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Cornell Dining has recognized dozens of staff members with 20+ years of service

12 December 2016

Here at Cornell Dining, we know that our success in everything we do, including all of the awards and accolades that we're so fond of talking about, can be traced to the efforts of our dedicated staff, who come to work every day ready to feed the Cornell community. Many of our staff have been with us for years. 

Pat Wynn congratulates our 20+ year staff members.This fall, we took the opportunity to recognize the remarkable group, dozens strong, that have been with Cornell Dining for longer than twenty years! These staff members include cooks, dish machine operators, bakers, material handlers, and other food service workers in our kitchens, cafés, and dining rooms.

Many of these long-term staff are right out in front of our eateries, interacting with and serving our students, staff, and faculty all day long, and many more work tirelessly behind the scenes, preparing the food that's available all over campus.

Patricia A. Wynn, executive director of Campus Life Enterprise Services and interim director of Cornell Dining as we wrap up a search for our new director, admits, "I've been here just a short time compared to some of our wonderful teammates. Since Cornell Dining came under my purview just over two years ago, I've been impressed every single day at the dedication we see from each and every member of this team."

Pat and the Cornell Dining senior management team held a recognition ceremony last month to congratulate the over 40 members of Cornell Dining's staff that have been serving for over 20 years, including six people with more than 30 years of seniority. Carol Curkendall tops the list with 38 years of service. She's an S02 food service worker at North Star Dining Room.

Here's the complete list:

Carol Curkendall
Uriel Sepulveda
Michelle Vandemark
Audrey Celentano
Marjory Pesaresi
Charles Lance
Victoria Delamater
Eric Zimmer
Glenna Pischel
Daniel Fenner
Jennie Dawson
Marilyn Ford
Eric Moyer
Terry Sharpe
Ronda Park
Molly Swertfager
Mary Mezzatesta
Eric Hunter
Patsy Stevens
Billy Swertfager
James Reap
James Monroe
Linda Snapp
Kathy Straight
Kevin Randall
Alicia Zukowski
Robert Lisenby
Gerald Jordan
Jack Howard
Michael Camel
Karen Ross
Rosa Dean
Kimberlynn Woodin
Jose Ferrer
Carol Stone
Tuan Tran
Doris Hendrickson
Kristina Bartholomew
Mark Stickler
Andy Bush

Next time you see a member of the Cornell Dining team with a new red-and-white "20+ years" ribbon attached to his or her name tag, please take a moment to say thank you and congratulations.

About Cornell Dining

Cornell Dining is consistently ranked in the Princeton Review' s top ten for best campus food among all colleges and universities in the country. That high rating comes from customer surveys, and reflects Cornell Dining's commitment to serving high-quality foods that are healthy and creatively prepared with genuine care for a diverse community. Cornell Dining operates 29 on-campus eateries - which include all-you-care-to-eat dining rooms, cafés, coffee houses, food courts, and convenience stores - and serves more than 26,000 meals a day to members of the Cornell community. For more information, visit

Cornell Dining's 20+ year staff and our management team

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