Sullivan University goes Hollywood! New Culinary Arts Program attracts national audience! Sullivan University recently had the chance to help make a special dream come true. Lexington couple Alecia Whitaker and Jerrod Pace had made their television debut on the Ellen DeGeneres show last February, when Jerrod proposed. Ellen then treated the happy couple to a picture-perfect wedding at Spindletop Hall, complete with designer dress, plenty of TV camera coverage and first-class food. Sullivan University was invited to House before joining Sullivan’s participate in the preparations and culinary instructor team, helped provided the wedding cake and ice create and assemble the sculpture sculpture. Chef G. Allen Akmon, for the reception. Students Rick the program director for Lexington's Abel, Allison Davis, Rachel Henrizi, new Culinary Arts program which Ida Marcum, Amber Marshall, Brian began in September of 2005, Smith and Jason Williams were on Left, Chef Instructor designed the ice sculpture for the hand at the wedding to help, and Derek Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC, and Chef reception. Chef Akmon, CEC, CHE, picked up some new tips as well. Instructor David Dodd, honed his ice-carving skills in “This was a great experience,” MBE, CEC, CCE, orted to was transp ity bus, designed the wedding restaurants, hotels and clubs said Jason Williams, “I really learned ding party The wed in a Sullivan Unive rs cake. Created sage r from Colorado and Las Vegas to the importance of Spindletop minately featured fo rs green to match the pro millions of visito bridesmaids' dresses, Switzerland and Australia. professionalism n the to see whe d on the tall cake was Great learning experience in the culinary field.” w edding aire eneres crowned with roses and eG Chef Instructor Steve Atkins, CEC, continued on page 3 the Ellen D ad surrounded by cutouts b Show. Not licity! of flames - part of the a Sullivan graduate who served as national pub Sullivan University logo. chef at the Richmond Country Club and Winchester Opera Above, left to Sullivan studen right, ts Rick Abel, Jason e Allison Davis, Id Williams, placed th a Marcu and Amber Mar m, carefully Everyoneture in position. watched as Chef shall ice sculp CEC, CHE, put Akmon, fin Blocks of ice, sculpted and transformed touches on the ishing unique Left to right, Jennifer Schicker, Rach into an open grand piano, sparkled in the ice sculpture. el Henrizi, Amber Marshall, Brian Smith, and sunlight, filled with fresh flowers and Allison Davis were some of the student participa surrounded by shrimp cocktail. nts. S U L L I VA N U N I V E R S I T Y Yes! You can enroll now! LEXINGTON LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY HERALD VOL. 2003 VOLUME 2006 WINTER2 ISSUE It's never too early to make plans for your future. As the Herald goes to press, Sullivan’s Admission Department is arranging visits to our beautiful Lexington campus Wow! Sullivan students were all with the high school class of 2007, and with local area adults con- winners in Ale-8 culinary contest sidering a new career. Students starting to class this fall, or in early winter for admission to Sullivan's Sullivan University's culinary Executive Vice President, 2007 freshman classes, will receive students recently competed for the Fielding Rogers of the Ale- a guaranteed "Tuition Lock-In.” best recipes made with Ale-8-One. 8-One Co. All the judges Simply stated, when you enroll at The contest was sponsored by were impressed with the skill Sullivan, you are guaranteed your Ale-8-One level of Sullivan University’s tuition will not increase while Bottling Co. in culinary students. earning your associate and “Everything we put in our Winchester, Bret Jackson bachelor’s degrees. Students mouths was phenomenal,” was chosen as the Kentucky, to beginning class in any of the four EXECUTIVE CHEF GIL LOGAN celebrate its overall Grand Prize Overall Grand Prize Winner 2007 start dates (January 2, March Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY Brett Jackson 80th anniversary. winner for his dish, 26, June 25 and September 24), Students created scrumptious Asian Pork Chops with Ale-8-One and with continuous attendance, recipes to compete in two Sauce. Jackson said his inspiration taking at least one class on campus categories: entrée/side dish and for the Asian theme was the ginger LOOK WHAT’S INSIDE! or online each quarter, will never dessert/beverage. flavoring in the popular drink. PAGE 2 see their tuition increase. Sullivan Judges were impressed Jennifer Wilson won the Best Careers in Caring is the only public or private The event was judged by Chef Entrée category with Ale-8-One Graduate School News university in Kentucky to offer Jeremy Ashby of Azur Restaurant, Hot Wings. PAGE 3 this Tuition Lock-In guarantee. Executive Chef Gil Logan of Jacob Krebs took First Place in Paralegal Program Updates Really good advice Churchill Downs, Food Critic the dessert category with his Director of Admissions, Sue Sharon Thompson of the Lexington- winning entry, Lemon-Lime Ale-8- PAGES 4-5 Michael, told the Herald, "I highly Graduate Employment Success Herald-Leader, and Owner & One Sorbet. encourage any senior or adult who All competition finalists received PAGE 6 is consider enrolling in 2007, to Ale-8-One picnic coolers filled with Perdon Club Participates contact the Admissions Office Ale-8-One drinks and merchandise. in Relay for Life now and schedule a time to visit In addition, Grand Prize Winner Computer Camp our campus. Sullivan’s high-need, Bret Jackson received a $250 high-paying career programs offer cash prize. His winning recipe PAGE 7 so much to those who want to Travel & Tourism quickly prepare for a new career.” was printed in Prep Magazine, Dog Days Events the Lexington-Herald-Leader and For information on our Tuition posted on the Ale-8-One website. PAGE 8 Lock-in Guarantee and numerous Congratulations! Career Fair career and degree programs at Graduation Highlights Sullivan, contact the Admissions Fresh Faces at Sullivan Office today at 800-467-6281 or Best Entreé Jennifer Wilson locally at 276-4357. 