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John Pence, R.D., L.D.Senior Associate Director; Instructor, Hospitality Management and Dieteticsjpence@k-state.edu785-532-0322

John PenceJohn's Bio

John joined the housing and dining services staff in 1963 as a graduate student. In the years since, he has served as manager of K-State's dining centers, instructor of courses in Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics, and his current position of senior associate director.

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John is a recipient of the prestigious International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Silver Plate Award.


B.S. Industrial Management, Purdue University, 1963
M.S. Institution Management, Kansas State University, 1970

Professional Service
  • National Association of College and University Food Services: National President (1986-87); Co-Chairman, National Conference (1984); National Treasurer (1979-85)
  • American Dietetics Association
  • Kansas Dietetics Association/Kaw Valley Dietetics Association
  • Management in Food and Nutrition Systems (ADA practice group)
  • Food and Culinary Professionals (ADA practice group)
  • Society for Foodservice Management
  • The International Gold and Silver Plate Society
  • National Association of College and University Food Services Theodore W. Minah Distinguished Service Award, 2000
  • International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Silver Plate Award, colleges and universities category, 1987
  • National Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Doctorate of Foodservice Medallion, 1987
  • National Association of College and University Food Services Meritorius Service, 1981, 1983, 1985
Mary Molt, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.Associate Director; Assistant Professor Hospitality Management and Dieteticsmarymolt@k-state.edu785-532-0324

Mary MoltMary's Bio

Mary joined the department in 1973 as an administrative dietitian/assistant unit manager at Derby Dining Center and assistant instructor for the Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics program. She has also served as administrative dietitian/unit manager at Kramer Dining Center, director of Derby Dining Center, and her current role as associate director of the department and assistant professor of hospitality management and dietetics.

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Mary is a recipient of the prestigious International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Gold Plate Award.


B.S. Dietetics and Home Economics Education, University of Nebraska - Kearney, 1971
M.S. Foods, Nutrition, Institution Administration, Oklahoma State University, 1977
Ph.D. Human Ecology - Hotel, Restaurant, Institution Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University, 1995

Professional Service
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • National Association of College and University Food Services
  • American Dietetic Association
  • Academy of Nutrition of Dietetics Medallion Award, 2013
  • International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Gold Plate Award, 2012
  • International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Silver Plate Award, 2012
  • National Association of College and University Food Services: Theodore W. Minah (1995); Richard Lichtenfelt (1981, 1986)
  • American Dietetic Association Award of Excellence in Management Practice (1997)
  • Author, Food for Fifty
Mark EdwardsUnit Director, Derby Dining Center; Instructor, Hospitality Management and Dieteticsmedwards@k-state.edu785-532-6489

Mark EdwardsMark's Bio

Derby Dining Center Unit Director Mark Edwards joined the department in 1983. He coordinates and directs production, service, sanitation and purchasing at Derby, which is the largest dining center on campus and serves students living in Ford, Haymaker, Moore and West residence halls. Mark also teaches the food laboratory for Hotel and Restaurant Management 342: Food Production Management II.

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Prior to his arrival at K-State, Mark served as a diet therapy specialist for the U.S. Air Force at Davis-Monthan AFB, and developed the USDA Hot Lunch Program for Academic-Developmental Preschools, Inc.


B.S. Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of Arizona, 1982
M.S. Hotel, Restaurant, Institutional Management and Dietetics, Kansas State University, 1986

Professional Service
  • National Association of College and University Food Services
  • Leadership Institute graduate (1986)
  • Contributing author: 2nd Edition Professional Standards Manual
  • Region VI National Association of College and University Housing
  • Officers/ NACUFS Foodservice Management Internship Committee (1990-92)
  • Team leader: Costs, Internal Controls and Financial Accountability (1998)
  • Regional and national Culinary Challenge coach
  • National conference speaker (1992, 1994, 2009)
  • Master of Ceremonies for 2004 NACUFS National Conference
  • KSU Faculty Wage and Benefit Committee member (2003-06)
Camille Korenek, R.D., L.D.Unit Director, Van Zile Dining Center; Instructor, Hospitality Management and Dieteticskorenek@k-state.edu785-532-2131

Camille KorenekCamille's Bio

Camille began her career at K-State in 1989, and has served as service and sanitation manager at Kramer Dining Center, assistant unit director at Derby Dining Center, and currently as unit director at Van Zile Dining Center.

