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2016 Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

JWU alums Champe Speidel '00 (left) and Paul Damico '86 (right)

4/21/16 | Johnson & Wales University will award 9 honorary doctorate degrees along with 3,277 undergraduate and graduate degrees at its 2016 commencement ceremonies across all 4 campuses. See below for a list of honorary degree recipients, which includes two JWU alums, Paul Damico '86 and Champe Carter Speidel '00.

PROVIDENCE
Thursday, May 19
Graduate Studies Commencement

  • Recipient and Speaker: Terrie Fox Wetle, MS, PhD, Dean of the School of Public Health, Professor of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University, honorary Doctor of Humane Letters
  • Recipient: Anthony Maione, President and CEO, United way of Rhode Island, honorary Doctor of Business Administration

Saturday, May 21
Morning Ceremony, John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, School of Business, School of Engineering & Design, School of Hospitality

  • Recipient and Speaker: Rajendra S. Sisodia, co-founder and co-chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc., FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Food Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism, Babson College, honorary Doctor of Business Administration
  • Recipient: William J. Murphy, partner, Murphy & Fay, LLP, member of JWU Board of Trustees, honorary Doctor of Business Administration

Afternoon Ceremony, College of Culinary Arts, School of Hospitality-Food Service Management

  • Recipient and speaker: Champe Carter Speidel '00, chef/proprietor, Persimmon and Persimmon Provisions, honorary Doctor of Culinary Arts

NORTH MIAMI
Saturday, May 21
College of Arts & Sciences, College of Culinary Arts, School of Business, School of Hospitality

  • Recipient and speaker: Paul Damico '86, president, North America, Focus Brands, Inc., honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management

DENVER
Saturday, May 21

College of Arts & Sciences, College of Culinary Arts, School of Business, School of Hospitality

  • Recipient and speaker: Steven J. McCarthy, chairman and CEO, Além International Management, Inc., honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management
  • Recipient: William Yosses, founder, Kitchen Garden Laboratory, honorary Doctor of Culinary Arts

CHARLOTTE
Saturday, May 21

College of Culinary Arts, School of Business, School of Hospitality

  • Recipient and speaker: Joseph “Frank” Scibelli, founder and CEO, FS Food Group, honorary Doctor of Business Administration in Food Service Entrepreneurship

Visit JWU Commencement for all the details on each campus’ ceremony, including times, locations and each college/school’s respective speaker.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Alumni Commencement