Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Social Justice Employee Recognition Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award. Eligible Wesleyan employees include custodians, dining staff, grounds crew, and building maintenance staff (i.e. electricians, plumbers). The award is to honor and thank the people whose everyday work helps the students at Wesleyan. Nominators may only submit one person for consideration; you are welcome to nominate yourself. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,500.

The Peter Morgenstern-Clarren ’03 Employee Recognition Award was created in memory of Peter Morgenstern-Clarren, who pursued social justice as a student at Wesleyan. His activism included securing benefits for Wesleyan custodial staff, participating in the United Student and Labor Action Coalition, and contributing his leadership to the campus chapter of Amnesty International. We are grateful to Dr. Hadley Morgenstern-Clarren and The Honorable Pat Morgenstern-Clarren for their generosity in sponsoring this award that honors their son’s activism for the public good.

To apply, please respond to the following questions in no more than two pages:

1) What is your (the employee’s) job at Wesleyan? In what ways do you (the employee) engage and interact with Wesleyan students on campus?

2) In what ways have you (the employee) contributed to student life at Wesleyan? If possible, please give specific examples.

3) What do you (the employee) find most rewarding about working on campus?

4) Is there anything else that you would like to tell the committee about yourself (the employee)?

Submit nominations to by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2020.