Kathlyn Reidenbach, a 1987 graduate in the Cosmetology program,was honored as the Cape May County Technical High School Successful Graduate for 2013 .
Four years after graduating from the Cape May County Technical High School Cosmetology program, she purchased her first salon named Creative Creations. Within six years she relocated to Rio Grande, in the building she purchased and opened the Nine Salon & Spa.
Building on the educational foundation she received from the Tech High School Beauty Culture Cosmetology programâ€š she continued her education by attending Summit Salon Business College.
Instilled with a strong sense of community service, she is committed to helping those in need by mobilizing all salon professionals and others to fight the epidemic of domestic abuse. She sponsored a one hour presentation by a representative from Coalition Against Rape and Abuse (CARA) to speak about Cut It Out, a program that builds awareness of domestic abuse through awareness materials to be displayed in salons, the Adopt-a-Shelter initiative to involve salons in helping local domestic violence agencies, and training salon professionals to recognize warning signs and safely refer clients to resources.
Other community efforts include special product prices to contribute to Breast Cancer Awareness and reduced back to school haircuts for children.
Since 2000, she has been an advisory member and presently employs four Tech students at her salon.
2012 Captain Robert Vance '77
2011 Jennifer Coughlin '03
2010 Jennifer Hutchinson/Menz '01
2009 Jonathan DeMuth '03
2008 Sara Player/Halsey '02
2007 Thomas Jackson
2006 John Fetsick '01
2005 Patricia Dorr
2004 Robert Springer
2003 Joseph Griesbach, Jr.
2002 Laura Elston '02
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