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					                            SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY
          LEXINGTON,
           KENTUCKY
                                            HERALD                                                                                                                 WINTER
                                                                                                                                                                   2010

                                                                             Sullivan was clear winner
                                                                             at Incredible Food Show
                                                                              Competitions were a big part of the Incredible                                       Left, Linda Parker ‘07
                                                                              Food Show and Sullivan students from Lexington                                       and Chef Bobby Flay
                                                                              and Louisville won them all! Proudly wearing their                                   working on stage.
                                                                              medals are front: TJ Cridlin, Josh Gardner, and
                                                                              Louis Brin, all from Lexington. Middle: DeAndre’
                                                                              Talley, Justin Pickering, Nick Duke, and Devontae                                     More highlights,
                                                                              Washington all from Lexington with Jose Ajkay,                                        page 6.
                                                                              Jared Swett, and Jordan Bohl from the Louisville
                                                                              Campus. Back: Lexington students Kevin Baird                                          All Food Show photos are
                                                                              and Leeann Groschelle.                                                                courtesy of Culinary Arts




    Sullivan University chefs and students        stage events, participating in food dem-       and wineries, there were also cooking
 created their own Kentucky Unbridled
 Spirit in what is considered the event of
                                                  onstrations and assisting in presentations.
                                                  The featured guest was Master Chef
                                                                                                 demonstrations, seminars and two
                                                                                                 special shows by Chef Bobby Flay.
                                                                                                                                                  Sullivan grad
 the year during the two-day food lover’s
 Kentucky Proud smorgasbord — The
                                                  Bobby Flay, author and host of Food Net-
                                                  work’s Throwdown, Boy Meets Grill, and
                                                                                                      For Sullivan University, this non-
                                                                                                 stop culinary madness was also a wish            Olympic-bound
 Incredible Food Show!
    Coming to the Lexington Center and
                                                  Iron Chef. When students weren’t behind
                                                  the scenes, they competed on stage for
                                                                                                 come true for any student studying in
                                                                                                 the culinary field — from real world ex-
                                                                                                                                                  (again!)
 Rupp Arena, Sullivan students, directed          several culinary awards and assisted           perience to planning and preparing               Brigitte Nguyen ‘08
 by Chef Instructor John Foster, CEC,             guest chefs during their presentations.        in front of a live audience.                     gears up for her
                                                                                                    “This was a great opportunity for stu-        second Olympic trip.
 CHE, organized this colossal, incredible            Packed with more than 120 exhibi-
 food show idea from scratch. Foster,             tors, including Kentucky Proud producers       dents to blend practical classroom work
 along with students, and other Sullivan          and growers, specialty food companies,         with real-world experience,”said Chef
 staff worked behind the scenes preparing         cooking-related equipment companies            Instructor Foster.




 Recent graduate selected as the 2009 Kentucky
 Restaurant Association’s Culinary Student of the Year
                                                                                                                                                     Who knew that getting your culinary
    Big blue pigs, Queen of Hearts, and a                                                                 to all students who seek her out.
                                                                                                                                                  degree at Sullivan would also entail
 Culinary Club President may seem like a                                                                 She is a non-traditional older student
                                                                                                                                                  collecting stamps on your passport?
 strange combination, but in the culinary                                                                with many years of restaurant ex-
                                                                                                                                                     For the second time, Sullivan University
 world, they add up to huge success, as                                                                   perience; she came to Sullivan to
                                                                                                                                                  graduates, students, and faculty in the
 proven by Stacey Moore. At the recent                                                                     hone and polish her skills. Active
                                                                                                                                                  culinary department will be a part of the
 Kentucky Restaurateur’s Gala, Stacey                                                                           in campus affairs, she was a
                                                                                                                                                  USA Culinary Olympics Team that will
 was honored with an award that few                                                                             Teaching Assistant and also
                                                                                                                                                  provide nourishment to the athletes and
 receive – she was named the 2009                                                                               worked in the commissary.”
                                                                                                                                                  dignitaries at the 2010 Winter Games in
 Kentucky Restaurant Association                                                                                   Stacey, who graduated in
                                                                                                                                                  Vancouver, Canada.
 Culinary Student of the Year!                                                                                   December 2009, is working in
                                                                                                                                                      Brigitte Nguyen, a culinary grad
     Stacey has always been interested                                                                          Lexington as a chef at Oliva
                                                                                                                                                  from Lexington, is one of the members
 in the culinary field and has been in the                                                                      Bella. “[Her] long term plans
                                                                                                                                                  of Team Sullivan. She’s certainly no
 restaurant business for more than 25                                                                           include teaching how to cook
                                                                                                                                                  stranger to traveling as a Sullivan culinary
 years. “I was raised in a restaurant my        Stacey Moore proudly holds her Culinary Student of the          good food on a limited income,
                                                                                                                                                  ambassador. Brigitte was also part of the
 parents owned in New York, where I am          Year award. With her, left to right are Chef Instructors        and possibly my own restaurant
                                                Melissa Armstrong CWPC, CHE; John Foster CEC, CHE; which will specialize in local
                                                                                                                                                  culinary team that went to Beijing, China
 from,” Stacey said. “I chose Sullivan                                                                                                            for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
                                                and Bill Hallman CEC,CHE and David Walls, CEC, CHE.
 because it was suggested to me by an                                                                        products.” Thanks to the education
                                                                                                                                                     Brigitte is very excited about her
 outstanding chef I worked with in Rich-          impression on Sullivan University.                   she received at Sullivan, Stacey can
                                                                                                                                                  latest excursion. Never shy about trying
 mond. My school experience has been              Culinary Chair Chef Instructor John                  look forward to a successful and
                                                                                                                                                  new things, Brigitte will be stationed at
 wonderful. I cannot praise my chef instruc-      Foster wrote of Stacey, “Stacey, who                 rewarding career.
                                                                                                                                                  the USA House, where she will be focusing
 tors and other instructors enough. This          graduated with a President’s Cup, [has]                  Congratulations and best wishes,
                                                                                                                                                  on celebratory events such as when
 education has honed my skills and, more          also been a driving force behind the re-             Stacey, from the Sullivan University
                                                                                                                                                  athletes and their support teams come
 importantly, given me the confidence to          birth of our Culinary Club and a mentor              campus community.
                                                                                                                                                  to have a good time after an event.
 do anything that I choose to do.”                                                                                                                           A really full plate
    Stacey relished her time at Sullivan                                                                                                             When she’s not Olympic-bound,
 University and is honored to be recog-
 nized as the Culinary Student of the Year.
 Reflecting back on her time at Sullivan,
                                                    Sullivan’s Early Childhood Education                                                          Brigitte can be found working in the
                                                                                                                                                  kitchen at Holly Hill Inn in Midway,

