James Lawrence- Sullivan Louisville Alum of the Month
James Lawrence was selected as Alum of the Month from Sullivan University's Louisville campus. He indicated that he was thrilled and honored to have been chosen. James completed his degree in Baking and Pastry Arts in 2013. "I chose the program because I have always had a love of baking. Any chance that I had to get into the kitchen and bake, I took it," he said.
We asked James about some of his most memorable experiences while attending Sullivan. "There are so many things that I enjoyed. The instructors were amazing, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. I loved the smaller class sizes and the individual assistance that was available. With all the help and support that is given at Sullivan, it is not hard to succeed. Sullivan's instructors and staff were a great help in preparing me for my career in that they were not just instructors, but mentors that had a lot of experience in the fields that they taught, and they brought that experience into the classrooms and labs."
Currently, James is the Assistant Production manager at The Comfy Cow. He manages the bakery department. "There we make, mix, and bake everything that goes into or on our gourmet ice creams. I am able to put a lot of the lessons that I learned during my time at Sullivan to practical use," said James. "I was very fortunate to have been given this opportunity by the owners and the Production Manager, Erica Parker, also a Sullivan graduate. I got in with the company at a very opportune time as well. The company is expanding at an amazing rate, and there is a bright future for me at this company. I really feel blesses by the fact that I get up every morning to do something that I have such a passion for and am able to make a living doing it."
James' advice for students is: "Take advantage of plus Friday. You can use that time to really hone your skills or get extra assistance in areas that you may be struggling with."
Read about past alumni of the month