August 21, 2006
06-098

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

VSU�s Palms Dining Center reopens August 22

Valdosta State University will celebrate the grand re-opening of the Palms Dining Center on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, after a two-month renovation by Sodexho Campus Services, who was contracted as the university's food service provider in March 2006.

The Palms Dining Center reopened to students, faculty and staff on August 9 and reflects $4-million of improvements. The re-opening celebration on Tuesday at 3 p.m. will allow guests to sample some of the specialties on the new menu.

Sodexho's Campus Services President Tom Post will be on the VSU campus to celebrate the grand reopening. VSU President Ronald M. Zaccari will also be present and is expected to address the importance of the new partnership between VSU and Sodexho.

For more information on the re-opening or the specific vendors added to the food line up, contact Jenna Gilbert, marketing manager for Sodexho Campus Services, at 229-300-7629, or visit the following site, www.valdosta.edu/news/media/2006/08/sodexho.php .