Gainful Employment

Student Success Story: Ashley Derry

For Ashley Derry, a 2007 graduate of the Danville, Kentucky Campus, being a “people person” is vital to her job working as the assistant food and beverage director of Danville Country Club.

“I’m really great with people. We have 297 members here, and I know everybody by name,” she said with a smile. 

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