 Stacey says, “I have thoroughly enjoyed
 my time at Sullivan University. I took every
                                                    graduates gain competitive edge                                                               baking goodies at Wine & Market in
                                                                                                                                                  Lexington, or hosting her cooking
                                                       Sullivan’s Early Childhood Education        earned as part of their associate degree       segment on LEX 18. Obviously not a
 opportunity that was presented to me. I                                                                                                          fan of idleness, she credits Sullivan with
                                                    (ECE) program has been approved by             program at the University.
 studied hard and was happy to volunteer                                                                                                          opening so many doors of opportunity
                                                    the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and               Sullivan courses involved with the
 when the chefs asked me to do so. I also                                                                                                         for her passion of cooking. Growing up
                                                    Family Services and the Department             Director’s Credential are ECE 202 Child
 had fun. I played the Queen of Hearts at                                                                                                         around a food-centered family has helped
                                                    for Community Based                                       Care Administration, ECE 124
 Taste of the Bluegrass and was the creator                                                                                                       her develop her love of cooking, and she
                                                    Services as an ap-                                        Growing Child I, and MGT 254
 of the now famous blue pig from Sullivan.                                                                                                        “sees it as such a luxury to be able to go
                                                    proved site for the                                       Small Business Management.
 I was also involved in helping with the                                                                                                          home and create something that you have
                                                    Director’s Credential                                     Sullivan offers these courses
 Incredible Food Show. This time has                                                                                                              a craving for . . .” No doubt her family
                                                    for Early Child Care                                      both on campus and online.
 been wonderful.”                                                                                                                                 loves trying out her culinary creations!
                                                    Professionals. In many                                       Graduates of Sullivan’s
    Not only has Sullivan University made                                                                                                                     Speaking of creations
                                                    child care centers,                                        Early Childhood Education
 an impression on her, she has made an                                                                                                               No stranger to competitions, Brigitte
                                                    while directors do a                                       program will receive a Direc-
                                                    great job, they may                                        tor’s Credential Certificate       was the $50,000 grand prize winner in the
                                                    not have these cre-                                        with their diploma.                National Chicken Cooking Contest (see
      Stacey with her 75                                                       Barbara Miles, Director,
   pound blue pig cake                              dentials. The Director’s hangs a facsimile of the            “We are thrilled to be an        Herald, Summer 2009), and The Herald
created as a fundraiser                             Credential is intended     Director’s Credential that     approved site and believe this      just learned that she has been selected
  for the Ruby E. Bailey                            to provide education       Early Childhood Education      will open the door to working       as a competitor for the Food Network’s
 Family Service Center in                                                      students will receive when                                         “Ultimate Recipe Showdown.” Brigitte will
  Lexington. Thanks to an                           and development in                                        with more child care programs
                                                                               they graduate.                                                     appear on the April 18 television show in
 article in the November-                           the skill areas needed                                    in Kentucky,” stated Barbara
 December 2009 issue of                             to manage an early childhood program.          Miles, ECE Director at Sullivan.               the Ultimate Hometown Favorite Recipe
 My Foodservice News                                                                                                                              category featuring regionally-famous and
                                                    Sullivan’s ECE students are fortunate,         Turn to page 7 for a glimpse into
    magazine, Stacey’s
       blue pig is now                              since the Director’s Credential can be         Early Childhood Education classes.             locally-perfected favorites. Good luck
famous nationwide!                                                                                                                                Brigitte, we’ll all be rooting for you!
2Dr. Miller named
   SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY HERALD
                                                   Congratulations,Graduates

 Associate Dean of
 Graduate School
    A familiar face on Sullivan’s Lexington
 campus, Dr. Kenneth Miller is now the
 Associate Dean of the Graduate School.
 Prior to joining Sullivan University, Dr.
 Miller was a multi-state regional man-
 ager for a Chicago-based, international          Left to right, Erica Johnson, Master’s in Human Resource Leadership; Nancy Jenkins, Associate in Administrative Office Management;
                                                  Jenny Dixon, Master’s in Human Resource Leadership; Claudia Walker, Bachelor’s in Business Administration; Nahomie Nicolas, Administrative
 management consulting firm charged               Accounting Specialist Diploma and Bachelor’s in Business Administration; Emily Rabnott, Bachelor’s in Information Technology; Chie Hattori,
 with business development. He owned              Associate in Paralegal Studies; Amber Garner, Bachelor’s in Business Administration; and Adam Jones, Associate in Culinary Arts.
 The Westminster                                    More than two hundred new Lexington graduates joined graduates from Sullivan’s Louisville and Fort Knox campuses
 Company, a privately-
                                                  at Sullivan’s Fall 2009 graduation ceremony held at the magnificent Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky.
 held financial
                                                 Sullivan’s graduations are unique. Rather than one held in May like most other collegiate institutions, Sullivan graduation
 services company,
                                                 ceremonies are held in Spring and Fall and offer a traditional, finely appointed ceremony with ample room for all graduates’
 that specialized
                                                 families, friends and supporters to attend this time-honored event.
 in retirement
                                                    Julie Saifullah, Director of Lexington’s Career Services, said, “It is very satisfying, from Career Services’ point of view, to see
 and pension
 distribution                                    new graduates celebrate their success at the Commencement ceremony. Many of these students have participated in a job-
 strategies for                                  search workshops, or requested assistance finding an elective internship or part-time job, and are now moving on to a new
 public employees. He also served as             stage in their professional development. Their new degree only adds to their marketability as an employee.” Amy Daugherty,
 the Chief Policy Analyst for the Com-           Career Services Administrative Assistant, who coordinates commencement preparation and oversees regalia for Lexington’s
 monwealth of Kentucky, as a Research            graduates, offered her impression, “Commencement is thepinnacle of a graduate’s educational journey. At this anticipated
 Associate with the Center of Business           event, each graduate is surrounded by their support system of family, teachers, mentors, and staff. The many hours of
 & Economic Research at the University           dedication, perseverance, and commitment have culminated into this moment. It is a moment of triumph and of success.”
 of Kentucky, and as an adjunct faculty             Sullivan’s Spring graduation will be held on April 17, 2010 at Southeast Christian Church. Everyone is invited to attend this
 member with both Eastern Kentucky               joyous occcasion.
 University and the University of Kentucky.
    He has been in a variety of publica-
 tions including Pensions & Investments,
 Bloomberg News, Investment Manage-
                                                Pharmacy Tech students benefit
 ment Weekly, Lexington Herald-Leader,
 Louisville Courier-Journal and he was          from unique “hands-on” training
 also the Executive Editor of Financial           Sullivan’s Pharmacy Technician
 Services Advisor, a well-respected             students have another way to receive
 magazine for financial professionals.          the experience they will need in
 He earned a Six Sigma Black Belt               the workplace. The University has
 designation from Villanova University          recently installed a simulated Barrier
 and a Master’s Certificate in Supply
                                                Isolator Hood for its Pharmacy
 Chain Management from the University
                                                Operations class. Hoods are used
 of San Francisco.
                                                to prepare sterile medications in a
    The Herald was pleased to interview
                                                medical setting including intravenous
 Dr. Miller about his new role.
    His vision for the Graduate School          medications (IV’s), ophthalmic medica-
                                                                                                                                                    Valeria Cummings Swope ‘09 gave an
    “Sullivan University is Kentucky’s          tions, and chemotherapy treatments.                                                                 inspirational talk on Unity Day.
 career university. We are truly a unique       The Barrier Isolator Hood, which has
 institution which serves students who          a piece of glass separating the inside
                                                                                                 Professor Amanda Swint with student
                                                                                                 Wanda Payne, a second quarter student,
                                                                                                 who is demonstrating hand placement in
                                                                                                                                                    Grad returns as
                                                of the hood where medications are
 demand career-oriented, applications-
 centered educational opportunities.            assembled, is commonly used to
                                                                                                 Sullivan’s Barrier Isolator Hood.                  Unity Day speaker
 I want regional employers to see the           prepare chemotherapy. The extra pro-             pharmacy. By manueuvering the                         Alumna Valeria Cummings Swope
 graduates from Sullivan’s Graduate             tection of the glass is for the patient’s        simulator’s glass shield up and down,              was the featured guest speaker at Unity
 School as being ready-to-work once             benefit, as well as the person who is            students in Sullivan’s Pharmacy Techni-            Day, commemorating Martin Luther
 they receive their degrees. Every              preparing the chemotherapy and/or                cian program can adjust it to simulate             King’s birthday. Presenting to a large
 degree program, every class, and               other medication.                                three different types of hoods commonly            and enthusiastic student body and
 every professor is reinforcing this ready-         There are many different types of            used in pharmacies today.                          faculty-supported crowd, Ms. Swope,
 to-work ethic by bringing something            hoods used on a daily basis in the                                                                  Director of Communications for
 value-added, that students can use the
                                                                                                                                                    Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor, Dr.
 next day on the job or solve problems
                                                                                                                                                    Mongiardo, highlighted Dr. King’s
 they will likely face once they receive
                                                                                                                                                    attributes of determination, courage,
 their graduate degrees.”
            Behind his biography                Meet a current Sullivan IT student                                                                  leadership and vision, which are skills
                                                                                                                                                    individuals can develop at Sullivan.
                                                (and alum) - he’s a real whiz kid
    “Like a large portion of our student
 body, I was the first person on both                                                                                                                  For more than 20 years, Ms.
 sides of my family to receive a four-year                                                                                                          Swope was a well-known television
 college degree, so I know some of the             In most families, hair and eye color          clients such as Critchfield Meats and              personality, co-anchoring daily
 challenges and insecurities many of our        are something parents pass on to                 Alltech. Making and enhancing web-                 newscasts and live reports for Channel
 students face when they enter Sullivan         their children. In the Gaudinier family,         sites has long been a talent of Allen’s.           27-Newsfirst in Lexington. She was
 University’s doors the first time.“            alma maters run in the family! Allen             He and two friends created a                       also a corporate communications
     Dr. Kenneth Miller and Sullivan            Gaudinier, a current IT student, and             business by networking and deter-                  specialist for Kentucky American
 University’s Graduate School are               his mother Cheri are both alumni of              mining they could provide a needed                 Water before her current responsibility
 certainly a winning combination!               Sullivan’s Lexington campus. Cheri                 service. While Allen is the only part-           with state government.
                                                graduated in 2003 with a                                 ner left, business isn’t slowing              Recently, Ms. Swope was selected as
                                                Bachelor of Science in                                      down! Allen doesn’t do too              the November Alumni of the Month for
                                                Human Resources                                               much advertising, but he              Lexington’s campus of Sullivan Univer-
                                                Leadership. Allen                                               notes that word of mouth            sity, and this recognition can be seen
                                                graduated in                                                     keeps him plenty busy.             on the student portal (studentportal.
                                                2008 with his                                                    And that’s just his part-          sullivan.edu)
                                                Associate degree                                                 time gig! Allen is also
                                                in Information                                                   the Assistant Director
                                                Technology, and                                                of Operations for Green
                                                                                                                                                     SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY

