NACUFS: The National Association of College & University Food Services

Member Blogs


This is a listing of personal blogs that have had recent activity (most recent at the top.) Only the most recent posting for each blog is listed, so be sure to click on the name of the article to see all of the articles for that Member.

Timothy's Blog
Posted by Mr. Timothy J. D. on Oct 12th, 2018 11:22am
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr. Can Mankind save Mankind?

Patricia's Blog
Posted by Mrs. Patricia Lee K. on Jun 20th, 2018 1:56pm
Only 21 days until we kick off NACUFS 2018 National Conference celebrate our 60 th anniversary as a community! Registration is near an all-time high and we have an excellent line-up of learning opportunities, networking opportunities, and 60 th celebration events for you. Keynotes and...

Amy's Blog
Posted by Ms. Amy B. on Jun 7th, 2017 3:01pm
For most of us, commencement has come and gone, and it’s a perfect time to reflect upon all you and your team have accomplished this past year for your campus. Likewise, I am looking back at this past year as president of this wonderful association while considering the many successes of...

Garett's Blog
Posted by Mr. Garett D. on Oct 24th, 2016 10:04am
Dear fellow NACUFS members. It is hard to believe we are halfway through the fall semester; here in the Northeast foliage is at its peak and our menus showcase the bountiful harvests, tantalizing our students’ taste buds. College and University Dining continues to be an exciting and...

Nicci's Blog
Posted by Ms. Nicci R. on Oct 11th, 2016 11:28am
Greetings from Salt Lake City Utah! I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new school year. For me it is always nice to have everyone back from a long summer. I thought that my first message would include a formal introduction to you. My name is Nicci Rivetti and I am the Retail...

Josh's Blog
Posted by Mr. Josh B. on Oct 11th, 2016 11:24am
Greetings NACUFS Midwest Region! The Olympics have come and gone just like our summers! As regional director of the Midwest Region, it was great seeing such great attendance at the National Conference in Anaheim; what an opportunity to IMAGINE, DISCOVER, and EXPLORE! I am privileged to...

Dawn's Blog
Posted by Ms. Dawn A. on Jun 29th, 2016 1:59pm
As my year as president comes to a close, it is time to reflect upon the achievements of the past year and inspire you with exciting things ahead. I am reflecting upon my two key motivators – increasing member value and elevating dining services through excellence. Both go hand-in-hand...

Zia's Blog
Posted by Mr. Zia S. A. on Jan 13th, 2016 3:03pm
 Dear Colleagues: As you may know, I have the great honor to serve as chair of NACUFS inaugural Nominating Committee under the new bylaws. I will also be coordinating the regional nomination and election process. NACUFS is transforming into a more strategic board with all...

Janet's Blog
Posted by Janet D. on Jan 28th, 2015 12:50pm
The board of directors has approved moving forward with a vote by the association membership on the proposed new governance model. This vote will take place at the General Membership Assembly on July 24, 2015. When proposed changes are significant, it is recommended that an...

Dan's Blog
Posted by Mr. Dan E. on Jul 1st, 2014 2:05pm
I would like to thank the Mid-Atlantic region for allowing me to participate in the Financial Management Institute hosted by Con-Agra held in Omaha Nebraska May 31-June 5,2014. Our speakers/facilitators were all well prepared and presented information that has a reputation for being...

Mark's Blog
Posted by Mr. Mark S. L. on Apr 30th, 2014 5:00pm
As you recall, the NACUFS Board of Directors created a Governance Work Group in 2013 charged with helping NACUFS identify and understand governance issues. The work group was charged with developing performance requirements for an ideal governance structure, identifying problems with the current...

Daniel's Blog
Posted by Mr. Daniel W. on Feb 17th, 2014 9:21am
2013 NACUFS Leadership Institute By: Dan Waxman Transformational. One word that comes to mind when asked about the NACUFS Leadership Institute is simply transformational. When I was told to apply for the NACUFS Leadership Institute, I didn’t really know what to expect, I just...

Mary's Blog
Posted by Ms. Mary P. on Jan 15th, 2014 12:12pm
  Okay, this is my First time 'blogging', so be patient with the rookie. Our DIning Services Dept inherited Vending, but I have had to deposit the revenue for about 10 years into the various revenue centers of our University. Some of the machines do not perform well- and it is...

