The 9th annual Student Employee of the Year was recently announced at the Leadership Awards. Megan Hilgers received the award for her position as the facility manager at the UND Wellness Center. As the winner of the 2017 UND Student Employee of the Year, Megan was awarded a $500 scholarship.
Megan is a second-year occupational therapy student at the UND SMHS and has worked at the Wellness Center for almost four years. She has risen from her position as a desk assistant to facility manager, and has excelled greatly in each and every role she takes on.
As facility manager, Megan oversees the welcome desk area that includes student access, sales, and equipment checkout. She also supervises other student staff and is the chief policy enforcer in the building. She initiates facility safety and requires in-depth knowledge of all emergency response protocols.
“It is almost not worth mentioning that Megan is ever punctual, cheerful, and effective in her work; these are traits all nominees possess. What sets Megan apart from other student employees at the Wellness Center is twofold: her passion for her work and her continued growth in the position,” said Megan’s supervisor, Paul Jensen.
Jensen talks highly of Megan’s attributes, expectations that she has raised, leadership style, and overall impact that she has made at the Wellness Center throughout the time she has worked there.
Megan was also named 2017 Student Employee of the Year for the state of North Dakota by the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators and was presented with a cash award.
This article originally appeared in the University Letter.
Denis F. MacLeod
Assistant Director, Office of Alumni and Community Relations
University of North Dakota
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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