2 votes are in! King and Caudill named Faculty of the Year The SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY Each year, Sullivan University like it was a bother to her, no nomination read . . . “She knows recognizes a full-time and an matter what the problem.” English like the back of her hand, adjunct faculty member at the Professor Laura Caudill, adjunct and teaches it in a manner that Lexington campus for their faculty winner, has been an even I could understand commitment to the students, English instructor and tutor (because English is a subject institution, field of expertise since January 2006 and I have never liked). She and the community. The plays a key role in the made English 101 and individuals selected for success of Sullivan’s 102 fun!” While another this honor exhibit the Tutoring and Writing nominee praised Ms. l life -on, rea h highest standards for Center. Ms. Caudill Caudill for her dedication e hands “I like th of working wit teaching and respect earned her bachelor’s LAURA CAUDILL ce JULIE KING to students because, experien their families.” NE for their field. This year's and master’s degrees “She goes beyond just kids and GINNY S LOA Faculty of the Year winners are from Morehead State University in teaching facts about English. Professor Julie King and Professor English and French. Ms. Caudill has Laura Caudill, quickly established a reputation at She is an outstanding instructor!” Congratulations to Ms. King Careers in caring Professor Julie King, the full-time Sullivan University of being a con- and Ms. Caudill - keep up the Do you enjoy working with children? faculty winner, has been a member cerned and compassionate instruc- good work! Are you interested in a degree program of Sullivan’s Computer Science tor that is truly appreciated. One offering the opportunity to gain on-the- department for seven years. job experience while pursuing your Currently, she is pursuing her doc- classroom studies? If so, the Early toral degree in Computer Science Left to right, Sullivan Culinary students Krista Helton, Johnny Streetman, and Childhood Education program at from Nova Southeastern University. Reva Schottenstein inspect a sage plant. Sullivan University may be for you. At Students that nominated Ms. King Sullivan, students benefit from an active for the Faculty of the Year honor style of learning where they have the all mentioned that she is very Really fresh project opportunity to practice the skills they dedicated and willing to help. This summer, culinary students are learning in class, and are evaluated One student commented, “Mrs. received a taste of Sullivan University's on their ability to apply this information King is always willing to help with emphasis on hands-on learning when in a practical setting. Each quarter Early anything. She has helped me and they spent a day building and planting Childhood Education students are other students with classes that she a herb garden at the Lexington enrolled in an externship class requiring isn't even teaching this quarter. campus. The rich cornucopia of herbs them to spend 60 hours in either a She always bends over backwards sowed included basil, lemongrass, oregano, sage, parsley, and cilantro, as child development center or a family to help anyone that needs it.” well as an assortment of cooking chilies. The fresh herbs and seasonings home. Ginny Sloane, a third quarter Another nominee mentioned, will be used in the culinary class's creations. Chef Akmon also noted that, student currently working in a family “She is very dedicated. She took “The herb garden is a great learning tool. Students learn to recognize dif- home, said “I have enjoyed getting to time out to also help me with other ferent herbs for cooking and to accurately order herbs from food vendors.” know the children and their families in classes. Not once did she ever act a personal way.” At Sullivan University, you can earn a Professional Nanny diploma in as little Good News! as twelve months. If you are interested GRADUATE SCHOOL NEWS Cisco Prep Class! in continuing your education, you can complete just six months of additional Sullivan's Dispute Resolution Interested in pursuing Cisco Certification? Sullivan University’s childcare and management classes to earn an Associate degree in Early Telecommunications & Networking program makes a difference class (CSC205) is being reworked in Childhood Education. Many classes are also available a new direction to give students a online. For more information about Sullivan’s Master of Science Deidre is a true Sullivan solid foundation for Cisco Certifi- Sullivan’s Professional Nanny or Early in Dispute Resolution (MSDR) University success story. She cation classes. Students enjoy the Childhood Education degree program, student Deidre Garrett knows the earned both an Associate Degree new textbook for the course, Mike please call the Admissions office at value of dispute resolution skills in in Marketing & Sales and a Meyer's Network+ Guide to (859) 276-4357 or (800) 467-6281. the workplace. As the Equal Bachelor’s Degree in Business Managing and Troubleshooting Employment-Diversity Manager Administration in Marketing, as Network, which emphasizes the well as an Executive Master in S U L L I VA N U N I V E R S I T Y with collateral responsibilities as seven layers of the OSI Reference Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinator, Reasonable Business Administration Degree (EMBA) all from Sullivan! As a 17- Model and teaches students the LOUISVILLE KENTUCKY HERALD VOL. 2003 WINTER mental outlook needed to tackle ISSUE TWO • VOLUME 2006 Accommodation Liaison, and year employee of the federal the ccertification tests. PUBLISHED BY Minority Veterans Program government, she has this to say Sullivan University Coordinator with the about her experience with LEXINGTON CAMPUS dispute resolution, “When I 2355 Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40504 Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, began this path in my career, 859-276-4357 • 800-467-6281 www.sullivan.edu she's seen the transfor- I quickly realized that I had mation that's been become the voice for the Left to right, Adam