There is no shortage of uplifting moments at EDWINS, but none are as sweet as those moments when we celebrate our graduates.
We are so proud of our 230 alumni – and you can share in that pride by supporting them in their careers at Flour, fire food and drink, The Fairmount, Pier W, Red, the Steakhouse, Moxie, The Burnham and more than 100 other restaurants in northeast Ohio.
As we have grown, we’ve adopted some new traditions for recognizing our alumni and their achievements. For each of the six classes that complete the program, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights helps us commemorate the occassion by providing a lunch reception and gifting our graduates with engraved knife sets (see some great memories from one of these lunches here).
Then, twice a year, John Carroll University generously provides us space in its gorgeous Dolan Science Center to host a larger ceremony for our graduates’ loved ones to attend. In March, we got to enjoy one of these heartening days.
We want to congratulate each of the alumni who earned the right to walk across a stage to receive a diploma!
Michael Altson, Jr.
Special recognition to our award-winning graduates:
- Kedema McHugh, recipient of the Ninja Award
- Adam Brown, recipient of the Warrior Award
- Hendrick Wimberly, recipient of the Brian Nance Award
View their acceptance speeches below.