William's Blog
Posted by Mr. William M. on Nov 27th, 2013 11:44am
This year I began tracking pre and post-consumer food waste in my residential dining facilities. I installed LeanPath food waste system for pre-consumer waste and added a pulper to my dish room and am using average weight per barrel for post-consumer.  I’m using daily transactions to...

Gretchen's Blog
Posted by Ms. Gretchen C. on Jul 24th, 2013 3:48pm
As I come back from the conference and reflect on the past nine months I’ve had with NACUFS, I want to thank you all for your hospitality, dedication, and service to this association. The national conference was a prime example of the kind of people that make up our membership. You are all...

Maureen's Blog
Posted by Ms. Maureen V. on Jul 18th, 2013 10:30am
Good morning everyone! I am the Chair for the 2014 Loyal E Horton Dining awards. I am starting the search for interested individuals to represent the Mid-Atlantic region to join a representative from each of the other regions in judging the entries for next year's conference in Baltimore. You...

Qundeel's Blog
Posted by Ms. Qundeel K. on Jun 14th, 2013 2:20pm
Hello All, My name is Qundeel Khattak, otherwise known as “Q,” and I am currently a Food Service Management Intern for Montana State University with Paul Mineau.  I recently graduated from California State University, Northridge with a Bachelor’s in Nutrition,...

Debra's Blog
Posted by Ms. Debra L. H. on Dec 5th, 2012 3:25pm
Gettysburg College Dining Services won 3rd Place in the Adams County Arts Council's Annual Gingerbread House Contest. Bakers Charles Stockman and Chris Arnold created "Glatfelter Lodge." The College has many beautiful and interesting buildings, but little Glatfelter Lodge has a special...

Tyler's Blog
Posted by Mr. Tyler T. on Jul 15th, 2012 2:19pm
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Jeffrey's Blog
Posted by Mr. Jeffrey H. on Jul 7th, 2012 1:21pm
I am a bit skeptical when it comes to the value of national organizations, so I approached the NACUFs FacMI -2012 in Troy, Ohio with a somewhat jaundiced eye.  WOW----was my cynicism dashed by this five day experience!  Twenty-nine participants from around the U.S. joined me as we were...

Syed's Blog
Posted by Mr. Syed Z. H. on Jun 30th, 2012 9:09am
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Lisa's Blog
Posted by Mrs. Lisa B. on Jun 20th, 2012 11:28am
NACUFS Human Resource Institute June, 2012   I’ve never had one of those high jolt energy drinks, but I bet they are not as potent as a shot of the NACUFS Human Resource Institute .    Schwan’s Food Service in Marshall, Minnesota sponsored...

Nona's Blog
Posted by Ms. Nona G. on Jun 11th, 2012 11:25pm
NACUFS Members, I’m pleased to report the executive director search is going well and remains on schedule. The search firm principals, Paul Belford and Tiffany McCarty, have been pleased with the response to the position announcement. Due to their thorough search process, several...

Michael's Blog
Posted by Mr. Michael C. B. on Feb 6th, 2012 3:24pm
Hello again! I noticed that there hasn't been much of anything being talked about on the Southern Region Website? What kind of topics would you like see discussed? What is driving people to or from the website? I would like to start generating ideas and publications that better fit us as a...

Pilar's Blog
Posted by Ms. Pilar V. on Dec 1st, 2011 4:52pm
We are currently looking at expanding one of our dining locations and it shares the space with our bookstore which is operated by Barnes and Nobels and was wondering if any one can share what their college is doing in terms of book stores and limited real estate space on campus?

Thomas' Blog
Posted by Mr. Thomas M. on Nov 29th, 2011 11:49am
We are developing a best practices manual for our department. We are using the NACUFS professional standards but would like to know if anyone could share their practices as an example of what direction we would like to pursue.   Thank you

Scott's Blog
Posted by Mr. Scott C. A. on Jul 13th, 2011 11:51am
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Tracy's Blog
Posted by Mr. Tracy J. S. on Jun 20th, 2011 5:04pm
Hello All from the Great Plains and the NW corner of Nebraska. I'm in the need of your help.  My phone has crashed and I lost all my pictures of Niagara Falls.  I sure would like some.  If anyone could share with me that would be great and I would appreciate it.  It is a...

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