Megan King (SEBS’17), collections manager at the Chrysler Herbarium, was named Undergraduate Student Employee of the Year at Rutgers and Student Employee of the State of New Jersey!
Every year, the National Student Employment Association declares the second full week in April to be National Student Employment Week, which recognizes the contributions college student employees make throughout the year.
Sponsored by the association, Student Employee of the Year is a national competition that begins at the campus level where supervisors are invited to nominate outstanding student employees in each of their departments. From among those nominees, one is selected to become the Student Employee of the Year at the respective college or university.
Nominated by Lena Struwe, associate professor and director of the Chrysler Herbarium, King, an undergraduate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, started at the Herbarium in January of 2016 as a technician and quickly rose to her current position. “Megan immediately stood out, suggesting continuous improvements to the work processes and herbarium facilities,” said Struwe. “She kept an eye on the other students, pointing out when mistakes were made and, most importantly, clearly adored working with these historical and invaluable specimens and showed the utmost respect for them.”
Editors Note: Read more about Megan King and the other winners at the April 13th ceremony at Rutgers Today.