Bishop, Justin Martin, wrought at the VA Center ‘invisible’ human capital, Megan Wagoner, and Kerri Peterson in the since mediation skills i.e., women, minorities, Mocktail Tiki Bar. were introduced. the disabled… the under- Carrie Marston, Justin Created valuable represented in our medical Martin, and Dwight Hanke enjoy cool historic program center and the conscience drinks, complete with DEIDRE GARRETT Garrett created the of management. It was the umbrella, of course! first ADR-Mediation Program in perfect opportunity to put my the medical center's 75-year history education into practice and to and trained its 1400 employees in decrease if not eliminate a major dispute resolution and communica- cause of discontent on both sides Sullivan students enjoyed tion skills. In the two years since of the spectrum - the lack of Backyard Games Week! the program's inception, the center respect, trust, and value for the Backyard Games Week was a great has seen an 85% drop in formal contributions we all make, regard- opportunity to enjoy the beautiful EEO complaints of discrimination. less of our position in life.” campus. This year, with the help of the She has also developed basic If you would like to see an Travel, Tourism & Events Management mediation skills training for the increase in communication and class, Sullivan students added a Mid-South Healthcare Network harmony in your workplace, Hawaiian twist to the day. Drinks in Kentucky, Tennessee, and West contact Sullivan University's flowed from the Mocktail Tiki Bar, and Virginia to develop a pool of Admissions office for more everyone enjoyed the tropical island mediators to serve all the medical information about the MSDR feel with grass skirts, leis, Jimmy Buffet Left to right, Rachel Henrizi, Reva Schotten- stein, Krista Helton, Bill Skrivan and Brandon centers in the system. degree program. tunes and plenty of fun games. Herrod, standing, enjoy a lively Twister game. THE INSTITUTE for LEGAL STUDIES ISSUE 2•VOLUME 2006 3 Sullivan students enjoyed a ‘court-side’ view! Paralegal students traveled to Cincinnati to hear oral arguments at the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal court has jurisdiction over federal appeals from Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Court of Appeals is one step below the United States Supreme (Left to Right) Attorneys Marilyn Daniel and Cori Hash with Sullivan paralegal Court in the judicial system. Several graduate John Gilger. cases argued before the three-judge panel were appeals from Kentucky Paralegal students serve courts. Robert Long, Sullivan adjunct professor and Assistant Attorney immigrant community General, represented the appellant Sullivan University paralegal Left to right, seated: Amy Levy, Instructor and Legal Studies Department Chair, Helen students have an opportunity to in the case of Gentry v. Deuth Bongard and David Rankin. Second row: Nancy Marcum, Samantha Howard, Carolyn which involved a writ of habeas Long, Ashley Peak, Samantha Hitchner, Hayley Collins, Josie Taylor and Louise Hall. work in the area of immigration corpus to vacate a judgment of a Back row: Richard Davis, Instructor Mike Wilson, Kendra Ott, Emily Huffman, Jane law at the Maxwell Street Legal Duncan and Jeff Weigott, future paralegal student. criminal conviction. Clinic. Marilyn Daniel, with several Lexington attorneys, recognized Wow! there were low income clients not served by other agencies, because The legal system-Washington style Paralegal of federal regulations and lack of student funding. After six months of plan- ning, Maxwell Street Legal Clinic Paralegal students, left to right, back row: Nathaniel receives a opened in October, 1999. Since Bebe, Lori Poole, Louise Hall, Samantha Howard, $5,000 scholarship then, the clinic has worked with immigrant and refugee clients from Rosemary Bebe, and Amy Levy. Front row: Chasity Patterson recently more than 60 countries. Marilyn, a Tracey Miller, and received a $5,000 Bachelor of graduate of the University of Samantha Hitchner Science degree scholarship Kentucky College of Law, and Cori enjoyed their tour of the prestigious Hogan given by Sullivan University. Hash, a University of Texas Law & Hartson law firm. Chasity was chosen from a School graduate, are assisted by number of worthy applicants by many volunteers. Former Sullivan the Legal Studies Advisory students Efrain Cortes and John & Hartson, a law firm headquar- Board. Chasity received her Gilger completed their paralegal Sullivan's Paralegal students have tered in Washington, D.C. with Associate of Science degree in internship at the Maxwell Street many opportunities to experience over 1,000 attorneys working in 23 Paralegal Studies from Sullivan Legal Clinic. Daniel said she and the legal system first-hand. Recently, University in 2001, and will Hash were impressed with the eight paralegal students and offices around the world. The firm, graduate with a bachelor’s students' research abilities. John Professor Helen Bongard took an which previously included Chief degree in December, 2006 . continues to volunteer at the clinic extensive tour of our nation's capital Justice John Roberts as a member, Chastity hopes to attend law on Sunday afternoons conducting while learning more about how the focuses on complex business school in the fall of 2007. initial interviews with new clients. legal system and law firms operate. litigation, intellectual property, Congressman Ben Chandler's and environmental law. Paralegals office provided the group with a are assigned to a specific practice private tour of the U.S. Capitol. Students also had an opportunity section, but may apply to work in the law firm's extensive pro bono Sullivan paralegal to visit other sites such the United division. Professor Helen Bongard earns law degree States Supreme Court, White House, said of the experience, “The para- Sullivan University's “[Sullivan U Smithsonian Museum, Lincoln legals warmly welcomed us to the nivers paralegal program does a a great launch ity is] Memorial, Washington Monument, firm. Our students were really pad fo wonderful job of preparing anyone considering r