Culinary Arts Alumni and Students Honored at HHS Ceremony

Posted on 6/2/2015 12:07:55 PM

Culinary honorees Zimmerman, Mosesso, Santmier, Arce, Eckman, ShreveAcademy of Culinary Arts graduates and students were among the award recipients at the Health and Human Services 25th annual Awards Dinner held on April 30, 2015. 

Culinary honorees recognized for their outstanding professionalism and service to both the community and the culinary profession included:

Sean Eckman ’00, recent alumnus, Culinary Arts. Eckman is the executive chef at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pa.

Julie Mosesso ’06, recent alumna, Baking and Pastry Arts. Mosesso is the corporate executive pastry chef for the Big Y Restaurant Group which includes Sonoma Grill, Nola on the Square, Seviche, and Perlé in Pittsburgh.

Joshua Zimmerman ’14, young alumnus, Culinary Arts. Zimmerman completed his externship and is working as a line cook at the Pinehurst Resort and Country Club in Pinehurst, N.C. He plans to return to IUP in the fall to complete his degree in Hospitality Management.

Megan Shreve ’14, young alumna, Baking and Pastry Arts. Shreve also completed her externship at Pinehurst Resort and is currently working as a pastry cook at the resort.

Juan Pablo Arce, spotlight current student, Culinary Arts. Acre is finishing his final semester of classes at IUP ACA and has accepted an offer to extern at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Florida.

Nicholas Santmier, spotlight current student, Baking and Pastry Arts. Santmier is currently completing his externship semester at the Pinehurst Resort.

Faculty in the Department of Culinary Arts nominated and selected the awardees on the basis of demonstrated excellence in the following areas:

  • Current and past IUP activities and involvement
  • IUP awards and/or recognition, including any previous alumni awards
  • Business and professional honors, awards, or achievements 
  • Community service, honors, and awards (including civic, religious, youth, and philanthropic activities)
  • Membership or directorships 

The Academy of Culinary Arts congratulates these award recipients for their success and continued dedication and commitment to the culinary profession.