— Mollie Lane, a custodian in the facilities physical plant at Wesleyan University
, is the recipient of the 2010 Morgenstern-Clarren Social Justice Employee Award, according to the Wesleyan Connection
Lane received a $1,500 cash prize for going beyond her usual duties to ensure that students and staff alike have a clean, safe environment in which to work, the story stated.
Barbara Schukoske, administrative assistant in Graduate Student Services at Wesleyan University who nominated Lane, said: "Ms. Lane''s work in keeping the Science Library clean in the past has been exemplar. Her attention to the cleanliness of the space and her pleasant personality and willingness to do what is asked far exceeds what is expected of her. Ms. Lane''s efforts assure students the conduciveness to study in a clean and healthy environment. The student''s comfort is her number one priority. Being a mother herself, Ms. Lane knows the importance of a clean, comfortable and safe place to study."
The Morgenstern-Clarren Social Justice Employee Award was created in 2009 in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, whose accomplishments included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, the story noted.
According to the story, nominations for the award require an essay from a faculty, staff or student that explains how the selected employee is one who has contributed to student success and life at Wesleyan University.