Vietnam Wall and the newly con- impressed with the paralegals' students to enter the legal becoming an attorney.” structed World War II Memorial. scope of responsibility and with the ALECIA ABSH field. Graduate Alecia ER ‘01 Students also met with the paralegals law firm's offices which included a Absher experienced the benefits and the paralegal manager at Hogan 24 hour word processing center.” first hand. Alecia graduated from Sullivan more of a refresher course for in March of 2001 with a Post me.” Alecia is now studying for continued from page 1 Baccalaureate Degree in Paralegal the Kentucky Bar Exam and Studies. After graduation, she intends returning to her hometown Sullivan University goes Hollywood! worked as a real estate paralegal of Greensburg, Kentucky and before she decided to continue her establishing a general law practice Television education at Chase College of Law when she passes the exam. crews filmed every detail at Northern Kentucky University. If you would like to experience of the lavish Alecia was impressed with her success in the legal profession, wedding, Sullivan education, “Law school is shown later Sullivan University's Paralegal on the Ellen centered on legal theory. My experi- Program can prepare you for an DeGeneres ence at Sullivan helped me learn to exciting new career in the legal Show. Right, Sullivan Chef apply the facts to legal theory. It field. New classes begin every Instructor was also an advantage in my legal January, March, June and David Dodd writing and research classes. While carefully September. Contact the works on most of my fellow students were Admissions Department to part of the struggling in those classes, it was elegant receive more information. wedding cake. years as the Special Commitment the Kentucky Chefs Association Student Rachel Henrizi was very The royal treatment Chef to the Royal Household in in 2000. impressed by the need to bring Chefs David Dodd MBE, CEC, Great Britain from 1968-75. Before the guests arrived, chefs high energy to the work, while CCE, and Derek Spendlove CEPC, Chef Spendlove, the Chairman and students put the finishing remaining calm in the face of pres- CCE, AAC, of Sullivan University's of the Baking & Pastry Arts Program touches on their creations. A sure. “I was amazed at how calm National Center for Hospitality and Team Manager for the Student national audience had the chance and collected those working behind Studies in Louisville, created the Culinary Competition Team, com- to see their handiwork the following the scenes were when they had to cake for the Pace wedding. petes in culinary events around the Tuesday, as viewers tuned in to The plate food for 500 people in ten Chef Dodd brought his pastry world, writes about his craft, and Ellen DeGeneres Show to see one minutes,” she stated. expertise, gained in part from his was named Chef of the Year by couple’s dream become a reality. 4 SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY Sullivan’s Graduate Employment Service is Fee-Free for Life uccess ★ The star indicates alumni employment updates and/or S Tracy Young using the lifetime, fee-free employment assistance from Sullivan’s Graduate Employment Services Department Kathleen Fraine Western Hill HS, KY Franklin County HS, KY Personnel Program Analyst II Administrative Assistant KY Personnel Cabinet Facility Commissioning Group Frankfort, KY Nicholasville, KY Felisha Workman Santa Maria HS, CA Shirrod Le'Det Whitni Garten Scheduling & Registration SHAPE International American GED The Pain Treatment Center HS, Belgium Travel Agent Lexington, KY Technical Engineer The Travel Authority Federal Express. Frankfort, KY Philadelphia, PA Chad Heilig Amy Beasley Woodbridge Academy, KY Anderson County HS, KY Web Developer Accountant Kentucky State Government General Cable Corporation Frankfort, KY Lexington, KY Chirag Sheth ★ Scott County HS, KY Accounting Clerk Luv Anderson National Workwear Bryan Station Senior HS, KY Jill White ★ Lexington, KY Sales/Marketing Coordinator Gallia Academy HS, OH Country Inn & Suites Executive Administrative Assistant Lexington, KY Lexington Cardiology Consultants Lexington, KY Sarah Stepp Lincoln County HS, KY Certified Nursing Assistant Crystal Thurman Chad Bischof Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Western Hills HS, KY Pleasure Ridge Park HS, KY Center Office Manager Customer Support Specialist Lexington, KY Capital Surgical Clinic Kimbell Midwest Frankfort, KY Lexington, KY Sara Ayers Thomas Jefferson HS, TX Project Services Consultant April Feltner ★ ACS Government Systems Jessamine County HS, KY Lexington, KY Program Secretary Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Center Mason Flinchum Lexington, KY Noblesville HS, IN Plant Manager Vulcan Materials Georgetown, KY Tracey Combs Sarah Cooper★ Montgomery County HS, KY Harrodsburg HS, KY Matthew Whitlock Office Manager Financial Planning Dunbar HS, KY Sleep Disorders Center National College of Business Network Administrator Lexington, KY Danville, KY Dink's Café Lexington, KY Phillip Donald Bryan Station HS, KY Management Trainee Speedway SuperAmerica LLC Lexington, KY Andy Adams Christa Bailey TJ Ates Camille Cooper Pike County Central HS, KY Mercer County HS, KY Lexington Catholic HS, KY Lexington Christian Academy, KY Computer Support Technician Management Trainee Management Training Program CMR Spencerian College Wal-Mart Pizza Hut Lexmark International Inc. Lexington, KY Harrodsburg, KY Lexington, KY Lexington, KY This is only a partial listing of recent Sullivan University graduate employment success! 