Sodexo’s Catering Manager at Clark University receives “Admissions Hero Award”

Each year the Clark University Office of Admissions recognizes outstanding contributions made to enrollment efforts by a member of the Clark community.

This year, Kim McElroy, Sodexo’s Catering Manager at Clark University received the “Admissions Hero Award” based on close collaborations with University staff and for her enthusiasm about Clark’s overall mission.

Staff and faculty members selected have all gone “beyond the call of duty” in supporting campus initiatives, make their contributions cheerfully, and have won the affection and respect of Admissions staff.

Above all, awardees recognize that attracting strong and loyal Clarkies is a campus community wide effort and not just the role of Admissions staff.

“As much as anything else, the one thing prospective students and their families take away from their college visit memories is an impression of campus dining services and the quality of the food our students enjoy,” said Don Honeman, Clark University Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid. “Kim McElroy personifies Clark’s commitment to nutrition, sustainability, dietary diversity and choice.”

Honeman said that Kim is an active supporter of the Admissions efforts, often accommodating even the most outlandish requests – dinners in six locations on a single scholarship night, for example.

“Her good humor and collaborative spirit characterize all of her work with our Admissions staff,” Honeman said. “For all these reasons, Kim McElroy is an Admissions Hero – and that doesn’t even include her responsibility for providing Clarkies with the best popcorn in New England!

Past awardees have included two faculty members, a Physical Plant employee, an IT professional, and a Student Affairs advocate for International students.