                                                                                                                                                           HERALD
                                                now is pursuing a                                             Thumb Marketing in
                                                Bachelor’s in that field.                                  Lexington as his full-time
                                                   Allen is a wonderful                                position! After graduation, Allen                  VOLUME 2010 • WINTER
  Opening his locker, Matthew Bruno,            addition to the Lexington cam-                   plans on staying at Sullivan a little
  with friend Russell Fuller, stated that he                                                                                                                     published by
                                                pus, but finding him with some extra             while longer, as he has aspirations to
  “always had a passion for cooking, ever
  since I was a child. I couldn’t pass up the   free time is hard since Allen is also            complete his Master’s in Managing                     Sullivan University
  opportunity when I found out you could                                                                                                                    LEXINGTON Campus
  make cooking a career. When I started         a business owner – and he’s only 23              Information Technology (MSMIT) to                          2355 Harrodsburg Road
  going to school at Sullivan my whole          years old! Allen began his web busi-             add to his list of credentials.                         Lexington, Kentucky 40504
  outlook changed on culinary arts.”            ness when he was a junior at West                    Way to go, Allen!
  See page 7 for more about Sullivan’s
                                                                                                                                                         859-276-4357 • 800-467-6281
  Culinary Arts students.                       Jessamine High School and now has                                                                                  sullivan.edu
           ALUMNI NEWS                                                                                                                                                        WINTER 2010
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Culinary alum                               There’s something fishy about the                                                                     Successful alum
has enriched                                first Alumnus of the Month                                                                            was guest speaker
                                                                                                                                                     Kyle Hoskins came to Lexington to
palates in Paris                                  Drew Sadler has been named the first Alumnus of the
                                                                                                                                                  make a difference in his life. When the
                                                                                                                                                  Hazard native enrolled in Sullivan Uni-
                                            Month for the Sullivan University Lexington campus. “I feel                                           versity, he wanted to get his education
   Chef Matt Corbin ’07 has made his
mark at Varden’s Bistro, a great dining     happy and relieved to graduate, and to be selected from                                               so he could become successful. Never in
destination in downtown Paris, Ken-         such a large group of outstanding people is great. I’m                                                his wildest dreams did he realize it would
tucky. “Varden’s Bistro is a great addi-    honored, to say the least,” Sadler explained after being                                              happen so soon! Today Kyle is a Physician
tion to the night life and cuisine of the   informed of his selection. Sadler graduated recently                                                  Recruiter for Appalachian Regional Health-
area,” Corbin said. “The restaurant has     with his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration                                               care, and is really making a difference in
become known for high quality food,         and Marketing after obtaining his Associate Degree in                                                 bringing stellar healthcare providers to
great flavors, and excellent service;       Marketing/Sales Management at Sullivan.                                                               the region. As a 2007 Bachelor of Science
                                                                                                              DREW SADLER
the menu is fresh, contemporary                Drew currently works at Backwaters, LLC,                                                           graduate in Marketing, Kyle acquired the
Southern cuisine. Paris is a great          a large tackle retailer located in Somerset, Kentucky, where he oversees the                          tools to become successful and has really
town with some really nice people,          website and online business. He noted that he is already using the skills he has                      taken off with his professional career.
rich history, and wonderful farmland.       learned to actively pursue his dream to become a professional bass angler.                                       Campus visit was great
My goal is to continually offer high        “Today, expenses in professional bass fishing are so high it is impossible to                             Recently, Kyle visited with Ms. Johnikin’s
quality items that local customers          compete without corporate sponsorships. To obtain these sponsorships, you must                        Marketing class to host a discussion about
will enjoy and supplement that with         not only know the industry but how to promote yourself and your sponsors as                           his steps to success. The visit was a smash
seasonal/local specials and Southern        well. My education will give me an edge and credibility in that department.”                          hit; all the students were anxious to hear
favorites in new, interesting ways,”            The most rewarding experience in his career so far has been implementing                          about Kyle’s steps to success and how
Chef Corbin stated.                         a marketing program of his own creation and seeing real-time results. “The                            they could use it as a blueprint for their
   Varden’s Bistro is the ongoing work      program I implemented worked well, and not only increased sales, but increased                        own lives. Initially, the discussion was a
and vision of the owners, Dr. Phillip       our customer base,” he said.                                                                          description of his job on a daily basis. Kyle
Tibbs and his wife Trudy, who hired             When asked about the most valuable thing he has learned since graduating,                         joked, ”Basically, I wine and dine physi-
Corbin to establish the restaurant.         he replied, “I’ve learned that your instructors are not hard on you because they                      cians to come and work for ARH Health-
They, along with manager Steve              want to give you a hard time; they are hard on you because they realize potential,                    care,” adding, “Seriously, it’s much more
Walton,“ have really come along at a        and they want you to meet that potential. Almost all of the instructors I’ve had at                   than that, but
great time and are helping to revitalize    Sullivan want you to take more away from a course than just a letter grade. They                      it does take a
downtown Paris,” says Matt.                 care about you as an individual and want you to take something of substance                           lot of con-
   So, how has it felt to be part of        away from the courses.” He offers this advice to others who might occasionally                        fidence and
this dynamic undertaking? “I’ve             get discouraged along the way:“Courses will be hard; there will be times when                         keen business
experienced a lot of different              you do not believe you can accomplish and complete the tasks at hand, but you                         skills to
emotions about running my own               can. Simply dedicate yourself, and put forth the effort needed. If I can do it,                       persuade a
kitchen,” he says. “This has always         anyone can. I’m not the most intelligent person, but I am willing to work hard.”                      doctor from
been my ultimate goal and it’s                  Thanks to his hard work and the opportunities available to him at Sullivan,                       a large city to
amazing that I’ve been given this           Drew Sadler is well on his way to fulfill his dream of becoming a professional                        come to the
unbelievable opportunity so early           angler. Congratulations to Drew Sadler for his accomplishments. He is truly one                                              KYLE HOSKINS ‘07
                                                                                                                                                  mountains of
in my career.”                              graduate who could proudly exclaim, “I’d rather be fishing!”                                          Eastern Kentucky to practice medicine.”
   With all of his hard work over the                                                                                                                When asked about advice he’d give
                                               EDITOR’S NOTE: Career Services, in conjunction with The Sullivan University System’s Alumni
years, the opportunity might not be                                                                                                               new graduates he was adamant about all
                                            Office, awards one successful alumnus with a $50 gift certificate to the bookstore and the title of
quite as unbelievable as it seems.          “Alumnus of the Month.” The winner is selected from the group of Sullivan-Lexington alumni who        of his education being important. “There’s
He graduated with a Marketing and           have registered on the alumni website each month. If you’re an alumnus and haven’t registered,        not anything that I don’t use from my time
Management degree from UK, then             please be sure to do so: visit alumni.sullivan.edu to register.                                       here at Sullivan University. The things that
earned a Culinary Arts degree                                                                                                                     you learn in classes aren’t just fluff. It’s im-
from Sullivan. “It was something                                                                                                                  portant stuff, and I use it daily. Make sure
I’ve always wanted to do since              with Chef Hallman and Chef Akmon. I                but it was worth it - we won most
                                                                                                                                                  you pay attention!” Kyle was also quick to
I was little,” Corbin said.                 had a great time learning from both of             exotic ingredient!”
                                                                                                                                                  note the importance of networking and
     Credits Sullivan for his success       them.” Chef Akmon‘s International class                “I’ve learned that I love restaurant
                                                                                                                                                  getting out of your comfort zone and
   Going to Sullivan was “hands down,”      became his all-time favorite because               life, but it can be difficult . . . but
                                                                                                                                                  talking to all types of new people.
the most rewarding experience he has        of the deep fried whole snapper he                 ultimately, if you make the customers
                                                                                                                                                     We wish you the best, Kyle! Keep up
had until now. “I absolutely loved          experienced there. The dish was “the               happy and they gain a new experience
                                                                                                                                                  the good work as a proud Sullivan alum!
Sullivan’s culinary program.” It was        greatest thing I’ve ever eaten.”                   it can be very rewarding.”
under the supervision of his mentors           Corbin’s fondest memory of Sullivan                 Chef Corbin recommends using
that he developed his palate and began      was preparing food for a wine tasting              your time in school to “experiment                 harder than your classmates, it will
defining his own style. “The knowledge      event at the Campbell House. “Chef                 and try new things as much as possible.            pay off.“
I garnered from Chefs Akmon, Foster,        Akmon had us prepare deviled quail                 Sullivan’s culinary school is a great                 Chef Corbin’s own efforts have paid
and Hallman was essential in where I        eggs with a white truffle butter and               example of a time when your efforts will           off for him and for the people of Paris!
am today.”                                  caviar. I’m not exactly sure of the                equal your results. You could very easily          EDITOR’S NOTE: Chef Allen Akmon is the
   Of course, the culinary classroom        number, but it felt like we made hun-              learn the base curriculum and graduate.            Department Chairman for the Culinary Arts
doesn’t always prepare you for the          dreds of those eggs. The work was                  But while you’re there, if you take                Programs at the Louisville and Lexington
                                            extremely tedious and repetitive                   advantage of the resources, [work]                 Campuses. Prior to his assignment as Culinary
speed, pressure and mishaps that come
                                                                                                                                                  Chair, he was the Associate Culinary Chair for
with working at a restaurant. Luckily he    (piping filling and spooning caviar),              some extra Plus Fridays, and work
                                                                                                                                                  the Lexington campus.
was able to experience that first-hand
during his internship at Bistro La Belle
in Midway and at work at Cleveland’s in
Versailles and AP Roots in Lexington.       Alumni had a blast at Re-Discovery Day
   When Chef Corbin was asked which         Socializing, enjoying great food and a tuition discount, too!
instructor gave him an edge to excel
in his job, he replied, “Chef Foster’s          Coming back to campus is such an                   One highlight of the event
Advanced Culinary Techniques                exciting feeling! You get to see friends,           was the Culinary Demonstra-
class. That’s the class where you           professors, and how the campus has                  tion. Jennifer Navarro ‘08
really start to think about actual          changed, plus you can also find out how             (Tourism & Event Manage-
restaurant work; Chef Foster has a          to enhance your professional credentials!           ment) was able to          Hope
                                                                                                                         Pankey
lot of restaurant experience.”              Recently, Sullivan University hosted its            try her hand at
   He was split as to who his favorite      first Alumni Re-Discovery Day for alumni            Cherries Jubilee.                                                 Jamie (Day) Truch ‘07 and her
 instructor was. “That’s probably a tie     from the last several years.                        What fun! With the                                               husband. Jamie was a member
                                                                                                                                                                   of Sullivan’s first graduating
                                                Several alumni returned and enjoyed             expert tutelage of                                                           Culinary Arts class.
                                            socializing with folks that make their              Sullivan alum and
                                                                                                                                                                 Left, Jennifer Navarro ‘08
                                            alma mater so special. Plus, thanks to              Culinary Presenter                                               serves Cherries Jubilee to Dr.
                                            Sullivan University offering a tuition grant        KC Brusch, Jennifer                                              Kenneth Miller, Associate Dean
                                                                                                                                                                 of Sullivan’s Graduate School.
                                            for those who graduated prior to 2007,              was quick to pick
                                            some alumni were delighted to enroll in             up on the skills                                                will be invited to share
                          CHEF              advance courses that will assist them with          that all Sullivan                                               in the festivities that will
                          MATT CORBIN
                                            taking their careers to the next level!             culinarians hone                                                take place on campus, at
                                            Admission Officer Marsha Royalty had                each day. The audience was quick to start          Keeneland, and at the Crown Plaza
                                            the pleasure of seeing Hope Pankey,                 enjoying Cherries Jubilee!                         Campbell House. Check out the next
                                            whom she enrolled in Accounting in                                  Save the date                      issue of The Herald for highlights of
                                            March 2006. Hope, who graduated with                   More alumni excitement is in the                this wonderful event. RSVP at: secure.
                                            her Associate Degree in Acccounting,                works! On April 23 and 24, Sullivan                sullivan.edu/alumni/lexington/rsvp.
                                            attended the Alumni Event and re-en-                will host the first Alumni Reunion Week-           asp. Join the online community at:
                                            rolled to earn her Bachelor’s Degree.               end for the Lexington Campus. All alumni           alumni.sullivan.edu.
4   SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY HERALD