5 ISSUE 2 • VOLUME 2006 Great careers begin at Sullivan University! LeTaurus Jefferson Reynold Hall Franklin County HS, KY Prestonburg HS, KY IT Consultant System Administrator The Solarity Group OHI Automotive of America Lexington, KY Lexington, KY Michael Smith Sandy Prater Rockcastle County HS, KY Bourbon County HS, KY Accountant Customer Service Representative KY Department of Justice Hoffman Manchester, KY Mt. Sterling, KY Lisa Proctor★ Kristie Hopkins Kim Jones Roswell HS, GA Woodford County HS, KY Henry Senior HS, KY Jason Estes Graduate Employment Services Certified Medical Assistant Manager in Training Eastern High School, KY Office Coordinator Beaumont Medical Center Stock Building Supply Computer Support Specialist Sullivan University Lexington, KY Lexington, KY University of Kentucky Lexington, KY Lexington, KY Kimberly Million Boyle County HS, KY David Williams Front End Medical Assistant Clinton County HS, KY Nephrology Associates Director of Program Development Lexington, KY LifeNet Air Medical Services Lexington, KY Cindy Webster★ Jessica Abbott Eminence Independent HS, KY Western Hill HS, KY Front Desk Supervisor Administrative Assistant II Cumberland Falls State Resort Park KY Department of Education Corbin, KY Frankfort, KY Penny Johnson Anderson County HS, KY Christina Settles Cheak ★ Holly Jennings Legal Assistant Mercer County HS, KY Woodford County HS, KY Stuart & Hardin, PLC Administrative Assistant Travel Receptionist Lexington, KY O'Nan Glass & Window Travel Resources International Lexington, KY Lexington, KY Samantha Osborn East Jessamine HS, KY Associate Manager Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC Lexington, KY David Carty Robert Jones, III Fort Dale South Butter Academy, AL Joseph Todd Bruno Fennimore HS, WI Lisa Booth Scott County HS, KY Micro-Computer Specialist Management Trainee Fayette Co. Public School Systems Eldorado HS, NV Production Manager Speedway SuperAmerica, LLC Lexington, KY Certified Medical Assistant Johnson Controls Lexington, KY Kentucky Ear, Nose and Throat Georgetown, KY Lexington, KY Carla Bradford ★ Jessica Conn Stone HS, MS Allen Central HS, KY Sales & Marketing Accountant Council of State Government Big Sandy Health Care Frankfort, KY Prestonburg, KY Ashley Peak Christa Joynt Anderson County HS, KY Broadway Christian Academy, KY Corporate Bond Assistant Sean Walker Business Litigation Paralegal Woodford County HS, KY Stoll, Keenon & Ogden Central Bank & Trust Lexington, KY Website Maintenance Rebecca Haggard Lexington, KY Mid-American Rare Coin Gallery Whitley County HS, KY Lexington, KY Paralegal David Graves, III, Attorney at Law Lexington, KY Graduate s of Sulliv available an Unive and that rsity have This space is service o is to use a unique nce, twic the gradu benefit Veronda Williamson★ lifetime t e, or as m any times ate emplo yment reserved for you Tates Creek HS, KY o move u Paralegal graduate p in their career fie as neede d in their and your employm lds. This li Keating & Keating valuable features ent servic e is anoth fetime Sullivan University Lexington, KY and bene er one of fits offere d by Sulliv the many success story! an Unive rsity. 6 SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY Left to right: Jennifer Sumrall, Instructor Gerri Computer Camp Sullivan graduate Smallwood, Ashley Allen, Tressie Lilly, TAPS President Evelyn Dehner, builds a new life Courtney Bertrand, Kim Royalty, Kristen Ward and Carrie McCall. In 2003, Lisa Olds knew she had to gain skills to enter the job market. As a single mother of two, Sullivan salutes administrative professionals she knew her kids were relying on Tomorrow's Administrative Professionals (TAP) is a campus group her to provide much needed that supports the development of students majoring in office technology. stability. Lisa decided the quickest TAP members learn the latest innovations in administrative technology, way to become employable was business and networking skills. through Sullivan University's Recently, TAP honored the administrative assistants and students on Clinical Assistant Program. She campus with a catered lunch. Each assistant received a corsage and a Computer Science Instructor Tom Jones and Computer Camp participants with completed the program in June chance to win prizes. TAP President, Evelyn Dehner, contacted local mer- their suspended PC. 2004 as a magna cum laude chants to donate gifts for the occasion including a one night stay at the graduate. Sullivan’s Graduate Marriott Courtyard Inn, a fresh fruit arrangement from Incredible Edibles, What parts of a modern PC are Employment free donuts from Krispy Kreme, among others. Special guests Executive absolutely necessary? Do we really Services, assisted Director David McGuire; Dean of Academic Affairs, Beth Timoney and need a case? Could we just plug Lisa witht her first several faculty members were on hand to honor the professionals. everything in on the floor and job at Northside Student Service Center Coordinator Linda Pugh was the recipient of the suspend a working computer from Family Practice Marriot Courtyard gift certificate. She said, “It was so nice to be honored the stairwell? and as a for the work we do. TAP put on a wonderful luncheon and the stay at the These are some of the ques- Certified Marriot Hotel was very luxurious!” tions answered during the recent Medical Assistant. LISA OLDS If you would like to learn more about TAP, contact Instructor Gerri “Computer Camp” hosted by Another dream comes true Smallwood or visit the next Organizational Fair in October. Sullivan University's Computer But Lisa's journey to success Science faculty. Local high school didn't end there; she had students came to the Lexington dreamed for years of owning her campus to experience a hands-on own home and contacted Reach, I had to take, every meeting I had learning seminar. The students Inc., a non-profit agency that to go to, I went.” Embrace Your answered the above questions helps low and moderate income Lisa Olds now knows that Geekiness Day and more! families purchase homes in the dreams do come true. In June, Sullivan University staff They focused on both hardware Central Kentucky region to start Reach Inc. partnered with Brester members were recently on the and software components. For the the process of qualifying for Homes to build her 1,200 square lookout for students caught in hardware project, they were able housing assistance. Lisa and her foot dream house in less than the act of studying for the to boot-up a suspended computer children, now teenagers, had 48 hours. Her home, in the “Embrace Your Geekiness” and were quickly surfing the web. spent most of their lives living in Konner Woods Subdivison, was