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7-22-13 Adventist Food Service Association Establishes New Scholarship

To help young persons pursuing a career in food service

Representatives of the Adventist Food Service Association cut the ribbon opening the Millie Kurtz Hickman Scholarship. Left to right: Dawn Fagan, Nancy Igboji, Peggy Johnson, Donna Boyko, Bob Ockenga, Garry Patterson, Abi Feliciano  
The Adventist Food Service Association established the Millie Kurtz Hickman Scholarship during their annual conference held this July at Campion Academy, Loveland, Colorado. The scholarship is for any young person desiring to pursue a career in food service. The history of the scholarship was presented by the AFSA treasurer, Gary Patterson, and is named for the woman who began the organization following Millie Kurtz’s service at the General Conference Session in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Unfortunately she was unable to attend the event because of the recent death of her spouse, Al.
The organization is anxious to not only raise monies for the scholarships, but to recruit students. The amounts of the scholarships will depend on needs. For further information on these scholarships, you can contact Gary Patterson. Next year’s conference will be held at Shenandoah Valley Academy in New Market, Virginia. This year’s meeting was hosted by Dawn Fagan, director of food service at Campion Academy, and her assistants.
As part of the yearly conference the AFSA had the opportunity to visit the Celestial Seasonings factory, the Madhava Sweeteners facilities, and tour the Culinary Institute of Arts. They benefited from presentations on the “new” Kuehls and “Keeping Yourself Healthy,” and by Food Services of America. The group also was able to discuss students’ special dietary needs and how to keep a servant attitude without being “abused.”  On a less strenuous note, they were able to spend some time in the Rocky Mountain National Park.

Ardis Stenbakken, reporting
North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists
9705 Patuxent Woods Drive
Columbia, MD 21046-1565 USA
Telephone: 443-391-7200
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