richard ellison dining

Birmingham, AL — Sodexo Human Resources Manager at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Richard Ellison, was selected by the Birmingham Area Governor’s Committee (BAGC) to receive the highly distinguished Collaboration Award on October 19, 2018.

The Collaboration Award recognizes an individual that assists in providing employment to people with disabilities and go the extra mile to form sincere and long lasting relationships with these employees. The award is signed by Governor Kay Ivey and presented annually by the head of the BAGC, Kim Hawkins.

“I am honored to receive this award and to be recognized for something I do every day. I love the relationships I build with the employees,” said Ellison after being asked how he felt about his achievement.

Currently, UAB Campus Dining employs 12 individuals with disabilities as a part of a collaboration between Ellison and the programs he works with which include United Ability, Triumph Services, and Arc of Central Alabama.

At Sodexo, diversity and inclusion is a business imperative, grounded in our core values of team spirit and the spirit of service and progress. In our continued commitment to being an inclusive organization, we embrace, leverage and respect the diversity of our workforce, our clientele, and the communities in which we live, work, and serve.

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Sodexo is a leading provider of integrated food, facilities management and other services that enhance organizational performance and improve the quality of life daily in North America. We employ 150,000 people at 13,000 sites in all 50 U.S. states and Canada.