By Lexi Palma ’13
During the fall semester Siena dedicated a room in Serra Hall to Norm Kvam, catering manager, for his 25 years of outstanding service to the Siena College community. The former West Room was renamed “The Norm” on September 20 and will remind the faculty, staff and students of everything Kvam has done for them. The dedication ceremony also raised nearly $10,000 for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), a program dear to Norm’s heart.
“It is a very considerate and unexpected honor,” Kvam said. “I have always valued the partnership that the Siena Community has provided Sodexo throughout my time here.”
During his tenure, Kvam has seen numerous changes and additions to campus, including a complete renovation of Serra Hall. Yet, one thing has remained the same. “In our dining facilities and catering services, we have tried to offer a welcoming environment where our community can come together for meals and celebrations, and really get to know and appreciate each other,” Kvam said. Judging from the attendance at the dedication ceremony, Kvam not only tried; he succeeded.