JWU News

JWU’s 6th Annual ZEST Awards Recognize Miami Culinary Leaders

3/30/17 | Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus hosted the sixth annual JWU ZEST™ Awards to showcase and honor Miami’s culinary leaders in 10 categories.

Topics: Culinary Arts North Miami

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 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: Culinary Arts Providence Denver North Miami Charlotte

School of Life: JWU North Miami’s Key to Student Success

11/1/16 | Across the nation, approximately 40% of freshmen abandon college before earning a degree. JWU’s new Talent Advancement Program identifies those students most at risk of dropping out for an initiative that tips the odds in their favor.

Topics: North Miami

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

‘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 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

2016 JWU Zest Awards Celebrate Miami Culinary Culture

3/17/16 | Johnson & Wales University’s North Miami Campus founded the ZEST™ Awards as a way to showcase and honor leaders in Miami’s culinary arts. The 2016 Awards expanded to 9 categories, including the Eater’s Choice Award for Miami’s Big Food Moment, which was selected by community vote.

Topics: Culinary Arts North Miami

Alumni Spotlight: Elyzabeth Estrada '14

Topics: North Miami Arts & Sciences Criminal Justice