December 11, 2017  

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Gloria Peterson, from The University of Southern Mississippi, Named to Aramark Ring of Stars Class

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Aramark food associate Gloria Peterson

Gloria Peterson, food service associate, joins 200 of Aramark’s outstanding team members from around the world who have been named to the company’s 2017 Ring of Stars class. This milestone was recognized by Aramark during an exclusive celebration in October.

Aramark’s Ring of Stars program is comprised of frontline employees who proudly serve the company’s customers and consumers as chefs, cashiers, hawkers, servers, route drivers, custodians and many others. They work diligently wherever people learn, work, play and recover - including schools and universities, hospitals, sports venues, on delivery routes and in businesses of all kinds.

“Ms. Gloria was selected for her work at University of Southern Mississippi as she has a gift for lifting people up. Gloria Peterson has devoted 25 years to making life better for students and faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi,” said Gavin Moon, executive director of food service. “Miss Gloria,” as she is affectionately called, does this with a kind word, a warm welcome and catchphrases such as ‘How are you percolating today?’ or ‘It’s hump day,’ which she shouts to students and they shout it back.”

“These dedicated, talented, and incredibly hard-working Service Stars are the very foundation of Aramark,” said Eric J. Foss, Aramark’s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We’re a people business and every day, these colleagues bring to life our mission to Enrich and Nourish Lives, always demonstrating their commitment to our clients, consumers, communities and to Aramark. I am extraordinarily proud of each of them and humbled by their example.”

This year’s class was selected from more than 1,000 nominations from 20 countries around the world where Aramark operates. The Ring of Stars winners received an all-expenses paid trip for them and a guest of their choice to attend a special program honoring them in Phoenix, AZ in October.

Their contributions and attributes were acknowledged and celebrated by Aramark President and CEO, Eric Foss and the Aramark executive leadership team. Each honoree received a special gold ring to commemorate their achievement and will also enjoy entertainment and activities throughout the four-day event that is designed especially for them.

Winners were nominated by co-workers, managers and business leaders and are selected for demonstrating excellence in living Aramark’s core values, delivering greatness at the moment of truth, innovating the everyday and demonstrating a high degree of involvement in the communities they serve. The program was inaugurated in 2015.

For more information please contact the Eagle Dining marketing department at 601.266.4296.