PRENTKOWSKI ACCEPTS 2006 THEODORE MINAH AWARD Photo  shows Prentkowski flanked by NACUFS members Mona Milius left and Sharon Coulson right Prentkowskis wife Wanda is on far right
PRENTKOWSKI ACCEPTS 2006 THEODORE MINAH AWARD. Photo shows Prentkowski flanked by NACUFS members Mona Milius, left, and Sharon Coulson, right; Prentkowski's wife, Wanda, is on far right.

Milestones: David R. Prentkowski—1957-2012

Long-tenured Notre Dame director of foodservices David Prentkowski left a legacy of achievement and influence on the campus dining segment.

David R. Prentkowski, Director of Dining Services at the University of Notre Dame, passed away suddenly on the evening of August 9 at his home in South Bend, IN. He was 55.

Prentkowski was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2011 and had been undergoing aggressive treatment for it since then as he continued to oversee Notre Dame’s foodservice operations. During his illness, Prentkowski showed a courageous willingness to engage others in the issues related to coping wi

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