  Sullivan University’s Career Services
             This is only a parTial lisTing of recenT graduaTe employmenT success




Valerie Clay                           andrea Granville                     Kristie parker H                  Vladimir silverio
Bryan Station HS, KY                   GED                                  Lexington Christian Academy, KY   Central Islip HS, NY
Accounts Receivable Department         Data Entry – Admissions Department   Pastry Chef                       Sous Chef
Kaba Mas Corporation                   University of Kentucky               Bellini’s Restaurant              Andover Country Club
Lexington, KY                          Lexington, KY                        Lexington, KY                     Lexington, KY




melissa Ewing                          stefania Greene                      Linda parkerH                     William Zamora
Mercer County HS, KY                   Bryan Station HS, KY                 Henry County HS, TN               George Rogers Clark HS, KY
Paralegal                              Court Administrator                  Owner, The Tee Box Restaurant     Accountant
Fayette County Attorney                Fayette District Court               Woodford Hills Country Club       Ashland, Inc.
Lexington, KY                          Lexington, KY                        Versailles, KY                    Lexington, KY




                                       John WilsonH
Benjamin FogtmanH                                                           Katherine porterH
                                       Fairmont East HS, OH                                                   Jennifer ByronH
Lafayette HS, KY                       Buyer                                Woodford County HS, KY            Lexington Catholic HS, KY
Line Cook                              Calsonic Kansei                      Accountant                        Representative Rewards Coordinator
Malone’s Restaurant                    Shelbyville, TN                      Farmer’s Bank                     Fortune Hi-Tech Marketing
Lexington, KY                                                               Nicholasville, KY                 Lexington, KY




                                       Jonathan Klefot                      Jordon price-Oen H
Joshua FrymanH                                                                                                Leticia Crenshaw
                                       Paul Lawrence Dunbar HS, KY          New Center Christian School, TN
Harrison County HS, KY                                                                                        Forest Park HS, VA
                                       Chef                                 Computer Support Specialist
Remote Service Engineer                                                                                       Paralegal
                                       Kroger                               Winterwood, Inc.
NetGain Technologies, Inc.                                                                                    Fayette County Attorney
                                       Lexington, KY                        Lexington, KY
Lexington, KY                                                                                                 Lexington, KY




                                       marsha Lane                          alisha see H
Kyle Garner                                                                                                   Yelena Derkach H
                                       Middlesboro HS, KY                   Swartz Creek HS, MI
Garrard County HS, KY                                                                                         GED
                                       Medical Abstractor                   Paralegal
Cook                                                                                                          Medical Assistant/Receptionist
                                       Shriners Hospital for Children       Stidham & Associates, P.S.C.
Three Suns Bistro                                                                                             Lexington Podiatry
                                       Lexington, KY                        Lexington, KY
Nicholasville, KY                                                                                             Lexington, KY


                  H The star indicates alumni employment updates and/or the use of the lifetime, fee-free
                             employment assistance from Sullivan University’s Career Services Department


               Sullivan University’s Career Service
                        is Fee-Free for Life
                                                                                                                                  WINTER 2010
                                                                                                                                                  5
 More Graduate Employment Success!
     H The star indicates alumni employment updates and/or the use of the lifetime, fee-free
           employment assistance from Sullivan University’s Career Services Department



                                                                                                          Sullivan Lexington Career Services staff are,
                                                                                                          left to right, Amy Daugherty, Administrative
                                                                                                          Assistant, Julie Saifullah, Director and Allie
                                                                                                          Darden, Career Specialist.


