NACUFS names tops in college foodservice

Grand prize awards will be announced at national conference in July.

May 9—The National Association of College and University Food Services has announced the winners of its annual Loyal E. Horton awards. Grand-prize winners will be announced at the association’s national conference, which will be held in Boston July 11-14.

Residential Dining Concepts

Small School
Gold: Hendrix College
Silver: Concordia College

Medium School
Gold: Azusa Pacific University

Large School
Gold: University of Georgia
Silver: Stanford University
Bronze: University of Rhode Island
Honorable Mention: University of North Texas

Residential Dining—Special Event

Small School
Gold: Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Silver: Hendrix College
Bronze: Concordia College
Honorable Mention: Concordia College

Medium School
Gold: SUNY at Cortland
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
Silver: SUNY at Cortland
Bronze: University of Richmond
Honorable Mention: University of Dayton

Large School
Gold: Vanderbilt University
Silver: University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Bronze: Virginia Tech
Honorable Mention: Yale University

Retail Sales—Single Concept

Small School
Gold: Lynchburg College
Silver: Hendrix College
Bronze: Concordia College
Honorable Mention: Manhattan College

Medium School
Gold: College of the Holy Cross
Silver: University of San Diego
Bronze: University of Nevada, Reno
Honorable Mention: Northern Michigan University

Large School
Gold: University of Massachusetts
Silver: Texas Tech University
Bronze: Ohio State University
Honorable Mention: Miami University

Retail Sales—Multiple Concepts/Marketplace

Small School
Gold: Ferrum College

Medium School
Gold: Brock University
Silver: University of San Diego
Bronze: Saint Lawrence University
Honorable Mention: University of Dayton

Large School
Gold: North Carolina State University
Silver: Ohio State University
Bronze: Virginia Commonwealth University
Honorable Mention: Michigan State University
Miami University

Catering—Special Event

Small School
Gold: Alfred State College
Silver: United States Military Academy
Bronze: Hendrix College
Honorable Mention: Bryn Mawr College

Medium School
Gold: Cleveland State University
Silver: Azusa Pacific University
Bronze: Washington University in St. Louis
Buffalo State College
Honorable Mention: Case Western Reserve University

Large School
Gold: University of Michigan
Silver: University of Arizona
Bronze: University of North Texas
Honorable Mention: Vanderbilt University

Catering—Online Menu

Small School
Gold: Concordia College
Silver: Hendrix College
Bronze: Calvin College

Medium School
Gold: Ashland University

Large School
Gold: Virginia Tech
Silver: University of California - San Diego
Bronze: Syracuse University
Honorable Mention: University of Georgia                                                            

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