By completing all eight of the National Association of College and University Food Services Education Institutes, Cindy Alderson, assistant director of West Virginia University Dining Services, has accomplished what only three others have in the Association’s 54-year history.

“The eight NACUFS professional development institutes are among the most rigorous and rewarding educational programs offered by the association,” said David Friend, director of WVU’s Dining services. “As a whole, the eight NACUFS institute programs provide the core competencies identified as critical to success in the collegiate foodservice profession.

“Cindy was one of 119 applicants chosen out of 240. The competition for these seats is intense, and Cindy has been able to accomplish this feat in six years, commendable as some institutes are only available every other year.”

A reception honoring Alderson’s accomplishment was hosted earlier this month at the NACUFS National Conference in Boston.

Alderson also serves as the NACUFS Mid-Atlantic Region’s treasurer and will also serve as the treasurer for the 2014 NACUFS’ National Conference to be held in Baltimore.

NACUFS membership consists of approximately 550 institutions of higher education from across the U.S. and Canada and nearly 500 industry members from the food, equipment and consulting market segments. It supports the higher education foodservice industry by providing members with the programs and resources they need to excel, from benchmarking and best practices to educational programming and professional networking.


CONTACT: David Friend, WVU Dining Services


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