                                                                                                          Career Services
Brittany DavisH
West Jessamine HS, KY
                                   Krista OnanH
                                   Franklin County HS, KY
                                                                     pomaikai smith H
                                                                     George Rogers Clark HS, KY
                                                                                                          staff recognized
                                                                                                              Sullivan’s Career Services office was
Insurance Sales Representative     Paralegal                         Medical Assistant
                                                                                                          recently recognized by the Chrysalis
Bankers Life & Casualty Co.        Bullock & Coffman, LLP            Kentucky Ear Nose & Throat
                                                                                                          House, a nonprofit agency which provides
Lexington, KY                      Lexington, KY                     Lexington, KY
                                                                                                          a substance abuse treatment program for
                                                                                                          women and their children. Founded in
                                                                                                          1978, the agency is Kentucky’s oldest and
                                                                                                          largest treatment program and comple-
                                                                                                          tion of the program more than doubles a
                                                                                                          client’s chance for success. Career Services
                                                                                                          adopted The Chrysalis House as an office
                                                                                                          philanthropy in 2006.
                                                                                                              Sheila Taluskie, Job Readiness Coordina-
                                                                                                          tor, recently called to thank Career Services
                                                                     amber stansberry H
Reynold Hall                       samantha patrick H                                                     for all of the help provided to the women
                                                                     Tates Creek HS, KY
Prestonsburg HS, KY                East Jessamine HS, KY                                                  of the Chrysalis House.
                                                                     Medical Assistant
Customer Engineer                  Accountant                                                                 Julie Saifullah, Career Services Direc-
                                                                     Drs. Corales and Dr. Vonunrug        tor, met Sheila when she was recruiting
NCR Corporation                    Hammond Communications Group
                                                                     Lexington, KY                        volunteers to assist her clients with mock
Knoxville, TN                      Lexington, KY
                                                                                                          interviews. “I thought since we offer this
                                                                     matthew starling                     service to students and graduates and have
                                                                     Estill County HS, KY                 seen the benefit career coaching provides

  EmpLOYERs aRE
                                                                     Sous Chef                            – we can do this!” Julie talked it over with
                                                                     Woodford Hills Country Club          her staff - who readily agreed - and Career
                                                                     Versailles, KY

   aLWaYs EaGER
                                                                                                          Services have conducted two to four mock
                                                                                                          interviews per month since then. Sheila is


  TO HIRE suLLIVaN
                                                                                                          thrilled with the partnership and says that
                                                                                                          anytime she has a client that has a particu-
                                                                                                          larly daunting interview on the horizon, or

     GRaDuaTEs!                    William Quisenberry
                                   Paul Lawrence Dunbar HS, KY
                                                                                                          is exceptionally nervous, she wants them
                                                                                                          to sit down with us first. ”She has told us,
                                   Project Coordinator                                                    ‘you have no idea the confidence you build
                                   Lexmark International                                                  in these women.’ And that is what makes
                                   Lexington, KY                                                          it all worthwhile,” stated Julie.
                                                                     Francisco sanchezH                       In addition to conducting mock
                                                                     Colegio Renovacion HS,               interviews, Career Services Specialist Allie
                                                                        Dominican Republic                Darden and Amy Daugherty, Administra-
                                                                     Latin America Applications Manager   tive Assistant, have presented a workshop
                                                                     Alltech, Inc.                        entitled “How To Lose a Job in 10 Days”
                                                                     Nicholasville, KY                    which discussed primary ways employees
                                                                                                          jeopardize their job security.
                                                                                                              The Herald extends appreciation for
                                                                                                          Career Services’ community service.
michael Hooper
Gallatin County HS, KY             Ruth ann RaglandH
Training Manager                   Henry Clay HS, KY
Galls, Inc.                        Medical Billing Associate
Lexington, KY                      Hometown Pediatrics
                                   Nicholasville, KY
                                                                                                            The nationally-renowned Dale
                                                                                                          Carnegie Training recently held a free
                                                                     Brandi WitcherH
                                                                                                          on-campus workshop: Setting and
                                                                     Franklin County HS, KY
                                                                                                          Achieving Goals. The workshop was
                                                                     Lead Teacher                         a success with 44 participants who
                                                                     Providence Christian Academy         learned how to:
                                                                     Georgetown, KY
                                                                                                          • Identify and define goals and priorities
                                                                                                          • Learn how to reach goals by making
                                                                                                            objectives specific, measurable, attain-
                                                                                                            able, relevant, and time-phased
Tameria KnightH
                                   Joseph Roberts H                                                       • Discover the importance of achieving
Fernandina Beach High School, FL
                                   Johnson Central HS, KY                                                   balance by setting goals
Medical Assistant
                                   Full Charge Bookkeeper                                                 • Become more productive in less time
Lexington OB GYN Associates
                                   Top Service of Lexington                                                 by working on the priorities that mean
Lexington, KY
                                   Lexington, KY                                                            the most
                                                                     Tracey Wright H                      • Create an action plan that will put the
                                                                     Bryan Station HS, KY                   tools earned into practice and start to
                                                                     Paralegal & Case Auditor               develop new patterns of behavior
                                                                     Golden & Walters PLLC                   Dale Carnegie Training is now taking
                                                                     Lexington, KY                        enrollment for The Dale Carnegie Course
                                                                                                          in Communications and Human Rela-
                                                                                                          tions to be held in Lexington. For more
                                                                                                          information or any question about Dale
                                                                     THIs spaCE Is REsERVED               Carnegie Training opportunities in the
monica Lewis                       Kristie sanson H                    FOR YOu aND YOuR                   Lexington area please contact: Lacey
                                                                                                          Conn at 859-997-5481 or email
Whites Creek HS, TN                Montgomery County HS, KY
IT Manager                         Line Cook                          suLLIVaN uNIVERsITY                 l.conn@dalecarnegie.com.
                                   Hilton Lexington/Downtown                                                 All Sullivan University students and
Nana Pacific
Lexington, KY                      Lexington, KY
                                                                         suCCEss sTORY                    alumni will receive a 10 percent dis-
                                                                                                          count on any Dale Carnegie Course.
6    SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY HERALD
                                    Culinary
                                    ambassadors
                                    students,
                                    left to right,
                                    Darian
                                    Rawlings,
                                    Charles
                                    Holbrook,
                                    and Lloyd
                                    murray
                                    helped
                                    serve dinner
                                    to the
                                    homeless.                                                                                                                                       Above, Lexington
                                                                                                                                                                                    students Danielle Dillow
                                                                                                                                                                                    and Amy Canter enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                     sightseeing in New
   Socks for Supper                                     Above, Sullivan students from the Louisville and
                                                                                                                                                                                      Orleans French Quarter.

      The Chef Ambassador program                       Lexington campuses pose for a group picture.
   begin as a faculty grant. Dee Hudson,
                                                                      Right, Danielle Dillow, Tiffany Cotton,
   National Center for Hospitality Studies               Morgan McCahren, Kasey Swanger, Amy Canter and
   faculty member, received the award to                         Jeremiah Richardson enjoyed classic creole
   develop 20+ Sullivan Culinary students                         dining at the famous Arnaud’s Restaurant.
                                                                                                                                                                            “One of my favorite parts of the
   for the 2010 Equestrian Games. They are                                                                                                                                  trip was sampling all the Cajun
   being developed with faculty support
   to be professional, community minded,              Students had a blast                                                                                                  food. All the dishes were spicy
                                                                                                                                                                            and so very good!”
                                                                                                                                                                            DANIELLE DILLOW
   business men and women as well as
   chefs. The Ambassadors will receive                exploring historic New Orleans                                                                                        Tourism & Event Management

