Heroes Among Us

Who is your Dining Hero?

If you have someone you'd like to nominate as your Dining Hero, please send your nomination with a brief explanation or note to Deborah Scanlon at Deborah.A.Scanlon@Dartmouth.edu

heroes

heroes

Justin Betters

Justin Betters

Justin Betters

"Justin showed great leadership and went above and beyond to help!

He coordinated four buffet lines to provide speedy and efficient service to help the trips program meet their time lines.

He cleared the pot sink and all the dishes at MA's pot sink – still seeing the business needs, he then went and staffed the carousel to help the dish room get caught up.

Great above and beyond service. Thank you Justin for being such a great leader and team player!"

- Beth Rosenberger & Chef Courtney Bryan 

Kristen Dimond

dining hero

dining hero

"How many times have my student employees asked where our salads and sandwiches come from...and they have no idea about little magic Kristen Dimond and her team create downstairs at 1953 Commons. She must be recognized as she's not always noticed upstairs by students, or in dining café locations by customers. 

She's kind, organized, responsible, creative and an amazing leader!

Kristen Dimond is my hero!"

-Alina Menard
 

Josh Clark

josh clark

josh clark

"If it hasn't been challenging enough working under continually changing situations, from supply issues to quarantine service to being short staffed nearly every day for more than a year – it finally happened. Covid hit our team and we went from working at being 20% short staffed to 60% short staffed, taking out our team leader Sam, as well as Stuart in the process!

Josh stepped in to take charge and fill that role – working nearly non-stop long days directing our team of one from our building (Dean!) and the fabulous Mr. George on loan from Courtyard Café - he guided them and got it all done. He even directed a fast moving team of two on several days borrowed from FO&M – while answering question after question at a dizzying speed!

I am beyond thrilled at the level of service our team was able to maintain, and again – do what they do best – make us all look good!!"

Beth DiFrancesco

Dylan Griffin

dylan

dylan

"I would like to nominate Dylan Griffin as a Dining Hero. Dylan has a smile on his face everyday, even when he is buried in entrees. He singlehandedly cooks enough food to feed a small army everyday, and always has a positive attitude towards the students and his coworkers. We need more people like Dylan brightening up everyone's day!"

- Colin Farr

Tanaka

tanaka

tanaka

"I would like to nominate Tanaka as a Dining Hero!! She greets every customer at Ramekin with a huge smile and her joy is so contagious. She also remembers regular customers and their orders. I love her!"

- Kathlene Yeo

Rachel Sperry

rachel sperry

rachel sperry

"I would like to nominate Rachel Sperry for a Dining Hero. Her dedication to Courtyard Café and her team is admirable and inspiring. She is always willing to go the extra mile to help serve our students. Whether cooking on the line, making salads, running the register, or coming in on her days off, Rachel is a manager her team can truly count on to do what it takes."

- Kris Piquette

Erin Clark

erin clark

erin clark

"I would like to nominate Erin Clark as a hero. Erin loves to take care of people. She has been like a mom or big sister to many student staff over the years. She supports the students every day and makes sure they have what they need to succeed. She has worked tirelessly serving students as customers and co workers for over 20 years. Many customers in the morning know, they don't have to say a word and Erin will start making their order when she spots them in line. Many students have come in during reunion time to catch up with her. Each year, when many of our staff is graduating, they get a gift and handwritten card from Erin, so they know they are appreciated and will be missed. Erin is the glue that keeps Novack together. Thank you erin for all you do."

- Chris Robbins

Souleymane T. Marzouk

Souleymane

Souleymane

"I would like to nominate Mr. Souleymane Marzouk as a Dining HERO! I am always thankful for Mr. Souleymane. He is always nice and makes me feel good to be a Dartmouth student. I wish there were more Souleymanes!"

- Harrison, '23

Elizabeth Rosenberger

Beth R

Beth R

"I would like to nominate Beth R as a HERO! For many reasons. Just a few...

She is kind, caring, and thoughtful to everyone during this tough and trying time! She will wear any hat needed, no questions asked! 

I have overheard her offer to make store runs for her allergen students that tested positive, on her own time out of the goodness of her heart. 

She offered to make a grocery and pharmacy run for me while I've been out sick.

She donated many items for the holiday to our elder man Steve.

She is always offering a helping hand with a can do attitude." 

- LeeAnne T.