Awards and Recognition

Annual Departmental Student Awards –

Emma Powers Student of the Year Award

The highest Dining Services honor given to student employees, for exceptional contributions to Dining Services and the campus community. $1,000 award.

Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award

The Chris Carey Service Award is awarded to a Dining Services student employee who demonstrates excellent customer service to others in the campus community. $1,000 award.

Patricia S. Higgins Scholarship

The Pat Higgins Scholarship is awarded to a University of Maryland student who is either a current UMDS employee or is the child of a current UMDS employee. $1,000 award.

2021

Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Student Employee Graeme Joyce
Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Jason Gurganus, Assistant Director Catering
Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Larry Tumlin – Manager Campus Pantry and Farmer’s Market

2020

Emma Powers Student Employee of the Year – Katherine Jimenez
Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award – Patrick Merkel
Patricia S. Higgins Scholarship – Julie Schoonover

Julie is a Dining Services employee on our Nutrition team

Division of Student Affairs Outstanding Student Employee – Sarah Singh and Apongnwu Fopenawoh

President’s Distinguished Service Award
Colleen Wright Riva, Director

NACUFS Nutrition Gold for Most Innovative Wellness and Nutrition Program
NACUFS Sustainability Bronze for  Sustainability Outreach and Education

 

2019

2018

2019

Omicron Delta Kappa Induction – Colleen Wright Riva, Director

President’s Distinguished Service Award – Lorraine DiPrima, Associate Director

2018

Board of Regents’ Staff Award – Colleen Wright Riva, Director

Outstanding Service to Students in an Academic or Residential Environment

Making a Difference Award – Allison Lilly Tjaden

From the Office of Community Engagement for her work fighting campus food insecurity


2017

Emma Powers Award– Briana Harrell

Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award – Enrique Hernandez

Stamp Memorial Award – Kathy Zhang

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – David Bullock

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Allison Tjaden

President’s Distinguished Service Award – Mario Edwards, Storekeeper

2016

Emma Powers Award – Yakemi Wilson

Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award – Mark Schwab

Patricia Higgins Scholarship – Jochebed Cadet

Jochebed is the daughter of Fenol Cadet of Dining Services Stamp Food Court and works as a student employee at the Coffee Bar in The Stamp Union.

Ron Athey Lifetime Achievement Award for Concessions – Chuck Aldridge

Gold Award in the Horton Competition for Most Innovative Wellness and Nutrition Program – Sister Maureen Schrimpe

Rebecca Williams Award – Kathy Zhang

The Rebecca Williams Award is given to a UMD student who has demonstrated by actions and beliefs a personal commitment to advocating change in issues and values.

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Haralambos “Bobby” Marousis

2015

Emma Powers Award – Caroline Cummings

Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award – Arthur Vivaldo

Student Affairs Scholarship – Will Chavez

The Student Affairs Scholarship is given annually to one outstanding University of Maryland student employee in the Division of Student Affairs.

ACF Gold Medal and 1st place in the 2015 NACUFS Mid Atlantic Culinary Competition – Chef Will Rogers

Chef Will will represent the Mid-Atlantic Region at the national conference in Indianapolis in July 2015, competing against five other regional winners.

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Sarah Lopez, The Diner

President’s Distinguished Service Award – Sarah Lopez, The Diner

2014

Emma Powers Award – Sarah Goff

Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award – Emilie Virgilio

Board of Regents’ Staff Award – Sarah Lopez

Outstanding Service to Students in an Academic or Residential Environment

ACF Gold Medal and 2nd place at the NACUFS National Culinary Competition – Chef Tom

Nancy W. Carrier Scholarship – Lauren Fedewa

The Nancy W. Carrier NACUFS Mid‐Atlantic Region Scholarship gives honor to a NACUFS Mid‐Atlantic Student Employee for outstanding work performance, academic achievement, and extra‐curricular activities.

2013

Emma Powers Award – Kate Hancock

Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award – Sarah Baer

Grand Prize for Excellence in Sustainable Dining at the NACUFS national conference – Allison Lilly

UMDDS was awarded the Gold Medal for Waste Management for its community engagement program featuring compost collection, waste sorting, reusable carryout and collaboration with the Food Recovery Network. The program is supported by an educational program that includes the Green Dining Internship Program, Sustainable Food Working Group, and Peer Education Volunteer Program.

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Tesfaye Bogale, Multi-Trade Supervisor II

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Carlotta Botvin, Catering Manager

President’s Distinguished Service Award – Tesfaye Bogale, Multi-Trade Supervisor II

Tes is an electrician, known for going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that students, staff and faculty have a great experience with Dining Services. He has been known to shovel dining hall roofs in the snow and pitch in to grill burgers at concessions.

President’s Distinguished Service Award – Joe Mullineaux, Senoir Associate Director

Joe is a Senior Associate Director. Ever since he was a student dishwasher at Maryland over 30 years ago, Joe has dedicated himself to providing the best experience for everyone who steps into the dining halls. He was instrumental in bringing the Farmer’s Market to campus and the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the University of Maryland with the world’s largest strawberry shortcake.

2012

Emma Powers Student Employee of the Year Award – Jessica Lowy

Christopher M. Carey Customer Service Award – Duncan Hawvermale

Patricia Higgins Scholarship – Michelle Molina

Michelle is the daughter of Manuel Molina of Dining Services Facilities Maintenance.

The Green Building Council Stamp of Approval – LEED Silver Certified Dining Hall, 251 North

Celebrating this achievement are Dan Pierce – Project Manager, Greg Thompson – Assistant Director Dining Services and Joe Mullineaux – Senior Associate Director Dining Services.

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Greg Thompson

2011

Emma Powers Student Employee of the Year Award – Maura Donovan

Patricia Higgins Scholarship– Brittany Boyd

Brittany is a Dining Services employee.

Theodore W. Minah Distinguished Service Award – Sister Maureen Schrimpe

NACUFS’ most prestigious honor. Selection is based on outstanding and enduring contribution to the foodservice industry and to the association.

Students Affairs Outstanding Service Award – Jimmy Cornelius

2010

Emma Powers Student Employee of the Year Award – Gabriela Rendoros

Emma Powers Student Employee of the Year Award – Evander Somerville

Patricia Higgins Scholarship – Johnny Li

Johnny Li is the son of Maolin Li, pastry chef in the Maryland Bakery. He received the first Patricia Higgins Scholarship

Ron Athey Lifetime Achievement Award for Concessions – David Bullock