   the Lexington Hospitality Certification
                                                          It was an early beginning on our                   décor, resorts, venues, to equipment                       Louisiana Superdome and the fans
   to prepare them for the crowds and
                                                      Learning Journey to New Orleans, as                    were available for the students to                         were overrunning the city, getting
   questions of the visitors from around the
                                                      our bus left Sullivan’s Lexington campus               discover. After learning new informa-                      everyone pumped up for this playoff
   world that will be attending the games.
                                                      at 5am. Excitement was in the air as stu-              tion about their chosen career field, the                  game. Cultural diversity is at its peak
   The students will do private and public
                                                      dents began their four day adventure.                  group gathered at ACME Oyster House                        in New Orleans and experiencing it
   catering for the guests throughout the
                                                      This was                                               in the heart of the French Quarter. The                    was an important part of the
   two weeks of games.
                                                      also the first                                                     restaurant offered a true sam-                 students’ learning journey.
      In December, after the collection of                               “I liked the Special Events convention.
                                                      year that                                                          pling of New Orleans’ cuisine                      The next day students attended
   “Socks for Supper,” the group prepared                                 I learned so much about the different
                                                      Tourism             types of things you can do at events           – from seafood gumbo to                        break-out sessions from the trade
   and served a Christmas meal for 250
                                                      & Event            and the different options for entertainment. shrimp and oyster Po-Boys –                       show. In these conference sessions
   homeless men, women and children of                                                                                   the group had a taste of it all!
                                                      Management It was very eduational yet extremely fun!”                                                             students could learn from top event
   Lexington. The gift of socks was present-          students from ShELbY MEhEGAN                                                                                      professionals and experts in fields
   ed at the meal which was received with                                Tourism & Event Management
                                                      the Lexington                                        “Seeing live jazz at the city where it                       such as - event management, design,
   warm hearts. Dee’s vision for the Ambas-                                                                originated was the most fun for me.
                                                      and Louisville campuses had teamed                   Our tour guide explained that jazz was a                     wedding trends, food services, event
   sadors is for them to become proficient            up for this domestic portion of their                                                                             tools and resources – just to name a
                                                                                                           combination of African and European
   in their culinary skills and give back to           curriculum experience.                               music. I also enjoyed the                                                   few. There were more
   the community in some way.                                                                              historical part of the French      “Exploring New Orleans and seeing
                                                               Event planning trade show                                                       all the cultural diversity, strength of  than 100 sessions in
                                                                                                           Quarter.”
                                                            was great learning experience                  JEREMIAh RIChARDSON                restoration and musical influence         eight relevant event
                                                          The highlight of New Orleans trip                                                   was a fantastic experience!”              tracks and students
    A Long story:                                     was The Special Event trade show,
                                                      which provided valuable information
                                                                                                             The atmosphere was
                                                                                                             charming; the balcony
                                                                                                                                              bILL SKRIvAN
                                                                                                                                              Tourism & Event Management                could custom design
                                                                                                                                                                                        their own programs.
    Sullivan professor’s                              to the Meeting and Event Planning
                                                      connoisseurs and those seeking experi-
                                                                                                             overlooking the French Quarter pro-                        That evening the group dined at the
                                                                                                             vided an enchanting view. The praline                      world famous Arnaud’s Restaurant
    appearance at the                                 ence in the field alike. Students were                 dessert topped with vanilla ice cream                      in the French Quarter, a wonderful
    Supreme Court                                     excited to take in all the new and in-                 was everyone’s favorite treat.                             glimpse at Creole cuisine at its finest.
                                                      novative ideas and trends in the Event                      “Jazzed” in the French Quarter                        The whirlwind dining continued with
        To most, the initials SCOTUS                  Planning Industry. One of the group’s                      After dinner, the group enjoyed                        breakfast at Brennan’s the next morn-
    don’t mean much, but, if you’re                   favorites was: Bedazzle (my Bonbons)                   a true jazz performance at historic                        ing and Mulates, along with Zydeco
    Professor Robert Long, they mean a                which were simple chocolate truffles                   Preservation Hall. This 45 minute show                     dancing for dinner.
    great deal. SCOTUS is the common                  coated with edible glitter, available in               was both inspirational and showed jazz                         On Saturday, students toured the
    acronym for the Supreme Court of                  24 colors and six delicious flavors. There             music from its roots. The collaboration                    city of New Orleans, with stops at
    the United States, and Robert Long is             was a hands-on personal event stimu-                   of the band and the enthusiasm of the                      the St. Louis #1 Cemetery, where our
    an attorney working in the Kentucky               lator like “Dance Head Recordings”                     crowd of listeners gave a very memo-                       tour guide described the cities of the
    Attorney General’s office. Long is also           where you are recorded lip-synching                    rable experience. New Orleans is known                     dead, and a stop at Marie LaVeau’s
    an adjunct professor in the Paralegal             to a song of your choice. Kool was a                   for its lively nightlife and atmosphere of                 (voodoo queen) tomb. The group
    Studies Department at Sullivan.                   contemporary furnishings and décor                     Bourbon Street and the French Quarter                      also toured St. Louis Cathedral,
        Last October, Robert Long argued              rental company. Their displays included                unlike any other place in the United                       walked along the Mississippi River
    a case before the US Supreme Court,               illuminated backdrops with the furniture               States. The students were in awe of all                    and shopped at the French Market.
    in the matter of Padilla v. Common-               they provide, creating a very “cool”                   the sights and sounds of this – the Mardi                  The next day the group headed
    wealth of Kentucky. As The Herald                 atmosphere. Anything related to events,                Gras capital. Another aspect bringing in                   back to Kentucky after a wonderful
    goes to press, opinions had not been              meetings, and parties that you could                   the crowds this particular weekend was                     and educational visit to fabulous
    released by the Court; a final deter-             possibly imagine, from booths pro-                     the highly anticipated Saints vs. Cardi-                   New Orleans.
    mination of the case is pending.                  moting backdrops, floorings, foods,                    nals football game in the spectacular
        When Professor Long talks about
    his experiences in front of the
    Supreme Court, he mentions                       Continued from page 1


                                                     Sullivan students were a hit at Incredible Food Show
    how excited he is with the whole
    process since essentially, in his line
    of work, the justices of the Supreme                                                              “. . . I was thrilled and
    Court are similar to rockstars, and                                                               extremely proud to have                                                                   Backstage,
                                                                                                      played a small part in the                                                                Genevieve Noble,
    he’s in front of them arguing legal                                                                                                                                                         Chef Instructor
                                                                                                      wonderful event put on by
    proceedings! During oral arguments                                                                Sullivan University. Go SU!”                                                              Mac McBride, CEC
    at the Supreme Court, attorneys are                                                               Kc Bruch ‘07                                                                              Christopher Davis
    timed by a light system that changes                                                                                                                                                        and Chef Instructor
                                                                                                                                                                                                Melissa Armstrong,
    color when it is their turn to speak or                                                                                                                                                     CWPC.
    to indicate five minutes remain before
                                                     Chef Instructors John Foster,
    they run out of time. During the last
                                                     CEC, CHE and Bill Hallman,
    five minutes before he presented                 CEC, CHE, with the Food Net-
    his case, he mentioned how nervous               work’s Chef Bobby Flay.
                                                                                                                                                      Left to right: Diana
    he was, but, when it was his turn, he                                                                                                          Veech, Mary Ryan and
    presented his case                                                                                                                               Ashley Cunningham.
    just like he would                                                                                                                            Front: LaVaciette Davis.
    if he were back
                                                                                            Left to right Jennifer
    at home!
                                                                                            Dempsey, Chef Instructor Mac
                                                                                            McBride, CEC, Sarah Downs                                                       “I learned
                                                                                            and K.C. Bruch ‘07                                                                         so much fr
                                                                                                                                                                           she spent              om
                                                                                                                                                                                      a great dea Chef Armstrong;
                                                                                                                                                                           students th            lo
                                                                                                                                                                                       at were on f time preparing
“Teaching at Sullivan has proven                                                                                                                                           works seg              stage for th
                                                                                                 “Meeting and working                                                                ment . . . “              e sugar
                                                                              dle: Paul
to be very rewarding and given me                                y Ryan. Mid                     with Bobby Flay was the                                                             laVacieTT
an outlet to encourage others to                      Front: Mar         unningham
                                                                                    ,                                                                                                          e daV is, culinar y
                                                                   ley C                         ultimate experience! . . .I
                                                      Wallen, Ash            and Chelsey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ar ts
pursue challenging careers in the                                  esterdale                     am in the right industry.”
legal field.”                                         Gabriele W        rew Eamie
                                                                                   llo, and
                                                                                                 Vlad silVerio,
                                                       King . Back: And                                                              Lee Dempsey and Joshua Poling
roBerT long, adjunct professor                                                                   culinary arts
                                                       Louis Brin.
                                                                                                        Early Childhood Education
                                                                                                                                                                                                         WINTER 2010


