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Ingebretson Honored as CWU Student Employee of the Year

Josh Ingebretson has been selected as the 2015 Central Washington University Student Employee of the Year. He was nominated by his supervisor Sarah O'Steen, residence hall coordinator. Ingebretson is currently a resident assistant (RA) for Alford-Montgomery, a first-year residence hall that is home to approximately 180 students as well as the Music Living Learning Community.

CWU President James L. Gaudino presented the award at a ceremony on April 16.

According to O’Steen, as an RA, Ingebretson is responsible for “behavior management, community development, crisis management, being a role model, and some administrative tasks. He does an excellent job following instructions and making sure that his responsibilities are completed in a timely and organized fashion. He [is] flexible and [takes] leadership of organizing programs.

“A large part of serving as a resident assistant . . . is the ability to provide inclusive environments that are conducive to fostering student growth. Josh has gone above and beyond with this expectation.”

Ingebretson, a junior who is pursuing an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a focus on Administration in Higher Education, has been chosen to attend STARS College in Orlando, Florida in June. The college is sponsored by the Association of College and Universities Housing Officers–International. The selection process is extremely competitive—out of 2,000 applicants, only 40 are invited to attend.

A Vancouver, Washington native, Ingebretson, who was the valedictorian of his 2012 class at Hudson's Bay High School, graduated with cumulative 3.95 grade point average and received "Highest Honors" on the Honor Roll.

Ingebretson is now eligible for the state Student Employee of the Year Award.


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