JWU News

Meet the 2017 Sharkfest Entrepreneurship Competition Winners

2/24/17 | Now in its sixth year, Johnson & Wales University’s annual Sharkfest competition tests the mettle of student entrepreneurs from the business, culinary and hospitality fields. This year’s crop of entrepreneurs pitched a diverse range of business ideas. Meet the winners:

Topics: Denver North Miami Charlotte Entrepreneurship

JWU Denver Joins NCAA Division III

2/22/17 |The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Membership Committee announced that Johnson & Wales University’s Denver Campus has been accepted as an Exploratory Member, effective September 1, 2017.

Topics: Denver Campus Life

JWU Alumni Garner 2017 James Beard Award Nominations

2/15/17 | The James Beard Foundation has released its much-anticipated list of 2017 James Beard Award semifinalists (chef categories) — and JWU alumni are well-represented.

Topics: JWU Providence Culinary Arts Denver North Miami Charlotte Culinary Awards

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: JWU Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Campus Life

‘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

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: JWU Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Alumni Commencement

Denver Campus Appoints New President

4/14/16 | Richard Wiscott, PhD, the current dean of academic affairs and vice president of Johnson & Wales’ Denver campus will take over as campus president on June 1.

Topics: Denver

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: JWU Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte Business Entrepreneurship

The Winning Edge: JWU Sports Nutritionists Fuel Pro Athletes

For JWU alumni working in sports nutrition, fueling professional athletes is a high-stakes game. Secret sauces, camo vegetables and fake “fried” chicken are tricks of the trade.

Topics: JWU Providence Denver Nutrition & Wellness Athletics

Meet the Winners of JWU Denver’s Sharkfest


11/9/15 |

Student entrepreneurs were in the spotlight at JWU Denver’s second annual Sharkfest competition, which featured 7 teams vying for a spot in the universitywide contest.

“I was really impressed with the caliber of thinking from these students and I see some successful concepts here,” noted judge Peter Casillas, publisher of the Denver Business Journal.

Topics: Denver Business Entrepreneurship