UWG Chef Takes Top Prize
Chef Rodney Ridley, the executive chef at UWG, is congratulated by (l-r) Jerry Mock, assistant vice president for Business and Auxilliary Services, Don Redmond, associate vice president for Aramark Southern Region, and UWG Vice President of Business and Finance Jim Sutherland for his Bronze Medal Award in the Second Annual Higher Education Aramark Culinary Excellence North American Challenge. Ridley, a graduate of the Art Institute of Atlanta, and two other chefs competed as a team against nine regional teams of chefs. The ACE competition began with a “mystery basket” of ingredients that the chefs were required to incorporate into their menu. The southern region’s winning menu featured a first course of grilled shitake sushi salad with roasted almond dressing, tofu with sweet and sour tomatoes, fried shrimp cake and marinated trout with hot and sour relish. A second course of stuffed roasted chicken breast with braised tongue, mashed fava beans with potato and thyme prune sauce was followed by a third course of vanilla panna cotta with lemon sorbet, chocolate tower with raspberry, chocolate ganache and peanut brittle, port wine and molasses reduction with balsamic berries. Lunch anyone?
New Record for West Georgia's MBA
The Richards College of Business reached a milestone during the spring semester. For the first time in RCOB history, the MBA enrollment reached 100. Dr. Faye McIntrye, dean of the business college credited the accomplishment to the hard work of Associate Dean John Anderson, Dr. Hope Udombon (pictured), administrative director of graduate programs, and faculty at the RCOB.
Customer Service has its Own Reward
Mia Owens, Work Information Center, Misty Cash, Public Safety and Patresa Murphy, Bursar’s Office were the recipients of the Customer Service Employee Recognition Award for this quarter. The Division of Business and Finance accept nominations of staff and faculty who have exhibited exceptional caring and service on campus and award a parking space and lunch with Vice President James Sutherland to three employees each fiscal quarter. In addition to this award, the division has begun a new new customer service initiative, “Salute to Superior Service,” to thank faculty and staff across campus for the help they provide. The winner of the “Salute” program will receive a thank you card and a lapel pin to recognize their achievement. Karen West was recently pinned with the first “Salute to Superior Service” award. West, assistant director of Software Development, was instrumental in developing software for the “Bookstore to the Rescue” program. The program allows students with a Financial Aid balance to purchase books before having access to the funds, saving them money and time by buying used books while in stock and at an earlier time.
The Division of University Advancement won the prestigious 2008 national APEX Awards for Publication Excellence for the Stadium Fundraising Campaign and for the design and layout of last year's Foundation Annual Report and Honor Roll.
- Chronicle Home
- In Focus
- Campus Talk
- I Am West Georgia
- West Georgia Voices
- Other News