Creating Job Pathways in New Haven: Linda K. Lorimer Awards presented by President Salovey

November 11, 2022

New Haven, Conn. — Since 2014, Yale University has been recognizing “staff members who exemplify Yale’s spirit of leadership, innovation, collaboration, and excellence” through Linda K. Lorimer awards. This award continues to be a respected avenue to honor significant service to the Yale community and beyond.

Now, in its ninth year, Yale Hospitality members, partners, and collaborators continue to be listed among awardees – for going above and beyond the call of duty. 

Congratulations James Benson (Director of Culinary Excellence, Yale Hospitality), Christine Centola (Manager of Staff & Academic Affairs), Yale School of Medicine), Carmen Piza, Robert Sullivan (Sr. Director of Residential Dining, Yale Hospitality), Tyisha Walker-Myers (Chief Steward, Local 35), and Agatha Williams (Director of Organizational Excellence, Yale Hospitality)
Through collaboration and interest-based engagement, this team created the Culinary Apprenticeship and Management-in-Training programs. Their collective efforts have opened job pathways for current employees and the local community. 

The honorees represent 12 key initiatives from across the university. Their work has forged new connections, bridged gaps, created opportunities, and enhanced wellbeing both on campus and in the local community. In many cases, they’ve impacted the broader world as well, through public health communications, alumni engagement, and research initiatives. While each honoree’s contributions were unique, they all demonstrate a shared commitment to advancing Yale’s mission.

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