Matthew LaPlante–Thick skin, soft heart

July 18, 2011

Reading Time: 3 minutes Towering over the students on a table in the middle of a classroom, Matthew LaPlante, a freelance writer and adjunct journalism instructor, crouched down in jeans and a t-shirt. His booming, matter-of-fact voice never deviated from its full volume as he articulated the current decline of newspaper journalism to his class. LaPlante’s defiant streak attracted […]

Professor Wins Chef of the Year

June 15, 2011

Reading Time: 2 minutes This year the Best Chef of the Year Award given by the American Culinary Federation was awarded to Certified Executive Chef and culinary professor Todd C. Leonard on May 2. The rigorous competition was held in Scottsdale Arizona from April 29 through May 2. Leonard competed against four equally seasoned chefs from WA, VA, AZ […]