During 2007, Campus Dining Services is celebrating our 20th Birthday as a department.  In January you helped us celebrate with all of our customers, when we shared specially designed birthday cakes.

Campus Dining Services is proud to be one of the largest employers of students on the campus.  As of last Saturday we had 456 students in our employ.  You and the students you work with are one of the biggest resources we have, which makes you vital to our success.  We want to say “Thank You for all your hard work and dedication, this year!”

This year also marks the Eleventh Anniversary of the Campus Dining Services’ Student Employee Scholarship Program! To date Campus Dining Services has awarded 96 scholarships for a total of $40,500.

Would each of the recipients come forward as I call your name. This year’s recipients of $500 Student Employee Scholarships are:

  • Jamie Bequette, Brady Food Court
  • Wenqing Dai, Plaza 900
  • Ngoc Le, Plaza 900
  • Rachel Prevette, Eva J’s
  • Stacey Seyer, Brady Food Court
  • Chris Swift, Rollins
  • Jaclyn Thomure, Brady Food Court
  • Phichet Wuttisirisart Brady Food Court

We would now like to recognize the Campus Dining Services’ Student Employee of the Year, Jacob Hency.  Jake works as a student manager at Brady Food Court and is a Marketing major.  This year we were pleased and very excited to once again be able to award a $1,000 scholarship to our Student Employee of the Year.  Jake’s nomination has also been submitted to the National Association of College and University Foodservice’s Midwest Region’s contest and we are waiting to see if he also wins their scholarship.

This year for the first time we would like to take a moment to recognize and congratulate our Seniors!  These 63 students represent 13.8% of our student labor pool.  Their combined experience totals, 321 semesters of service or an average of over 5 semesters each.