Day. Students using Sullivan’s The students were also introduced public housing or with Section 8 built with $105,000 in donations Library Services that day were to object-oriented programming assistance. She was determined from Brester and other local entered into a raffle to win and picked up some pointers on to provide a safe place for her subcontractors leaving her with a $25 gift card to visualization techniques and children to live. “My children have a small $30,000 mortgage that Joseph-Beth graphics rendering. They also had to struggle right along with purchased the land. “It's definitely Booksellers. wrote a program of a working me,” Olds observes, “Once they like a butterfly bursting from a Christie Oliver solar system where Mars and said I could own a home . . . I cocoon,” said Olds. was the lucky Earth orbited the sun every did whatever it took. Every step bookworm. five seconds! Perdón Club participates in Relay for Life Relay for Life is a cancer Quinn Kennedy, prepared his class. Her students asked for her survivorship celebration event famous Buffalo wings for a help to mathematically determine with games, prizes, food, and fundraiser on campus. He said the number of jellybeans in a large information. The goal is to raise of the event, “I like to cook and I jar raffled by the Perdón Club. money for cancer research and like to help people. The smile Even though she observed, “It's this was the second year Sullivan on their faces when they eat my not exactly statistics,” she thought University's Perdón Club partici- barbecue makes me feel good it would be a good “active learn- pated in the Relay for Life event. inside because I know cancer ing” opportunity, so she placed a The Club supports students' patients will benefit from the formula on the board, instructing spiritual development while they little bit I can do.” Arthur Cargill students to use it to determine the pursue their careers. Various purchased a pizza card from the number of jellybeans in the jar. Perdón Club-sponsored activities Perdón Club before departing for Several students in the class came raised more than $650.00. David active military duty in Iraq. “I have very close to the correct number. McGuire, Executive Director, four children; three, six, eight, and Chris Hegwood said, “It was fun graciously provided matching nine years old and they love pizza. and created excitement in class.” funds to double the group's efforts Personal ties Left to right, front row: Brandy Rudd, I purchased a card because all the Instructor Mary Johnikin, and Jill White, to The American Cancer Society. funds go to research,” he stated. Many of the Perdón Club's Student Life Representative. Middle row: Fundraising events held Unusual learning activity largest individual contributors like Beth Hawkins and Whitney Nelson.Top row: Quinn Kennedy and Matt Swan. The Perdón Club spent months The most unusual fundraising Wendy Courtney, former Perdón raising funds with a wide array of occurred in Instructor Carol President Kyle Hisle, and former Wendie Courtney, Lauren Evans, activities. Management major, Hannahs' Thursday night Statistics Vice President Dustin Combs; Beth Hawkins, Kyle Hoskins, all have had family members or Perdón Sponsor Instructor Mary friends with cancer or know cancer Johnikin, Quinn Kennedy, Whitney Jail 'N Bail for MDA survivors. As student Whitney Nelson, Kayla Nunnelly, John Sullivan faculty, staff, and students are always looking Nelson said, “Cancer has struck Prather, Matt Swan, Brandy Rudd, for ways to contribute to the community. The latest my family, friends, and even my Jill White, and Benjamin Wolinsky. helping hand was given by faculty member and pets! I am more than willing to do Relay for Life Team Captain Academic Services Coordinator Jeff Stone to the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Jeff was sent anything I can to help find a cure Kristy Gains summed up the to the MDA Lock-Up to raise funds to fight muscular and support others in the battle sentiment for all involved, “It's a dystrophy. Local police officers donate their time to great organization that is devoted arrest the MDA fundraisers and take them to the against cancer.” Lock-Up. Mr. Stone was bailed out thanks to $750 Sullivan's Relay for Life Team to helping those in need. I felt worth of donations given by family, friends and participants included students fortunate to be able to do some- Sullivan employees. Stone said of the experience, “It was fun being a part of this event. It was great Kristy Gaines, Emily Blandford, thing to help, no matter how small meeting all the different people involved.” Dustin Combs, Cornell Coffey, the effort.” TRAVEL, TOURISM & EVENT MANAGEMENT 7 ISSUE 2 • VOLUME 2006 Travel & Tourism students An example of excellence make a splash in Boston The Student of the Month Award is given to a Sullivan student that exhibits leadership in their studies, Imagine taking a bus tour Amtrak's high-speed Acela train excels in the classroom and is not through the streets of Boston for the trip to New York, where Students enjoyed riding on Boston’s popular “Duck Tour.” afraid to help their classmates learn when, suddenly, your tour guide they checked into their hotel the course material. Winners decides to drive straight into the located in dazzling Times Square. highlight of the tour was going on receive a plaque, a certificate, a Charles River! That's what Sullivan They spent the evening taking in the Saturday Night Live set and recommendation letter written in Travel & Tourism students the sights and sounds of the city watching Kevin Spacey, the guest their honor and reserved parking experienced on the first day of and sampling some of the famous host, rehearse his skit. Students for a month presented by Associate their trip to Boston and New York New York-style pizza and cheese- really enjoyed this and had lots of Dean of Students Rebecca Rocca. this spring. They took the popular cake! Saturday morning, students questions for the NBC guide. Paul Eads was nominated by “Duck Tour” to visit the exciting toured the “The Big Apple” with That evening, it was on to Instructor