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Camille oversees the staffing, production, service, sanitation and purchasing at Van Zile Dining Center, as well as kitchen operations at Smurthwaite Leadership/Scholarship House. As an instructor in the department of hospitality management and dietetics, she teaches the Management in Dietetics Practicum.


B.S. Home Economics, Dietetics, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 1987
M.Ag. Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M, 1989

Professional Service
  • Kaw Valley Dietetic Association
  • Kansas Dietetic Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • National Association of College and University Food Services
  • Foodservice Systems Management Education Council
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Item Writer for CDR, Dietetic Registration Exam, 2007
  • Kaw Valley Dietetic Association Young Dietitian of the Year (1993)
Melissa Schrader, R.D., L.D.Unit Director, Kramer Dining Center; Instructor, Food Service Systems Educationschrader@k-state.edu785-532-6438

Melissa SchraderMelissa's Bio

Melissa joined the department in 2001 as a production and special projects dietitian. Now the unit director at Kramer Dining Center, she directs special projects, acts as dining liaison for the Web team and marketing division, and serves on the Nutrition Awareness Committee.

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Melissa also teaches the Quantity Food Production Management course, both on campus and online. K-State's annual culinary enhancement workshop is coordinated by Melissa, as was Jardine Marketplace's LEED Gold certification.


B.S. Food Science and Industry, Kansas State University, 1996
Coordinated Program in Dietetics Graduate, Kansas State University, 2000
M.S. Food Service, Hospitality Management and Dietetics Administration, Kansas State University, 2004

Professional Service
  • National Association of College and University Food Services
    • Midwest Region Information Officer
    • National Marketing Committee
    • Midwest Region Student Membership Taskforce chair
  • Kansas Dietetic Association
    • Nominating Committee Member, 2006
    • Membership Chair, 2003-2005
  • American Dietetic Association Microwave and Home Food Safety Work Group
  • Kansas Dietetic Association
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • USDA Challenge Grant Project; Nutrition Team Member 1999
  • Item writer and reviewer for national credentialing exam for registered dietitians
  • Kansas Dietetic Association Outstanding Dietetic Educator, Didactic Program, 2011
  • Recipient of National Association of College and University Food Services Midwest Region President's Award, 2008
  • Kansas Dietetic Association Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award, 2008

