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Kellogg's David Day named Recruiter of the Year

Sept. 18, 2006

KALAMAZOO--WMU alumnus David Day, human resources business partner with the Kellogg Co., has been named Western Michigan University's 2005-06 Recruiter of the Year.

Day will receive the honor during WMU's annual Etiquette Dinner, which is set for 6 to 9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, in the Fetzer Center.

Nearly every academic year since 1991, Career and Student Employment Services in the University's Division of Student Affairs has been designating an employer who demonstrates best practice recruiting strategies.

Recipients are chosen based on their outstanding recruiting practices as well as their high level of involvement in educational partnerships and recruiting activities that contribute to the career development and employment of WMU students and alumni.

Day currently coordinates the recruiting and college relations initiatives for three of Kellogg's business units: Customer Logistics Services, Procurement and Safety. He earned a bachelor of science degree in political science from WMU in 1993 and a master of science degree in administration, human resources from Central Michigan University in 1995.

"David Day coordinates the recruiting efforts for the business units he represents in a way that strives for simplicity and adds value to the student's learning experience," says Linda Ickes, associate director of CSES. "He exemplifies Kellogg's values by coordinating recruiting practices that show appreciation and respect for the diverse backgrounds, experience, styles, approaches and ideas of all individuals."

Ickes notes that the Kellogg Co. is presenting this year's Etiquette Dinner program, which includes a seminar on business etiquette for students and is followed by a group meal where students practice their newly learned skills.

"Participation in the Etiquette Dinner is just one example of the many ways the company supports the career development of WMU students," she says. "Kellogg is a large, worldwide company that provides excellent learning and career opportunities for students. Its managers are committed to recruiting people who share their passion for excellence and pride in their products."

Ickes adds that teams representing various Kellogg Co. units are scheduled to take part in several WMU career events throughout 2006-07, including Engineering Opportunity Day in September, Integrated Supply Management Career Night in October and January, and the annual Career Fair in February.

With 2005 sales in excess of $10 billion, the Kellogg Co. is the world's leading producer of cereal and a leading producer of convenience foods, including cookies, crackers, toaster pastries, cereal bars, frozen waffles and meat alternatives.

Kellogg products are manufactured in 17 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries. The company's brands include Kellogg's, Keebler, Pop-Tarts, Eggo, Cheez-It, Club, Nutri-Grain, Rice Krispies, All-Bran, Special K, Mini-Wheats, Chips Deluxe, Sandies, Morningstar Farms, Famous Amos and Kashi.

For more information about CSES, visit the Web site at broncojobs.wmich.edu. More information about the Kellogg Co. is available online at www.kelloggcompany.com.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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