Beinhart promoted at MidWestOne; IHCC culinary arts program accredited
Beinhart promoted at MidWestOne
MidWestOne Bank in Fairfield has promoted Annie Beinhart to real estate banker.
Beinhart was previously a personal banker at the company’s Sigourney location.
“I look forward to getting to know and work with the people in Fairfield and surrounding area,” said Beinhart. “I’m excited for the opportunity and to continue my career with MidWestOne.”
Beinhart replaces Doug Shanklin, who will be retiring in September.
IHCC culinary arts program accredited
OTTUMWA — The Indian Hills Community College Culinary Arts program has received a multi-year accreditation from the American Culinary Federation.
Gordon Rader, the program director, said not only were they accredited for the next seven years, but the IHCC program also has garnered an “Exemplary Program Reward Seal” on its accreditation certificates.
“That means it was determined by the evaluating team that we have more than substantially met the required nine standard areas,” said Rader.
Those areas include eligibility, program mission and goals, organization and administration, faculty and staff, curriculum, facilities, student services, assessment and environmental sustainability.
Rader said the recognition by the ACF is another opportunity to show the growth and innovation of the IHCC culinary arts program.
“It makes us a viable choice for the potential student searching for culinary leadership in a market that has been glutted in recent years with for-profit culinary enterprises,” Rader emphasized.
In sharing the credit for the accreditation, Rader thanked the instructors in the program for their “dedication, inspiration, hard work and tenacity in providing our students with the very best culinary industry education money can buy.”
Rader has led a delegation of IHCC students and others from the college on international trips in recent years, further expanding the culinary arts program and bringing international recognition and exposure to it.
Indian Hills also has made a major investment in the culinary arts program in terms of facilities and Rader noted that shows the commitment the college has to growing this particular program.
“Community colleges provide powerful resources with a much friendlier price tag and our program has demonstrated outstanding leadership and innovation at a time when the need for those attributes is greatest,” he said.
The IHCC Culinary Arts program is a 21-month, seven-term program in which students graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree. A diploma option also is available.