Student Alumni Involved for Lake State (SAILS)
Honors and Public Recognition
Susan Fitzpatrick and Sodexho tabbed Honorary SAILS
Student Alumni Involved for Lake State (SAILS) has honored long-time friend of the group, Susan Fitzpatrick, and the Sodexho staff at the Cisler Center as the 2004 Honorary Lifetime SAILS members.
Susan has worked with the group in some way, shape or form since its founding in 1994. As a part of the University's advancement staff, "Fitz" has always worked closely with SAILS - sometimes as an advisor, sometimes by just pointing SAILS in the right direction, and always as a friend and advocate.
"Sue has always been there with an idea and a smile. There are many events and projects that she has helped us plan and manage," said Alan Gillies, SAILS Public Relations chair. "This is our way to thank her for all of her support."
Sodexho, Inc., the good folks who bring the very best to campus for special events, meals and banquets have been selected as the 2004 Honorary SAILS. This is the first time that a group of individuals have been honored.
"Every time SAILS has an event, every event that Lake State hosts, you will find Tom, Ray, Jamie and Steve doing whatever it takes to make sure that everything runs smoothly.
Whether we call Patti, or talk with Terri or Cathy at the front desk, they all go out of their way to help," said Gillies. "We can't tell you how often this staff has come to our aid. The seniors in SAILS - all of whom have worked closely with Great Lake State Weekend, the 2002 ASAP District 5 conference or any of the hundreds of events we have hosted or sponsored, wanted to say thank you."
This is just the fifth time that SAILS has selected honorary lifetime members in the group's 10-year history. Others include Rick Fitzpatrick, owner and president of Pingatore Cleaners, who has voluntarily kept SAILS looking good. Dr. and Mrs. Robert Arbuckle, president emeritus and first lady of LSSU; and Kari Jastorff, who has always made sure that SAILS had good food and good direction in times of need.