Hamouz receives Volunteer of the Year Award from Nebraska Restaurant Association
02 May 2014
Fayrene Hamouz, associate professor in Nutrition and Health Sciences, was presented with the "Volunteer of the Year” award from the Nebraska Restaurant Association for her work and dedication to the Nebraska ProStart Program. The award was presented at the Restaurant Association's Taste of Nebraska dinner, April 28.
Nebraska ProStart helps high school students get a “taste for success” in the hospitality industry. More than 50 high schools in Nebraska participate, enrolloing over 700 students in the program. The two-year program exposes students to management skills, food preparation, sanitation, accounting, customer service, and inventory control. The program also offers paid work experience for students.
"Fayrene successfully organized the ProStart Regional and State competitions this spring, and sponsored a group from Milford High School in early May at the National ProStart Invitational in Minneapolis, Minnesota,” said Brandy Nielson, membership and marketing coordinator for the Nebraska Restaurant Association.
Hamouz is also an active member of the organization’s Board of Advisors where she shares her knowledge and expertise with association leaders and members. “We are fortunate to have her and very honored to present her with the Volunteer of the Year Award,” said Nielson.
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