Julee Basal is NMU's Student Employee of the Year. While pursuing her master's degree in public administration, Basal serves as the media relations coordinator at the U.S. Olympic Education Center.
She was nominated by Jeff Kleinschmidt (USOEC), who wrote in his nomination letter, “Julee is responsible for all of the media and public relations aspects of the USOEC athletes and programs. She also played a major role in marketing, promoting, and organizing the 2006 U.S. Short Track Speedskating Championships. She is an exceptionally hard working, competent, and dedicated employee who is very well deserving of this honor.”
Basal has worked at USOEC for one year. The other finalists were Lucille Burkhart from Starbucks and Latisha Johnson from political science, history and economics.