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Ferrum College’s Wendi Major Accepted Into Foodservice Management Institute


Major was chosen from among more than 250 applicants to the summer institutes.

Ferrum, Va. (April 29, 2013) – Ferrum College announced today that Wendi Major, Food Court Manager, has been chosen to participate in the 2013 Foodservice Management Institute, one of eight professional development institutes shaped and coordinated by the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS.) 

Available exclusively to NACUFS members, the eight institutes are among the most rigorous and rewarding programs offered by the association. More than 250 applications were received for the 2013 summer institutes. Applicants are selected through a multi-stage process involving NACUFS leaders at both the regional and national level.

“The eight NACUFS institutes are designed to build up a successful foodservice professional. Furthering our education and developing our professional skills is crucial in order to elevate campus dining and carry out the mission of NACUFS,” said Barbara Lettich from Brigham Young University, chair of the NACUFS Education Committee. 

Each institute lasts four to six days and offers a robust curriculum that includes classroom instruction, appropriate sponsor and campus tours, extensive peer-to-peer interaction, and an individual or group project for immediate application of the program content.

The Foodservice Management Institute, held June 3-8, focuses on the basic operational components of collegiate foodservice management. Institute participants will learn to evaluate and develop an appropriate organization and structure for operation, identify and relate financial and cost analysis factors, create a budget and forecast expenses and revenue, and assess customer satisfaction. This institute takes place in Buffalo, N.Y. and is sponsored by Rich’s Catering. 

“I am very excited, and honored to have been accepted into the Foodservice Management Institute. I look forward to gaining new knowledge that will not only help me to obtain personal goals, but will also enable me to better serve Ferrum College Dining Services,” said Major.

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About NACUFS: Founded in 1958, the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) is the professional trade association for foodservice professionals at institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NACUFS provides its more than 550 institutional and 500 industry members with educational, networking, and professional development opportunities and a variety of informational publications. NACUFS is also heavily involved in industry research. The mission of NACUFS is to foster exceptional campus dining programs through a passion for food and by leadership in education, professional development, networking, information exchange, and innovation in a culture of volunteerism.


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