Montcalm Community College presented its Alden Perkins Dedicated Service Award to Custodian Ann Hansen during the college’s annual holiday celebration Dec. 16.
Hansen, of Stanton, began her career at MCC’s main campus in Sidney in 1998. In 2006, she became the primary custodian at the college’s Michigan Technical Education Center (M-TEC) in Greenville. She has been recognized by her peers for “keeping the place spic and span, the grounds neat and the customers happy.”
MCC President Bob Ferrentino said Hansen is a key member of the college’s team. She works whenever necessary to ensure the facilities are well-maintained and that preparations are completed when special events are being held at the college.
“Ann deserves much of the credit for how wonderful our M-TEC looks,” Ferrentino said. “Ann’s job requires regular contact with members of the community who frequently use the M-TEC. She consistently works to make our guests feel welcome and strives to accommodate requests for services. Plus, she does it with a positive attitude and a smile.
“Ann is a valuable asset to MCC because of her commitment to our community and students, and for her excellent performance as an ambassador for the college,” Ferrentino said.
The award recognizes dedicated service to MCC, commitment to high standards of work performance, care and concern for the public and fellow employees, and creativity and innovation. The MCC Board of Trustees initiated the award in 1986 as a posthumous tribute to Perkins, the college’s former Bursar.