UD dining services wins ‘employer of the year’ award from Goodwill

The University of Dayton’s dining services has been named employer of the year by Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley.

The annual award is presented to an organization that supports Goodwill Easter Seals’ work to empower people with disadvantages and disabilities, according to UD.

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UD’s dining services provides short-term, transitional employment opportunities for adults participating in Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse, a community program that helps adults recover from mental illness through employment. Clubhouse members have the opportunity to obtain permanent employment with Dining Services if they successfully complete a transitional period.

“The employees in these positions are valuable to our operations and our team depends on each individual to attain our goal of award-winning service and nutritious meals,” said Mary Eilbeck, executive director of dining services.

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Members of the university’s dining services staff will accept the award on Aug. 4 as part of a Friday night concert series at Fraze Pavilion in Kettering.

Dining Services employs more than 200 individuals in positions ranging from dishwashers to executive chefs within its 13 operations.

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