This is being accomplished at Colgate University.
"Management, supervisors and co-workers alike respect Jim and the work he does. He responds very well to recognition and is regularly recognized here," Pollack said, "He handles problems on the spot with no problem. He always rises to a challenge. He's an example, and has a great work ethic. Jim is absolutely an integral part of the team."
Gargiulo says he likes working with the public, and working on special projects with the dining hall like campus-wide parties and the holiday brunch.
After growing up in Amsterdam, NY and spending most of his life there, he moved to Madison County six years ago, and is active in the community. In his spare time, he helps out with a local high school football team by organizing their equipment and, "getting them squared away" on the sidelines.
Gargiulo's job coach Scott LeMee, of Alternatives Vocational Services at Madison Cortland ARC, has been working with Gargiulo since last spring said, "The Colgate dining hall has top-notch management and they have done an excellent job partnering with AVS to help Jim reach his goals."
For more information on AVS and other programs at Madison Cortland ARC, call 363-3315 or go to madisoncortlandarc.org.
Jolene Cleaver is the Community Development Coordinator at the Madison Cortland ARC.