The Navarro College Dining Services department manages a full-service dining hall and Rick and Rosie’s Deli located in the Kenneth P. Walker Dining Hall on the Corsicana Campus. The Dining Services Department daily prepares delicious foods, with selections ranging from chicken fried steak to pizza. We also provide made-to-order stir fry, panini and Belgian waffles on scheduled days.
The Kenneth P. Walker Dining Hall was opened in 2005 and is named for Dr. Kenneth Walker, Navarro’s 3rd president (1974-1988). The Walker Dining Hall replaced the previous dining facility in the Waller Student Union Building (SUB), which was completed in 1970. It was named for Ray Waller, 1st president of Navarro (1946-56) which housed the cafeteria, mail room, book store, a small game room. It also served the community as a public facility for banquets, dinners, and other social functions. As on-campus housing expanded, the Waller facility was too small to serve the number of students living in the residence halls. When the Walker Dining Hall opened, the Waller was converted into a classroom building and renamed the Waller Classroom Building. It houses the Developmental Studies program (PASS), and mathematics department.
Rick & Rosie’s Deli is named for Rick Neumayer and Rosie McElroy. Mr. Neumayer was Director of Food Services for about 25 years and currently lives in retirement in Kerens. Mrs. McElroy was Director of Food Services from the time the College opened at the Air Activities of Texas in 1946 until her retirement.
Excerpt from the 1959 edition of the Navarro yearbook (El Navarro) dedicated to Mrs. McElroy:
“Only in this small way can we begin to repay her for her unselfish service
and untiring efforts to make life better at N.J.C.”
Located on the Corsicana campus, the Rick and Rosie’s Deli offers full snack bar options and daily specials.
The coffee bar, located on 3205 W. 2nd Avenue in Corsicana (across from the College residence halls) opened its doors to the public in 2015. Now serving your favorite Starbuck’s hot/cold beverages as well as pastries & ready-to-eat sandwiches from Collin Street Bakery.