Montreat College Facilities Director Mike Shoaf has been named a 2017 Ring of Stars winner by Aramark, with whom the college partners for its food services and facilities operations. Each year 200 Aramark employees are named to the Ring of Stars, the company’s top honor, from over 270,000 employees worldwide. This is the third consecutive year that an Aramark employee working at Montreat College has received the prestigious award. Aramark food services employees Sharon Randall and Wendy Lewis were named to the Ring of Stars in 2015 and 2016, respectively.

In announcing the award, Aramark highlighted Shoaf’s work on behalf of Montreat College Track & Field Coach Britten Olinger. “When the track and field coach at Montreat was paralyzed in a tragic automobile accident, Mike went to work acquiring donations and volunteers, working tirelessly to make the coach’s house handicap accessible,” said Aramark Southeast District Manager Henry Lacher. “Once that work started, Mike further discovered that the house was in a state of disrepair and a fire hazard. His work continued and the coach, his wife, and toddler child will soon have a safe, handicap accessible home to live in.”

“Mike’s selfless work on behalf of Coach Olinger is representative of the way so many of the Aramark employees who work here have poured themselves into the Montreat College community,” said Montreat College Vice President for Finance and Administration Jack Heinen, the college’s liaison with Aramark. “We are so proud of Mike and very thankful to him for the excellent and tireless work he does for our college and the college community.”

Shoaf will be honored along with the other Ring of Stars winners at an exclusive celebration in Arizona this October, hosted by Aramark CEO Eric Foss.