Brady Ash standing infront of provost door

Brady Ash – Student Associate, Office of the Provost

Julie Heard, Executive Assistant to the Provost, requested a student employee through the Gold Standard Program to provide general maintenance to their website as well as office support. Gold Standard partnered Brady, a Bobcat looking for IT student employment work, with Julie to fill the position.

“Brady Ash has been a perfect fit with the Office of the Provost.  His background in computer science, web maintenance, data mining and general willingness and desire to pitch in has been invaluable to the Office.  We have had him work on high level computer projects, curriculum data mining and analysis as well as preparing for program reviews and assessment.”

Julie Heard, Executive Assistant to the Provost



Nicholas Aguilar

Nicholas Aguilar – Student Supervisor, Ask Us Desk

Nicholas started out in the Gold Standard Program in the Recreational Sports Department. The Program Manager overseeing the Ask Us Desk reached out to Gold Standard seeking a Student Supervisor. An email was sent to all Gold Standard students making them aware of the Supervisor position available. Nicholas interviewed and was offered the position. He continued to work in the Recreational Sports Department and as the Student Supervisor for the Ask Us Desk while attending classes in the Spring of 2024.

"The Gold Standard Program has provided me with the perfect amount of training to be a good leader. It has opened doors for me that otherwise would have been far-fetched."             

Nicholas Aguilar, Student Employee



Hannah LaGrone

Hannah LaGrone – Student Associate, AYCSS

“Hannah started at MSU at 16 years old and knew she wanted to work on Campus. Hannah was part of the first 20 Gold Standard Students! She has been a fantastic employee who is a quick learner and hard worker. Hannah has a full schedule being a Pre-Med student and working 11 hours a week at the AYCSS. She is an inspiration to all the other students and staff.”

Gustavo A. Leon Jr., Former Gold Standard Program Manager

“Hannah is such a valued member of our team. She demonstrates her strong work ethic and customer service skills every time she is in the office and helps maintain a positive and productive work environment. Hannah’s professional and personal contributions to our team are greatly appreciated, and we are so grateful to have her!”                                                 

Rebekah LaCroix, AYCSS Front Desk Manager