December 18, 2017

Cathy Harris Honored For Work with ‘Differently – Abled’

Cathy Harris, Resident Dining Manager with Sodexo’s Campus Dining Services, was recently honored by the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) as a Champion of Leadership in Disability Employment.  Shana Chance, the DARS Job Placement Counselor for the Fredericksburg area, presented the award to Cathy at a recognition reception on November 15.  Shana likes to refer to the individuals they assist as “differently-abled,” and this view is certainly shared by Cathy and the rest of Sodexo’s Campus Dining team. Cathy worked closely with the rehabilitation counselors to not only help individuals who are “differently-abled” gain employment with Campus Dining, but to also provide these new crew members with the training and support they need to thrive in their new positions.

Roy Platt, General Manager of Campus Dining Services, was also present at the award reception, and was extremely pleased that Cathy received this well-earned recognition. “Cathy exemplifies Sodexo’s  firm commitment to increasing employment opportunities for individuals who have differing abilities,” said Roy, “and we will definitely continue to work with the DARS counselors as we develop and expand those opportunities here in Campus Dining.”

 

 

Comments

  1. Katherine Roach says:

    Congratulations Cathy on your well deserved award. As a member of the UMW community and the grandparent of a Special Needs child I find comfort and hope for his future knowing wonderful people like you are spreading awareness and most of all kindness, understanding, and opportunities for the inclusion of all.
    Thank you.
    KR