Alumni Updates

Culinary Instructor

Submitted by: Debra Powers Bates (1973)

I currently live near Columbus, Ohio. I started a new career teaching at age 47 and am nearing 20 years. I have been recognized as the Ohio Prostart Teacher of Excellence, and my high school tech prep program has been recognized as one of the Elite 50 in the nation. This year my students were awarded $175,000 in scholarships based on their competition performance.