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									      S U L L I VA N U N I V E R S I T Y
          LOUISVILLE,
          LOUISVILLE
          LOUISVILLE
          KENTUCKY
          KENTUCKY
           KENTUCKY
                                     HERALD
They’re back! Sullivan students return from
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                                                                                                                                                              VOL. 2003
                                                                                                                                                              VOLUME 2007
                                                                                                                                                                  2008
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                                                                                                                                               New IT platform will
“fueling” the US Olympic team in Beijing, China                                                                                                benefit students
                                                                                                                                                   Sullivan University, always an innovator
                                                       at
    While they didn’t win any medals,             ome                                                                                          in education, makes sure to stay abreast of
Team Sullivan surpassed their personal        Welc irport
                                              the a
                                                                                                                                               the latest changes in technology. Since the
best when it came to catering and                                                                                                              Microsoft (MCSE) program was established
feeding the United States Olympic                                                                                                              at Sullivan ten years ago, requirements for
athletes at the 2008 Summer games                                                                                                              teaching advanced technology courses
in Beijing, China.                                                                                                                             have changed. Now, thanks to Micro-
     Thanks to Chef/Instructor Kimberly                                                                                                        soft and the Mirazon Group, Sullivan has
Jones, CPCC, CEC Chair of Sullivan’s                                                                       Above, right, Chef/Instructor       completely redesigned the technology
Professional Catering degree program                                                                       Kimberley Jones, CPCC, CEC,         platform used to provide students with
and her relationship with Framboise                                                                        Chair of Sullivan’s Professional    hands-on experience with Microsoft and
                                              Sullivan University and the media turned out in force at
                                                                                                           Catering degree program gives
Catering, the official caterer for the        the airport to welcome back Team Sullivan. Above, left,
                                                                                                           an interview to one of the many     other software products.
United States Olympic Organizing              Chef Tom Hickey, CEC, CCE, CFE, CHE, CCP, Director
                                              of Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality
                                                                                                           television crews at the airport.                 Expansion continues
Committee (USOC), Sullivan Univer-            Studies was delighted to welcome Josh Sperry home.                                                  Sullivan University is also making an
sity was the only culinary school in                                                                         On-campus celebration             additional investment in the current
the United States chosen to provide                                                                                                            Cisco learning platform. Sullivan’s Cisco
students for this event. After having                                                                                                          learning environment was designed by
spent seven months in training,                                                                                                                instructors John Gutermuth and Chris
(including participation in the Dale                                                                                                           Anderson. John and Chris manage the
Carnegie Leadership Training Program,                                                                                                          world-wide infrastructure for a Fortune 5
and attending Chinese Etiquette and                                                                                                            company, and teach the Cisco certification
Cultural Classes), three Chef/Instructors                                                                                                      courses in the IT Academy
and 22 Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry                                                                                                             Sullivan receives prestigious grant
Arts and Professional Catering students        Wearing his “bling”                                                                                 Rounding out the expansion is a
from the National Center for Hospitality       Darnell Ferguson
                                               is interviewed.                                                                                 $500,000 product grant from TestOut
Studies on Sullivan’s Louisville and Lex-                                                                Above, University Chancellor,
                                                                                                                                               Corporation for their LabSim product.
ington campuses were Beijing-bound.                                                                      Dr. A.R. Sullivan had just finished
                                                 Right, US Senator                                                                             Sullivan University was one of only
                                                                                                         waving two flags from Beijing, to
       Diligent preparation paid off              Mitch McConnell
                                                                                                         the delight of all the attendees.     20 academic institutions nationwide
                                                 was on campus to
    Team Sullivan soon learned that                 welcome Team
                                                                                                         More than 300 people, many of
                                                                                                                                               receiving the grant. The LabSims allow
food service in Beijing was very                                                                         with signs, packed the cafeteria to
                                                    Sullivan home.                                                                             students to use platform simulations to
                                                                                                         welcome the team home.
different from service in the states.
                                                                                                                                               learn key concepts before practicing on
The USOC had taken over two large
                                               bread for an army of the most voracious         day-to-day what product we may or               live systems. The grant covers CompTIA,
restaurants in Beijing and when they
                                               eaters I’ve ever encountered.” And that         may not receive, making the job of              Microsoft, Cisco, and other certifications
arrived in China, the Sullivan group
                                               was just for breakfast!                         client satisfaction that more challenging       and technologies.
was assigned to “Americanize” each
                                                  Chef/Instructor Collen Engle, CEC,           as both the athletes and VIP’s were very                  Great benefit for students
venue - very much like opening a new
                                               CHE, CFBE headed the team at the                specific in their menu needs and the               The improvements and expansion
restaurant in four day’s time. Those
                                               HPTC, plating and        “I was one of the bakers and our        USOC runs a tight ship.”       will allow Sullivan students to have the
days were 14-16 hours long, but
                                               presenting food at kitchen was at the USA house . . .                    Team Sullivan          same learning environment available
Sullivan students were equal to the
                                               the HPTC, feeding We had known from the beginning                     were all winners          from any computer with Internet access,
task and their venues were ready to
                                               nearly 300 athletes. that this was the chance of a lifetime        “Sullivan’s entire           whether on-campus or from home. This
welcome the athletes and the VIP
                                               “That is, 300                            and that’s exactly      student team rose              will enhance their ability to fully research,
attendees to the Olympic Games.                                        RACHELLE HYDER
                                                                                        what it was. Just the to the occasion and
                                               Olympic athletes                                                                                experiment and explore in one of the most
              Challenging roles                                                         experience and edu-
                                               [who] eat for                                                    performed their jobs           comprehensive technology learning labs
    Team Sullivan was divided into two                                                  cation you received
groups; one served at the USOC High            two or three,”                                                   professionally, without        available in the nation.
                                                                                        from working at that
Performance Training Center (HPTC);            he stated.                               level was something complaint and repre-
                                                   Chef/Instruc-                        you can’t learn in the sented the University
the other was assigned to the USA
House. Everyone had a role and faced           tor Jones shared                         classroom. To live in with poise and dignity,”         Sullivan’s IT Academy
many different challenges.
    “Baking & Pastry Arts students
                                               another physical
                                               challenge Team
                                                                                        their culture, to meet Chef /Instructor Jones
                                                                     and make new friends (American and         stated, adding, “Sullivan
                                                                                                                                               Director receives award
probably faced the most day-to-day             Sullivan faced.       Chinese) was priceless.”                   students experienced              Congratulations to Don Justice,
challenges since they were preparing           “The USA House                               RACHELLE HYDER      the job interview of a         Director of Sullivan’s IT Academy, who
                           baking prod-        employees faced the endurance of                lifetime, received international catering       was recently named the 2008 receipient
   “Highlights include                                                                         exposure, and a resume listing that will        of TeN’s Leadership Award. Technology
                           ucts for both       constantly climbing stairs since dining
serving a dinner to
                                               areas were on four separate floors with         help to enhance their careers for many          Network’s (TeN) mission is to advance
President Bush (senior), venues while
                                               the kitchen in the basement. Plus, in           years to come.”                                 technology in the greater Louisville
and hosting a luncheon actually bak-
for President Bush         ing at The USA      a foreign country we never knew from                    See page 11 for pictorial highlights    region. The organization annually
(senior again), where I    House,” stated                                                                                                      recognizes individuals and organizations
was about five feet away Chef/Instructor                                                                                                       for outstanding achievement in tech-
from him while he was      Kimberley Jones.
giving a speech. The day “Because of the
                                                 Sullivan to offer new online                                                                  nology-intensive projects or initiatives.
                                                                                                                                                  As the Director of the IT Academy at
before, I also passed
hors d’oeuvres and
                           logistics, they
                           were trans-
                                                 degree in Beverage Management                                                                 Sullivan University, Don Justice’s leader-
                                                                                                                                               ship has made a noticeable impact on
was able to say “hello
                                                    Sullivan University’s National Center for Hospitality Studies (NCHS) will add              the technology work force of Greater
Mr. President, can I offer porting their
you crispy eggplant with product via taxi        a degree in Beverage Management in 2009. This new major will offer students                   Louisville. Each year, at least 150 stu-
fresh mozzarella and       cab and vans          a new track of study in the Hospitality Industry. New courses will include, Wines             dents graduate from Sullivan University
fire-roasted tomatoes?” twice daily to           of the New & Old World, Specialty Teas & Coffees, Bar Management & Mixology,                  after completing a curriculum set up and
(he politely refused).     and from the          Beers & Spirits, Managing Beverage Operations, and a professional internship.                 directed by Mr. Justice. He also guides
    BRIGITTE NGUYEN        HPTC and                 The Beverage Management degree will be offered online allowing even more                   graduates through the job placement
having to endure airport style security          students from around the world to enroll and experience Sullivan University’s                 and retention process – support that has
with each and every delivery.”                   outstanding career opportunities.                                                             influenced the productivity of many
     And what a delivery it was!                    Students who graduate with this Associate of Science degree will be                        companies in Louisville and nationwide.
    Chef/Instructor Becky Woehrle                employed as Beverage Managers, Sommeliers, and Bar Owners, to name a
CWPC, who headed the team of stu-                few career options. These students will also have the option of continuing
                                                 their studies for Sullivan’s popular Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Manage-                Dr. Sharon Kerrick,
dents that handled all the baking and                                                                                                          from the University
pastry for the HPTC and USA house,               ment degree. The Beverage Management degree programs will be the sixth                            of Louisville‘s
shared, “Every day we baked about                Associate of Science degree program offered by the NCHS, the first entirely                        College of
                                                 online. Other NCHS degree programs include Associate of Science Degrees                              Business
2,000 cookies, brownies, lemon bars,
                                                                                                                                                  presents the
Rice Krispie treats, cheesecake bars             in Culinary Arts, Hotel-Restaurant Management, Baking & Pastry Arts, Pro-                         Leadership
and raspberry bars, no-bake cookies,             fessional Catering, Travel, Tourism & Event Management and a Bachelor of                            Award to
muffins and dozens of loaves of quick            Science in Hospitality Management.                                                               Don Justice.
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They chose Sullivan
                                                           GRADUATE SCHOOL NEWS
for graduate school                        Graduate School                            Alum receives commendation
   While students are aware that
graduate studies typically result in
                                           holds workshops                                                                      Don has mediated more than 260
                                                                                          Earlier this year, Don Montgomery,
                                              The graduate
better, higher-level jobs, they choose                                                a 2007 graduate of Sullivan’s Master’s small claims, criminal, probate and
                                           program in Conflict
many routes to enrollment. Many                                                       in Conflict Management (formerly the   family cases for the courts in the
                                           Management asked
obtain their bachelor’s degrees from                                                  Dispute Resolution, MSDR) degree       past two years. As a volunteer, he
                                           Stan Posthumus
Sullivan and make an easy transi-                                                     program and a Court Approved           passionately encourages each grad
                                           and Jodi Mochel
tion to the Graduate School. Others                                                   Mediator; was honored with a Special   or soon-to-be graduate of Sullivan
                                           to present their
earn their undergraduate degrees                                                      Commendation from the Kentucky         to make a conscious commitment to
                                           Focused Think-
elsewhere, but realize the value of a                                                 Court of Justice, Kentucky State       perform some type of public service
                                           ing Technology
Sullivan master’s degree such as alum                                                 Supreme Court Chief Justice, the       on regular basis. He feels such a com-
                                           program to
James Merrick - see page 4. Some,                                                     Honorable Joseph E. Lambert             mitment sends a strong and positive
                                           Sullivan students
like alum and current graduate student                                                and Jason Nemes, Director of            statement about how Sullivan teaches
                                           and the com-
Debra Terry, experienced a lifetime                                                   the Administrative Office of the        graduates about “giving back” and
                                           munity. This
between her Sullivan enrollments.                                                     Courts (AOC) for the Com-                     social responsibilities.
                                           revolutionary
   A Louisville native, Debbie gradu-                             STAN POSTHUMUS      monwealth of Kentucky.                              Don believes that value
                                           approach to
ated from Sacred Heart Academy in                                                         Don was recognized                          in mediation, be it profit
                                           improved relationships begins with
1979. She “lost a year” at another                                                    for his dedicated                               driven or altruistic, is immea-
                                           recognition, communication, and
Kentucky university before enrolling                                                  and loyal public                                 surable and no one should
                                           trust for a loving, caring, and sharing
in Sullivan, then a Junior College of                                                 service to the Ken-                              be denied access to such
                                           relationship. Stan developed Focused
Business. “In just one year, I received                                               tucky Courts and the                             an incredible process or tool
                                           Thinking by drawing on his back-
a diploma in Business Computer                                                        thousands of citizens                           because of their income or
                                           ground in science, social work, and
Programming.” Debbie met her future                                                   of the Commonwealth                           ability to pay.
                                           law as well as his experience in coun-
husband shortly after graduation. “I                                                  who are served through DONALD MONTGOMERY         It has been Don’s great
                                           seling, family law, and mediating high
was absolutely sure I would marry him,                                                Court Annexed Mediation services       pleasure to also have recruited and
                                           conflict personal conflicts. Jodi has
we would be successful together.”                                                     as well as his commitment as court     played a small part in training other
                                           applied Focused Thinking theory to
         Short-lived happiness                                                        mediator, his “outstanding efforts     Sullivan grads for serving the AOC and
                                           her practice in adolescent education,
   While her husband attended law                                                     and contributions to the effective and its mediation programs and he looks
                                           guidance and mediation by drawing
school, Debbie went to work for                                                       peaceable resolutions of the Com-      forward to mediating with the AOC
                                           on her background in education and
Humana “thanks to Sullivan and their                                                  monwealth’s judicial cases.”           for many years to come.
                                           counseling psychology.
Graduate Employment Services staff.”
                                               The Focused Thinking approach
Her career was flourishing when her
                                           is based upon the fact that the brain
husband, “decided he wanted to
                                                                                                                                  A rose by any
                                           mediates different experiences from        or personal. Because happiness is
move to his hometown and run for                                                      found in the relationships we reside in,
                                           our senses (sensors) in order to create
                           county attor-                                              being able to engineer relationships
                           ney.” Deb-
                           bie’s family
                                           a good three dimensional understand-
                                           ing of reality. Good communication         that provide true peace, happiness,
                                                                                      and success means we can design and
                                                                                                                                  other name . . .
                                           within an individual creates under-                                                        In the past two years, Sullivan
                           relocated                                                  build stronger, healthier, and more
                                           standing in exactly the same way.                                                      University’s master’s program in
                           to Eastern                                                 resilient relationships.
                                           Good communication requires good                                                       alternative dispute resolution has
                           Kentucky                                                      This program was the second in a
                                           use of language. Improving one’s abil-                                                 undergone many changes. First, the
                           where they                                                 series of workshops and seminars the
                                           ity to communicate will improve any                                                    curriculum was modified to include
                           “bought a                                                  Graduate School plans to offer.
                                           relationship whether it is professional                                                courses in conflict and culture and
                           beautiful new
                           home with                                                                                              facilitating group conflicts. The latest
                           an in-ground                                                                                           change is the new name. Now, the
       DEBBIE TERRY
swimming pool. Life was great, we                                                                                                 Master’s of Science in Dispute Resolu-
were happy.” Debbie went to work for
the only independently-owned bank          Mayor appoints Sullivan student                                                        tion (MSDR) has become the Master’s
                                                                                                                                  of Science in Conflict Management
                                                                                                                                  (MSCM). The word “dispute” implies

