Brittany Slagle named student employee of the year for UND and the state of North Dakota

Brittany Slagle, a senior majoring in Communication Sciences & Disorders, has been named the University of North Dakota and North Dakota Student Employee of the Year.

Brittany Slagle
Brittany Slagle

Slagle, a native of Port Orchard, Wash., works as a morgue technician in support of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Deeded Body Program. She was nominated by Denelle Kees, manager of the Deeded Body Program and Mandy Meyer, director of the program.

Slagle’s name has been added to the UND Student Employee of the Year plaque that is displayed in the Student Employment Office at Career Services in McCannel Hall, and she has been awarded a $500 scholarship from the division of Student Affairs.

As the state award winner, she receives a certificate and a cash award from the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators. The University is in its seventh year as a participant in the Student Employee of the Year, a program sponsored by the National Student Employment Association.

In one of Slagle’s nomination forms, Meyer wrote, “No matter the task Brittany is assigned, she puts forth the highest quality of work.”

Kees, Slagle’s direct manager, added that she “is the best and brightest student I have ever had the pleasure to work with in my 12 years here.”

Kees continued, “the greatest degree of professionalism in the Deeded Body Program is respect for the donors who have graciously decided to be a part of our program. Brittany has the greatest degree of respect for these people. The care that she shows in preparing the donors for classroom study attests to the respect that she has for them. Brittany treats the donors like the extraordinary gift that they are. The way that she carries herself, her smile and her appropriate attire rounds out a very professional young woman.”

A total of 16 nominations were submitted by department supervisors.