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ECE Student Employee of the Month

ECE student worker, Anthony UlloaBehind the scenes at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The Ohio State University there are always countless tasks underway, from organizing computer files to searching down information for programs and more.

ECE student employee Anthony Ulloa recently earned the Student Employee of the Month Award from Cristo Rey Columbus High School for his efforts in the department. Ulloa spent much of 2016 assisting faculty and staff on numerous projects. 

Specifically, Ulloa was recognized by the school for his positive attitude, professionalism, politeness and dedicated growth mindset. As a freshmen at the high school, Ulloa is also among the youngest in the work study program. 

Ulloa was nominated by executive assistant Catherine Vogel, his supervisor in the ECE department, for his patient, respectful, dedicated, and diligent manner.

Vogel said Ulloa's professionalism belies his age.

“He has a customer service mentality that is advanced for most. His questions and work ethic are in line with the professionals in this department at Ohio State. Additionally, he is the type that seems to believe in continuous learning; he quickly moves to understanding a new topic, and finds an efficient way to approach, never seeming to tire of the challenge," she said.

"Anthony comes ready to help out on anything he's asked each Tuesday at the department. No two days are the same," Ryan Horns said, ECE Public Relations Coordinator. "Not only do I appreciate the efforts he's put in, but I also enjoy seeing his growth and maturity."

“I have worked with a lot of different types of students over my career, starting as a senior in college and most recently in California. Anthony is easily one of the best, especially given his age. He is a great intern and we love having him," Vogel said.

Dr. Howard Greene, Director of K-12 Education Diversity and Outreach at Ohio State, who initiated the program with Cristo Rey, stopped by to personally congratulate Ulloa Tuesday at the ECE main office in Dreese Labs.

Help us say thanks to Ulloa for his efforts at ECE!