Student Employee Supervisor of the Year

Olivet recognizes Adam Thiele for his exceptional leadership.

April 22, 2022 Campus Life

Olivet Nazarene University is proud to announce Adam Thiele as the Student Employee Supervisor of the Year. Adam works in the Information Technology (IT) department at Olivet as a systems support specialist. He has served in the department since 2019.

Adam was nominated by one of his student workers, Cadin Mollema. In his nomination letter, Cadin said, “I believe that Adam’s greatest attribute is his ability to keep tabs on all ongoing projects and tasks while also keeping all student employees busy and on task. Adam has gone above and beyond by being patient and understanding when students have struggled with seemingly impossible tasks. He has also found ways to become more efficient with everyday tasks, therefore making the entire workday more productive.

“Adam’s workstyle is very task-centered while also being refreshing and fun for students. He tries to teach us the process for each ticket and how we can accomplish each task in different ways. Moreover, he makes a point to shows us how we may have messed up in the past and what we can do to correct it for future reference.”

Adam’s leadership of 11 student workers not only makes a difference in the efficiency of the office, but also sets a positive tone for work culture. 

“For me personally and many of my student co-workers he has made a huge impact in determining our fields of interest and potential fields of employment,” Cadin said. “He has also helped to make the I.T. positions for student-employees more friendly by having us do team building activities and including us in different events.”

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Published 4/22/2022

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