Care.Connection.Community with Donna Pilenza

Thursday, Apr 23, 2020

A message from Donna Pilenza

Donna Pilenza, Associate Director of Team and People, helps pull the curtain back from the hidden produce garden during Tiger Chef Challenge. April 2018.

Donna Pilenza, Associate Director of Team and People, helps pull the curtain back from the hidden produce garden during Tiger Chef Challenge.
April 2018

As I reflect upon today and how many important events in our lives have been cancelled or postponed, I realize April 23rd would have been “Bring Your Child to Work Day,” a day many of us were looking forward to. This was especially important to me, knowing at one time how much my own two children would have enjoyed seeing the amazing work happening across the Princeton campus.     

I am disappointed we were unable to spend time with your families and share the Princeton experience with them. Personally, I was excited to meet your children and spend the day exploring campus, enjoying lunch at Procter Hall, and seeing a special science lecture. This day would have been an incredible opportunity for your children to see the impact your work has on the Princeton Community.  

Donna Pilenza, Associate Director of Team and People, and Bernadette Penick, Project Coordinator, Office Manager, during the Campus Dining Team Welcome Fair, August 2018.

Donna Pilenza, Associate Director of Team and People, and Bernadette Penick, Project Coordinator, Office Manager, during the Campus Dining Team Welcome Fair.
August 2018

During this challenging time, I would like to commend the Campus Dining Team. I am honored to work with an amazing group of dedicated individuals who are committed to ensuring the students remaining on campus, receive a healthy hot meal, along with a cheerful hello and a smile each day! Thank You!

I wish for you and your families to be healthy, happy, and safe.

-Donna Pilenza, Associate Director of Team and People

 

 


A message to our community

As we acclimate to the new ways on campus, I realize so much has changed in just a few days. Some of the things that gave me the most joy, such as meeting with our students, talking with you during special events, or meeting my colleagues can no longer happen in the same way, at least for the time being. Along with my team, I wanted to think of ways to keep our connections alive, continue to show our care, and engage with our community. That being said, we are starting a new series called, Care.Connection.Community through which we will share messages with you.

Stay healthy and be well,
Smitha
dining@princeton.edu