Cynthia East is the recipient of the May 2008 Faculty Star Award.
She is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, and previously worked as an adjunct for Pulaski Tech before joining the full-time faculty in August 2007.
Dr. Bakke commended Cynthia for her excellence in teaching as well as for her efforts in raising the profile of the Culinary School. She has given numerous cooking demonstrations in the community and appeared on TV several times on behalf of the culinary school.
Sarah Kelley is the recipient of the May 2008 Staff Star Award. Sarah has been the secretary for Admissions and Records since May 2007. She previously worked for the college as a work-study student and as a part-time employee.