Congratulations to College of Western Idaho (CWI) One Stop Student Services Representative, Miranda Wilkett, who was named Staff of the Month for March 2023!
Wilkett is one of the first people students meet when they are applying and registering for classes at CWI. She helps answer community members’ and students’ questions about a wide array of subjects including Admissions, Registrar, student accounts, Financial Aid, Workforce Development, and much more. She knows a lot of the information students are looking for and can point them in the right direction to get even more answers.
Helping students each day are some of Wilkett’s favorite moments working at the College. She enjoys being able to connect with and encourage those looking to take classes at CWI and help start them on their higher education journey.
“On those days I always go home with a big smile on my face," Wilkett said,
Wilkett has been part of the CWI community since Fall 2017 when she enrolled at the College as a Business student. That following semester, she was presented with an opportunity to become a Work Study for One Stop and begin helping others who are interested in enrolling at CWI. Since then, she has been able to transition to part-time and then full-time work for CWI’s student services.
“After being a Work Study and seeing all the amazing work our school does, I knew I wanted to work here. My values align with CWI's, and I am grateful to be a part of helping students achieve their goals.”
With a way to give back to the community, help others, and work alongside positive people who share her same values, Wilkett truly enjoys what she does for a living.
“The community CWI has built is unlike anything else. I love showing up to work every day and talking to my coworkers and the students. The environment is overwhelmingly positive.”
Those in One Stop feel similar about Wilkett — describing her as a positive light who is always ready to help others when needed. Most recently, she stepped up to assist with training and even took over some of the responsibilities of their floor lead while they were away.
“She is so kind and knowledgeable about our services and deadlines,” said One Stop Representative, Jazlyn Escamilla. “You can always count on her for any questions you may have. Even if she has other tasks to complete, she is always willing to help to best serve the students. She knows how to lighten our day with her sense of humor and offers so much care in making sure we're all doing well throughout the day. She is greatly appreciated!"
Through CWI Wilkett has been able to earn her Associate of Arts in Business degree and has made lifelong memories and friends.
Wilkett was born and raised in Canyon County. She currently lives in Caldwell with her family and two dogs. Outside of school, Wilkett enjoys spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews, hiking, camping, going to the gym, or playing video games.
In addition to her degree at CWI, Wilkett recently earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management from Boise State University.