Quincy University Dining Services, operated by The Compass Group’s Chartwells Higher Education division, received the 2018 Five Jewel Award for Inclusion Excellence Overall Winner award at the Compass Night of Stars Awards Celebration, on October 10 at Hard Rock Live in Orlando, Fla.

QU Dining Services was selected for this award for their successful implementation of the Iron Chef Challenges which has built a culture of inclusion where associates and customers feel engaged and are encouraged to develop a deeper understanding and respect for each other.

Previously this year, QU Dining Services was selected as 2018 Chartwells Higher Education Regional Account of the Year. Best practices recognized in Quincy include menu quality and variety, guest service, student engagement, wellness and sustainability, safety, diversity and inclusion, and community involvement.

QU Dining’s leadership team includes Chris Blakeman, sr. director of dining, Joe Bordewick, director of dining, Kelly Pfab, assistant director of dining and Chef Chase Mangan. In addition to the team recognition, Quincy’s Chris Blakeman was named 2018 Chartwells Higher Education Regional Director of the Year. Chris joined QU Dining in 2012 and has 37 years of food service management experience.

QU Dining’s 2018 staff includes Teri “Sue” Badgley, Bryar Baker, Darrin Bishop, Barb Blake, Angie Boll, Paula Bowen, Teresa Bowman, Tim Brown, Cathy Burke, Cecily Dawson, Angie Eager, Connie Fielding, Vicki Fuller, Robin Hummert, Matt Meulemans, Cindy Murry, Peggy Neff, Brent Nicholson, Tony Prescimone, Keegan Reckers, Gary Salisbury, Jeromy Shumaker, Clarence Skipper and Lynn Williams.

Based in Charlotte, NC, Compass Group North America is the leading foodservice and support services company with over 250,000 associates and $17 billion in revenues in 2017. Compass Group USA has been recognized by Forbes as a Best Employer for Diversity for 2018. With over 550,000 associates worldwide, its parent company, UK-based Compass Group PLC, has been named in the Forbes Global 2000 – World’s Best Employer list for 2017. Compass Group PLC had revenues of £22.9 billion ($29 billion USD) in the fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.

Founded in 1860 by Franciscan friars, Quincy University (www.quincy.edu) is a Catholic, co-educational, residential university offering undergraduate, graduate, and adult education programs that integrate liberal arts, active learning, practical experience, and Franciscan values. Quincy University’s intercollegiate sports are members of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference for men and women. For more information, please contact the Quincy University Office of Community Relations by calling (217) 228-5275.