Criminology/Criminal Justice and African-American studies. Eleazar Segovia Gazul was also honored as a graduating student assistant. Eleazar is a dual major in Accounting and Financial Planning. 

Congratulations to Asya, Oluwatimilehin, Avery, Kareem, and Eleazar!

May 03, 2017