LaurenAdelhardtService Manager785-532-2142hardtl@ksu.edu
MarioBaongaFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6483prblm1@ksu.edu
KristiBaongaService Manager785-532-6107kristil@ksu.edu
LauraBettencourtFood Service Worker785-532-6482laura81@ksu.edu
SusanneBirdwellCook Senior785-532-6483sbirdwel@ksu.edu
DarciBlumSenior Administrative Assistant785-532-2130drblum@ksu.edu
SandraBolinCook Senior785-532-6482sbolin@ksu.edu
SherryBonawitzSenior Administrative Assistant785-532-2135bonawitz@ksu.edu
ToniBryantAssistant Manager785-532-5593tjbryant@ksu.edu
MatthewBuranyCook Senior785-532-6483mlburany@ksu.edu
MallarieCharlesCook Senior785-532-6482mallarie@ksu.edu
CynthiaColeFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482cecole@ksu.edu
SaraCrouchAssistant Specialist785-532-5421tsara@ksu.edu
SarahCrouseFood Service Worker785-532-6482scrouse@ksu.edu
DeborahDavisCustodial Supervisor Sr785-532-0425djdavis@ksu.edu
MelodyDayCook Senior785-532-6482melodyd@ksu.edu
RoseannDomschFood Service Worker785-532-6483rldomsch@ksu.edu
ValerieDonelanFood Production Management Dietitian785-532-3347vdonelan@ksu.edu
RyanDunnFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482dizz24@ksu.edu
JoelDuntzStorekeeper Specialist785-532-0435jduntz@ksu.edu
BrettEnglemanService Manager785-532-0844engleman@ksu.edu
DeanaEstradaFood Service Worker785-532-6483mismay@ksu.edu
AngelikaEvansCook Senior785-532-6483cevans1@ksu.edu
DeanEvansCustodial Specialist785-532-6483drevans@ksu.edu
CoilaFarrellAssistant Manager785-532-0424coila02@ksu.edu
ElaineFlemmingCook Senior785-532-6483eflemmin@ksu.edu
KyongFriedmannCook Senior785-532-6483kfriedma@ksu.edu
ShannonFrikkenFood Service Worker785-532-6482shanno14@ksu.edu
PamelaGardnerCook Senior785-532-6483gardner3@ksu.edu
SharonGardnerCook Senior785-532-6483skgardne@ksu.edu
GregoryGaskinsFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482gga4165@ksu.edu
RanjanaGautamFood Service Worker785-532-6482ranjana@ksu.edu
DavidGreigCook Senior785-532-6484drgreig@ksu.edu
MyongGreinkeFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482mgreinke@ksu.edu
MariaGutierrezFood Service Worker785-532-6482ecindy@ksu.edu
DuaneHaleCustodial Specialist785-532-6483dhale@ksu.edu
EmmaHayesFood Service Manager785-532-6453ekhayes@ksu.edu
LisaHeikesFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482lgluck@ksu.edu
MarianHenryFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482mnhenry@ksu.edu
RavonHerbertCook Senior785-532-6482ravon@ksu.edu
BradfordHiggsFood Service Manager785-532-7074bhiggs@ksu.edu
RichardHowertonCustodial Specialist785-532-6483rhowerto@ksu.edu
EdwardHuddlestonCustodial Supervisor Sr785-532-6482edhudd@ksu.edu
SylviaHudsonCustodial Specialist785-532-6482shudson@ksu.edu
JenniferHumeCook Senior785-532-6483jenny21@ksu.edu
AlishaJacksonFood Service Worker785-532-6482alishamj37@ksu.edu
DebraJimenezCook Senior785-532-6482debra31@ksu.edu
JazielJohnsonCook Senior785-532-6483jazielw@ksu.edu
KirkJohnsonFood Service Worker785-532-6482kirkj@ksu.edu
TrevorJohnsonCook Senior785-532-6482trevorjohnson@ksu.edu
BrettLandollStorekeeper Specialist785-532-6483blandoll@ksu.edu
DebraLehmkuhlProcurement Officer I785-532-7042debraj@ksu.edu
BarbaraLeonardSenior Administrative Assistant785-532-6483bleonard@ksu.edu
LauraLeslieCustodial Supervisor Sr785-532-6482lreich@ksu.edu
JaneLordFood Service Worker785-532-6482jmlord@ksu.edu
MaryLotridgeSenior Administrative Assistant785-532-2134marylot@ksu.edu
