Raleigh, NC, May 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The Chef’s Academy (http://www.thechefsacademy.com), the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 108-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced that Regional President Jayson M. Boyers received the Triangle Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Leadership Award Thursday, May 5 at the annual awards gala at the North Ridge Country Club in Raleigh. The award recognizes and honors the brightest and most promising young business executives in the Triangle who are under the age of 40. Recipients are selected based on business accomplishments, community involvement and significant career milestones. They display immense potential for future endeavors and can exhibit impressive bodies of work.
“I am honored to be selected for the 40 Under 40 Leadership Award,” said Boyers. “Triangle Business Journal’s prestigious award is an incredible tribute to many hardworking professionals who strive to make beneficial differences in the greater community every day.”
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- As regional President of The Chef’s Academy, Boyers oversees a program that helps students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry.
- Boyers was the dean at Indianapolis Business College, which became Harrison College, before heading up the college’s culinary division.
- In 2003, Boyers took a two-year sabbatical to help start and create Fort Wayne Center for Learning in Fort Wayne, Ind. As founding executive director, he hired all staff and put the beginning team together for a startup 501(c)(3). He established the first fiscal policy, wrote the bylaws, wrote all grants submitted to foundations and oversaw an annual budget of $600,000. Boyers spoke regularly before community groups and business leaders to articulate the organization’s cause and garner support.
- Boyers returned to Harrison College in 2005 to become regional president of the culinary division.
- Boyers is a Rotarian and has served on multiple boards of directors for nonprofit organizations. Involved in the community, he has volunteered his personal time to serve Habitat for Humanity, Gleaners Food Bank, Now for the Future and Taste of the NFL. He has served on the International Dyslexia Association, Indiana Chapter; the MLK Montessori School Board; the Invent Tomorrow Bi-Partisan Commission Government Efficiency; and the Social Marketing Roundtable. His professional designations and affiliations include FLMI (Fellow, Life Management Institute), and Edge Certification and Endorsement. Boyers currently maintains membership in the Greater Raleigh Chamber Board of Advisors and is a Morrisville Chamber member.
About The Chef’s Academy :
The Chef’s Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 108-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers more than 30 degree programs in five schools of study. More than 6,000 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College’s 13 campuses, its online division and The Chef’s Academy. Located in Indianapolis, The Chef’s Academy is opening a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina’s Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef’s Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college’s culinary division provides an environment that fosters students’ passion for culinary arts and hospitality and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef’s Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef’s Academy, visit http://www.thechefsacademy.com.
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