Senior Noah Kiprono is Rocky Mountain College’s candidate for Student Employee of the Year, a competition with state, regional, and national awards offered by the Western Association of Student Employment Administrators.
Four students received honorable mentions from many other nominations submitted by grateful supervisors of RMC work study students.
Since his first semester, Kiprono has worked as library aide at the Paul Adams Memorial Library. “Noah is just the sort of student worker I hope to hire – responsible, friendly, and reliable,” said his supervisor Beth Dopp. “I see Noah stop his own studies in the library to help other students with questions – all the while off the clock.” From Nairobi, Kenya, Kiprono also assists the Institute of Peace Studies at RMC and is a student-athlete with high grades.
“Noah is a natural at working with people,” Dopp said. “His gentle and friendly nature puts people at ease, and his willingness to help others makes him a great asset for our library team and our general community. Noah is a self-starter.”
“RMC has a strong tradition of employing students in responsible roles,” said Lisa Wallace, director of career services. “We employ students in student leadership, as residence advisers, and in academic settings. Any student who receives work study financial aid can also receive those funds for off-campus work. RMC work study students support nonprofit or government agencies with which we have established relationships.”
Four other students recognized for superior nominations include Jared McCabe (’16), RMC flight operations staff at Billings Logan airport; Lynn Laubach (’16), website, box office, database, and vocal contributor at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts; Chris Gartner (’14), course delivery specialist for the RMC Master of Educational Leadership distance education program; and Erin Burns (’14), master tutor at RMC Services for Academic Success.