                                                                                                                                                                                             Freddie Moody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7
                                                                                                                                                                                took off his glasses to help
                                                                                                                                Students found map                                 him thread the needle.
                                                                                                                                reading much easier
                                                                                                                                 than map folding!
                                                                                                                          Emily Manley, left, lends a
                                                                                                                           hand to Ashley Johnson
                                                                                                        In ECE 142 Community Enrichment
                                                                                                        class, students learn to read maps.
                                                                                                        ECE students need to be able to
                                                                                                        locate the address of a family where
                                                                                                        they may nanny or need to take a
                                                                                                        child to a business. Map reading
                                                                                                        skills are important since directions
                                                                                                        from a computer program such as
                                                     e
 h             ugh he Grapevin
   eard It ThroDepartmenTparticipated in an annual Lexingtonthis
                                                                                                        Mapquest, are not always accurate.
                                                                                                         “Sullivan was exactly what I expected
                        t                               KY,
  Sullivan University’
                       s Culinary                                    inated by WU                        and even better because of the care and
                                                Grapevine. Coord
                          t– Heard It Thru the                           exhibitors who
  cro wd pleasing even             nacy and attrac  ted more than 60             ht year
                                                                                                         concern I receive from each teacher. “
  year’s the  me was Luscious Lu         s and food. This was the fifth straig                           freddie moody, early childhood education

  provided sampli   ngs of wine, spirit                         eti ng the guests and
                                             dents enjoyed me                    le Chocolate
                        winning entry. Stu               Bisque and Delectab
   that Sullivan had a              ous Savory Lobster                              is, Tyler                                                            Natalie Esparza, left, and         Ashkya Kennedy intently
   presented sam   plings of Lusci
                                               Horner, Michell e Kovach, Julie Ell                                                                       Tosha Warren enjoyed this          watches Professor Barbara
                        left to right: Kevin                   r Bill Ha  llman, CEC, CHE
   Trifection. Above,                       and Chef Instructo                                                                                           class exercise.                    Miles’ stitching technique.
                       Libby Allen, CHE
    Sinder, Instructor                    try.
                       their winning en
    proudly stand by                                                                                                                             Some students will be a nanny in a home, and need to know how to
                                                                                                                                                 do some basic sewing. In ECE 104, Introduction to Child Care class,
                                                                                                                                                 students learn to sew a simple rice bag together. This bag is filled
                                                                                                                                                 with dry rice and can be warmed in the microwave and used as a

  A computer-friendly class!                                                                                                                     heating pad on headaches, muscle aches or other pains associated
                                                                                                                                                 with cold weather. One added perk to this class exercise; students can
                                                                                                                                                 make these simple rice bags to give as inexpensive gifts.
  In CSC 104, Information                                                                                Above, students having
  Processing students learn                                                                             fun at Bi-Water Farm.
  the basics of Microsoft                                                                                                                                                                                        Far left,
                                                                                                       Early Childhood majors take                                                                              Shavona
  Word, Excel, Access and                                                                              field trips to local museums,
  PowerPoint. The course                                                                                                                                                                                        Francis
                                                                                                       farms, etc. where it would                                                                                        stakes
                                                                                                                                                                                                               out her
  also covers Windows file                                                                             be appropriate to take
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        design.
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Left, stu
  management and                                                                                                                                                                                                         de
                                                                                                       children. These included                                                                               observe nts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        de
  Microsoft Outlook.                                                                                   the Louisville Slugger                                                                                 other’s p ach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        lans.
                                                                                                       Museum and Factory, Bi-
  “Sullivan is exactly what a                                                                          Water Farm, and Explorium
  university should be; it has
                                                                                                       Children’s Museum.
  exceeded my expectations . . .                                                                                                                    Students were also asked to design a playground and virtually
  This is a great class - very useful   Professor Sharon Spencer helps Vanessa Miller                  “Sullivan has more one-on-one
  to everyday life and business.”
                                                                                                                                                    purchase the age appropriate play equipment. The students
                                        navigate her way through the database she was                   with teachers and that’s important          did the plan on paper, and went outside to stake off the
  Vanessa miller,
                                        trying to create. Also pictured are Jessica Justus             to me.”
  Business administration
                                                                                                       JuaniTa moss, early childhood education
                                                                                                                                                    measurements for their design to get a real feel for how
                                        and Aaron Hardin.
                                                                                                                                                    close the pieces of equipment would be to each other.




  Medical Assisting                                        A peek into Culinary Arts                                                                                       May I help you?
  students host on-                                                                                                       Darian Rawlings
                                                                                                                         gives his culinary

  campus health Fair                                                                                                 classes a thumbs up!
                                                                                          “I chose Sullivan for its amazing culinary
                                                                                          program plus the campus is small and
                                                                                          I can receive more one-on-one time and
                                                                                          attention I need.”
                                                                                          KaiTlin BarBer, culinary arts
                                                                                            Below, left to right, Kelly Browning,
                                                                                            Miranda Williams and Alexis Trent.


                                                           Lauren Louthan had
                                                           fun making cookies.
                                                                                                                                                                           In the above scenario, Wanda Payne, right,
                                                                                                                                                                           played a cashier while Randi Ray, left, acted
                                                           “Sullivan was very
                                                                                                                                                                           as a customer trying to return an item with-
                                                           welcoming and I felt like
                                                           it would teach me exactly                                                                                       out a receipt that was more than the amount
                                                           what I needed to know.”                                                                                         the cashier is authorized to accept.
  Left to right, Damanda Delarosa and Tenia                malisa phillips
                                                                                                                                                                           “My experience at Sullivan has exceeded my
                                                           culinary arts
  Johnson. “It helped a lot to research some-                                                                                                                              expectations. I feel like I am part of a family
  thing I am interested in,” Amanda stated.                                                                                                                                here. I am 51 years old and thought I wouldn’t
                                                           Foreground, left to right: Michael                                                                              be accepted but everyone here accepts you for
    As part of a special assignment in                     Garrini, Derek Carty, Dylan Wyrick                                                                              who you are and not what you look like. The
their Anatomy & Physiology III class,                      and Spencer Sirles.                                                      “As a heavy truck mechanic I found     faculty is super helpful; they are interested in
                                                                                                                                    my career going no where. I chose      their students and go above and beyond to
Medical Assisting students recently
                                                                                                                                    Culinary Arts because I am pas-        teach. . . . I didn’t know there were so many
hosted a Health Fair in the student                                                                                                 sionate about the industry . . . The   ways to learn good customer service. I have
lounge. The class could choose their                                                                                                reviews about Sullivan were great;     enjoyed this class.”
own subject matter for their displays                                                                                               it has exceeded my expectations.                     Wanda payne, pharmacy Tech
                                                                                                                                    . . . For someone who had no prior
but were instructed to include specific                                                                                             experience in cooking, Basic Skills       Customer Service is the ability of
information. Their display boards                                                                                                   was tough for me but thanks to Chef    knowledgeable, capable and enthusias-
included the name of their disease,                                                                                                 Walls’ excellent instruction, I was
                                                                                                                                    able to grasp all the concepts.
                                                                                                                                                                           tic employees to deliver products and
diagnosis, prevention methods,                                                                                                      Now I can continue honing the          services to their internal and external
symptoms, treatment options, and                                                                                                    skills I have learned.”                customers that satisfies identified and
other pertinent information.                                                                                                        Joe hall, culinary arts                unidentified needs and ultimately results
    In addition to surveys, pamphlets,                                                                                                                                     in positive word-of-mouth publicity and
and risk factor quizzes, students,                                                                                                                                         return business.
                                                           Below, Benjamin Berry
faculty and staff could see what it is like                                                                          Below, Chef Instructor Mac McBride, CEC                  In MKT 201 Principles of Customer
                                                           researches a recipe.
to breathe similarly to a patient with a                                                                             with Lloyd Murray.                                    Service, Professor Mary Johnikin helps
                                                                                                                                                                           students grasp the subject with a series
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
                                                                                                      “Sullivan is                                                         of class activities. In the Real World,
(COPD), look at a model of the heart,
                                                                                                   one of the best                                                         there are sections which provide insights
or find out how much hydration a body                                                            culinary schools                                                          into customer service in a variety of
needs on a daily basis.                                                                         in the nation. I’m
                                                                                                                                                                           well-known businesses, industries, and
                                                                                                   enjoying Basic
                                                                                                Culinary Lab and                                                           organizations. Work It Out activities and
  “I chose Sullivan because it is                                                                can’t wait to get                                                         Face to Face cases are customer service
  an accredited university that I                                                                 further into the                                                         scenarios that provide an opportunity
  can use to start my career.”                                                                            course.”                                                         for students to assume the role of a
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  medical assisting                                                                                  culinary arts
                                                                                                                                                                           specified employee and use information
                                                                                                                                                                           provided to determine how they would
                                                                                                                                                                           handle a customer service issue.
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Sullivan student is The verdict is in! Mock Trial is a
living her dream    wonderful learning experience.
                                                                                Left to right: Professor Mike Wilson, Tanya
                                                                               Murrah and Amy Mitchell. The graph behind
                                                                                 Tanya and Amy is one of the exhibits they
                                                                                                   created for use in a trial.

