Serving Students First

Fairmont State University’s campus has seen many changes over the decades, but the smiling face of 24-year Dining Services veteran Carolyn Straight remains a fixture here. A student favorite, she knows almost everyone by name. “The students are great. From the first student at breakfast to the last student at dinner, they make my job so enjoyable,” says Straight of Fairview. That student-focused attitude doesn’t stop at the Dining Hall register. “She becomes the ‘Away-from-home Mom’ for many students and has done so for many years. She listens, cares about and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the students’ lives,” says John Kellar, resident district manager for Aladdin Food Services at FSU. And Carolyn loves the Fighting Falcons. “I love cheering on our Falcons on and off our fields, courts, tracks and pools,” she says. “These kids are more than athletes and students; they are some of the nicest people I know.”

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