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WC serves up finals week tradition—Cram Jam

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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Cram Jam, a Westminster College bi-annual pre-finals tradition, served up a late-night breakfast Monday night, giving students a chance to take a break from cramming for finals and fill their bellies.

Around 250 students took advantage of the free meal—no swipes or dining dollars necessary—that was served in Galbreath Dining from 8:30 to 10 p.m.

According to Jim Nescot, general manager of Sodexo, the College’s food service company, his team cooked up almost 600 eggs for scrambled eggs and made-to-order omelets, another 116 loaves of bread for French toast, 55 pounds of tater tots, 380 sausage links, several dozen pastries, 2 ½ gallons of maple syrup, 56 pints of orange juice, and almost 6 gallons of milk. And when making those specialty omelets, they also prepared 9 pounds of breakfast meat—bacon, sausage and ham—as well as veggies.

All the eats were served up by a special volunteer crew: Westminster College President Dr. Kathy Brittain Richardson and members of the Student Affairs team.

“Cram Jam provides an enjoyable break for students during a very stressful time in their academic calendar and it is a great way for faculty, staff and administration to connect with students on their terms,” said Dr. Gina Vance, vice president for student affairs and dean of students. “And free food is always fun!”

Cram Jam has been a fixture on Westminster’s campus for 20 years. It is hosted each fall and spring by Sodexo and features different staff and faculty volunteer servers each semester.