Ryan Bailey receives the Employee of the Year Award for University President Paul LeBlanc (image credit: SNHU Serves).

It’s another award for Chandler Center employee Ryan Bailey (’19). After receiving the 2019 Campus Compact for New Hampshire President’s Award, he was recognized as SNHU’s Employee of the Year at the fourth annual Student Employee Awards banquet in the SNHU Athletic Complex April 17.

“Winning the Student Employee of the Year Award was a huge honor,” Bailey said. “Quite honestly, I am speechless. I went into it not expecting anything because there were so many impressive nominees. It could have gone to any single one of them, and I am incredibly proud, but also humbled, that I was considered for this award.”

Bailey is a Service Projects Coordinator for the Chandler Center. In this position, he arranges weekly and monthly events and establishes and maintains relationships with community partners. He is also an Alternative Break coordinator, coordinating two consecutive trips to Washington D.C. and Utah.

“I’ve simply just tried to be the best employee, best student, and the best person that I can be. I think that the true honor comes from the fact that when my supervisors were asked to nominate someone for this award, it was my name that came to mind, and that is a feeling better than any other,” Bailey said.

This year’s Student Employee Awards added a new award to its lineup: the Supervisor of the Year Award.

The Supervisor of the Year Award recognizes the work a supervisor does for his/her employees and the SNHU community and is nominated by employees.

The first-ever Supervisor of the Year Award went to Senior Director of Strategic Communications and University Outreach, Steve Boucher.

“I’m totally floored and honored to be recognized as Supervisor of the Year, especially given all of the incredible nominees,” Boucher said. “Working with students every day is a great blessing and I’m extremely lucky to work with the best team at the university. They are truly dedicated to chronicling life on campus and do amazing work on behalf of their fellow students, staff and faculty.”

All nominees were given certificates and t-shirts when they walked across the stage to receive their respective honor. The top five nominees were also given a standing ovation.