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University Place Associate of the Year

Associate of the YearSamantha Trapnell
Supervisor, Dining Services

Sam affectionately refers to the residents as “her people” and has turned down opportunities for advancement outside of her department because she enjoys the daily interactions. She is at complete ease when serving and working with others and is extremely patient, especially when mentoring new associates. Sam’s positive, can-do attitude is contagious.

“Sam is a blessing to the residents. She knows all of them by
name and delights in making them feel special and loved.”

David Kinder, Executive Director

University Place