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
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,”
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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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