                                           to urban development committee
in town as a loan officer, but two years
later, her life would tragically change.                                                                                          a disagreement that requires a third
            A different reality                                                                                                   party intervention. Although Sullivan’s
   “My husband had a massive stroke,                                                                                              MSCM can prepare students to medi-
                                                Sullivan student Michael Brooks       the input of West Louisville and other
was paralyzed on his right side and                                                                                               ate entrenched conflicts, its scope is
                                           was recently appointed by Louisville       stakeholders to provide a specific road
couldn’t speak. I felt my world was                                                                                               much broader, and this name change
                                           Metro Mayor, Jerry E. Abramson, to         map for repositioning the Park Hill In-
gone. I was totally lost and confused                                                                                             reflects the skills students are learn-
                                           an advisory committee to oversee the       dustrial Corridor as a key component of
as he had taken care of everything                                                                                                ing in the program. If students are
                                           Implementation Strategy of Industrial      the competitive regional economy.
financially. The years that followed                                                                                              interested in alternative dispute
                                           Development for the Park Hill Corridor           Impressive list of credentials
were anything but beautiful,” she re-                                                                                             resolution, such as mediation or
                                           which includes the Algonquin, Califor-          Besides being a graduate student
members. “I had three babies to raise                                                                                             facilitation, the degree will prepare
                                           nia, Limerick, Park Hill, Old Louisville   in the Conflict Management Program
and had to figure out how to survive.”                                                                                            them for that. However, it will also
                                           Neighborhoods, as well as portions         and maintaining a 3.8 GPA, Michael is
    Debbie moved back to Louisville                                                                                               prepare them to manage conflict at
                                           of the University of Louisville. The       President of the California Neighbor-
and worked as an account executive                                                                                                all levels of any organization . . . a
                                           appointment was recently announced         hood Coalition, Inc., Chairman of the
for a mortgage company, later as a                                                                                                skill human resource managers have
                                           by the mayor in an article appearing       Board of Directors of the Louisville
loan officer. “The experience I gained                                                                                            identified as highly valued.
                                           in the Courier Journal newspaper           Metro Community Action Partnership,
working for that small bank in Eastern          Mr. Brooks is one of 11 members       a Board Member with the Legal Aid
Kentucky helped me to get by. Little       appointed to represent the areas af-       Society of Louisville, and a member of
did I know at the time that my job         fected. Other members include local        the University of Louisville Signature      many obstacles he will face ahead.
would be the sole support for my           business executives from companies         Partnership, Inc., Resident Advisory        “I am truly grateful to be enrolled
family in the future.”                     such as Brown Forman, Freedom              Council, that advises state and local       in such a worthwhile program at
     Dreams lead back to Sullivan          Metals, Great Northern Manufacturing,      officials on the economic, educational,     Sullivan” and, “I don’t know how I
   Today, Debbie’s daughters are 20,       and Sud-Chemie, Inc. “There is tremen-     and social needs of West End Resi-          would survive without the expert
18 and 12. “Their father passed away       dous development potential in the Park     dents. Michael knows that,“With this        advice and guidance I receive from
in 2005, two weeks before my oldest        Hill Corridor despite many challenges      appointment will come many hours of         my Sullivan professors.”
turned 18. As my girls were preparing      resulting from past disinvestment loss”    controversy to decide which strategies         The Herald staff wishes Michael
for college, I kept wondering, ‘what if    states Brooks.                             are best when it comes to handling          good luck as he pursues this Master
I could go back to school?’ I wanted             The Implementation Strategy          millions of dollars for industrial devel-   Urban Plan for industrial development.
my bachelor’s so badly but never            will build upon recommendations of        opment in the area.”
dreamed it was possible.”                  recent economic and transpor-                Appreciates his Sullivan education
    But Debbie kept thinking about         tation studies and integrate                    Mr. Brooks credits his being en-
                                                                                      rolled in Sullivan’s Graduate Conflict       S U L L I VA N U N I V E R S I T Y

                                                                                                                                                HERALD
her previous experience at Sullivan,                                                                                               LOUISVILLE                        VOL. 2003

searched her heart, and made the                                                      Management Program a plus for the            KENTUCKY                           WINTER




“phone call that changed my life.”                                                                                                              VOLUME 2008 • FALL
She recalls, “Before I knew it ,I was                                                   Left to right, Graduate student
                                                                                         Michael Brooks was on campus                               published by
back at Sullivan with a real desire to
succeed on my own. . . I could finally
                                                                                         to visit Sullivan Professor LaVena
                                                                                          Wilkin, Director Graduate Conflict        Sullivan University
participate in conversations about                                                        Management programs and Tony                        MAIN CAMpUS
subject matters I once knew noth-                                                          Belak, Executive Director
                                                                                             of the International Center
                                                                                                                                            3101 Bardstown Road
ing about.” With each new piece of                                                                                                        Louisville, Kentucky 40205
                                                                                            for Collaborative Solutions at
knowledge gained, Debbie yearned                                                            Sullivan University.                     502-456-6505 800-844-1354
to learn more.”                                                                                                                                    sullivan.edu
                     continued on page 4
                    EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION                                                                                                                                                                       FALL 2008
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     A brief              To answer the needs of today’s duel career families,
                        new child care options have emerged to shape and expand                                                     Sullivan University provided alum
  timeline of
    success
                        Sullivan’s career programs to include the Professional Nanny
                        Diploma and the Associate of Science degree in Early
                        Childhood Education. Although It has been hundreds of
                                                                                                                                    with “the perfect degree plan”
 years since the game of hopscotch was developed, children can still be found                                                          What’s the easiest and best way                 Sullivan’s Microsoft/Cisco program;
 on playgrounds entertaining themselves with chalk and any variety of hopscotch                                                     to get from Point A to Point B? Plus               Kevin was familiar with the great
 diagrams dodging obstacles and balancing themselves to get from one end to                                                         move a bazillion tons of stuff along the           benefits and career opportunities
 the other successfully. Sullivan’s faculty and staff will continue their efforts as well                                           way? And, find a place to store all the            available at Sullivan University.
 to educate early childhood professionals to balance what is best for children with                                                 stuff when it arrives? Simply put -                        Ready for his next career
 trends and new technologies to impact the lives of parents and children for many                                                   that’s called Logistics & Distribution                As a husband, father and full-time

                                                       g for 20 ye
 years to come.
                                       in
                                                                                                                                    Management. And for alum Kevin                     soldier Kevin was unable to participate

                                   row                             ar
                                                                                                                                    Wanner, his degree in that field will be           in any of Sullivan’s many social activities.

                                 G                                                                                                  the springboard into his next career.
                                                                                                                                              Enlisted in the Army
                                                                                                                                                                                       But “I did enjoy all my professors, both
                                                                                                                                                                                       online and in the classroom. Thanks



                                                                                             s
                                                                                                                                       Kevin had enlisted in the Army                  to my Sullivan degree, my career
                                                                                                                                    between his junior and senior years of             opportunities are now limitless.
                                                                                                                                    high school; he left for basic training            Just by having this degree I have expe-
                                                                                                                                    immediately after graduating. He                           rienced a tremendous amount
                                                                                                                                    had been in the Army for 15 years                          of interest in me,” Kevin stated,
           angELa riggs• Master’s in Education from                 VickE BoWMan• As Sullivan’s Early                               and wanted to transition into                             adding, “I am retiring in June
           University of Louisville. Joins Sullivan in 2000,        Childhood Education program continues to
           taught first class of associate level students; all                                                                      a career when he retired                                     2009 and have already been
                                                                    grow, additional faculty are needed. Ms.
           ECE online courses are developed; Growth and                                                                             from the service in 2009.                                       asked for dozens of my
           improved curriculum create 12 month Professional         Bowman begins full-time in 2008 with more
           Nanny program in addition to 18 month Associate          than 20 years experience and expertise in                       Stationed at Fort Knox,                                          resumés. Organizations in
           degree offerings. Partnerships built with Midway         child care. She guides students who want to
                                                                    start their own child care center.                              Kevin enrolled in a                                               Fort Leonardwood, Mis-
           and later Campbellsville give Sullivan students
           options for a Bachelor’s degree.                                                                                         training and devel-                                                souri are interested in
                                                                                                                                    opment program                                                      college graduates and
                                        kELEigH scott WinE• Master of Arts                               k                          through an in-state                                                  there are only a handful
                                                                                                    Earl risTie
                                        in Teaching Elementary Education from the
                                                                                                   Dire y Child rice 2              university but “when                                                 of us that have earned
                                        University of Louisville. Steps up to be the                   ctor       hoo
                                                                                                                      d 000         we started train-                                                    a bachelor’s degree.
                                        third Professional Nanny program coordinator                  Loui of A Pl Educa
                                                                                                          svill      ace     tion
                                        in 1991. Ms. Wine co-writes curriculum with                             e, K      F
                                                                                                                    entu or Kids    ing and mobilizing                                                   Because of my Sullivan
                                        Leigh Shapiro of Sullivan-Lexington campus to                                    cky                                                                         University degree plan, I
                               and
                                                                                                                                    National Guard and
                      tie Rice, r Kids” add the Associate of Early Childhood Education
                s Kris Place fo         to careers offered at the Lexington campus.                                                 soldiers for Iraq and                                            learned a lot about taking
      Gra duate       A
                   at “
             oley,                                                                                                                  Afghanistan, I was                                                what I do now in the Army
      Lori B

