JWU News

‘Grow + Evolve’: Denver Commencement Highlights

5/25/16 | The excitement was palpable as JWU Denver’s Class of 2016, their families and alumni gathered on the Coors Family Commons for the Robert E. Taylor Gate Ceremony.

Topics: Denver Alumni Commencement

‘Work Hard, Be Humble’: North Miami Commencement Highlights

5/25/16 | “Commencement means the beginning,” Paul Damico '86 told the Johnson & Wales North Miami Class of 2016 on Saturday, May 21. “Today marks the beginning of your career.”

Topics: North Miami Alumni Commencement

2016 Providence Grads Get Ready for the Next Chapter

5/25/16 | If a picture is worth 1,000 words, JWU Providence’s 2016 Commencement ceremony could compete with “War & Peace.”

Laughter. Tears. Lifelong friendships forged of hard work and dedication. Gratitude for faculty mentors and a Wildcat support network that just doesn’t quit. Shouts of “I love you, mom!” yelled across a crowded arena.

Topics: Providence Alumni Commencement

‘Go Change the World’: Highlights from Commencement 2016

5/23/16 | Saturday, May 21, was an important day for Wildcats across all four of Johnson & Wales University’s campuses — almost 3,000 undergraduate degrees were awarded during JWU’s 2016 Commencement ceremonies.

Topics: Hospitality Culinary Arts Providence Alumni Commencement

2016 Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

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.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Alumni Commencement

JWU Alumni Nominated for 2016 Beard Foundation Awards

2/17/16 | The James Beard Foundation has released its much-anticipated list of 2016 James Beard Award semifinalists (chef categories) — and JWU alumni are well-represented.

Topics: Culinary Arts James Beard Foundation Alumni

Exploring the Ethics of Hacking with Joshua Wright '97

2/4/16 | Johnson & Wales University alum Joshua Wright’s recent talk at the Providence Campus opened with a loaded question about the dividing lines between “white hat” and “black hat” computer hacking: “What’s the difference between me and a bad guy? One word: Permission.”

Topics: Providence Alumni Engineering + Design Distinguished Visiting Professor

Finalists Announced for Fifth Annual ZEST Awards

2/2/16 | JWU North Miami’s College of Culinary Arts has announced finalists for the fifth annual JWU ZEST™ Awards, which will showcase and honor leaders in culinary arts in Miami. The 2016 winners will be announced Wednesday, March 16 during a private reception to be held on campus.

Topics: Culinary Arts North Miami Alumni

Show Me the Money: Meet the Wildcats of Wall Street

After a generous commitment from the JWU Board of Trustees Investment Committee, the Finance and Investment Academy hopes to turn play money into hard cash.

Topics: Providence Alumni Business Finance

Meet the 2015 Emeril Lagasse Scholars


9/30/15 | University News

In 2003, Johnson & Wales University partnered with Chef Emeril J. Lagasse '78, '90 Hon. to create a unique event dedicated to making culinary education more affordable. Since then, the annual Emeril Golf Classic has become a signature university event that benefits the Emeril Lagasse Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Topics: Alumni Academic Honors