                                                              “I really enjoyed Mock Trial. Professor Wilson is a fantastic
                                                              coach. I learned so much about the law and about myself.
                                                              . . . I made a group of friends that I am sure I will have for
                                                               a lifetime.”            TANYA MURRAh, Paralegal Studies

                                                     Eight Sullivan students participated                 litigation and evidence rules, and             travel to other universities to compete
                                                  in the 2009-2010 season of Mock Trial                   polish their skills for competition. Since     against schools such as Vanderbilt or
                                                  collegiate competitions. Those students                 surprise questions and other unexpected        Ohio State. Tournaments give awards
Student Leslie Rogers interviewing                were Amy Messner, Amy Mitchell, Tanya                   events often occur during a match, Mock        to attorneys and witnesses who score
author Silas House for a segment of               Murrah, Shera Smith, Scott McMillian,                   Trial sharpens analytic skills and teaches     the most points and trophies to teams
‘From These Hills’ shown on WYMT.                 Bekki Dusault, Jannessy Estes and                       students to think on their feet. Mock Trial    who have the most wins. Although the
    “Growing up in a small town close             Laura Robinson.                                         also teaches students to give prepared         work is hard, the payoff at competition
to Pikeville, I was literally a coal miner’s                 What is Mock Trial?                          speeches, such as an opening statement,        justifies all the hard work.
daughter with a passion for entertain-               Mock Trial is a nationwide competi-                  and speak extemporaneously. It’s fun to
ing! It wasn’t until I started to believe         tion involving hundreds of colleges
in myself did my dreams start to come             and universities and is sponsored by
together,” stated Leslie Rogers.                  the American Mock Trial Association
    Spending meaningful years in an               (AMTA). In August, the AMTA releases
insurance business; auditioning for films,        a mock trial case that will form the basis
print and commercials; and starting a             of the competition. In September, teams
business, it soon became clear to Leslie          compete at invitational tournaments,
that she needed education to help her             culminating in regional and national
achieve goals and pull all of her talents         competitions in February.
together.                                            The competition consists of trying the
        Sullivan was the best choice              case by playing the roles of attorneys                  Turnout was strong at Sullivan’s Fall Career Fair. Center, Travel & Tourism students Lindsey
                                                                                                          Alvarez, Carmen Kennedy and Anne Sutton helped decorate and set up the Hospitality Room.
    “While trying to run a company for the        and witnesses with one team playing
                                                                                                          Far right, Steven Grigalis ‘08 (red shirt) spoke to attendees about the RJ Corman Company
first time, I realized that I needed help.        the prosecution and the other defense.
So, I started looking at colleges to see if       Tournaments usually consist of four
I could take some accounting classes,”
Leslie recalls. She visited Sullivan and
                                                  matches over a two day period, with
                                                  two dozen or more teams alternating
                                                                                                          Sullivan’s Career Fair was a great
when she told her story of her acting,
insurance experience and recent owner-
                                                  prosecution and defense. Matches are
                                                  judged by actual judges and attorneys
                                                                                                          event for alumni and students
ship of a company, a marketing program            who play the role of judge during the                      Sullivan University’s Career Services       Employers indicated that they will
seemed to be a fit for Leslie’s next step.        mock trial. Witnesses and attorneys are                 hosted a successful Fall Career Fair           be speaking to an average of ten
“I never thought of getting a degree in           scored, and the team with the highest                   with solid employer participation even         graduates each in the coming weeks
marketing, but it was perfect for me and          score wins the match.                                   during a down economy. There were 26           regarding career positions.
what I wanted to do, so I said ‘sign me               The format is like a real trial;                    employers registered for the event and            Career Services partnered with Pam
up!’ Sullivan was the right choice                attorneys give opening statements,                      the student lounge was filled to capacity.     Hamilton’s event planning class to plan
to ease fears of being a non-traditional          each side calls witnesses that are exam-                Employers were looking for candidates          and host the hospitality room. Students
student. In the years that I’ve been at           ined and cross-examined, and the case                   from most academic areas, including            arranged the room in an autumn theme
Sullivan, I have learned so much and              concludes with closing arguments.                       management, marketing, accounting,             and staffed the room for the entire
gained so much confidence in myself.              Witnesses are given materials that tell                 finance, medical assisting, information        event. They did a great job; all the
I plan to use my degree to go into                what the witness knows, but may invent                  technology, culinary, medical office           employers appreciated the lovely
advertising for local media stations on           details consistent with their character.                management, administrative office              hospitality room. Ms. Hamilton said, “It
commercial, print and radio ads and               For example, a student playing the                      management, and others.                        was a great experience for the students
hope to then move to national expo-               role of crime scene investigator might                     “The student turn-out was great             and they really enjoyed the project.”
sure!” indicated Leslie with excitement.          describe the process of dusting for                     and the fair was very nicely done,”               Many staff, faculty, students and
“When Sullivan asked me to do a testi-            fingerprints or analyzing DNA.                          mentioned Polly McJessy, Human Re-             alumni commented that the Career Fair
monial for a commercial . . . I jumped at         Attorneys are expected to question                      sources Director for LabDx. More than          was incredibly impressive. The Career
the chance to promote the university!             witnesses and make evidence objections                  230 students and alumni from Sullivan          Services staff worked very hard to
And when I found out that I was pictured          just as real attorneys would. Evidence                  University attended the event with             promote the event to area businesses,
on their new transit bus, I was so tickled        rules used are based upon the Federal                   resumes in hand, ready to meet potential       and enjoyed great community partici-
and proud to represent the school that            Rules of Evidence used in the federal                   employers and discuss job opportunities,       pation. Students and alumni were able
I love so very much!” She continued,              court system.                                           a dramatic increase that nearly doubled        to network with potential employers,
“With my acting training and Sullivan             Students benefit from Mock Trials                       the attendance from last year’s event.         and several interviews were arranged
training, I figure I’ll have it all . . . and         Sullivan offers mock trial as a class in            Many recruiters commented that the             because of the relationships generated
could either be in the film/commericial           humanities. During class the students                   candidates were well prepared and came         by the Career Fair.
or create it! I am happy to wake up               practice their parts, learn about civil                 to their booths dressed professionally.
everyday and go to class because I know
that it’s changing my life for the better
everyday that I am there. I know I can be                                                                               Central Kentucky Career Competition
a better person and better influence to                                                                                    Sullivan University-Lexington campus recently hosted the 10th
those around me by taking the big step                                                                                  annual Central Kentucky Career Competition (CKCC). More than
to complete my college degree.”                                                                                         90 high school juniors and seniors from 11 high schools in various
    Leslie continues with her full-time                                                                                 regions of the state participated in competing for scholarship and
classes at Sullivan, carrying a 3.7 GPA,                                                                                awards. Sullivan University offered 13 different event competitions,
along with making commercials, being                                                                                    allowing students to participate in events that matched their skill
an independent insurance agent, still                                                                                   levels. This career competition included the following categories:
co-managing her small business and, in                                                                                  culinary, keyboarding, computer applications, job interviewing,
January, co-hosted and co-produced the                                                                                  medical terminology, desktop publishing, speech, moot court,
first episode of a TV news show airing on                                                                               business math, accounting, marketing, computer networking,
WYMT entitled ‘From These Hills’.                                                                                       and business law. First place in the team competition went to Paul
     Although she can’t sing, this coal                                                                                 Laurence Dunbar High School; Bryan Station High School ranked
miner’s daughter is making her mark in                                                                                  second, and third place went to Lafayette High School.
the entertainment field. We all can’t wait
to see what happens next!

				
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