McQueary receives award of excellence

INDIANAPOLIS — Deondra McQueary of Dubois was among the Vincennes University students recognized during the Indiana College and Career Readiness Awards for Excellence program Feb. 26 at the Indiana Government Center.

Seven VU students were honored, along with the university’s Agribusiness Partnership and Pharmacy Technology programs. McQueary was honored for excelling in the university’s culinary arts program.

“Deondra is a glass-half-full person — no tasks are looked at as monstrous. There is no gloom and doom for her and challenges are always tackled with a positive outlook,” one of her professors said. “She is a natural leader and her fellow students look to her when an instructor has not appointed a student leader.”

Upon the completion of her degree, McQueary plans to continue her education at Johnson and Wales University in Denver, Colorado, where she will pursue a baccalaureate degree in Culinary Science. She plans to work as a test kitchen developer for an organic food company.

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