Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs recognizes Nicholls Dining Services

THIBODAUX – The Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs has awarded Nicholls State University Dining Services – administered by General Manager Richard Curtis of Sodexo – the Employer of the Year Award among its 2010 Governor’s Outstanding Leadership in Disabilities Awards.

Richard Curtis, General Manager, Sodexo

“Richard is a unique individual who has the ability to see opportunities when others see challenges,” Brenda Haskins, director of auxiliary services at Nicholls, said. “Sodexo Campus Services is fortunate to have Richard representing their company, and Nicholls benefits by having a food service director who is so compassionate and who is willing to give back to the Thibodaux community.”

The award recognizes outstanding achievement in providing employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Criteria include demonstrating an excellent history of hiring persons with disabilities as well as a policy of helping individuals with disabilities succeed in their career fields.

“Providing growth opportunities and promoting from within are essential elements of success,” Curtis said. “Sodexo is committed to continuous learning and to creating the best environment possible for employee success.”

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