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KSU’s Continuing Education Makes Waves at the 2016 ACHE South Conference

May 9, 2016

KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education staff members had the opportunity to attend and present at the 2016 Association for Continuing Higher Education Annual Conference held in Charleston, South Carolina from April 18 – 20. The three-day event at the Francis Marion Hotel brought together nearly 100 education professionals from 30 institutions across the southeast region. The ACHE South Conference also honored one of the college’s marketing team members with an educational scholarship for notable excellence in pursuit of her educational goals.

Tamara Grooms, aPam at ACHEssistant dean, and Pam Moss, culinary arts program manager, presented the session “Taste the Experience: Culinary Apprenticeship Program” on April 19. The session highlighted the unique program offered at the college which combines traditional instruction with practical application. The session explained how the program was developed from a need in the community for affordable and effective culinary education and highlighted how the apprenticeship component of the program was included to guarantee students have real-world experience when they graduate.

“Our apprenticeships are made possible through partnerships with some of the top restaurants in metro Atlanta, such as Canoe and Park 75 at the Four Seasons,” said Moss. “This industry experience complements the professional chef-led instruction in our kitchen classroom on campus. The goal is to make sure our students leave our program with the necessary skills to excel in the culinary field.”

Cheryl Rodewig, social media specialist at the college, was honored during the conference’s awards luncheon where she received the Joseph P. Goddard Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to one individual each year and recognizes excellence in the pursuit of education. Rodewig is currently pursuing her master’s in business administration at Kennesaw State University’s Coles College.Cheryl at ACHE South

“What I’m learning in my graduate degree, I can put into practice on the job, and that doesn’t just benefit me or even just my coworkers, but all the students we serve: about 17,000 a year,” said Rodewig. “And that’s why we do what we do. It’s about seeing this field of higher education grow and helping adults reach their professional and academic goals.”

The 2016 ACHE South Annual Conference included networking opportunities, keynote speakers and professional growth and development through quality presentations and relevant field information. For more information on KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education, visit or call 470-578-6765.



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