JWU Student Blogs

Coffee Expert Kayla Gagne '12 Talks Trends, Flavors and Brews With Students

Coffee — one of the most outwardly beloved beverages of all time. People love it, people desire it, some people need it. Then, there are some people who make careers out of it. Kayla Gagne ’12, a Johnson & Wales alum, works as a customer service representative, barista, trainer, and in quality control at the coffee powerhouse Downeast Coffee Roasters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

Topics: Providence Food & Beverage Management

My Life as a Student–Athlete: Inside Women’s Volleyball at JWU

Two-time All-American and Academic All-American Kate (Katherine) Walker is one of the top hitters in the country for women’s volleyball. Walker and her teammates make up the JWU Wildcats women’s volleyball team, which ranked second in the country for the 2018 NCAA Tournament and claimed its fourth-straight GNAC Championship. The team’s coach, Nancy Somera, was named GNAC Coach of the Year. Way to go Wildcats!

Topics: Counseling + Psychology Athletics

Making the Move: From Sunny Bahamas to Snowy Providence

As an international student from the Bahamas, one of the many questions I'm asked, besides how I adapted to the below 50-degree weather, is how I adjusted to going to college abroad. My story explores college life at JWU from an international student’s perspective.

Topics: Culinary Arts Providence International

Dining Hall Encounter Leads to Love, Family and a JWU Legacy

Sydney Corbin is a JWU Legacy student — both her mom and dad attended JWU's Providence Campus where they met, fell in love and had four children. Sydney is following in their footsteps as a Providence Campus student majoring in Media & Communication Studies. With four sisters, we hope to see more Corbins on campus in the future. Sydney shares her family's JWU Legacy story here. 

Topics: Providence Alumni

Learning by Doing — SEEM Students Hold 5th Annual Conference

My DEE Experience
During the spring and fall terms, I took part in a Directed Experiential Education (DEE) class that planned JWU’s 5th Annual Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (SEEM) Leadership Conference, which is run entirely by students. It’s classes like this that allow me to expand my knowledge and help me figure out what I want to do once I graduate.

Topics: Hospitality Providence