            sanDY HiLL-BinkLEY • Received her                                                                                       no longer able to                                                 and transferring those skills
            Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education                                                                                 attend class.” He                                                 over to the civilian sector.”
            graduate from the University of Oklahoma.                                                                                                           “I would definitely have to
                                                                                                                                    continued, “After                                                          Good advice
            Former Director of Highland Presbyterian                                                                                                         say my fondest memory of Sullivan
            Parent’s Day Out program. Became the                                                                                    9/11, the Army’s                                                      Kevin offered advice
                                                                                                                                                             was my graduation day. I had
            second Professional Nanny program                                                                                       focus switched                                                    to current or prospective
            coordinator in 1990.                                                                                                                             basically joined the army because
                                                                                                                                    from training units                                               students interested in
                                                                                                                                                             I didn’t think I could get into any
                           05                                                                                                       on a seldom-used                                                  pursuing Sullivan’s Logistics
                      h 20 n                                                                  Above, Sullivan University’s                                   college after high school since I was
                  ouc     o                                                                                                                                                                           & Distribution Manage-
            hT P Educati
         rig ood
                                                                                             archives provided this photo           basis to immediately
    aW                  ny               MErrY DEnnY • Earned her Master’s                       of Senior Vice President                                    a C, D and occasionally F student
erik ly Childh nal Nan                   degree in Early Childhood Education from               Tom Davisson (then Vice             mobilizing them out                                               ment degree. “Never put
  Ear rofessio ille, IN                                                                                                                                      there; barely graduated. To see the off school. A lot of people
       P       lesv                      University of Louisville. Former preschool          President/Director of Sullivan         of Camp Shelby in
           Nob                           director of Harvey Brown. Researched and                College) presenting the                                     look on my parents faces when I
                                                                                               American Council of Nanny            Minnesota and                                                      take numerous quarters or
                                         wrote curriculum with Lisa Zaring for the six                                                                       walked the stage magna-cum-laude even years off. Not only is
                                                                                             Schools (ACNS) certificate to          Fort McCoy in
                                         month Professional Nanny Program in1988;             Lisa (Likins) Zaring, Director
 BriTTany Friedline 2006                 became the first coordinator for Sullivan’s          of Public Relations (left) and        Wisconsin. I spent       was absolutely priceless.”                it more difficult to get back
    Professional Nanny                   Professional Nanny Program.                                Sandy Hill-Binkley,                                                           KEVIN WANNER
    Nanny in California                                                                           Program Coordinator.              nine months a year,                                                into the swing of things,
                                                                                                                                    for four years in either                                           they are losing valuable
                                         Lisa Zaring • Spearheaded development of                       Pr                          location so my options to continue                 time in which they could be more
                                                                                                          ud
                                         the Professional Nanny program after research                   P en
                                         indicated need for educated child care providers             Na rofe ce                    college were very limited.”                        marketable.” He also suggested that,
  Toesha Thacker 2007                                                                                   nn ssi Tor
 Early Childhood Education
                                         for a private in-home environment. Hired Merry                   y i on
                                                                                                             n L al ian                     Sullivan was the answer                    “Sullivan students in Louisville should
                                         Denny and coordinated efforts to build a quality                       ou Na 20
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 Students responses to annual survey
 gives Sullivan’s Library high marks
     Sullivan University’s Library uses its                           viding quality materials and services,”                  faculty.” Sullivan students had many
 annual survey to determine how well                                  “the law information is excellent,” and                  positive things to say about the library
 students’ and faculty needs are being                                stated that the “culinary cookbook                       as well: ”Excellent upkeep with the
 met by the library. The survey, which                                selection is great!”                                     computers & resources, ex.: books,
 was conducted earlier this year for                                      Participants in the survey were                      magazines, databases, etc.,” and
 students and recently for faculty,                                   invited to comment on their library ex-                  “helpful great resources and very nice
 asked each to rate the library and its                               periences. Faculty had this to say about                 learning environment.”
                                                                                                                                                                                    All participants in the library’s annual survey
 services. According to survey results,                               the library: “The library staff is very                                          Sullivan University          are entered in a random drawing. Left,
 93% of Sullivan students and faculty                                 concerned with                                                 UDENT          thanks the students             student Shajuana Kirby was thrilled to be
                                                                                                                   A CURRENT ST
 would rate the library’s services as                                 excellence and               LETTER FROM                   much for           and faculty who par-            chosen as the 2008 Library Student Satisfac-
                                                                                                   “I wanted  to thank you so           to help
                                                                                                                                                                                    tion Survey prize winner for the Sullivan
 “Good” or “Excellent.”                                               always makes                               t of  your schedule                 ticipated in the survey.       University Louisville campus. Librarian Cara
                                                                                                 taking time ou                I was pleasant
                                                                                                                                                 ly
    Students and faculty were also im-                                moves to maintain         me out with   my paper . . .             u this
                                                                                                                                                     Special attention will         Marco, right, presented Shajuana with am
                                                                                                                        email from yo                                               assortment of items, e.g. book bag, drink
 pressed with the depth of the library’s                              excellence and to          surp rised to see an            e sites th  at       be paid to areas in
                                                                                                                g links to som                                                      cup, cap, apparel, $25 gift certificate, etc.,
 collection. In fact, 91% of participants                             go beyond prior            morning listin                   l. Indeed,          which we can improve
                                                                                                                    uld be helpfu                                                   from the bookstore.
 rated the collection as being com-                                   expectations,” and          you thought wo lpful! I also picked                  our services includ-
                                                                                                                  ry he
                                                                                                  they are all ve                 t for me. I                                        library web page, extending service
 plete and comprehensive and 93% of                                   “The College of              up what you   had printed ou                may
                                                                                                                                                       ing: making students
                                                                                                                            u have done. It                                          hours and improving computer access
 students rated the library collection as                             Pharmacy is brand            apprec iate all that yo          it is a lot to     aware of what elec-
                                                                                                                   tle to you, but                                                   in the library.
 being “Mostly/Always adequate” in                                    new and the library          seem like a lit                 reas  on I love      tronic resources are
                                                                                                                   e you are the
 meeting their research needs.                                        has a close and very          me. People lik                                       available to them,             Please feel free to share your com-
                                                                                                                     van.”
     Students commented that Sullivan’s                                                             attending Sulli                                      improving the               ments with the library by sending an
                                                                      effective working                                       ERIkA DODSON
 library was doing a great job of “Pro-                               relationship with the                                                              usability of the            email to libsul.sullivan.edu.
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                                            UPDATE:
Sullivan’s graduate school
    Debbie earned her Bachelor’s in
Management degree from Sullivan in
                                            College of Pharmacy
December, 2007. Today, nearly 30            nanotechnology symposium
years after earning a diploma from
Sullivan Junior College of Business,           On October 3-4, Sullivan University
she is a student at Sullivan University’s   hosted the first annual event Nanotechnology
Graduate School.                            Symposium at the new College of Pharmacy
    “Going back to school after many        building. Academic and healthcare pro-
years has been the best thing I have        fessionals from across the United States
ever done,” Debbie said. “I am work-        gathered to endorse the importance,
ing on my Master of Science degree in       applications and advancements of nano-
Management & Collaborative Solu-            technology, bringing awareness of the
tions. With my strong background            subject and promoting future scientific             Sullivan University’s magnificent three story College of Pharmacy building features
in the finance industry, I feel that I      discoveries to educational and scientific           two 100 seat auditoriums, four research laboratories, a model pharmacy, com-
couldn’t be in a more perfect place         disciplines. The inaugural function included        pounding laboratory, student lounge, and administrative office space. The College
                                            speeches by Dr. A.R. Sullivan, Chancellor of        of Pharmacy is connected by corridors to the University-owned Nolen Building,
right now with the economy in such
                                                                                                where there is nearly 36,000 square feet of space for faculty and dean’s offices,
conflict,” adding, “Sullivan’s Graduate     Sullivan University System, and Dr. James
                                                                                                conference rooms, and small study rooms for students among other support space.
School has been very exciting. I have       Ramsey, President of University of Louisville,      Additional space is available for the planned growth of the College of Pharmacy.
obtained many tools to use when it          to encourage the community involvement              A formal dedication of the building is planned for October 24.
comes to conflict and how to deal with      and commitment to this growing industry.
life in general. I wish I would have had       The College of Pharmacy will continue to focus on nanotechnology in the coming years as the subject matter grows.
some of this knowledge years ago; I         Being one of only two pharmacy schools in the state, Sullivan University’s College of Pharmacy also plans to open a center to
currently have 11 binders completely        encourage high school and pre-college students to take an interest in this fast-growing field. Dean Hieu T. Tran has met with
filled with research information I can                         the Superintendents, from Bullitt, Oldham, and Clark counties (and others to come) as well as with business
refer to at anytime.”                                            leaders to share the College of Pharmacy’s plan to establish a Center for the training and development
    Debbie has lived the advice she                               of a program to educate high school students and graduates on Industrial Pharmacy and Nanotechnology.
offers. “Never stop learning,” she                                “This will be another breakthrough for the 21st century and we want to prepare our workforce for tomor-
said. “Knowledge is the key that will                             row here in Louisville and the Metro area. This initiative will provide a reason for the health care industry to
open the doors to your future. When I                              move to town, thus a stimulus to our economy,” commented Dean Tran.
was young, I was always afraid to ask                                 Left, Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) Sullivan student Adesuwa (Cynthia) Obasohan was drawn to the
questions – a big mistake. Never be                                   pharmaceutical field because “I love helping and seeing people live a healthy life. I was attracted into the
afraid and don’t ever think you can’t                                 Pharmacy career, because I want to use this field to help people optimize their quality of life by effective
do it because you can. I remember                                     knowledge and usage of medication. I chose Sullivan University’s College of Pharmacy for my doctorate
telling my brother before I started all                               degree because of the great academic resources, serene environment of the school and the dedicated
                                                                      faculty members in the program. My experience, thus far, has been higher than my expectation.”
this that I don’t think I’m smart enough
and he said, ‘Debbie you are smart, I
always knew you were smart, you just

