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Office of Housing and Residence Life News: June 2010

The latest news from Office of Housing and Residence Life

IUP Chef to Compete at National Competition

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IUP Dining Services is pleased to recognize Chef Kevin Hodgkinson for earning second place at the Eastern Regional ACE (ARAMARK Culinary Excellence) competition held in March 2010. He will now represent the Eastern Region ACE culinary team at the National ACE Challenge on July 25, 2010, in San Francisco.

The Eastern Regional ACE competition featured top higher education chefs from the eastern region. Each of the participating chefs was selected because he or she consistently strives for culinary excellence and is focused on surpassing customers' expectations with great meals. Each regional competition featured eight chefs who presented a three-course meal to five judges. The chefs prepared one show plate each for the students and judges and a taster plate for each judge. Each chef had four hours to prepare their meals from prep to finish.

Chef Hodgkinson, one of three finalists from the eastern region, will next compete for the coveted “Copper Pot” at the ARAMARK Culinary Excellence National Challenge. Chefs representing all nine ARAMARK regions will compete.

Chef Hodgkinson has been the catering chef at IUP for two years. Prior to joining the IUP Dining Services team, he worked at the Hilton Hotel and Towers in downtown Pittsburgh for thirteen years. Chef Hodgkinson is a graduate of the American Culinary Federation program at the Community College of Allegheny County.

The 2010 ACE Challenge provides an opportunity for the organization to recognize the talents and creativity of its culinary staff from across the United States and Canada. The competition also provides ARAMARK chefs with the opportunity to showcase their culinary expertise with a broader audience in a competitive environment.

The ACE Program recognizes and rewards outstanding chefs throughout ARAMARK-managed higher education accounts, and provides the opportunity for the chefs to share their culinary expertise with a broader audience in an environment that is both competitive and stimulating.

For further information on the competition, please contact Jennifer Braughler, ARAMARK marketing coordinator, at 724-357-3102.

Aramark Announces 2010–2011 Scholarship Winners

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Food-service provider Aramark announces the winners of its scholarships for 2010–2011:

$1,000 Off-Campus Awards

  • Carly McPartland
  • Elaine Miller
  • Emily Vaughn
  • Tanisha Bolig
  • Rachel Eckenrode

$1,000 On-Campus Awards

  • Kristin Long
  • Christopher Wright
  • Dylan Kuhns
  • Miranda Wortel
  • Melkia Green

Meal Contract Awards

  • Daniel Reichard
  • Alisia Drew
  • Elizabeth Judge
  • Ashley Nedreski
  • Monica Iachmi

Office of Housing and Residence Life is on Facebook

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Members of the Office of Housing and Residence Life hope to connect with current students, new students, parents, and alumni on our Facebook page with information about housing at IUP.

You will be able to stay current on what is new with housing. We will make regular updates on this page, to include important dates, pictures, videos, policies, activities, and general information.

Become a fan of the IUP Office of Housing and Residence Life. This will keep you in the loop with all important information concerning housing and residence life at IUP!

Check it out now to see the video of a 360° view in the “Hawk’s Nest” of the new Crimson Suites!

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    1099 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1075
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