Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is pleased to announce its new hire: Sarah Hughes is the College’s new program chair for Hospitality Administration.
Hughes is a 2007 graduate of the College’s Hospitality Administration program. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from IPFW.
She has experience teaching, including cooking classes for hotel and restaurant managers at IPFW; as an independent contractor for Freedom Academy, which works with adults studying for their GEDs and looking to return to the workforce; and at Pink Leaf at Courtyard Apartments, a program that teaches life skills and cooking to foster children who are about to age out of the system.
As Ivy Tech Northeast’s hospitality chair, she hopes to help students connect more to northeast Indiana.
“What I see as a big deal right now is getting the students really connected with their community and a connection with their peers so when they graduate, they’re leaving arm-in-arm with a few people they can really fall back to,” Hughes says. “The people I graduated with from here, I still keep in touch with.”
Hospitality Administration at Ivy Tech Northeast gives students a variety of degree and certificate choices, including the option to study baking and pastry arts and/or culinary arts. Students are responsible for Kelty’s Kafe, a weekly lunch service; and the spring semester Special Cuisines dinners. The program is also behind the College’s yearly A Reason to Taste, a fundraiser for student scholarships. Learn more about the program online at IvyTech.edu/hospitality-admin.