                                            Wellness Fair with a funny title: Physically Phit & Phat
never used it before.’ “
    Debbie Terry is certainly using her
smarts now!
                                              Maybe the title intrigued the local            Margaret Heyn, R.D., L.D. from                  What about those drugs athletes
                                            media to publicize Sullivan University’s      the Louisville Metro Department of             take to boost fitness? The Sullivan
Earning his Master’s                        Wellness Center’s recent Physically           Public Health & Wellness provided              University of Pharmacy had information
degree changed his life                     Phit & Phat Fair. An estimated 450-500
                                            came to the fair - among them, about
                                                                                          information on tobacco use and on
                                                                                          diets recommended for general well-
                                                                                                                                         on how drugs can impact physical
                                                                                                                                         fitness. Juleps Catering, along with
    Although he received his under-         50-60 from the general public.                ness in conjunction with diets needed          faculty Cynthia Chandler, R.D., L.D.,
graduate degree in Finance from                The word “phat”                                                  Left, Alicia             helped attendees evaluate the quality of
another university, James Merrick liked     means good or cool.                                                 Rousseau from            good and bad energy bars and drinks.
Sullivan’s “convenience for working         Being physically fit or                                             Clark Memorial               Kosair’s Child Life and Expressive
adults” and chose Sullivan for his          phit is a phat thing                                                Hospital with            Therapies Department brought toys
                                                                                                                students.
Master’s in Business Administration.        to do - especially as                                                                        to stimulate conversation with seriously
His experience at Sullivan’s Graduate       we understand how                                                                            ill children, e.g., distracting from pain
School “was more than I expected.           important exercise,                                                                          or expressing fears. Clark Memorial
                            Sullivan’s      nutrition and proper                                                Below, right, a          Hospital promoted its HeartAware
                            professors                                                                          Spencerian College
                                            sleep are for our                                                                            program by giving personal feedback to
                            pushed me                                                                           nursing student
                                            well-being.                                                         takes a blood            those who had taken an online survey
                            to pursue          Something for                                                    pressure reading.        and those who stopped by to learn
                            the cre-               everyone                                                                                                        more about
                            ation of                                                                                                                                cardiac fitness.
                                               Hear Here stressed the fitness of the      by athletes for their
                            knowledge                                                                                                                              A look ahead
                                            ears, Conrad Eye Center highlighted           performance fitness.
                            instead                                                                                                                                   The Wellness
                                            good vision from an ophthalmological             New Age Pulmonary
                            of simply                                                                                                                              Center will hold a
                                            viewpoint, and Mortenson Dentistry’s          Services honed in on
                            expanding                                                                                                                              Mood Movement
      JAMES MERRICK                         ideas on dental health offered informa-       sleep apnea. Students
                            my own
                                            tion on the new oral cancer screenings.       could learn how solid                                                    Wellness Fair on
knowledge base.” As for how earning
                                            Sherry Klein, Director of Graduate            sleep affects fitness, and                                               November 5
a Master’s degree impacted his career,
                                            Employment Services, was stationed            see varied equipment                                                     complete with
James said, “Earning my MBA gave
                                            nearby with a personal story and pic-         prescribed to cope with                                                  demonstrations
me immediate recognition as some-
                                            tures about her deceased brother’s oral       sleep apnea. Students                                                    of kinesthetic
one that goes above and beyond in
                                            cancer from chewing tobacco.                  received free spinal                                                     methods to ad-
what I do. This gave me the opportu-
                                                                                          screening and upper body massage               dress mood disorders: yoga, selected
nity to start my own Financial Practice
                                                                                          from The Spine Center staff for more           exercises, and various dance modes.
with MetLife. I have completed my
first quarter with more than one            career, and while many others, like           relaxation and muscle toning.                      On November 18-19 look for the
million in sales. My target market has      Debbie Terry, are returning as their            WHAS TV appeared to record and               Labyrinth Layout on the 18th with the
been mainly those in the pharmaceu-         interests and skills have evolved.            interview for its WHAS News Alive at           addition of Tea for Relaxation on the
tical business from my prior career            Whatever your reason, earning              Noon program for the same day with             19th to prepare for holiday stressors.
experiences. . . .MetLife contacted         your Master’s degree from Sullivan            excellent footage of Spencerian                The Festival of Faiths will wind up their
me because of my MBA and that               will give you the credentials for your        College’s nursing students conducting          annual week with reflective activities
gave me the opportunity to take what        career advancement and enhanced               screenings for blood sugar and blood               on Sunday, November 16, which will
I enjoyed doing and turn it into a          job security. Learn more at the next          pressure. They also measured Body                    include both the indoor labyrinth
career path. . . “                          Graduate School Open House on                 Mass Index. Spencerian College is a                    in room 121 and the outdoor
           Time for a change?               December 10 at 6:00pm, held on                member of The Sullivan University                       Sullivan Labyrinth at Farmington
    Earning a graduate degree is a          campus at Winston’s Restaurant.               System and offers both allied                             Historic Home. Plans are also
great achievement that increases job        Listen to Sullivan alumni speak of            health and business programs.                              underway to offer students a
satisfaction and self-confidence.           the master’s degrees they choose and             Ideal Fitness’ regular                                  “Coping with Homesickness”
Sullivan’s graduate students have more      how their lives and careers have been         exercise ball plus a Bosu                                  support group each quarter.
networking opportunities, and receive       impacted by earning them                      ball demonstrate how
                                                                                                                                                      Left, many of the Wellness
knowledge and training that would              Reserve your space today. Contact          this simple equipment                                      Fair attendees were happy
take years or cannot be learned on          Beverly Horsley at 502-413-8542 or            can help strengthen,                                       to take advantage of the
the job. Students like James Merrick,       bhorsley@sullivan.edu for more                balance, and in-                                           free massages provided
enrolled to advance in their current        information.                                  crease body fitness.                                        by The Spine Center.
                                                     THE INSTITUTE FOR LEGAL STUDIES                                                                                                   FALL 2008
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New Library signs                                                                                                                                     It’s official! Reapproval
                                                 Two Sullivan students awarded scholarships
aid in legal research                                                                                                                                 granted by prestigious
     Anyone venturing into the Law
                                                 by the Louisville Association of Paralegals                                                          American Bar Association
section of the Sullivan Library should                 Robin Justus, an evening division student in the Paralegal Studies post-
notice some helpful signs directing              baccalaureate certificate program, was recently awarded a scholarship by the                            Nicholas Riggs, Director of Legal
users to the various subsections of              Louisville Association of Paralegals (LAP). Upon notice of her selection to receive                  Studies, reports that the American
legal materials. Thanks to the coop-             the LAP scholarship Robin commented, “. . . Hard work doesn’t always yield a                         Bar Association (ABA) House of
erative efforts of Jennifer Gaither and          reward, but when it does the treat is sweet indeed. I am very grateful for the                       Delegates has once again granted
Nick Riggs of The Institute for Legal            recognition and encouragement this scholarship has given me. I want to thank                         reapproval to the paralegal Studies
Studies, Librarian Charles Brown and             Nick Riggs, Director of Legal Studies, for putting my name forth for the scholar-                    programs offered at Sullivan.
student Library Assistant Patrick John-          ship. I really did need the boost, and I am most appreciative.”                                          Riggs, who has directed the Para-
son, three signs have been placed to                   Cissina Graff, a day division student in the Paralegal Studies associate degree                legal Studies degree programs for more
identify the three primary divisions of          program, was also awarded a scholarship by the LAP. Cissina likewise was very                        than 20 years, was pleased to receive
legal materials available in the library.        pleased to receive the scholarship. “It’s not about receiving a monetary amount.                     the good news. “The lengthy process
     Library is a researcher’s dream             It’s the fact that only three people out of the entire city were chosen for this                     for reapproval began in 2006 with
   The Sullivan Library is proud to have         scholarship and I was one of them. That makes me very proud of myself,” she                          the submission of an extensive writ-
all the hardcopy materials needed to             said. For Cissina, receiving the scholarship was another direct benefit of her                       ten report continued with the site visit
perform Kentucky state law research.             decision to pursue her legal education at Sullivan. “The law is something that has                   by ABA representatives in December
These sources can be found under the             always fascinated me. When I heard that Sullivan had a paralegal program that                        2007, and culminated with notice of
“Kentucky Law Reference” sign, and               could be completed in 18 months I knew that Sullivan                                                 reapproval,” Riggs said, adding, “Many
include Kentucky statutes, rules and             was the school for me,” Cissina added. Cissina is                                                    people were involved in the reapproval
regulations, constitution, and case law.         also the president of the Sullivan Student Paralegal                                                 process: graduates, students, adminis-
Under the “Federal Law Reference”                Association.                                                                                         trators, Paralegal Studies faculty, staff,
sign, the Library also houses many                  Robin, Cissina, and Professor Nick Riggs at-                                                      and even other academic departments.
volumes of material for federal law              tended the LAP luncheon meeting at which both                                                        I would be remiss if I didn’t specifically
research. The federal materials include          students were given their scholarship checks. The                                                    mention my faculty (Jennifer Gaither,
the case reporter set containing United          meeting, held at The Jefferson Club in downtown                                                      Mike Wright, Linda (Ritter) George,
States Supreme Court decisions and               Louisville, gave the recipients a chance to net-                                                     Vicki Nordmann, and Toni Stringer) and
the multi-volume United States Code              work with LAP officers and practicing paralegals                                                     my Legal Studies Advisory Board (Tina
Annotated containing statutes passed             from the local area. The LAP, which provides free         Left to right: Pam Byerly’ 98,
                                                                                                           former LAP president and                   Brooks, Denise Cunningham, Joyce
by the U.S. Congress, as well as the             membership to paralegal studies students, has
                                                                                                           paralegal with Woodward                    Koch, Dana Martin, Sandi Preston,
U.S. Constitution. The Library also has          close ties with the university. Many of its members       Hobson & Fulton; student                   Judge Paula Sherlock, Gladys Smith,
a multitude of general law resources,            and officers are graduates of The Institute for           Robin Justus, Professor Nick
                                                                                                           Riggs, Director of Legal Studies           and Judge Toni Stringer). It’s a lot easier
which can be found under the                     Legal Studies; the LAP president also serves as a
                                                                                                           and student Cissina Graff.                 to obtain ABA reapproval with such a
“General Law Reference” sign.                    member ofSullivan’s Legal Studies Advisory Board.
                                                                                                                                                      fine supporting cast,” Riggs added.
    “I know that all students appreciate
the new layout for the legal materials;
the signs really help to send users in
the right direction,” added Nick Riggs,
                                                Your vote counts!                               Sullivan Paralegal students
                                                Library gears up for the
Director of Legal Studies. Paralegal
Studies Professor Jennifer Gaither,
who often teaches in a classroom next
                                                presidential election                           tour Kentucky’s state capitol
to the legal collection, commented                                                                 An energetic
that “the library staff has done a great                                                        group of Sullivan
job of reorganizing the legal resources                                                         Paralegal stu-
in the library. The students have a                                                             dents recently
much easier time accessing the re-                                                              visited Frankfort,
sources, and the signs look great.”                                                             Kentucky, and
           Teamwork paid off                                                                    enjoyed a tour of
   According to head librarian Charles                                                          the state capitol.
Brown, “The new law section and                                                                 The field trip was
signage showcases the library’s                                                                 sponsored by the
paralegal collections in a significantly                                                        Sullivan Student      Sullivan faculty member Professor Dr. Randy Nichols, Lee Ann
                                                   Want to know more about the 2008
enhanced and intuitively organized                                                              Paralegal Associa- Saunders, Dianne Wolfe, Director of Legal Studies Nick Riggs,
manner, which will make the materials           presidential election? Look no further                                Linda Carlson, Senlin Ward, Susan Harrison, and Edith Henchey
                                                                                                tion (SSPA), which
                                                than the display case (pictured above)                                were some of the group touring in Frankfort, Kentucky.
much more accessible to the students                                                            covered the cost of
and faculty. The most important aspect          in the Sullivan Library. Earlier this year,     dining for those on the trip.                             Supreme Court in action helped remind
of this enhancement was the collegial-          members of the Sullivan Student Para-              During the tour of the capitol,                        me why it’s necessary for a paralegal to
ity with which the librarians and faculty       legal Association (SSPA) joined forces          students learned about the construc-                      understand all the components of
and students worked together for a              with library staff to create a collage of       tion of the building,                                                     the law and made me more
common institutionally effective goal.”         materials about the presidential elec-          considered as one               “Although I’ve been to Frankfort          aware of how it all fits.” Edie
                                                tion process and the views of the top                                     many times as a child and then later
                                                                                                of the three most                                         s, it was       Henchey, a post-baccalau-
Patrick Johnson, pictured below said,           candidates seeking the highest office                                     lobbying for different issue
                                                                                                beautiful state           nice to get     another “official” tour of the reate certificate Paralegal
“In researching virtually all aspects of law,
                                                in the land. Most notable contribu-             capitols in the United capitol building. Looking through adult Studies student, was likewise
in the beginning it is necessary to find the
proper jurisdiction. These signs assist in      tions in getting the display organized,         States. Magnificent        eyes gave me a different perspective,           impressed. Henchey com-
quickly finding the jurisdiction in which to    arranged and set up came from Joe                                          especially knowing the legislative
                                                                                                bronze statues of          session had just concluded.
                                                                                                                                                                           mented, “To tour the Capi-
conduct your research. It was a good call       Price, Library Assistant, and Cissina
to add the signs!”                                                                              five prominent                   I had never seen the Kentucky             tal Building in Frankfort
                                                Graff, SSPA President.                          Americans with ties        Supreme Cour t Room and was                     complete with its granite
                                                             But that’s not all                                             impressed with its formality. Although         columns and bronzed
                                                                                                to Kentucky are in
                                                                                                                            the cases being argued that day were
                                                     In conjunction with the election           the capitol rotunda.                                        , it was very statues was a real eye
                                                                                                                            not particularly compelling
                                                display, SSPA held a voter registration            Students were             interesting to see what we had been            opener. I liked the grandeur
                                                drive that resulted in more than 200            treated to a unique          learning being put into practice. . .          of the legislative chambers
                                                                                                                                  I enjoyed our discussion at lunch
                                                new voters for the fall elections.              experience when they after the trip. Everyone discussed their and the area with sketches
                                                One grateful student wrote in an                saw and heard live            impressions of the day and the court          of famous Kentucky
                                                email message, “Yes, I am registered            oral arguments by             proceedings. Overall, I found it helpful women. The Supreme
                                                to vote. Thanks so much for the                 attorneys before the          to see a live representation of what we Court experience defi-
                                                                                                                               learned in class.”
                                                passion to get everyone that goes               Supreme Court                                        SENLIN WARD            nitely put us in touch with
                                                to Sullivan signed up to vote. . . It is        of Kentucky. They were                                                      the real world of the legal
                                                greatly appreciated from someone                exhilarated by the ornate setting and                     profession. You felt like your new career
                                                who cares about people voting.”                 formal nature of the proceedings. Para-                   is truly evolving.”
                                                   SSPA plans to hold a mock                    legal student Lee Ann Saunders, said,                                        Get involved
                                                presidential election on campus prior           “Because I am not a native of                                    SSPA provides many opportunities
                                                to Election Day, Tuesday November 4.            Kentucky, I had no idea what a                            for fellowship, learning more about the
                                                It will be interesting to see how close         treasure we have in the State Capital.                    paralegal career, and the development
                                                the Sullivan vote comes to the out-             I was impressed with the air of dignity                   of leadership skills. Students interested
                                                come of the real thing!                         and beauty. . . Seeing the Kentucky                       in joining should contact Nick Riggs.
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             Graduate Employment Success
             This is only a ParTial lisTing oF recenT graduaTe eMPloyMenT success
                                  Kenny Hinkley H                                                     Arnela Hasani
                                  Henry County HS, GA                                                 Atherton HS, KY
                                  Customer Service Rep.                                               Customer Service Claims Specialist
                                  General Electric                                                    Humana
                                  Louisville, KY                                                      Louisville, KY




