The Bill Behling Prize Committee awarded Mail Center Director Jim Hass the 2014 Bill Behling Prize. The announcement was made during the Staff Recognition Ceremony on campus last Thursday.
"Jim is an incredible human being in more ways than I can count. He is a respectful man who is generous with his love, time, and humor. Jim is a fundamental part of our college community and I can’t think of anyone who deserves this award more than him,” said one nomination.
Bill Behling directed Beloit’s campus food services for more than 20 years, overseeing operations in Commons, D.K.’s Snack Bar, the Java Joint, and the C-Haus, and catering events and summer conferences. “The Food Dude,” an endearing title bestowed upon Bill by the students, went beyond the call of duty by spreading his good humor and good will to the campus community. Bill was once quoted as saying, “Our philosophy here is that we serve a little bit of food and a whole lot of relationships,” and that is the spirit embodied by the award winners, like Hass.