Friday, November 21, 2008

Jones Dairy Farm awards two more
scholarships to CIA students

Established in May 2006, the Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship Fund supports three scholarships each year at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). CIA juniors and seniors pursuing baccalaureate degrees in Culinary Arts Management can apply for the scholarship by submitting a short essay and original recipe using a Jones' product. Philip Jones, sixth-generation president of Jones Dairy Farm and a professionally trained chef, recently announced that CIA students Lance Nitahara and Bryan Kozlowski are the two most recent recipients of the Jones Dairy Farm Scholarship.

Lance Nitahara, a native of Wahiawa, Hawaii-native, plans to graduate from the CIA with a Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree as well as a fistful of professional certification titles—including Certified Pastry Culinarian, Certified Chef De Cuisine/PCII and the prestigious Certified Executive Chef. Nitahara came to the CIA already having earned an associates degree in Culinary Arts from the Culinary Institute of the Pacific. A grueling CIA externship at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va., placed him in a position normally reserved for The Greenbrier's world-famous apprenticeship program. The experience also gave him skills in Olympic-style cold food display work, which he later used to grab first place medals at International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show in New York.

Throughout his CIA experience, Bryan Kozlowski of Pompano Beach, Fla., has excelled at every level. Graduating with an Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degree in May 2007, Kozlowski received the President's Award for having the highest GPA of his class and the Management Award for his performance in management focused courses. After completing his AOS degree, Kozlowski interned at Saveur Magazine. A member of Eta Sigma Delta, the school's honor society, Kozlowski is currently enrolled in the CIA's Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) degree program and is expected to graduate this Fall. Upon completion of his course work at the CIA, Kozlowski hopes to return to the publishing world, possibly in the test kitchen or editorial staff of a national consumer magazine.

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