Katie Becraft                                                        Jessica Ferris
Boyle County HS, KY                                                  Jeffersontown HS, KY
Sales Manager                                                        High School Admissions Officer
Universal Linens                                                     Louisville Technical Institute
Louisville, KY                                                       Louisville, KY

                                                                     Adam Morris                      Kristal Helton H
Nick Bennett H                    Lisa Burnett H                     Shelby County HS, KY             Croatan HS, NC
Meade County HS, KY               Shawnee HS, KY                     Data Analyst                     Claims Representative
Manager                           Senior Accountant                  SHPS                             Department of Veteran’s Affairs
One Force Staffing                Ohio Valley Aluminum               Louisville, KY                   Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY                    Louisville, KY




                                                                     Greta Garbo                      Mary Holland H
Debora Bivens                     Amber Brewer                       Liceo Scientifico, Italy         Austin HS, IN
Loretto HS, KY                    Larue County HS, KY                Bank Teller                      Paralegal
Deduction Clerk                   Accountant                         Stock Yards Bank & Trust         Zielke Law Office
Jefferson County Public Schools   Clauson, Mouser & Co. CPAs         Louisville, KY                   Louisville, KY
Louisville, KY                    Elizabethtown, KY
                                                                     Simone Kraemer H                 Employers are eager
                                                                     North Bullitt HS, KY
                                                                     Customer Services Manager
                                                                                                      to hire Sullivan grads!
                                                                     Round Trip Systems
                                                                     Burlingame, CA




Billy Bledsoe H
Moore HS, KY                      Samantha Crouch
Team Leader                       Trimble County HS, KY
The Stride Rite Corporation       Pastry Chef                                                         Matthew Jablow
Louisville, KY                    Mundt’s Candy                                                       Pascack Valley HS, NJ
                                  Madison, IN                        Katie Schmitt                    HR Assistant/Office Manager
Gary Bradshaw H                                                      Jasper HS, IN                    Keuhne & Nagel
Thomas Jefferson HS, KY                                              Pastry Chef                      Louisville, KY
Operations Manager                                                   Meadows Catering
Zappos                                                               Evansville, IN
Louisville, KY
                                                                     Cassandra powell H
                                                                     Male HS, KY
                                                                     Chef
                                                                     Kroger
                                                                     Louisville, KY
                                  Michelle Edwards H
                                  Central HS, KY                                                      Nicole Jackson
                                  Veteran’s Service Representative                                    Carroll HS, IN
                                  Department of Veteran’s Affairs                                     Support Services Manager
Jennifer Burks                    Louisville, KY                                                      Bluegrass Cellular Inc.
Emerson Tapp HS, KY                                                                                   Elizabethtown, KY
Criminal Traffic Clerk
Jefferson County Court
Louisville, KY

Stephen Roy H                                                        Mary Harris H
East Hardin HS, KY                                                   GED, KY
Auditor                                                              Accountant
Crowe, Chizek & Co. LLC                                              El Dorado Tire County
Louisville, KY                                                       Louisville, KY

Amanda Kordes                     Kimberlee English H                Christopher House                Kimberly Khadoo
Rolla HS, MO                      Western HS, KY                     Holy Cross HS, KY                North Hardin HS, KY
Line Cook                         Veteran’s Service Representative   Rental Manager                   HR Assistant
Divine Events Catering Company    Department of Veteran’s Affairs    Penske Truck Leasing             Summit Polymers Inc.
Atlanta, GA                       Louisville, KY                     Baton Rouge, LA                  Elizabethtown, KY


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                                   Erika Norring-Linton                                                  Amy Roberts H
                                   Fox HS, MO                                                            Assumption HS, KY
                                   Line Cook                                                             Executive Casino Hostess
                                   Incredible Dave’s                                                     Caesars Indiana
                                   Louisville, KY                                                        Elizabeth, IN




Michael Lunz H                                                          Angela Wollenmann
Steel Valley HS, PA                                                     Forest Park Jr. HS, IN
Veteran’s Service Representative                                        Pastry Chef
Deptartment of Veteran’s Affairs                                        West Badon Springs Resort
Louisville, KY                                                          French Lick, IN


                                   Kimberly Schmid H                                                     Shampa Mukerjee H
                                   Butler HS, KY                                                         St. Anthony’s Convent HS, India
                                   Senior Executive Administrative                                       Medical Assistant
                                   Yum! Brands                                                           Louisville Orthopedic Specialists
                                   Louisville, KY                                                        Louisville, KY

                                   Jeremy Ryan H
                                   Central HS, GA
                                   Chef                                 William Yearwood H
Marsha Mattingly H                 Beau Rivage Resort & Casino          Crockett County HS, TN
Fairdale HS, KY                    Biloxi, MS                           Executive Chef
Network Administrator
                                                                        Brave New Restaurant
Sunrise Children’s Services
                                                                        Little Rock, AR
Mt. Washington, KY
                                                                        Jami Carpenter                   Elizabeth Naegele
                                                                        Edgewood HS, OH                  Milford HS, OH
                                                                        Manager                          Bookkeeper
                                                                        Bountiful Bread                  Eldorado Tire
                                                                        Louisville, KY                   Louisville, KY
                                                                        Cory Baxter H
                                   Dan Miller                           Bullitt East HS, KY
                                                                                                         Tim Scrogham
                                   North Hardin HS, KY                  Executive Chef
                                                                                                         Bardstown HS, KY
                                   Senior Annual Maintenance            Gallotta’s Italian Restaurant
                                                                                                         Project Manger
Elissa Miller                          Equipment & Billing Specialist   Fort Knox, KY
                                                                                                         K Force Staffing
Madison Consolidated HS, IN        Duplicator Sales & Service                                            Louisville, KY
Paralegal                          Louisville, KY
Anthony Castor, Attorney
Madison, IN
                                   Theodore Solinger
                                   Walden School, KY
                                   Intermediate Programmer/ Analyst
                                   Aegon
                                   Louisville, KY

                                                                        Dennis Fredenberger
                                                                        GED
                                                                        Chef                             Allen Hubbard
                                                                        Kroger                           DuPont Manual, KY
                                                                        Louisville, KY                   Executive Chef
Robert Mitchell                                                                                          Martini Highland Bistro
San Marcos HS, CA                                                       Jamie Riley Watson               Louisville, KY
Design Construction Manager                                             North Bullitt HS, KY
Capstone Engineering                                                    Production Manager
                                   Tom Ward
Louisville, KY                                                          Jewish Hospital
                                   Butler HS, KY
                                   IT Technician                        Shelbyville, KY
Chris Oglesby                      Strothman & County
Pleasure Ridge Park HS, KY         Louisville, KY
Web Developer
Industrial Services of America     Kimberley Willard
Louisville, KY                     Franklin County, KY
                                   Accounts Payable
                                   Sullivan University                                                   Christal Stephenson
                                   Louisville, KY                                                        Shawnee HS, KY
                                                                                                         Manager
                                   Norma Bryant H                       Jessica Hembree                  TECA, Inc.
                                   Butler HS, KY                        Meade Co. HS, KY                 Louisville, KY
                                   Paralegal                            Associate Accountant
                                   Conliffe, Sandmann & Sullivan        Mann & Hummel
                                                                        Louisville, KY
                                                                                                           THIS SpACE IS
                                   Louisville, KY
Afton Ramey
                                                                                                           RESERVED FOR
Academy for Individual             Simone Kraemer H
                                   North Bullitt HS, KY
                                                                        John Westenhofer H                YOU AND YOUR
   Excellence, KY                                                       Southern HS, KY
Internal Auditor                   Customer Services Manager            Chef                            SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY
                                   Round Trip Systems
Kindred Healthcare
Louisville, KY                     Burlingame, CA
                                                                        Kroger
                                                                        Louisville, KY                    SUCCESS STORY!
8   SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY HERALD
                                                                                                                        THE IT ACADEMY
                        A letter to our alumni
                         from Hazel Matthews, Director of Alumni Affairs
                                                                                                    Wow! Talk about role reversals!
                                                                                                Sullivan student hires                         Father follows in his
                                                           Did you know?                        Sullivan students                              son’s footsteps
                          Alumni are a      • There have been 17,000 plus hits on the web
                         critical part of     site. www.sullivan.edu/alumni
                                            • Correspondence has been received from
                  the Sullivan University
                                              local alumni, alumni in Las Vegas, Arizona,
community. You have a place in linking        Australia, Virginia, St. Louis and many other
the University to the society around          countries, cities and states.
us. You are a powerful resource for         • April 2008 saw the first ever reunion for
the university.                               Sullivan University, celebrating 25 years of
               The mission                    the National Center for Hospitality Studies.
   The Sullivan Alumni Association          • Student Portal – Graduating students can
acts as a catalyst to foster lifelong         register with the Alumni office as part of
connections with the global Sullivan          their graduation profile.
                                            • Request a Transcript – now on the web site.
community. We want an alumni rela-
                                            • Employers can now POST A JOB on line.                                                            Ken McKee gives his son, Tristian a hug.
tions program in which alumni engage        • Changing Jobs? “CAREERS” section is online.                                                      Thanks to him, Ken enrolled at Sullivan.
with their alma mater and support the
university to the extent of their ability
                                                        Here’s what’s next                      Left, Sullivan instructor Don Justice with        Tristian McKee was typical of most
                                            • A new web service offering alumni and             his student, Dave Vrona.
through time and personal resources.                                                                                                           Sullivan University IT Academy students.
                                              students, email, chat via text, voice or video,      Dave Vrona wasn’t looking for a job         Stuck in a dead-end as an auto detailer
              Get involved                    and the ability to share large files.
   There are many ways that you can                                                             when he contacted Dean Blevins, the            for a local dealership after moving
                                            • Development of a mentoring program
become an active part of your Alumni                                                            IT Academy Admissions Officer. He was          from California five years ago, he knew
                                            • Alumni partnerships forming
Association and contribute to the fine      • More alumni events being planned                  new to the Louisville area, having moved       that he needed to make a radical
reputation of Sullivan University:                                                              from sunny Florida. His wife was born          change in his employment situation.
(1) become a mentor; (2) offer to be            We welcome your interest and                    and raised in Louisville, and with three       Taking home only $115 a week had put
a speaker; (3) volunteer at a local         involvement and invite you to stay in               small children, they wanted to raise           him in financial straits. Says Tristian,
Alumni Association event; (4) contact       touch and remember old friends.                     them in a great city.                          “I was desperate, I knew I had to do
us to tell us what you have been up             Whether you’re ready to get in-                               Already successful               something to change my situation.”
to since graduation from Sullivan and       volved now, or in the future, I hope                   Dave wasn’t your typical student. He        While driving to work, he heard a radio
how your education has contributed          you will register with your Alumni site.            had founded and sold one of Chicago’s          spot for the IT Academy and contacted
to your success; (5) help us find your      It’s the first step in reconnecting with            most successful internet service provider      Dean Blevins. “It’s the best decision
classmates so that we can ensure the        classmates, graduates, students, and                (ISP) in the 90’s, Dave wanted to freshen      I’ve ever made. In twelve months of
accuracy of our database.                   changing lives. Keep us informed                    his skill set before looking for a position    intense studying and counseling from
   Just as the Sullivan legacy continues    when you move, change jobs, or reach                in Louisville.                                 my instructor, Don Justice, I was able
to grow, so also does our alumni pride.     new milestones in your life and career.                         A serendipitous lunch              to secure myself and my finances.”
We encourage you to maintain a              We’re interested in your thoughts on                   Dean Blevins suggested he have              Tristian landed a Support Associate
strong connection with us. Set up your      how to build upon your alumni asso-                 lunch with the IT Academy Director,            position with Peak10, a regional data
personal profile and start connecting       ciation. Contact me at 502-413-8880                 Don Justice. While reviewing Dave’s            center, while still going to school on the
now at: www.sullivan.edu/alumni.            or email hmatthews@sullivan.edu.                    resume, Don received a call from Greg          weekends. He has since enrolled in the
                                                                                                Aaron, the Vice President and General          Cisco certification program. Tristian has
                                                                                                Manager at Peak10 Louisville, a regional       achieved certifications from Microsoft,
                                                                                                data center. Greg had just accepted            Cisco, CompTIA and others, and has
Get ready for                                                                                   a position with Microsoft, and wanted
                                                                                                Don’s help in finding his replacement.
                                                                                                                                               decided to continue his education by
                                                                                                                                               completing his associate’s degree.

