Alumni News for October 


Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends,

Thanksgiving break begins today and our students, faculty and staff are all looking forward to a week of relaxation! 

Following the break, the Alumni and Development Office will visit alumniin  Atlanta on November 29 and Charlotte on November 30. Local alumni, parents and friends will gather on December 7 at the Westmoreland Club in Wilkes-Barre to celebrate the holiday season. 

We hope to see you at one or more of these events! In the meantime, all of us at Sem wish you joy and peace this holiday season.

Have you recently welcomed a child, gotten married, received an award or experienced any other life events? As always we would love to hear from you, please email any class notes to

Thank you,
Liz Clements Katyl
Director of Alumni Programs

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Class Note

John Metz Jr., thirty-year restaurant and hospitality industry veteran and Culinary Institute of America (CIA) alumnus, has been elected the 22nd chairman of the CIA's board of trustees. He succeeds restaurateur Ralph Brennan in this role. Founded in 1946, The Culinary Institute of America is the world's premier culinary college. Dedicated to developing leaders in foodservice and hospitality, the independent, not-for-profit CIA offers master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees with majors in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, food business management, hospitality management, culinary science, and applied food studies. 

John currently serves as CEO, executive chef and co-founder of the newly opened the Woodall, in Atlanta, as well as Marlow's Tavern, and the upscale contract foodservice company Sterling Culinary Management. Through Sterling, he reimagined corporate dining through chef-driven, upscale restaurant concepts including Bistro del sol, The Grove, Market Street Café, Bistro 191, Social Kitchen, and Central Provisions as well as 55+ luxury communities. In addition, in 2018, he and his partner opened The Spinning Room in Dalton, GA, an upscale wine and beer bar, offering small plates and live music.

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