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Awards Recognition

Celebrating Success! Welcome to College of the Holy Cross award winning Dining Services. We consistently win the praises of our community for our exceptional service, fantastic food, and friendly staff. Holy Cross Dining has also been recognized regionally and nationally with awards through our affiliation with NACUFS, National Association of College and University Food Services for our achievements among our professional foodservice peers.  

 

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY FOOD SERVICES (NACUFS) AWARDS

2013 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award
GOLD – Catering – Special Event
Presidential Inauguration
2013 NACUFS Nutrition Award
Most Innovative Wellness & Nutrition Program
Kimball Takeover
2012 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award
GRAND PRIZE – Retail Sales – Single Concept - Science Cafe
2012 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award
GOLD – Retail Sales – Single Concept - Science Cafe
2011 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award
HONORABLE MENTION – Catering On-line Menu 
2009 NACUFS Theodore W. Minah Distinguished Service Award
Awarded to:  Arthur Korandanis
2008 NACUFS Northeast Region President’s Award
Awarded to:  Marty Dudek
2008 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award
BRONZE – Catering – Special Event – Slow Food Gala
2007 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award
SILVER – Catering – Special Event
Lift High the Cross Campaign Celebration –President’s Council Reception
2005 NACUFS Loyal E. Horton Dining Award
HONORABLE MENTION – Residence Hall Theme Dinner
10th Annual Happy Birthday Event – Mad Hatter’s Birthday Party

 

NACUFS INSTITUTES

2011 Scott Francis – Leadership Institute
2008 Timothy Trachimowicz – Human Resources
2008 Margaret Rollo – Marketing Institute
2005 Marty Dudek – Leadership Institute
1995 Margaret Rollo – Leadership Institute

NACUFS LEADERSHIP

2014 Marty Dudek –NACUFS Regional Conference Co-Chair
2013- Kathy Egan – NACUFS National Nutrition Chair
2009-2011 Marty Dudek – NACUFS Northeast Region President
2004-2009 Marty Dudek – NACUFS Culinary Challenge Chair

 

CULINARY COMPETITIONS

2011 UMASS Chef Culinary Conference
BRONZE – ACF-Sanctioned Team Competition
Awarded to:  Terry Blackwell, Christopher Caron,
Edward Rome & Timothy Trachimowicz
2009 UMASS Chef Culinary Conference
SILVER – ACF-Sanctioned Team Competition
Awarded to:  Christopher Caron, Marty Dudek
Edward Rome & Timothy Trachimowicz
2005 NACUFS Northeast Regional Conference
BRONZE – Culinary Challenge Competition
Awarded to:  Edward Rome

 

The Claire B. Burns Award Program (Holy Cross)

The Claire B. Burns Award Program was established in 1997 in honor of Claire B. Burns, a 1990 alumna of the College of the Holy Cross, by her husband, Donal J. Burns, a member of the class of 1949.  Awards are given annually to non-exempt employees, currently serving or retired, who in the fulfillment of their responsibilities have demonstrated, fostered and promoted the spirit of family which is a treasured characteristic of the Holy Cross community.  As a student, Claire Burns received amply of this spirit.  In gratitude and to assist in its continuance, the Award Program was endowed. More info »

 

The Rev. William J. O’Halloran, S.J. Award (Holy Cross)

The Rev. William J. O’Halloran, S.J. Award was established in 2008 in addition to the Claire B. Burns Employee Award Program by Donal J. (’49) and Claire B. (’90) Burns.  They wanted to honor Fr. O’Halloran’s long years of service to Holy Cross, his closeness to its non-exempt employees, and his contribution to the establishment of the Claire B. Burns Award Program itself.  Fr. O’Halloran’s years on campus were marked by devotion to the College, kindness and compassion for all members of the College family, and an unusual ability to listen to the words of others in a manner that exhibited an eager interest in every syllable, all this punctuated with wit and wisdom.

2012 Christina M. Fairbanks
2011

Cathi M. Gallant
Ana M. Herrera

2010 Evan K. Holmes*
Nancy S. Smith
2009 Lillian G. Carlson
2008

Walter R. Leblanc
Recipient of The Rev. William J. O’Halloran, S.J. Award

2006 Catherine M. Witkofsky
2005 Chouchanik Y. Mastro
Marion Parsons
2004 Zofia M. Burzynski**
2003 Barbara A. Wiley
2002 Louis G. Paquette
2001 Irene M. Coll
Walter Niemi (deceased)
1999 Charlotte L. Wise
1998 Paul Govoni**
1997 Beth A. Bates*

*former employee
**retired

Other Awards

2008 Holy Cross Headliners Award - Media Relations