Scholarship2012Campus Dining Services is proud to be one of the largest employers of students on the campus.  As of last pay period we had 701 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 Sixteenth Anniversary of the Campus Dining Services’ Student Employee Scholarship Program!    To date, Campus Dining Services has awarded 141 scholarships for a total of $72,100. This year we are very pleased to be able to award these Student Employee Scholarships for $750 each.

Name                                   Unit                         Major

Michaela Curls-Scott           Mizzou Markets                 Nursing

Michaela is a sophomore and has worked with us at Mizzou Market Southwest since September 2011.  While Michaela has not been with us long, her supervisors write that she has shown initiative when working and keeping the work area organized and clean.  Michaela is active with the Nurses Christian Fellowship; United Ambassadors Recruitment Organization, Legion of Black Collegians Gospel Choir and the Minority Association of Pre-Health Students.  She has also been on the Dean’s List all three semesters she has been at MU and has just been accepted into the Clinical Nursing program.

Nick Engel         (class)               Mizzou Markets          Journalism & Political Science

Nick is a junior, Journalism and Political Science major and has worked for the Mizzou Markets since August 2010, he was promoted to a student supervisor position after his first semester and then to a student accountant position in January 2012.  Nick is a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity where he has served as the Risk Manager and Philanthropy Chair.  He also serves on the Mizzou Alumni Association Student Board. Nick has made the Dean’s List all 5 semesters he has been at MU.

Keely King (sick)                Student Center          Interdisciplinary Studies

Keely is a junior Interdisciplinary Studies major with a minor in Journalism, who has worked at the Student Center since August 2010.  Keely was promoted to a student supervisor position in November 2010 and to student manager in July 2011.  As well as working with CDS Keely also works with the City of Refuge in Columbia, she served as a Missouri Girl’s State Counselor and Delegate, is on the Dean’s Honor Roll and was nominated for the Campus Dining Services Student Employee of the Year Award this year.

Bridget Landgraf                Sabai                           Elementary Education

Bridget is a senior, majoring in Elementary Education and minoring in Spanish, Art and Human Development and Family Studies.  She has worked at Sabai since August 2011, and maintains a second job with the Adventure Club.  Bridget is a volunteer at the Intersection and The Fun City Youth Academy, a member of the Association of the Betterment of Culturally Diverse Educators, and has earned a spot on the Dean’s List every semester while at MU.

Sam Ott                                Bookmark Café          Marketing

Sam is a senior, majoring in Marketing with minors in film studies and psychology, who has worked at the Bookmark Café and Wheatstone Bistro since September 2008. Sam was promoted to a student supervisor position in August 2009, and has served as a student clerk since Sept. 2011.  Along with his CDS employment Sam serves as the Treasurer for Sustain Mizzou was a site leader for Alternative Spring Break and is a Writer/Director with the MU Film Production Club.  He also volunteers with the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture.  Sam has repeatedly earned a spot on the Dean’s List and is expected to graduate in May with Latin honors.

Kristen Schmitz                   Bookmark Café                   Social Work

Kristen is a graduate student pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work.  She has worked at Bookmark Café since September 2009, and currently serves as a student supervisor, as well as working 10 hrs per week as a Teaching Assistant.  Kristen graduated Magna Cum Laude in December 2011, and began graduate studies in January 2012.  Kristen is a member of the Council of Student Social Workers, has served as an officer in the Phi Alpha Honor Society, earned a Columns Scholarship and has been on the Dean’s List the past 7 semesters.

Kristen Sedovic                           CDS Nutrition             Dietetics

Kristen is a junior in the Dietetics program and began working with us as our Nutrition Student Assistant in January 2011.  Kristen was instrumental in helping Zoutrition become a reality for Fall 2011.  She is active with the Nutrition and Wellness Association, is a Walking School Bus volunteer, a Head to Toe program volunteer at Boone Hospital and has been on the Dean’s list each semester since 2008.

Yaniv Shnaider                   CDS IT Dept.               Information Technology

Yaniv is a senior, and has worked in the IT department of CDS since November 2009.  Yaniv is a scholar athlete on MU’s Swimming team and swims on the Israeli national team.  As well as working with CDS he also works as a tutor assisting other MU athletes with computer science classes, he was recognized as an Academic All Big 12 First Team member the past 2 years, has been on the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll the past 4 years, on the Dean’s List the past 4 years and the Engineering Dean’s Honor Roll the past 2 years.  This is Yaniv’s second win of a CDS Student Employee Scholarship also winning this award in 2011.  Yaniv, is currently the Treasurer of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the Computer Science honor society and plans to work in cyber security upon graduation next year.


We would now like to recognize our 2012 Campus Dining Services’ Student Employee of the Year, Sean McGuire.  Sean has worked at the Pavilion at Dobbs since November 2008.  He was promoted to the position of student supervisor in April 2009, and to student manager in August 2010.  Sean is a senior pursuing his Bachelor of Science degree in Business at Columbia College.  Sean serves as a mentor to new student supervisors, and was relied on heavily as a new manager as assistant manager joined the Pavilion team last fall.  Sean is responsible for hiring students, helps maintain the training programs and strives to complete students’ training on all positions.  This year Sean helped transform Time Out, the takeout operation at the Pavilion so that guests have the products they want, when they want them.  Sean developed a student incentive program called “Beat the Clock” to reward students who clean up at the end of the shift quickly and accurately.  Sean attended the University of Missouri Leadership Academy in November 2010 and took what he learned and adapted it into a presentation delivered at the August 2011 CDS student management workshop.