Laura MacLellan

Laura MacLellan, junior culinary arts major at Mississippi University for Women, was recently named one of 19 randomly selected winners in Sodexo’s “Dishing Out Dreams Sweepstakes” as part of its fall resident dining promotion series.

This national prize sweepstakes gave students across the United States the chance to win one of 19 $500 donations. These donations are made in their name to a food-related charity of their choice. McLellan selected We Will Go Ministries as her charity beneficiary. In addition to the donation, she will receive a $575 Best Buy gift card to use toward a choice of a tablet.

“I was honestly super shocked. Is this real?,” said MacLellan. “I chose we will go ministries in Jackson, Mississippi… they’re just like part of my family. So, it’s like, yeah, let me give back to them.”

MacLellan and family volunteered with We Will Go Ministries from 2007-2012 and continues to support the organization. For her, the choice was easy. MacLellan said she is donating her gift card to her sister who is a senior in high school.

MacLellan said, “I talked about it with my parents. I’m going to give them the gift card to help my sister before going to college.”

Featured at more than 600 Sodexo-managed colleges and universities nationwide, Sodexo’s fall resident dining promotion series included several enjoyable events for students in addition to the Dishing Out Dreams Sweepstakes. Two core dining showcase events, GrEAT Expeditions and Imagine That!, were filled with palate and planet-pleasing options, fantasy-inspired mash-ups and more!

About Sodexo

Founded in Marseille, France in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 56 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits & Rewards Services and Personal & Home Services.

About The W

Located in historic Columbus, Mississippi, The W was founded in 1884 as the first state-supported college for women in the United States. Today, the university is home to 2,227 students in more than 70 majors and concentrations and has educated men for 40 years. The university is nationally recognized for low student debt, diversity and social mobility which empowers students to BE BOLD.

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