For Immediate Release — Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006


Mary E. McCrank

Media Relations Officer

(585) 245-5516

Three CAS employees at SUNY Geneseo recognized for outstanding service

GENESEO, N.Y. — Three employees of Campus Auxiliary Services (CAS) at the State University of New York at Geneseo recently earned top awards in the National Association of College & University Food Services' 2005 Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards Contest.

The CAS employees were recognized for their outstanding ideas in menus, presentations, marketing and innovations that resulted in an increase in sales.

Winning these honors are Joanna Anne, area operations coordinator of Red Jacket Dining Center, who won a silver award in the Residence Hall Multiple Concept/Outlet category for her entry which included menu variety, nutritional awareness/analysis, special events and monotony breakers, as well as marketing, presentation and customer satisfaction feedback.

Lisa Conway, area operations coordinator of Letchworth Dining Center, won a bronze award in the Residence Hall Theme Dinner category for her entry "Circus Circus," which included menu design and creativity, marketing, presentation and customer participation.

Becky Stewart, assistant manager of Red Jacket Dining Center, was awarded a bronze award in the Residence Hall Theme Dinner category for her entry "Casino Night."

There were a total of 182 entries in all categories and classifications.

"I am very excited to see these managers get national recognition for all their hard work and effort," said Virginia Geer-Mentry, director of dining services at Geneseo. "The special events have made a real difference in the students' attitude towards dining at Geneseo."

Campus Auxiliary Services, a campus based, not-for-profit corporation at SUNY Geneseo since 1952, operates the dining centers and other auxiliary services at the college.