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WFU names Elder Law Clinic’s Jan Scales employee of the year

Wake Forest University named Jan Scales as the 2008 Employee of the Year at the university’s employee recognition luncheon Oct. 28.

Scales, of Lewisville, is the Client Coordinator in the School of Law’s Elder Law Clinic. She has worked at Wake Forest since 1989.

“Jan richly deserves the award as Employee of the Year,” said Kate Mewhinney, clinical professor and director of the Elder Law Clinic. “Scales exemplifies the Wake Forest motto ‘Pro Humanitate.’ She is truly committed to working for humanity.”

In addition to patiently fielding calls from older clients and applicants for the Elder Law Clinic’s services, Scales works closely with and is supportive of the law students, who spend at least eight hours a week in the clinic’s offices. She also designs and maintains the clinic’s web site and she designs the clinic’s twice-a-year newsletter, among her many other duties.

“Jan is patient, committed to our clients and students, and truly worthy of recognition by our university,” Mewhinney said.

Scales was named Employee of the Year along with Willie Williams, of Greensboro, who is assistant director for textbook operations in the University Stores. He has worked at Wake Forest since 1997.

Regular full-time and part-time staff employees with five or more years of service may be nominated for this award. Employees are selected on the basis of outstanding achievement or service to the university.