The Grilled Cheese cook off competition at Durham College has been moved to March, 14. The event coordinator visited one of the local cheese farmers involved in the competition to help highlight the local sustainability focus of this event.
Check out the video to find out more information about the date change and the inside scoop behind the cook-off.
There will soon be a new grilled cheese sandwich option on the Aramark retail menu
Don Lovisa is not only the big cheese on campus. He will also be competing against teams, made up of students from the Culinary program, to see who can come up with the best grilled cheese sandwich recipe. The event is happening March 6, during the lunch hour at the Fresh Food Company lounge in the South Village residence.
Here’s the kicker, Lovisa is putting together his own team to compete against the culinary students. So students beware, Lovisa is recruiting some serious efforts for his team including, rumour has it, a celebrity chef.
Durham College’s Financial Aid and Awards office celebrated student success by rewarding them with scholarships and grants. DC News reporter Kyle Sharp visited the event and had an exclusive interview with President Don Lovisa.
Durham College president Don Lovisa holds up a student governor nomination form.
Story, image and audio by Geoff Gooden
Nominations for student governor begin today and run until March 4th. Any full-time Durham College student is eligible for nomination. Durham College’s board of governors consists of 17 members who provide oversight and a governance structure for the college; the student governor represents the voice of the students.
Students have the choice of nominating a fellow student or nominating themselves, but each nomination needs support from five other students. Durham College president and board member Don Lovisa encourages anyone eligible to apply.
“Every student we’ve had on the board talks about how valuable the experience is,” he said. “You can leave here not only with your diploma but…with your resumé stating that you have been one of the governors on the Durham College board of governors, which is a great experience for students to have.”
He also said that student governors learn a variety of skills including; governance, policies and procedures, working on a board, and the legislative framework that’s in place for the colleges.
Lovisa feels the ideal candidate for student governor is somebody with good communication skills, the ability to work as part of a team, and most importantly, a strong interest in Durham College.
Interested candidates are encouraged to drop by the Office of the President and talk with the board secretary, Leigh Doughty, to learn more about the role and the process. Students can also speak with Jill Cook, the current student governor.
Cook says her experience as student governor has been rewarding. “I’ve been able to voice my opinion and comments (whenever) appropriate, regarding some of the issues that surround the college on an ongoing basis,” she said. Cook added that she’s gained confidence and experience that she probably wouldn’t have gained from her school experience alone. “You sort of open your eyes to a whole different aspect of the college,” she said.
Click below to listen to Jill Cook’s advice for future student governors.