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Jeff Novak in Coffman Union
Meet Jeff Novak

Jeff Novak has worked in Dining Services for 26 years this February. Over his quarter-century with the University, he’s witnessed a lot of changes, worked in four different buildings, and seen thousands of students come and go. “Working at Wilson Library was my favorite–all types of people go through there,” he said.

He first came to the University because he was going to take a class. “So I decided to work here!”

He hasn’t taken another class since, but when he does go back to school he has a class in mind. “I’d like to take an Arabic class because I have friends who speak Arabic.”

He’s had several great experiences at the University, from seeing an eagle up close at Raptor Center to going to the Nutcracker Fantasy at Northrop Auditorium. “My first favorite memory, though, was my niece being born at the University hospital 45 years ago this November. . . . She had a head full of blonde hair and a loud cry."

In his time off Jeff likes to garden, growing perennial flowers, rosemary, lavender, and mint. “My lavender plant’s going crazy, so I’ll make it into a nice tea.”

You can find Jeff at Einstein Bros. Bagels in Coffman Union, where his order is an everything bagel with lox.

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