Culinary Students Win Graziano Scholarships
Two students in the Culinary Arts Program, Crystal DeVoe of North Monmouth and Haley Eck of Lisbon Falls were awarded the 2013 Joe Graziano Scholarships at a dinner held recently at the College.
More than 50 family members and friends attended the event which included a four-course dinner planned and prepared by the culinary students. The special guest speaker was Tom Jannarone, who shared some memories about the fascinating life of Joe Graziano, who owned and operated Graziano’s Restaurant in Lisbon for many years before his death in 2000. Jannarone noted how the scholarships, which have been presented to culinary students at CMCC for a number of years, are an important way of preserving Graziano’s legacy of “love through food.”
The Culinary Arts program at CMCC is a one-year certificate program designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of positions in the food service industry. Students may also elect to earn an associate degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Hospitality Management. Anyone interested in this program is encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at 755-5273.
ABOVE: Graziano Scholarship recipients Crystal DeVoe and Haley Eck, second and third from the left, are pictured here with Tom Jannarone, far left, and Austin Perreault, chair of the Culinary Arts program, at right.