Elizabeth Allen for his sites of Boston in an authentic stops at the Empire State Building, Planet Hollywood for a pre-theater willingness to go above and World War II amphibious vehicle. SoHo, Chinatown, Greenwich dinner before attending the beyond expectations: Students were thrilled with the Village, etc. Chinatown was Broadway show, Dirty Rotten “Paul is always taking tour of the Boston cityscape and especially interesting because Scoundrels. This evening was the his learning to the next Harvard University in Cambridge. items were being sold right on highlight of the trip for most of level. He has a full-time and even took turns sitting in the the streets. You could bargain for the students! job and a new baby. driver's seat! Students spent the everything from fresh fish, to On Sunday, the first stop was He is positive in evening relaxing at Fire and Ice, knockoff designer purses, to live the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel where class, and a good an all-you-can-eat Mongolian frogs! After stopping at Ground the group spent a few hours role model.” barbecue restaurant after a busy Zero and seeing the proposed behind-the-scenes, touring the If you would day of traveling and touring. memorial to the victims of 9/11, ballrooms, health club and busi- like to become Next stop: New York the group stopped for lunch at ness offices. They also made one of Sullivan Friday morning, the students South Street Seaport, a very lively sure to make a stop in the hotel University's examples of excellence, walked the Freedom Trail and complex of shopping, dining, kitchens for a sampling of pastries enroll now. New classes begin toured Boston Common, the first and entertainment . and finger foods. The centerpiece every quarter, year ‘round. city park in the nation. The Trail NBC and Broadway beckoned of the hotel tour was the famous ended at Faneuil Hall and Quincy After lunch, students toured the Presidential Suite. The tour guide Market. While there, they had a NBC studios and saw the sets of received special clearance to show meal of traditional New England Dateline, Late Night with Conan students the “White House of fare including lobster rolls and clam chowder, before boarding O'Brien, and the NBC Evening News with Brian Williams. The New York,” the beautiful seven Don’t miss the Fair! room suite on the top floor of the Waldorf-Astoria, where the President of the United States, prominent dignitaries and royalty Outside Planet Hollywood in New York are, left to right, stay while in New York. back row: Chelsea Patterson, The day completed with a Kim Evans, Katie Clark, Holly meal at Grand Central Station and Jennings, and Elizabeth Steffen. Front row: Laura a plane flight home to Lexington. Fryman, Carrie Marston, and Everyone gave the non-stop Jessica Conatser tourism experience rave reviews and agreed the lack of sleep and aching feet were well worth it! It’s cool to be a Sullivan student! President of the Computer Club, Andrea Riddell, shows off pet baskets that were raffled to raise money for The Dog Days of Summer were a series of events designed to combat the record-breaking heat; the Jessamine County Humane Society. with heat indexes more than 100 degrees, who could pass it up? Popsicles, sno cones, water with hydration tips on the bottles and Atomic Fireballs with heat-related illness symptoms were items designed to cool everyone down, except for maybe the fireballs! Every quarter, Sullivan’s Student The series recently culminated with a fantastic free on-campus outdoor carnival! Services hosts an Organizational Fair. At the Summer Organizational Melissa Shepherd and Stephanie There were tasty treats Roach were some of the students Fair, representatives from campus for everyone! competing in the bungee run. organizations including the Left, Kyle McDaniel Paralegal Society, Early Childhood and right, Kyla Hayes enjoyed Education Club, TAP (Tomorrow's cotton candy. Administrative Professionals), Phi Beta Lambda, Travel Club, Perdón and MAC (Medical Assisting Club) were on hand to share the benefits of joining their group. The Computer Club sold grilled cheese and chili to hungry students during this lunch-hour event. They also sold raffle tickets for a chance Did she make it? Joey to win one of two pet treat baskets. Willey tried her hand at the ping-pong toss. The proceeds from both activities Left, raised money for the Jessamine Marie Etienne County Humane Society. kept cool with Who knew popsicles were a sno cone. Participating in an organization so much fun? Obviously Courtney Hambleton, Kip can enrich students' college experi- Below, Ina Jean- Louis Ramsey, and Tim Muncy! enjoyed ence. Lifelong friendships and job popcorn connections are made as students with a cold drink. get acquainted with others who have the same career interests. It also gives students valuable Left, sure experience with the community looks like while creating an extensive network Ashley Allen had a great for job leads. time in Get involved! Join us for the the money- machine. next Organizational Fair this fall and get connected! Presorted Standard REMEMBER 8 5 9 -276 -4 3 57 U.S. POSTAGE PAID 2355 Harrodsburg Road • Lexington, KY 40504 1 8 0 0 - 4 6 7 -6 2 8 u UNITED MAIL ! NOW ENROLLINNG www.sullivan.e d es WINTER 2006 class07 T U I T IO N G UAR A N T E E D UA start Jan. 2-14, R20 IN CREASE! N O T T O ty guarantees when WINTER QUARTE 99.7% 18, 2007 Sullivan Universi Sullivan JANUARY 2 - MARCH in a diploma, students start school degree program r’s Graduate T NEW CL ASSES STAR NE associate or bachelo tendance, their Employment ARY, MARCH, JU and with continuous at rough the Success EVERY JANU tuition will not incre ase th AND SEPTEMBER! of a bachelor’s degr ee! completion YOUR LIFE YOU CAN CHANGE ATION THROUGH EDUC Career Fair draws many new employers to campus Sullivan University's Graduate Another new employer on campus, Employment Services (GES) latest Home Depot, ranks 13th on the Career Fair was a hit with employ- Fortune 500 listing. Bruce Koenig, ers and students. Nearly 40 Human Resource Manager, was employers were on campus while glad to see that students were 200 