JeffreyMaidenFood Service Manager785-532-6483jmaiden@ksu.edu
CourtneyMarkleFood Service Manager785-532-1326markle@ksu.edu
JoyceMattsonCook Senior785-532-6482joyce18@ksu.edu
HeatherMcBerryCook Senior785-532-6482mcberry@ksu.edu
JenniferMcCownFood Service Manager785-532-6483jmccown@ksu.edu
WillieMooreCustodial Specialist785-532-6483willie5@ksu.edu
NormaMooreFood Service Worker785-532-6482norma1@ksu.edu
EricMorrisCook Senior785-532-6483ecmorris@ksu.edu
ShawnNeilsonCook Senior785-532-6483scn@ksu.edu
TiffanyOppeltOperations Manager785-532-2185tiffc10@ksu.edu
AllanOrtizExecutive Chef785-532-0681allorme@ksu.edu
RebeccaOstFood Service Worker785-532-6482rjost@ksu.edu
FengPanCook Senior785-532-6483fpan@ksu.edu
DemetraParkerFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482drs4466@ksu.edu
SunnyPatchCook Senior785-532-6483spatch@ksu.edu
MiguelPerezConvenience Stores Manager785-532-2287perezm@ksu.edu
ToddPerkinsCustodial Specialist785-532-6483trperk5@ksu.edu
JessicaPerraultAssistant Manager785-532-6548jessp@ksu.edu
HollyPishneyAssistant Specialist 785-532-6483hcp@ksu.edu
KathrynPoindexterFood Service Worker785-532-6483poindext@ksu.edu
TammyPooveyFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6483tpoovey@ksu.edu
MaryPoschCook Senior785-532-6483mposch@ksu.edu
HayleePrescottStudent Staff Manager785-532-6482hayleep@ksu.edu
RosalindProckishCook Senior785-532-6482rpprocki@ksu.edu
MeganRinikerCustodial Specialist785-532-6483riniker@ksu.edu
MatthewRoepkeCook Senior785-532-6484mroepke@ksu.edu
JenniferRogersFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482jlrogers4@ksu.edu
MarySchleyCustodial Specialist785-532-6483meschley@ksu.edu
RachelSellandFood Service Worker785-532-6483rnselland@ksu.edu
SunilaShresthaFood Service Worker785-532-6482sunila@ksu.edu
RonySmithFood Service Manager785-532-6482rsmith1@ksu.edu
VictoriaSmithFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6482vrs7979@ksu.edu
ScottSmithFood Service Worker785-532-6482scott63@ksu.edu
JacobSpeicherCook Senior785-532-6484jacob79@ksu.edu
LorettaStanislowCook Senior785-532-6482lkstanis@ksu.edu
AshleyStullCook Senior785-532-6483ajstull@ksu.edu
DuaneSummersCook Senior785-532-6483summers@ksu.edu
KarenThompsonPurchasing Systems Administrator785-532-0302mrst@ksu.edu
IsabelTrokeyFood Service Worker785-532-6483isabelt@ksu.edu
ErikUreStorekeeper Specialist785-532-0435ure@ksu.edu
DanielVegaGraduate Assistant785-532-2268danielvega@ksu.edu
JoshuaVinyardCustodial Supervisor Sr785-532-6484jlv5566@ksu.edu
CatherineVolantiCook Senior785-532-6483cather7@ksu.edu
FredWachsmuthCustodial Specialist785-532-6483fredwach1@ksu.edu
JessalynWalkerFood Service Worker785-532-6482jesslambert@ksu.edu
ChristineWalshCook Senior785-532-6483cwalsh@ksu.edu
ConnieWalterCustodial Specialist785-532-6483cwalter@ksu.edu
RickWalterCustodial Specialist785-532-6483rwalter@ksu.edu
RichardWegeCook Senior785-532-0435rwege@ksu.edu
ChristineWengerFood Service Manager785-532-0427ccw@ksu.edu
MarvinWhetstoneFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6483mew1702@ksu.edu
KellyWhitehairMenu and Recipe Development Coordinator785-532-6100stirtz@ksu.edu
JoAnnaWilliamsCook Senior785-532-6482joannarw@ksu.edu
MelissaWisehartCook Senior785-532-6483mab4774@ksu.edu
RandyWisehartCustodial Specialist785-532-6483rwisehar@ksu.edu
LorettaYatesCook Senior785-532-6483lorett4@ksu.edu
GlendaYounkinFood Service Supervisor Senior785-532-6484gstegman@ksu.edu