Career Expo!                                                                                     “I was in the right place at the right
                                                                                                time,” Dave stated. “I was looking to
                                                                                                                                                     His dad changed his life, too.
                                                                                                                                                  Based on his experience, Tristian
                                                                                                upgrade my skills, and Sullivan University     convinced his father, Ken McKee to
        e date!                                                                                 had just started offering the Information      enroll in the program.“ Tristian had
Save th
  Friday                                                                                        Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)       nothing but great things to say about
          7
  OC T . 1                                  Close friendships always develop among              certification courses. For someone like        the program at Sullivan. He said that
                                            classmates. Left to right, Culinary Arts            me, looking for work in a new town, I          Sullivan was very aggressive at placing



                                               Congratulations
                                            graduates Bonnie Ashe, Matt Seamon                  needed to be current. Sullivan had the         graduates at well-paying positions. He
                                            and Daniel Iannaggi.                                                                               also recommended Don Justice as an
                                                                                                right program. I found not only the



                                                     Graduates!
                                                                                                right program, but a program tightly           instructor and suggested I try to get
                                                                                                integrated with the Louisville technology      into Don’s class.” Although Ken is only
                                                                                                community,” adding, “Without that,             half way through the one year program,
Left to right, The Brown Hotel’s Human                                                          I’d have never heard about the position        he has already completed an eight
Resource Director, Marc Salmon and                                                              at Peak10.”                                    week externship at Papa John’s corpo-
Executive Chef Laurent Geroli interact          Sullivan University’s Spring 2008
with students Aleta Cruz and Aaron
                                                                                                   Don recommended Dave contact                rate headquarters in Louisville. Taking
Bauman at the Spring Career Expo.           graduation was held at Southeast                    Peak10 immediately to apply for the            advantage of the Service Desk Analyst
                                            Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.           now vacant post. Several interviews            course he just completed, Ken stepped
                                            Graduates, family and guests from                   later, against a tough field of competi-       in and worked the company’s internal
    Sullivan University’s Fall Career
                                            Sullivan’s campuses in Louisville,                  tors, Dave landed the job. He now              Help Desk.
Expo is right around the corner on
                                            Lexington and Fort Knox attended. U.S.              manages more than twelve Sullivan                 “My employer at the time wouldn’t
Friday, October 17. Twice each year,
                                            Congressman John Yarmuth was the                    University IT Academy graduates as             work with me on my school schedule,”
Sullivan University’s Graduate Em-
                                            commencement speaker. With smiles                   part of his team, and has recently hired       stated Ken. “Completing my education
ployment Services (GES) sponsors an
                                            and pride, graduates crossed the stage              another. “Sullivan provides IT profes-         and knowing I’ll land a great job after
outstanding Career Expo. This is a
                                            to receive certificates, diplomas, asso-            sionals ready to hit the ground running.       I graduate were more important to me.
wonderful networking opportunity for
                                            ciate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees              We always look to Sullivan first to fill our   I gave them notice, and I’ve never
alumni and students to meet prospec-
                                            from Dr. A.R. Sullivan, Chancellor of               open positions in this fast growing field.”    looked back.”
tive employers and discuss career
                                            The Sullivan University System.
opportunities. Geek Squad City, The
                                               Sullivan’s graduations are unique.
Greenbrier, Centerplate, Stock Yards
                                            Rather than one held in May of each
Bank & Trust Company, The Brown
Hotel, General Electric Consumer &
                                            year like most other collegiate institu-
                                            tions, Sullivan graduates students four
                                                                                                  New partnership formed
Industrial, Horseshoe Casino & Hotel,                                                               The Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA) Louisville chapter and Sullivan’s Corporate
                                            times a year, every January, March,
Kentucky Farm Bureau, Sodexo, Rudd                                                               Learning Center have formed a new partnership to provide its members and others
                                            June and September and holds two
Equipment Company, University Physi-                                                             in the internal audit community with an opportunity to prepare for the Certified
                                            formal commencements in April and
cians, Department of Veterans Affairs,                                                           Internal Auditor (CIA) exam.
                                            October. Sullivan’s 2008 Fall graduation
and Louisville Metro Police-Govern-                                                                 Using the learning system designed by the Institute of Internal Auditors, this
                                            will be at Southeast Christian
ment-Fire & Rescue are just a few of                                                             course combines the leadership of an experienced instructor with the print and
                                            Church, on Saturday,
the many prestigious companies who                                                               Web-based materials of The IIA CIA Learning System to expand internal audit
                                            October 11 at 9 am. E.D.T.
will be on campus and ready to hire                                                              knowledge and skills and help prepare individuals for the Certified Internal
                                            Steven Michaelidies,
full time and part-time employees.                                                               Auditor® (CIA®) exam. The classroom environment allows for interaction with
                                            Owner of Words Ink,                                  peers and the instructor, and also provides structure to keep students on track
         Get your resumé ready
                                            will give the                                        to meet their goals.
   Need help getting your resumé
                                            commencement                                             Offered every quarter, classes will run for five consecutive Saturdays. Eight
up-to-date? Stop by the GES office
                                            address. All                                         credits at the post-baccalaureate level will be awarded by Sullivan University
and pick up a sample resumé. The
                                            are invited.                                         upon successful completion of the course, making it eligible for many corporate
GES staff are ready to help you with all
                                                  Amanda Kleber                                  tuition reimbursement programs.
aspects of your job search including,        earned her Bachelor‘s
cover letters, practice interviews, and          degree in Human                                    For more information, please contact Sullivan’s Corporate Learning Center
much more.                                    Resource Leadership                                 partner Don Justice at 502 456-6504 or djustice@sullivan.edu
NATIONAL CENTER FOR
HOSPITALITY STUDIES      News                                                                                                                                                                     FALL 2008
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                                         Sullivan University was host to the
                                         Second Annual International Caterers                                                                                          Chef Tom Hickey named
                                         Association (ICA) CaterArts Conference,
                                         a continuing education program for                                                                                            Grand Commander of
                                         professional catering chefs. More than
                                         125 catering professionals attended the                                                                                       prestigious Golden
                                         conference featuring lectures, hands
                                         on kitchen experiences, and farm tours                                                                                        Toque Society
                                         hosted by Kentucky Proud Farmers.                                                                                                 Chef Tom Hickey,
                                         During the conference Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson declared Monday, July 21, ICA Day in
                                         Louisville, since the ICA was instrumental in the University’s invitation to participate in the
                                                                                                                                                                       CEC, CCE, CFE,
                                         2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The ICA is truly an international organization; attendees                                         CHE, CCP, Director,
                                         traveled from Nigeria, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Canada and the Bahamas. During the four                                         Sullivan University’s
                                         day conference Sullivan students had the opportunity to work alongside several of the                                         National Center
                                         chefs. Past President Mara Routh stated that, “The Hospitality industry’s future is solidly in
                                         place knowing that the students at Sullivan University are being so well prepared.”
                                                                                                                                                                       for Hospitality
                                                                                                                                                                       Studies,
                                                                                                                                                                       was recently
                                         Preparing recipes for success                                                                                                 elected Grand
                                                                                                                                                                       Commander at          Chef Tom Hickey
      In Memorial                                                                      “I like Garde Manger -                                                          the 46th annual meeting of the
                                                                                        it’s the first class where
   Kerry Sommerville                                                                    you really apply what                          For their final
                                                                                                                                                                       Honorable Order of the Golden Toque.
                                                                                                                                                                            Chef Hickey is also a member
           1957-2008                                                                   you have learned.”                            practical exams,
                                                                                                                                                                       of the International Association of
                                                                                           roBerT Bolin
                                                                                                                                      Garde Manger
     Sullivan University students,                                                                                                                                     Culinary Professionals (IACP), the Les
                                                                                                                                     students produce
 graduates, faculty and staff were                                                                                                     a seven course                  Amis d’Escoffier Society, the American
 stunned and saddened by the                                                                                                              meal and                     Culinary Federation, the International
 sudden death on September 8                                                                                                            International                  Foodservice Executives Association,
 of Professor Kerry Sommerville,                                                                                                     students produce                  the National Restaurant Association,
 Chair of Sullivan’s Hotel/Restaurant                                                                                                   a four-course                  the Research Chef’s Association
 Management Department and                                                                                                           meal, both using                       The Honorable Order of the Golden
 dear friend.                                                                                                                         pre-determined                   Toque was originally founded in France
     He had many accomplishments                                                                                                         guidelines.                   and brought to the United States
 during his short but extraordinary                                                                                                                                    by Chef Pierre Berard. The “Golden
                                         Left to right, Mike Call, Robert Bolin, Jason Waterman and Jordan Luckett
 life. A celebrated author of the                                                                                                                                      Toque,” which means golden chef’s
 Hospitality Employee Management
                                         “I firmly believe that my students will never learn until they                                                                hat, is presented to those who have
                                         make their own mistakes. My philosophy is straight forward:
 and Supervision textbook and con-       make mistakes, correct them, learn what you did wrong, and
                                                                                                                                                                       contributed significantly to the advance-
 tributing author to The Hospitality     how to prevent it . . . then don’t do it again. I provide a relaxed,                                                          ment of the culinary profession, and
                                         open, and fun kitchen environment that is as real life as                                                                     its members are recognized for their
 Manager’s Guide to Wines, Beers         possible; including complete, honest, real, and constructive
                                         criticism. . . . I have great respect for those chef’s that have                                                              culinary accomplishments. It is the
 and Spirits textbooks, Kerry also
                                         come before me; I believe that there is something to learn from                                                               most prestigious recognition a chef
 wrote online training modules for       every situation, and I try to give back to the culinary industry                                                              can receive.
 the ACF-approved continuing             through mentoring.”
                                                                cheF/insTrucTor roB Beighey, cec, cca                                                                      Chef/Instructor David Dodd, MBE,
 education organization. He was                                                                                                      “I’ve always had a passion        CEC, CCE; Chef/Instructor Derek
 also a loyal contributor to The                                                                                                     for cooking; Sullivan allo
                                                                                                                                    me to express this passion
                                                                                                                                                                ws     Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC and
 Herald and his articles graced                                                                       Above, Chef/Instructor        in a worthwhile way. Che           Dr. A.R. Sullivan, Chancellor of Sullivan
 many issues.                                                                                          Rob Beighey, (center)                                    f
                                                                                                                                    Beighey is fantastic and
                                                                                                                                                               has     University are also members of the
     Well-known and respected                                                                            shares a laugh with        expanded my knowledge              Golden Toque.
                                                                                                                                                               and
 among his peers in the hospitality                                                                     students Jacqueline         passion for culinary arts
                                                                                                                                                              . . .”       “To follow in the footsteps of the
                                                                                                    Thomas and Collin Oliver.                   collin oliver
 industry, Kerry was a member of                                                                                                                                       past Grand Commanders and keep the
 the Academic Advisory Committee                                                                                                                                       original standards of the order in place
                                                                                          “My experience at Sulliva
 for the Educational Institute of the                                                                               n
                                                                                         has been better than I cou                                                    will be my goal,” says Hickey. “It is an
                                                                                                                     ld
 American Hotel & Lodging As-                                                            have ever imagined. Eve
                                                                                         is a new learning experie
                                                                                                                  ry day                                               honor to be selected as a member of
 sociation, the National Restaurant                                                                                nce.”                                               the Golden Toque and to be elected
                                                                                              JusTin WaTerMan
 Association, the American Hotel &      Above, pan-seared halibut with grilled                                                                                         as their Grand Commander is a chef’s
 Lodging Association, the Interna-      asparagus and rice was part of the display                                                                                     lifelong dream.”
 tional Council on Hotel, Restaurant    created by, left to right, Marion Mitchell,
                                        Justin Waterman and Hans Meindl.
 and Institutional Education, the
 Greater Louisville Hotel and Motel
                                                                        Jacob Hines
                                                                                                                                                                       Join a winning tradition
 Association, and the International                                     and Ralph                                                                                         All Baking & Pastry and Culinary Arts
 Association of Skål.                                                   Wilson with their                                                                              students interested in participating at
     A recipient of American Hotel &                                    display of Peru-                                                                               the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF)
                                                                        vian cuisine of         Heather Roehl           Above, left to right, Robert Bolin,
 Lodging Association’s prestigious                                                              intently prepares       Jihan Thomas and Heather Roehl                 Southeast Region’s Student Culinary
                                                                        crispy pork ribs
 Lamp of Knowledge award for Out-                                       with onion slaw,        shrimp canapes,         with their Titanic-themed display.             Competition are invited to attend an
 standing Educator, Kerry’s greatest                                    roasted corn,           part of the last
                                                                                                                                                                       Open House on October 17th at noon
                                                                        caramel custard,        meal served on          Right, another
 joy was found in the classroom.                                                                the Titanic.                                                           in LB3 on Sullivan’s West Campus. Par-
                                                                        and potato/                                     Titanic display
 Every quarter he would be excited                                                                                        team member,                                 ticipation in ACF approved competitions
                                                                        seafood timbale.
 about the outstanding potential                                                                                               Derek Kelly                             will also earn you continuing education
 of our students and comment, “I                                                                                              pitches in                               hours for ACF certification. Sullivan
                                                                            “I appreciate how each of my                    to clean up.
 wish the quarter could continue                                            chef/instructors have actually                                                             University has won nearly 400 gold, silver
 because the students are terrific                                          wanted me to succeed.”                                                                     and bronze medals in regional, national
 and I would enjoy having more                                                          kaTie larr                                                                     and international competitions.
 time with them.”
     We all wish we had more time
 with Kerry as well.
                                         Culinary Camp returns                                                  Sullivan’s Distinguished Visiting Chef series
     He had a genius for friendship,        During the 2008 Summer quarter,                                     resumes with Chef Lee Conway
 with a smile that could light up a      aspiring culinary students from six states
                                                                                                                   Since 1988, Sullivan University’s                   years, Chef Conway’s career highlights
 room. When he asked, How are            came to Sullivan University for an adven-
                                         ture in cooking. Forty-three high school                               National Center for Hospitality                        include serving four U.S. presidents,
 you?” He meant it. Hospitality is
                                         students spent a week at Sullivan’s                                    Studies’ Distinguished Visiting Chefs                  and catering the U.S. Open Golf
 defined as the act of generously
                                         second annual Culinary Camp, honing                                    Series has hosted such luminaries as                   tournament, multiple PGA champion-
 providing care and kindness to
                                         their culinary and baking skills. After                                Emeril Lagasse, Martin Yan and John                    ships, and 15 consecutive Super Bowls
 whoever is in need. Kerry truly
                                         spending the days cooking in the labs,                                 Folse. Chef Lee Conway, also known to                  in addition to corporate galas serving
 epitomized the profession he
                                         and learning from Sullivan’s reknown                                   television viewers as the Camouflage                   up to 30,000.
 taught. He touched our lives, he
                                         chef/instructors, the campers enjoyed                                  Chef, will join this illustrious group                    One of just four Metro East chefs
 lives in our hearts. We were lucky
                                         activities in the evening including a                                  when he is on campus in November.                      who claim membership in the presti-
 to know him; we will never
                                         luau and making personalized gourmet                                      As the Camouflage Chef, Lee                         gious Honorable Order of the Golden
 forget him.                             pizza creations. Their final exam was to                                                                                      Toque, Chef Conway’s creative efforts
                                                                                                                Conway, is filmed as he hunts for the
                                         plan and prepare a five course meal for                                freshest food he can find. Whether bow                 have been showcased in magazines,
    Kerry Sommerville was                                   their families to show                                                                                     books, and widespread media profiles
                                                                                                                hunting elk in Montana or lobstering
 instrumental in the developing                              off what they learned.                                                                                       He and his wife Colleen own
                                                                                                                in Maine, each episode is a delectable
 the hospitality core classes for                            From crab cakes to                                                                                        Conway’s Catering which offers
                                                                                                                journey into the heart of American
 Sullivan’s Bachelor of Science                             truffles, it was not                                                                                       guests the highest quality food
                                                                                                                cuisine, Chef Lee instructs hunters on
 in Hospitality Management                                     your typical summer
                                                                                                                                                                       service, and emphasizes using local
                                                                 camp fare!                                     the proper way to harvest wild game
 online degree program. Sullivan                                                                                                                                       grown fresh ingredients.
                                                                                                                in the field and turn it into a meal they
 University will be establishing a                                     Michael Hirsch gave
                                                                                                                                                                          The next issue of The Herald will
                                                                       a thumbs up to his                       will never forget.
 scholarship in his name to honor                                                                                                                                      contain highlights of his wonderful
                                                                              experience                           The former Senior Executive Chef
 his vision and leadership.                                                  at Sullivan’s                                                                             presentation to Sullivan students.
                                                                                                                with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts for 28
                                                                           Culinary Camp.
10       SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY HERALD



