Save SNHU Culinary
This petition had 1,781 supporters
January 19th, 2017 is when it all began.
WMUR News Report: "Last week, Vice President of Academic Affairs Michael Evans sent a letter to culinary students and graduates stating that he recommends the department shut down, after all current students graduate. Evans cited data that led him to believe the program wasn't offering students enough return for their education investment."
A copy of the "data" can be found here:
"Students and recent graduates are asking LeBlanc to reconsider dissolving the culinary program and have started an online petition. A recent graduate of the SNHU culinary program, Jon Talbot is hoping to reach 2,500 signatures.
"This recommendation to us really feels like a business decision. And we really feel like the culinary department is more than that. The culinary department has molded a lot of young chefs in New England and it's an outlet for a lot of restaurants in the area," said Jon Talbot, a recent graduate of the SNHU culinary program.
Culinary students prepare and serve meals at SNHU's restaurant, The Quill. According to the school's website, students manage every aspect of the restaurant as part of the culinary major. Students are hoping they can save the program.
"Just to even consider...it's asinine to us. We don't agree with that," said Talbot.
The university declined to comment stating, "The recommendation is currently under review and a final decision will be made in mid-February. While the recommendation is under review, the University will not be commenting."
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We need to show President LeBlanc, Dr. Lynott and Mr Evans that their data is flawed and SNHU Culinary is more than just a department of a large University. It's a Community, Network, and Family.
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