Picture of Pete Blankenship
Full title: 
Director of Dining Services
Ortner Center
Room Number: 
peblanke [at] ucollege [dot] edu
Work Phone: 
Dining Services - 402.486.2516
Job Description: 



Director of Dining Services

Academic Background: 


Eastern Washington University-  BA in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and Economics

Professional Background: 


Upper Columbia Academy, Food Service Director with involvement in Associated Student Body, mission trips,  Senior Class sponsor, Varsity Basketball, and various church offices.

Wisconsin Academy, Food Service Director with involvement in Sabbath School,  ASB, sports activities, class sponsorship and local church offices.

Country Life Vegetarian Restaurant as a manager with involvement in various cooking classes and evangelism.

Personal Information: 


I enjoy mission trip adventures, outdoor activities, camping, and travel.  I also enjoy wood working and simple home repair projects.  Food carving and garnishing is a special interest of mine. 



Married to Verna Blankenship for over 27 years, my partner and best friend.  Verna is an excellent secretary and is now a project manager in the Department of Business and Computer Science at Union College.  Ask her about her two lovely daughters.



Tiffany, married to Ronald Odiyar, lives in Orlando, FL where Ronald works at Adventist Health Systems.  Tiffany and Ronald met at Southern Adventist University and were married in 2007.  Tiffany finished her Elementary Education degree at Central Florida University in December of 2009.

Brittany Blankenship is finishing English Education at Walla Walla University in the spring of 2010.  She has traveled the world in the pursuit of her educational goals.  Besides travel, she loves to read and write, knit, backpack, cook, and experience new cultures.