Alumni Stories


John M. Gemmi, Owner/President, Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR) As the president and founder of Gemmi Construction, Inc., John has always known he was destined to build. After graduating from Archbishop Wood High School and the carpentry program at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, he worked for 10 years for a prominent local builder before launching Gemmi Construction, Inc in 1997. John is very active in NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry) both at the local and national levels. He has served as chair of the education committee and is president elect of the local chapter and is the national chair of the Contractor’s Council. John has been honored with the Billingham Education award, the Spirit of NARI award, the Professionalism award, the Community Service award, and the very prestigious President’s award.
Anthony Rudolf, General Manager, Per Se, New York City 
At an early age, the desire to nourish and nurture became a part of Anthony's life commitment. Anthony began his culinary studies during high school, graduating from Council Rock High School and the culinary arts program at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Rudolf was the first Bachelors graduate to be welcomed back as the Commencement Speaker in 2010 for the program that he completed just 9 years earlier. Also serving as an Ambassador to the Culinary Institute, he has given lectures for The Zagat sponsored series on service and hospitality. He is currently the General Manager for Thomas Keller's award-winning Per Se in Manhattan and has also worked with Jean-Georges Vongerichten at his flagship Jean Georges as the Service Director. He believes deeply in applying the virtues that we seek from the Hospitality Industry into our everyday lives and the impact that they can have on ourselves and those around us. Warmth, sincerity and compassion are basic needs and not commodities.  Learn more by viewing Anthony's presentation at the TEDxEast symposium.
Last Modified on June 29, 2011