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Citadel News Service

For Release
Dec. 5, 2003

ARAMARK honors employees for service

          ARAMARK Dining Services, celebrating the 35th anniversary of its partnership with The Citadel, honored employees with 25 years or more service on Friday, Dec. 5.

          ARAMARK, initially known as ARA,
came to The Citadel in 1968 under the administration of Gen. Hugh P. Harris, food service Director Elton Coleman and his staff of two managers. ARA fed approximately 2,000 cadets, three meals a day out of one mess hall. Today, under Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, Mike Doppke and his managerial staff of 13 are feeding similar numbers, only now out of a larger mess hall, snack bar/food court, complete catering operation and faculty/staff dining facilities.

          With 135 employees, it takes 42 waitresses and four cooks per shift to serve the Corps of Cadets and athletes their daily meals. The Munnerlyn Food Court is staffed by 21 people, and catering has 12 full-time employees.

          Many ARAMARK employees have served ARAMARK and The Citadel for 25 years or more. Many of these long-term employees transferred as state employees from The Citadel food service operations to ARAMARK once the partnership began in 1968. Congratulations to these and all ARAMARK employees who have been a part of this relationship.

          Honored Friday were:

  • Harry Just, lead cook, 49 years of service, 44 years with ARAMARK, five with The Citadel. Retired. Known for his chicken & rice, and extensive knowledge of production quantities in the kitchen.
  • Catherine Singleton, dining room supervisor, 49 years of service, 44 years with ARAMARK, five with The Citadel. Retired.
  • Jesse Mae Johnson, waitress, 49 years of service, 44 years with ARARMARK, five with The Citadel. Currently employed.
  • Gloria Brown, faculty dining room attendant, snack bar attendant, dining room supervisor, 41 years of service, 35 years with ARAMARK, six with The Citadel. Retired.
  • Eva Johnson, waitress, catering, dining room supervisor, 40 years of service, 36 years with ARAMARK, four with The Citadel. Currently employed.
  • Betty Smalls, waitress, catering, dining room supervisor, 38 years of service, 36 with ARAMARK, two with The Citadel. Currently employed.
  • Cloey Aultman, office manager, 36 years of service, all with ARAMARK. Currently employed.
  • Sandra Jenkins, dining room supervisor, 36 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Mabel Campbell, cook, 35 years of service. Currently employed. Known for her Tasso Ham and Shrimp Gravy and Famous Liver and Onions.
  • The late Julie Frazier, waitress, 35 years of service with ARAMARK, two with The Citadel. Retired.
  • Hazel Gatewood, waitress, cook, 35 years of service. Known for her breakfast specialties.
  • Louise Holmes, waitress, 35 years of service with ARAMARK, four with The Citadel. Retired.
  • The late Ethel MacPhearson, waitress, 35 years of service with ARAMARK, two with The Citadel. Retired.
  • The late Myrna Major, faculty dining room attendant, snack bar supervisor, 35 years of service with ARAMARK.
  • Ellen Wilson, waitress, faculty dining room and faculty house attendant, salad department and Bond Hall attendant, 35 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Barbara Chinnis, waitress, 34 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Katie Blunt, original Citadel operated snack bar/gift shop attendant, cook, 33 years of service with ARAMARK 21 years, 11 years with The Citadel. Known for her chicken biscuits and to keep cadets in line at the snack bar. Currently employed.
  • Gladys Gailliard, waitress, 33 years of service. Retired.
  • Mary Ann Levine, waitress, 33 years of service. Retired.
  • Martha Ann Yeadon, waitress, 33 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Linda Mitchel, waitress, catering supervisor, 32 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Larry Nelson, lead cook, 32 years of service. Currently employed. Known for his spaghetti marinara & meatballs.
  • Rena Simmons, dining room supervisor, 32 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Lessie Yeadon, waitress, 32 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Naomi Johnson, waitress, catering, dining room supervisor, 31 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Lillie Wilson, waitress, 31 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Vicky Smith, waitress, Bond Hall and snack bar attendant, 30 years of service. Retired.
  • Dorothy Doctor, waitress, 29 years of service. Retired.
  • Octagius Mazyck, waitress, catering supervisor, snack bar supervisor, 29 years of service. Currently employed.
  • The late Clarence "Bunny" Simmons, cook, 28 years of service. Retired.
  • Miriam Backman, waitress, snack bar attendant, 27 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Eula Mae Brown, faculty house attendant, waitress, 27 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Pearl Coakley, dining room supervisor, 27 years of service. Retired.
  • Marian Myers, waitress, snack bar cashier, 27 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Katherine Walker, dining room supervisor, 27 years of service. Retired.
  • Christina Gadson, waitress, 25 years of service. Currently employed.
  • Ruthie Johnson, waitress, faculty house attendant, 25 years of service. Retired.
  • Janet "Gundy" Washington, waitress, 25 years of service. Currently employed.

 

 

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