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Radonna Sawatzky Named Food Services Director at SWOSU

Radonna Sawatzky has been named director of food services at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Sawatzky will start at SWOSU on May 28. She takes over for Duncan Taylor, who is retiring from the university.

She graduated from SWOSU in 1988 with a degree in Vocational Home Economics and in 1990 received her Master of Education degree, also from SWOSU.  She has worked for the OSU-Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service for the past 30 years as a family and consumer sciences educator. 

During her career at the extension office, she taught numerous nutrition, food safety, cooking schools and diabetes programs.  She has taught programs dealing with food allergies, food preservation and dietary issues.  

Sawatzky has been honored as one of the top Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Program educators in the State of Oklahoma for her work on many family and consumer issues.

She has served on numerous committees in Weatherford and Custer County, winning many awards from organizations for her work.

Sawatzky and her husband, Terry, have two children—Taler Alexander, who works for SWOSU, and her son. Tucker, who is currently a senior at SWOSU.