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Education Briefs

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

BVU hires new general manager for food service manager

Sodexho Campus Services at Buena Vista University has announced the addition of Steve Terry as its general manager.

Terry has worked in the food service industry for 15 years and is a Certified Executive Chef from Johnson and Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. He has taught culinary arts at Muskinghum College in Ohio. He also produced the awards banquet for the 63rd Academy Awards.

"I feel Buena Vista University is the choice for my family and I, to continue my career and to have a balanced life style," said Terry. "During my visit to Buena Vista University, it was apparent that the quality of education and the students would make Buena Vista University the place where I would enjoy working."

Terry will be joined by his wife, Jennifer; daughter, Olivia; and son, Alex. Terry and his family enjoy raising and showing bulldogs and have won several national championships.

"I am thrilled to bring my culinary talents to Buena Vista University, one of the premier universities in the Midwest," said Terry.

BVU student attends national leadership conference

Buena Vista University student Benjamin Bobier attended the National Education Association's Student Program Summer Leadership Conference in Los Angeles, June 26-29.

Bobier, who is the student program chair of the Iowa State Education Association, was among approximately 200 education student leaders from across the nation who gathered to hear about, debate, and vote on issues affecting their role in improving student achievement and making public schools great for every child.

Bobier served on the Student Program Advisory Committee of the National Education Association (NEA), helping to oversee the student program of nearly 60,000 future teachers. The NEA is the nation's largest single employee organization, and its annual Representative Assembly is the world's largest democratic deliberative body. The NEA represents 2.7 million teachers, retired teachers, higher educational faculty, administrators and education support professionals in jobs ranging from school bus drivers to cafeteria workers.

Among the chief items of business at the conference Bobier attended was mobilizing members around an NEA agenda focused on closing the achievement gap for all students, reaching out to minority communities, and improving educators' salaries. Another top priority for delegates was making the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act workable.

Bobier, a Sioux City native, is majoring in secondary education in history and psychology at Buena Vista University.

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