students and alumni filled the “well prepared” as he works to halls of the second floor to learn meet the growing employment Above, new student Amanda Barton more about part-time positions, needs of Home Depot. with her mother, Tammy Brock. salaried positions, and manage- Palmer Snyder, a marketer of ment opportunities. Held twice a portable event furniture, was new “I like Sullivan's smaller class size and year, Sullivan’s Career Fairs are to the Career Fair but not new Student Claudia Je I can get back into the great opportunities to meet area to Sullivan University's qualified Rector, Direct Sa an Walker with Brandon les Coordinator, workforce faster!” AFLAC. employers, check out the com- graduates. Robert Puckett, a JENNIFER MCFADDEN, petition, and gain valuable insight current student, was on campus, with the quality of the students a former Marine who into your chosen career field. to represent Palmer Snyder to is taking advantage who attended the career fair.” of her GI benefits Employers eager to hire fellow students and alumni. HR Affiliates, another new employer, More than 30 employers Several state departments were assists their clients in finding returned to campus to recruit. in attendance for the first time. The temporary and permanent positions. Fresh faces at Sullivan Rodney Worrix, a recruiter with Department of Public Protection They plan to follow up with around UPS, is clearly pleased with the which regulates industries such as forty students. The Summer quarter brings out response from students and alumni; horse racing, alcoholic beverage Speedway/Superamerica is dedicated new students who want he has been on campus for the the third largest convenience to get started with their education last six career fairs. What a great store chain. Students and alumni without delay! With new classes testament to Sullivan University's who had résumés and clear career beginning every January, March, Graduate Employment Service's goals met with the company in the June and September, Sullivan's mission to educate students on weeks following the Career Fair for programs are for students wanting how to polish their résumés, dress follow-up interviews. to get moving towards their dreams. professionally, and exhibit proper Talbots was represented by three The new students had many business etiquette. managers seeking sales associates reasons for choosing Sullivan. Many new faces and store managers. Marketing student Lauren Brown Crowne Plaza Lexington/The said, “I like Sullivan's four-day Don’t miss Sullivan’s Campbell House was very pleased school week and small class size!” next Career Fair on with their first time on campus. Sullivan student Reese Stephenson with Accounting student Tabitha Tilton Wednesday, November 8th, Kristin Muth, Human Resource Chantel R. Depp, Staff Assistant for the liked the fact she could attend con- Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife. for your opportunity to Manager, commented that Sullivan tinuously throughout the year and meet these and many University had a “better turnout sales, bingo, poker, and boxing graduate more quickly. more employers. than the University of Kentucky’s spoke with about fifty students. The Students Jessica Northern, left, and job fair.” Personnel Cabinet which manages Chrystal Valerio were excited to find staff and statistics such as turnover that Sullivan had an Early Childhood Education program they liked. rates was on campus recruiting. The Sullivan molds future Kentucky State Police were excited to be on campus to increase their business leaders visibility as the recruiting process Sullivan University recently takes six to twelve months. Tammy hosted the fourth annual Varble with Kentucky Housing Entrepreneurial Leadership Corporation was “very impressed Institute. The annual event, Culinary student Dale Cox jointly sponsored by the with Erika Williams, Applebee’s Lexington Partnership for Recruiting Manager. Workforce Development, Sullivan University and the Students in Free Enterprise chapter at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, gave the Sullivan graduates are ready for their bright futures students a birds-eye view of Proud parents, husbands, wives, children, and friends travelled the world of business. from across the United States to share in the joy and recognition Twenty-four juniors and of accomplishment and success at Sullivan University’s Spring Chancellor Dr. A.R. Sullivan seniors from all five high schools (left) with commencement 2006 graduation. Sullivan's unique twice yearly graduation speaker, The Honorable in Fayette County joined in a honors graduates of the December and March term. The Fall Ron Lewis, Congressman week full of fun activities and graduation on October 28, 2006, will honor those graduating from Kentucky. networked with successful entre- in late June and in mid-September. Held in Louisville, Kentucky, preneurs and business leaders at the Southeast Christian Church sanctuary (which holds more from Lexington. Students visited featured each graduate on a huge projection screen than 9,000 people in theatre-style seating), the ceremony as they received their diploma or degree from Sullivan area businesses, participated in University founder and Chancellor, Dr. A.R. Sullivan. team building exercises, learned Left to right, Dr. Angela Congressman was commencement speaker business etiquette and took Girdley adjusts the hood The Honorable Ron Lewis, Congressman from classes on business know-how. signifying attainment of a master’s degree for the Second District of Kentucky in the United States Sullivan students Shelley Jim Sams. Chancellor House of Representatives, honored the graduates Lewis, John Hunt Prather, Kayla Dr. A.R. Sullivan with a challenging commencement address. congratulates the Nunnelley and Ben Wolinsky At the end of the program, as is tradition, the next graduate, graduates turned to face the audience and gave were mentors to the teams and Antonio Sisk. each person who supported them in their quest helped guide them through the for a Sullivan University education a huge round business planning process. of cheers and applause.