JWU News

United Airlines’ Greg Jones Shares Leadership Tips with Charlotte Students

1/16/17 | Even an employee of United Airlines can’t avoid the occasional flight delay caused by Mother Nature! Greg Jones, Chief Diversity Officer – United Airlines, was a tad late for his Distinguished Visiting Professor lecture due to weather issues in Chicago.

Topics: Charlotte

No Butts About It: All 4 JWU Campuses Now Tobacco Free

7/5/2016 | As of Friday, July 1, 2016, all 4 of Johnson & Wales University’s campuses are officially tobacco free. Faculty, staff and students assembled on the lawn in front of the Yena Center on JWU’s Providence campus to celebrate becoming the first university in Rhode Island to become tobacco free. JWU joins approximately 1,100 other colleges and universities across the country.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Campus Life

Transitioning to ‘What's Next’: Charlotte Commencement Highlights

6/9/2016 | The Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte was bustling with excitement on the morning of May 21 as family, friends and loved ones waited to see the campus' 415 students receive their undergraduate degrees.

Topics: Charlotte 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

Meet the 2016 Sharkfest Entrepreneurship Competition Winners

4/6/16 | Now in its fifth year, JWU Providence’s annual Sharkfest competition tests the business acumen, creativity and ambition of student entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of majors.

Topics: Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Business Entrepreneurship

And the Winner of the S&D Coffee Culinary Challenge Is...

3/17/16 | Now in its sixth year, the S&D Coffee & Tea ‪‎Culinary Challenge‬ at JWU’s Charlotte Campus is a highly competitive event that tests students’ culinary chops as well as creativity.

Topics: Competitions Culinary Arts Charlotte

Event: Baking Trends Forum with Anson Mills’ Glenn Roberts & More

10/26/15 | On Thursday, November 12, Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte Campus will host baking superstars for a panel discussion on the next big trends in baking and milling.

Glenn Roberts, founder of Anson Mills; Jennifer Lapidus, founder of Carolina Ground; and Lionel Vatinet, master baker and owner of La Farm Bakery, will weigh in on how the rediscovery of ancient grains is having a major impact on the industry.

Topics: Culinary Arts Baking & Pastry Arts Charlotte

Peter Reinhart Named to 2015 Dessert Pro Hall of Fame

03/10/15 | Culinary Arts

Chef Peter Reinhart, bread expert and instructor at JWU Charlotte, named to Dessert Professional’s Hall of Fame.

Dessert Professional’s list, which also includes their choices for the Top Ten Bread Bakers in America, “celebrates the world of artisan bread” by naming distinguished bakers who have mastered the art and technique of creating the perfect loaf” but are equally focused on ”teaching others and improving the quality of bread in America.”

Topics: Culinary Arts Baking & Pastry Arts Charlotte

JWU Bread Expert Joins Modernist Cuisine Team

08/06/14 | Culinary Arts

JWU Charlotte chef on assignment Peter Reinhart has joined Nathan Myhrvold’s Modernist Cuisine team to help them create the definitive book on the art and science of bread.

Topics: Modernist Cuisine Culinary Arts Baking & Pastry Arts Charlotte