Wow! What a fantastic classroom setting!
Sullivan students enjoy learning
in the beautiful Caribbean
 Sullivan students (in no particular order) Matt Johnson, Amy Eicher, Michael Ford, Kyle
 Ouzts, Monet Cabalitasan, Kit Keegan, Lauren Hotetz, Michael Ford, Lauerate Kakosso,
  Terlisky Stanford, Chris Williams, Kelly Carlton, Kayla Hill, Cassie Adkins, Kelly Grosse,
 and Aaron Schreiber with chaperones, the late Professor Kerry Sommerville, Hospitality
 Management Department Chair; Chef/Instructor Bob Straw and Instructor Anne Sandhu
        prepare to transfer to the Kon Tiki boat to begin their snorkeling adventure.


   A record number of Sullivan Hotel-               resort’s amenities, which include more
Restaurant Management and Travel,                   than 375 beautifully-decorated suites,
Tourism & Event Management students                 nine restaurants, ten bars, two infinity      and is prepared similar to the dishes             Some of the resort’s restaurants served
recently participated in an all-inclusive           swimming pools, and even a bowling            of Central and South America,” said               Italian cuisine, Mexican cuisine, and
resort tour in Punta Cana, Dominican                alley. “This resort has everything,” said     Instructor Sandhu, adding “Rice,                  of course, traditional American fare.
Republic. The students and their three              student Linda Johnson. “You never                                                                    Sullivan Hotel-Restaurant Manage-
faculty chaperones were greeted with                really have to go outside the gates.”                                                            ment and Travel, Tourism, & Event
spectacular Caribbean weather and top-              “The grounds and the landscaping                                                                 Management students participate in
notch service at the Ocean Blue Golf                were spectacular,” added Hotel-                                                                 two annual tours. The cost of the tours
and Beach Resort.                                   Restaurant Management student,                                                                  is included in the students’ tuition and
   Punta Cana lies on the easternmost               Maurice Clifton. “I’ve never seen so                                                            fees. After this fall’s trip to Boston,
tip of the Dominican Republic and is                many different colors of flowers, and                                                           department chairs will be hard at
home to a coastline of silky-fine, white            the palm trees that are everywhere                                                              work planning next year’s exciting
sand beaches dotted with coconut                    just blew me away.”                                                                             travel destinations.
                                                                        Underwater fun
                                                                                                Strolling around the lush grounds of the Ocean
                                                                        An all-day Kon Tiki     Blue Beach Resort were, front row, left to right:
                                                                   Snorkel Tour was enough      Lauren Hotetz, Cassie Adkins and Samatha
                                                                   to coax everyone away
                                                                   from the resort and to a
                                                                                                Davis. Back row: Andres Delvalle, Michael
                                                                                                Baker and Kit Keegan.                               Sullivan alum gets
                                                                   large boat which would         seafood,meats, and vegetables along               an insider’s view
                                                                   take the group out into
                                                                    the Caribbean toward a
                                                                                                  with light spices or coconut add depth
                                                                                                  to the traditional Caribbean flavors.”
                                                                                                                                                    from Sheryl Crow’s
                                                                    30-mile coral reef off El                                                       personal chef
                                                                    Cortecito Beach. Snacks,
                                                                    beverages and snorkel         Herb garden provides                                 Chef Jane Storella has been a
                                                                                                                                                    busy lady. In addition to attaining her
                                                                    gear were provided;
Left to right , Sullivan students Lauren Garcia, Baile
                                                       y Bundy,     many students enjoyed         home-grown flavors                                Professional Catering degree in 2006,
                                          n Hopkins, Cassie                                                                                         and working as a Hospitality tutor, she
Janice Woosley, Lindsey Wimsatt, Justi                              the opportunity to try
                                       e a pose before                                                                                              will earn her Bachelor’s in Hospitality
Adkins and Elizabeth Reynolds strik                                 snorkeling for the first
checking out the fantastic beach.                                                                                                                   Management next month. But that’s
                                                    time. “I’ve never experienced anything
                                                                                                                                                    not all. Jane recently completed the
palms. “It’s one of the largest and                 like this,” said student, Kit Keegan.
                                                                                                                                                    Personal Chef class at Sullivan and is
fastest growing tourist destinations in             “The colorful fish and the coral were
                                                                                                                                                    certified by the American Personal
the Caribbean,” said Hospitality Instruc-           just awesome.”
                                                                                                                                                    and Private Chef Association (APPCA).
tor Anne Sandhu, a faculty chaperone.                  International culinary experience
                                                                                                                                                       Jane recently had an opportunity
“With over 40 resort hotels and more                     Even with so many activities to
                                                                                                                                                    to experience the life of a Personal
than 25,000 hotel rooms, Punta Cana                 choose from, food and dining took
                                                                                                                                                    Chef when she worked alongside Chef
is also one of the largest tourist desti-           center stage, and students were able
                                                                                                                                                    Chuck White. Chef White travels with
nations in the Caribbean.”                          to sample a large variety of traditional
                                                                                                                                                    reknown singer Sheryl Crow on tour,
       Students gave rave reviews                   Dominican cuisine.
                                                                                                                                                    preparing and serving meals to her
   During their stay, students had the                 “The cuisine stems from native
                                                                                                                                                    and her band. Chef White contacted
opportunity to experience all of the                 Antillean and hearty Creole recipes
                                                                                                                                                    Sullivan’s National Center for Hospi-
                                                                                                                                                    tality Studies searching for a chef to
                                                                                                                                                    help him with the evening meal.
  Sullivan students honored by reknowned                                                          Left to right Chad Jones, Amanda Myers,
                                                                                                  Prestiga Gudger and Felicia Gross pick               “I had a wonderful time working
  National Restaurant Association                                                                 fresh herbs in Sullivan’s on campus garden.       with Chef Chuck,” said Chef Storella.
                                                                                                                                                    “He has the right combination of skills
    Sullivan’s Hotel/Restaurant Management students, Amy Eicher and Ronald                           When Sullivan’s Culinary Arts
                                                                                                   students want fresh herbs, they only             that make him very successful in the
 (Chris) Boggs, were recently honored by the Educational Foundation of the
                                                                                                  have to walk as far as the door. For 20           Personal and Private Chef segment
 National Restaurant Association (NRA) at the Salute to Excellence Student Forum
                                                                                                  years, the University has maintained an           of our industry. We started the day
 and Awards Banquet. They joined the ranks of a few select student scholars from
                                                                                                  on-campus herb garden that performs               unloading and setting up his portable
 college hospitality programs around the nation.
                                                                                                  many functions.                                   kitchen. Grocery shopping is next.
 The NRA hosts this event every year in Chicago.
                                                                                                     “Obviously the benefits of having              After retuning, we unpack, store the
    “I was honored to be picked to represent
                                                                                                  the freshest herbs at a chef’s fingertips         groceries and start on the menu. Lots
 Sullivan University at the Salute to Excellence
                                                                                                  not only enhance the dishes created,              of logistic have to be worked out
 program (at the National Restaurant Association),”
                                                                                                  but the feeling of picking something              during the day as to where, when,
 said Amy Eicher, “At the banquet, you can meet
                                                                                                  and walking straight to the cutting               who, and how Ms. Crow and the band
 and network with the select few students picked for
                                                                                                  board, with the obligatory pass through           will be served. After preparing a snack
 this program nationwide.”
                                                                                                  the sink, gives a chef a certain feeling;         for rehearsal, the rest of the dinner is
     “The Salute to Excellence Banquet was very
                                                                                                  one that results in pride and respect for         completed. We plate, serve, clean up,
 exciting. Getting to walk up in front of hundreds
                                                                                                  whatever it is that is being prepared,”           and pack up. It wasn’t all hard work
 of people, knowing that they are at the program
                                                                                                  stated Culinary Arts Chair Chef Allen             because we get to enjoy the concert.
 to honor you gave me a great feeling of pride,”
                                                                                                  Akmon, CEC, CHE, adding, “from a                     I am thankful for the opportunity
 said Ronald Boggs. “This trip really helped me       Students Amy Eicher and Chris
                                                      Boggs proudly display the                   Chef/Instructor’s point of view, the herb         Sullivan provided for me to see first
 appreciate the valuable education that I received
                                                      medals they received at the                 garden is a great tool for the teaching           hand the life of a Personal Chef.”
 at Sullivan University. I would like to thank all of Salute to Excellence gala banquet.
                                                                                                  of product identification, often difficult           After graduation, Jane plans to
 the Chef/Instructors for the knowledge that I have (Read more about Chris and his
                                                      brother on page 11.)                        when only one or two specimens are                 return to New Hampshire and open
 gained while attending Sullivan.”
                                                                                                  present. However, Sullivan’s garden, has                                   her personal
    The gala banquet included a speech from Herman Cain, past NRA President and
                                                                                                  Thai Basil, Opal Basil and Sweet Basil                                    chef business.
 former President/CEO of Godfather’s Pizza. Cain also addressed the students
 earlier in the day at a luncheon where students and their faculty chaperones had                 with a variety of Thymes, Italian and
                                                                                                                                                                              Chef Jane
 the opportunity to network with other industry luminaries.                                       standard Parsley, Dill, Cilantro, Oregano,                                   Storella
    The weekend also featured several meals at local Chicago restaurants including                Savory, Rosemary, Sage, Chives, Garlic                                        with Chef
                                                                                                                                                                                 Chuck White
 a lunch in Chinatown (that featured among other items fried chicken feet), dinners               Chives, Lemon Grass, Lemon Verbina,
 in an authentic Greek restaurant and at National 27, whose name refers to the 27                 a wide variety of chiles, and some very
 recognized Latin American countries.                                                             stubborn mint!”
                                                                                                                                                                              FALL 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                          11
Sullivan degrees + two brothers add up to successful careers
    Chris and Jonathan Boggs didn’t           Restaurant Association show in Chicago.       “The Coal Miner’s Cafe,” in January.                     Transportation Cabinet just declared the
need to wait for graduation before            He also received another benefit not                           Chris said, “The cafe                   highway that the cafe will be located on,
beginning their new careers. Thanks to        usually touted in advertisements,                              is in a building built                  the “Harlan County Coal Miners Highway,
their family’s background in the food-        adding that “because of all the                                 in 1967 by Kenneth                     which is Highway 38. The cafe will be
service industry, and the education they      hospitality trips I had taken, I got                                Brown, the former                  a family restaurant, serving family style
received at Sullivan, the brothers have       over my fear of flying!”                                               owner, and Ray-                 comfort foods, like meatloaf, country
already implemented their plans for suc-         Jonathan says that, “I feel                                            mond Kelly, my               fried steak, fried catfish, etc.”
cessful futures. Chris, who just earned his   I have leaned all the skills to                                           grandfather.                    The Boggs’ also had some advice to
degrees in Culinary Arts and Hotel/Res-       make me successful in my                                                  It was built                 the classmates they are leaving behind.
taurant Management, has “always been          career,” adding, “I’ll never                                              for a grocery                “Get involved in as much stuff as you
interested in the hospitality field” and      forget when my mother                                                    store and is still            can at Sullivan, even if it is not related
“dreamed of owning his own business.”         and I came to tour Sullivan                                            one today. My                   to your career major,” Jonathan said. “It
Jonathan, a Culinary Arts graduate            in 2004. Chef/Instructor                                                parents bought                 will open up doors that you could only
shared that, “Grandfather Troy Boggs          Danielle Demare said,                 Chris and Jonathan Boggs          the store in 1993              imagine,” Chris added, “No matter what
was a baker in the army . . . when he         “Don’t forget where your roots are from.      to get my father out the coal mines,                     your facing in life always keep hope of
was a kid, our dad had worked in several      Don’t forget what you’ve learned in your      where he had worked in for 17 years. We                  your dreams and if you strive to achieve
butcher shops. And I have dreamed of          mother’s and grandmothers’ kitchens.”         are going in business with my mother                     them, that will come true.”
becoming a chef since I was twelve.”                   New year, new business               and adding a cafe to the grocery store.                     Best wishes to Jonathan and Chris
   Both brothers are enthusiastic about          Chris and Jonathan have taken those        We have named it, “The Coal Miners                       Boggs and “The Coal Miner’s Cafe,”
their Sullivan experience. Chris was          words to heart. The Herald recently           Cafe and Market.” Jonathan added,                        from The Herald staff and the Sullivan
“chosen as a Salute to Excellence             learned of their plans to return home to      “One thing that makes this really cool                   campus community.
student” and attended the National            Clospint, Kentucky where they will open       and outstanding is that the Kentucky




