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Penn Dining

Houston Market's new concepts, optional remote ordering and a more inviting environment was recognized with a Gold Loyal E. Horton Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services.  

Penn Dining was a significant contributor to Penn receiving the Healthier Campus Initiative of the Partnership for a Healthier America, the first in the Ivy League to achieve this status. 

Models of Excellence

The Penn Marketplace Enhancement Team was honored for implementing a comprehensive solution that raised one of the University's essential administrative process, the Procure-to-Pay process, to a higher level of effectiveness. BSD honorees from this 26-member team representing areas across campus include Sandra Ardis, Brian Caputo, LaTayna Carter, Vira Homick, Mark Mills, Grier Nori, and Debbie Schmidt. 

The Houston Market Renovation Team was recognized for reinventing the Houston Market space by adding ordering kiosks and charging stations, appealing new food concepts, and enhanced lighting and seating while maintaining its historic properties, and implementing new sustainable practices.  BSD awardees include Douglas Berger, Liam Gingrow, Pamela Lampitt, and Tom MacDonald.

Service Awards

Name Years of Service Department Name Years of Service Department
John McGready 20  Computer Connection Mike Ketly  20  Computer Connection
Marc Katzman 30 Computer Connection Michele Tollock 10 Purchasing Services
Lisa Bailey 10 Morris Arboretum Joseph Murtaugh 10  Morris Arboretum
Louise Clark 10  Morris Arboretum Andrew Hawkes 15 Morris Arboretum
Keith Snyder 20 Morris Arboretum Christine Pape 20 Morris Arboretum
Vincent Marrocco 25 Morris Arboretum Henry (Hank) Begg 10 Mail Services
Duresssa Selamawit 10 Parking Services Alfred Bender 40 Parking Services
Mark Hing 10 Transit John Gustafson 20 Transit
Najah Munson 10  Penn Children's Center Ethiopia Grant 10 Penn Children's Center
Rachel Hughes  15 Penn's Children's Center Diane Coleman 20 Penn Children's Center
Michelle Majeski 10 Residential Services Jennifer Miller 10 Residential & Hospitality Services
Douglas Berger 20 Residential & Hospitality Services Damesa Bennett  10 Residential & Hospitality Services
Patricia Mitchell 15 Penn Dining Serina Stafford 15 Penn Dining
Paulettee Ballard 15 Penn Dining Quinton Hill 20  Penn Dining
Malekeh Bey 25 Penn Dining Rebecca Brooks 25 Penn Dining
Donald Lewis 25 Penn Dining Shirley Maxwell 40  Penn Dining
Vivian Johnson 40 Penn Dining Christopher Bradie 30 Business Services
Marie Witt 40 Business Services      




Penn Transportation & Parking

Penn has been named by U.S. News & World Report as the country's most transportation-friendly college campus.  

Penn Dining

Hill College House's Dining cafe was recognized with a Silver Loyal E. Horton Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services.

Penn's Dining Program ranked in the top 50 University Dining Programs in the country by the Daily Meal. 

Bon Appétit Management Company, Penn's food service provider, wins top award for sustainable purchasing.

Morris Arboretum

Morris Arboretum has received a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® for 2018, recognizing the venue as an ideal setting for weddings. . 

On March 14 Morris Arboretum Executive Director Paul Meyer was honored as the 2018 recipient of the Scott Medal and Award from The Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College.  This prestigious award recognizes an individual, organization, or corporate body who, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, has made an outstanding national contribution to the science and the art of gardening.




Penn Purchasing

The National Association of College Auxiliary Services (NACAS) selected the University of Pennsylvania as the recipient of the 2017 Edwin R. Golden Award for Inclusive Excellence for its work on the Penn Supplier Diversity Forum & Expo.  This award recognizes exemplary and outstanding service to cultural awareness in the profession of college auxiliary management and the promotion of inclusion in an ongoing fashion, through leadership in the areas of cultural diversity and equality. 

Penn Transportation & Parking

The University of Pennsylvania as this year’s recipient of the Clean Air Commute Employer of the Year.  Penn was recognized for its Sustainable Transit Initiative and its robust portfolio of commuter programs for University faculty and staff. This recognition comes from an ongoing collaboration between the divisions of Business Services, Facilities and Real Estate Services, and Public Safety.