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VIDEO: Wishing You a Wildcat Holiday

The JWU Wonderland Chorus with Wildcat Willie

12/17/15 | As the entire Johnson & Wales University community heads into a much-welcomed holiday break, we’d like to give thanks for a successful year.

We asked Wildcat Willie and a choral supergroup made up of members of the JWU Players and the JWU Vocal Ensemble to set a festive mood with a special JWU version of “Winter Wonderland.”

Take it away, #JWUCats! (We think you totally knocked this one out of the park.)



Photo Gallery: Holiday Outtakes
In addition, here are some festive scenes from our campuses.

  • 1-3: #behindthescenes stills from the holiday music video shoot.
  • 4-6: From the recent Kwanzaa celebration and drum circle at JWU Providence’s BRIDGE Center.
  • 7-9: The Providence Campus’ annual Celebration of Light, which took place on December 10. (Kwanzaa + Light photos by Mike Cohea.)
  • 10: Festive Wildcats in front of the beautiful North Miami tree.
  • 11: JWU Denver students, Professor Woolever + therapy dog Nestor brought holiday cheer to patients at Children’s Hospital Colorado. They also handed out children’s books written by Professor Woolever and autographed (pawtographed?) by Nestor!
  • 12: JWU Charlotte hosted the 9th Annual Holiday Meal for Neighbors in Need, serving over 400 hot meals! Pictured: President Mock with some of the student volunteers.

See You in 2016, Wildcats!
Wishing everyone who is part of the JWU community — or thinking about becoming a Wildcat — a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy New Year. We can’t wait to see what 2016 holds!

Wildcat Willie conducting

The JWU Wonderland Choir singing; Wildcat Willie conducting.

Trio of JWU singers, side view.

Three students give drumming a try.

Keeping it festive at the drum circle.

A student snaps a picture of the drum circle group.

Crowd gathered for the annual Celebration of Light, Gaebe Commons.

Students chatting at the Celebration of Light.

Candelight and Wildcat spirit at the Celebration of Light.

3 Wildcats in front of the North Miami Campus’ tree.

JWU Denver students + Professor Woolever with Nestor the Therapy Dog at the Colorado Children’s Hospital

JWU Charlotte students with President Mock at the 9th annual Neighbors in Need event.

Topics: Campus Life