Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Jordan Flynn, a senior criminal justice major from Mebane, North Carolina, is UNC Charlotte’s 2018 Student Employee of the Year. He was honored for his work since fall 2016 as a maintenance assistant in Housing and Residence Life (HRL).

Jordan is “quite possibly the most polished student employee I have ever supervised,” wrote Jeremy Perry, associate director for maintenance operations, in his nomination letter. “He is punctual, works late if needed, follows all policies and procedures and has even answered the phone to work when have had emergency flooding in our building on a Sunday night.”

Everyone in the department appreciates Flynn’s hard work.

Perry noted, “When I mentioned to our HRL senior staff members that I would like to recognize [Jordan], every single person who has interacted with him in the last two years sent emails or phone calls to support his nomination.”

Flynn remained modest about the honor. “Just the nomination alone is really cool,” he said. 

Flynn will soon employ his work ethic serving the larger Charlotte community. He has a conditional job offer from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, and he will enroll in its police academy after graduating from the University in May.

The 2018 Student Employee of the Year luncheon and awards ceremony was held Tuesday, April 10, in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. The event recognizes exemplary workers among the approximately 5,000 students employed each academic year across all divisions at UNC Charlotte, representing the University’s largest employee population.

“Today we not only celebrate the 15 honorees who are with us, but we also honor all of our students who contribute to our campus community,” said Teresa Shook, student employee coordinator in Human Resources, who organizes the event each year.

The other nominees for 2018 Student Employee of the Year were:

  • Mackenta Vincent, a senior dance education major working in Recreational Services
  • Anna Parks, a junior education major working in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Noah Vetter, a senior international studies and international business major working in the Honors College
  • Jalen Cole, a senior engineering major working in Parking and Transportation Services
  • Spencer Guffey, a junior mechanical engineering major working in the Popp Martin Student Union and Cone Center
  • Ben Harris, a senior computer information major working in Venue Management and the Student Activity Center Technical Department
  • Theodore Karabet, a senior communication studies major working in the Career Center
  • Carrie Mao, a senior computer science major working the Department of Computer Science
  • Armando Elias, a junior criminal justice and political science major working in the Department of Reading and Elementary Education
  • Chamele Moss, a senior psychology major working the College of Health and Human Services’ Advising Center
  • DeSean Petty, a senior computer science major working in the University Writing Program
  • Janaesia Floyd, a junior social work major working for the School of Social Work
  • Tyler Donelson, a senior finance major working in Risk Management and Insurance
  • Treylon Marrow, a math for business major working in the University Center for Academic Excellence

Photo: Jeremy Perry, Jordan Flynn and Teresa Shook