MONTGOMERY , W.Va.West Virginia University Institute of Technology Dining Services was recently awarded the Loyal E. Horton Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services. Schools from across the nation compete in categories based-on size and types of services provided to students. WVU Institute of Technology won a silver citation for residence hall dining.

Applicants for the award must submit sample menus, food production sheets, photographs, and campus surveys. A panel of seven judges scored the information, and WVU Institute of technology received top-marks in the category for schools with fewer than 7,000 students.

I was pleased to win again this year. My staff has worked hard all year to deliver a great experience for the students,said David Templeton, assistant director of dining services.

This years recognition is the sixth time he has won this award.At WVU , he won the award for his work with the renovation of Boreman Bistro in Morgantown.

The National Association of College and University Food Services is the trade association for foodservice professionals atmore than625institutions of higher education in the United States, Canada, Mexico,and abroad.

WVU Institute of Technology, a division of WVU , offers more than 50 career-focused, four-year programs in the engineering, sciences, business, social sciences, public administration, humanities and health fields. The institution is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Engineering/Technology Accreditation Commissions of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education and other premier accrediting agencies.