                                                          Students at the
                                                          Great Wall of China
                                                                                                        Kelly Kamin in front of a landscape
                                                                                                        exhibit in Tiananmen Square




                                                                                                                                                                            Angela Donelson
                                                                                                                                                                            uses chopsticks
                                                                                                                                                                            to eat her lunch
                                                       Rachelle Hyder and Angela Donelson,                                            Chef Collen Engle carving meat
                                                       with Chinese crew at the USA House                                             at the High Performance Center




                                                                      Left to right , Krysten Santos,
                                                                      Chef/Instructor Becky Woehrle
                                                                      and Jen Murphy load their daily            Brian Abbott, grilling at the
       April Gregory working the Omelet                               supplies in a taxi
       Station at the USA House                                                                                  USA House’s Bud Party Deck
                                                                                                                                                              Getting ready for a
                                                                                                                                                              day of sightseeing




                                                                        Ready for another
                                                                        day. Left to right,
                                                                        Chef/Instructors
                                                                        Kim Jones and
                                                                        Becky Woehrle with
                                                                        students Darnell               Free tickets were a perk,
     Nate Gibson on the                                                 Ferguson and                   and there were plenty of
     Great Wall of China                                                Marcus Jefferson               opportunities to attend
                                                                                                       Olympic events

                                              Cathy Cieslak                                                                                            Chef/Instructor Collen Engle and
                                              poses with the                                                                                           Josh Sperry paddleboating on the
                                              Olympic logo                                                                                             lake at the Summer Palace




    Security was tight!                                                                      Students used American
                                                                                             ingenuity to dry their laundry




                                                    Adventurous Sullivan students                                                                                 Kelly Kamin, and
                                                    tried Chinese delicacies. Above,                                Kelly Faust, Jennifer                         Kyle McDaniel, at
        Cathy Cieslak, Angela Donelson,                                                                                                                           the Llama Temple
        Sarah Null, and April Gregory,              Rachelle Hyder with scorpion and                                Grider and Brigitte
        at China’s Hard Rock Café                   right, Josh Sperry with Starfish                                Nguyen teamed up
                                                                                                                    for a fun afternoon
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Top students earn                                   More students choose Sullivan for                                       Students have fun at Sullivan
Bachelor’s scholarships                             their career-focused education:                                              Always a fun event and this year was the best ever!
    For two very fortunate Sullivan
                                                    Largest Day Division enrollment ever!                                        Plenty of food, fellowship and fun. The event had to
                                                                                                                              be moved indoors due to rain, but we didn’t get the blues.
students, their Bachelor’s degree are
tuition-free. The Board of Directors of
Sullivan University annually awards two
                                                       On September 22, Sullivan University’s
                                                    main campus in Louisville welcomed its fall
                                                                                                                                    We had a blast! Limbo contest, lots of games,
                                                                                                                                       great music and best of all great food!               Luau
full tuition scholarships; one for a female         freshman class to its growing day division.
and one for a male student who are                  Sullivan is unique in that it has two separate
graduates of Sullivan’s associate degree            freshman classes. The first class of 295
programs and who want to continue                   students invested in their future and enrolled
their education towards a Bachelor’s in             in the Summer Quarter which started on June
Business Administration.                            23. The nearly 400 new fall day students were
    This year’s recipients are Stephanie            joined in classes by 100 reentering students                                                                                                          OCTOBER
                                                                                                                                                                                                          11 Fall Graduation
Luckett, an Accounting major, and Jon               who had interrupted their studies for one                                                                                                             15 Day School Belle of
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Louisville Cruise
Lewis who earned his Associate degree               reason or another; these students then joined                                                                                                         18 Senior Scholarship Day
in Business Management.                             the nearly 850 students who were continuing                                                                                                           19 Breast Cancer Walk
                                                                                                                                                                                                          24 Night School Belle of
    Stephanie chose                                 their Sullivan University education from the                                                                                                             Louisville Cruise
Sullivan “for so many                               Summer Quarter to total some 1,320 day                                                                                                                29 Pumpkin Carving Contest
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Blood Drive
reasons. I love that                                division students, one of the largest day                                                                                                             30 Costume Contest
almost every class is                               classes on Sullivan’s main campus.                                                                                                                       After Dark Paranormal
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Investigations Presentation
offered during the                                  Online classes continue popularity
day, at night and on-                                  There are 125 day division students taking
line. It makes it easy                              at least one online class in addition to their
to find a schedule to                               on campus classes. They find that combining
fit your life. I also like Stephanie Luckett        online and on-site classes enables them to                                                                                                           NOVEMBER
                                                                                                                                                                                                         10 Operation Christmas
going to school on quarters. For me,                complete their degrees more quickly with less
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Child Campaign
it’s easier to study hard for 11 weeks              time away from family and work responsibili-                                                                                                         12 Dress Down for
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Kentucky Harvest
and then have a break, than to draw                 ties. Altogether, more than 1,100 of Sullivan’s                                                                                                      24-28 NO SCHOOL
                                                    day and evening students are taking at least                                                                                                            Thanksgiving Break
the curriculum out for 16 weeks. I also
                                                    one online class.
appreciate that I don’t have to plan an
                                                    Many states represented in the day division                             Sullivan’s Annual Summer
extra half an hour to park and walk to                                                                                      Picnic was held at beautiful                                                      DECEMBER
                                                       There are currently 19 states represented in
class or feel lost in a huge classroom.                                                                                     Seneca Park this year. There                                                      8-9 Cram Night
                                                    the new starting students in the day division.                                                                                                            9-11 Finals Week
Last, but not least, are the instructors                                                                                    were lots of hamburgers,                                                          15- JANUARY 4
                                                    Sullivan’s National Center for Hospitality                              brats, hot dogs and hot
who all bring so much to the classroom                                                                                                                                                                        NO SCHOOL
                                                    Studies attracts students from across the                               temperatures to backdrop                                                            Winter Break
with their experience and enthusiasm.”
                                                    country and several foreign countries due                               a day filled with fun and
When asked about her reaction to                                                                                            games. Faculty, staff, alumni
                                                    to its stellar international reputation. Strong
becoming a scholarship recipient,                                                                                           and students alike joined
                                                    out-of-state representation makes the Uni-
Stephanie shared, “When I received the                                                                                      in the fun, as well as a live
                                                    versity’s student housing a popular option;                             performance from Sullivan’s
notice that I was chosen, I was so excited
                                                    this fall, there are more than 300 students in                          newly formed Step Team!
tears came to my eyes, and I rushed to
                                                    student housing.
tell my family and celebrate. I am still so
                                                    Sullivan meets the needs of working adults
happy. It’s very much appreciated.”
                                                       More than 35% more students elected to
            Although Jon Lewis had
                                                    begin their studies at Sullivan University in
             “looked around at other
                                                    the evening and weekend programs this fall
                  schools, I feel Sullivan
                                                    than did so last fall. Business Administration
                     was a really good fit                                                                                                                Cram Night gives students            Cram Night
                                                    continues to head the list of programs chosen                                                         a chance to study, unwind
                       for me. The location is
                                                    by evening and weekend students followed                               Canoe Trip                     or relax each night before
                       good too. I enrolled in                                                                                                            finals. Sullivan’s Student
                                                    by Human Resource Leadership, Culinary Arts
                       Business Management                                                                                                                Activities committee
                                                    and certification programs in Microsoft and
                      because I feel that it                                                                                                              provides all the free pizza,
                                                    Cisco specializations. Many students have at-                                                         snacks and coffee students
                     will help me get ahead
  Jon Lewis                                         tended college prior to attending Sullivan and                                                        need to dive into a night of study. Some instructors host
                    in my career. I went                                                                                    Everyone really enjoyed
                                                    five have already earned master’s degrees; for                                                        group study sessions; computer labs and the library are
with Finance as a second major to have                                                                                      floating down the Blue        both open extended hours for the event.
                                                    68 new students, this is their first experience
something additional to fall back-on. I                                                                                     River in Indiana on the
                                                    with college studies. Just under 15% of the                             Annual Canoe Trip       Photos taken in the classrooms, of student activities, and at campus events
was elated to receive the scholarship.”
                                                    students are not in full programs of study but                                                      are available to download at http://sullivan.edu/louphotogallery.
                                                    are taking classes to enhance their promot-                                                              Just log in with your Sullivan user name and password!
  High school seniors                               ability on their current jobs.

  can win money, too!
     The best way to earn scholarships              Meet the                                                                Highlights of Welcome Week                                                                 Steve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Morgan
 is to apply, apply, apply! Fall and                Hansens!                                                               Welcome Week is a fun-filled first week of school held to welcome
 early winter is the optimum time                                                                                          new and returning students to the Sullivan campus. Full of great
 for high school seniors to apply for                  Dad: Todd,                                                            activities like an Ice Cream Social, Bowling, Movie Night and
 scholarships and Sullivan offers many               Mom: Bonnie
                                                         with new
                                                                                                                                       much more, these events are a great way to
 scholarship opportunities. One of                   Culinary Arts                                                                     start each quarter and a great opportunity
 these opportunities is the Sullivan                      student:                                                                            to meet new people and friends.
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                                                                                               TODD HANSEN
                                                                                                                      The Big Red Chair                         Portia Scott, and
                                                                                                                                                                Sam Coffee,
                                                                                                                                                                                       and Kevin Ridenour enjoyed great
                                                                                                                                                                                       weather for Movie Night

								
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