JWU News

JWU Wins Big at 2019 SkillsUSA Conference

7/10/19 | SkillsUSA’s annual National Leadership & Skills Conference is one of the best ways for JWU students to test their technical, presentation and leadership skills on a national stage.

The 2019 event brought more than 6,500 students from across the U.S. — all regional winners in their career fields — to Louisville, Kentucky, to compete in more than 100 trade, industrial, STEM, health and leadership skill competition areas. This year, 14 JWU students competed or took part in leadership events.

Topics: Competitions National Student Organizations (NSOs)

JWU Launches RI’s First Entry-Level Occupational Therapy Doctoral Program

6/20/19 | Johnson & Wales University officially unveiled its new entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate (OTD) — the first of its kind in Rhode Island — with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony in the newly-renovated Mathewson St. building that formerly housed the College of Engineering & Design.

Topics: Health & Wellness Occupational Therapy

It’s All About the Journey: A Student’s Quest for Sustainability

College is a significant journey. It’s a time for change, growth, new experiences and even a little self-realization. This has certainly been true for Ruth Solomon ’19. The Student Activists Supporting Sustainability (SASS) club president and recent Centennial Woman of the Year winner has had an interesting journey before, during and hopefully after her time at JWU.

Topics: Sustainability Food Service Management

‘Leap into the Unknown’: 2019 Denver Commencement

6/11/19 | The Denver Performing Arts Center’s Boettcher Concert Hall provided the perfect ambiance to house the 3,000 people attending JWU Denver’s 2019 commencement ceremony. A traditional bagpiper led the procession of 222 students into the hall, followed by a performance of the national anthem by Kassidy McKevitt '19.

Topics: Denver Commencement

Prepare for Your Future: JWU North Miami’s 2019 Commencement

5/31/19 | “From the onset of your time here, the Wildcat Way has been instilled in you. You’ve been taught to focus on pride, courage, character and community. Don’t leave these values behind in college, but find ways to carry them into every aspect of your life, including your career.” These words from Dave Wilkinson '19 Hon., Atlanta Police Foundation CEO, set the tone for JWU North Miami’s 2019 Commencement ceremony.

Topics: North Miami Commencement

‘Bend With the Road’: Life Lessons from 2019 Commencement

5/18/19 | It is ironic that an event as deeply anticipated as Commencement seems to go by in a flash. JWU Providence’s 2019 ceremonies were no exception, and the day was filled with laughter, tears, joyous memories and the high-wattage power of unlimited potential.

Topics: Commencement

New Traditions: Senior Send-Off

5/14/19 | This year, JWU’s Providence Campus introduced a new tradition: Senior Send-Off. Developed by Alumni Relations, this program is a new way to celebrate graduating seniors while simultaneously welcoming them into the JWU Alumni family.

Topics: Alumni Campus Life

Explore Robotics, Food + Forensics: JWU Summer Camps for Kids + Teens

5/8/19 | This summer, Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is offering kids and teens an alternative to traditional summer camp. JWU Summer Camps, taught by the university’s industry-experienced faculty and held on its Providence campus, are reflective of the university’s signature academic programs. Camps are designed for young people interested in culinary arts, baking & pastry arts, criminal justice, and engineering & design.

Topics: Providence summer camps

‘Define What Is Important to You’: Grad Commencement 2019

5/3/19 | “Class of 2019, you inspire us and reaffirm our belief in the transformative power of higher education,” JWU Providence Campus President Marie Bernardo-Sousa, LP.D. '92 told the assembled crowd of jubilant soon-to-be-grads, parents, families and friends at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center.

Topics: Commencement

A Breakdown of JWU’s Incredible Performance at the DECA Conference

Earlier this month, 59 JWU students headed down to Orlando, Florida to take part in the 2019 DECA International Career Development Conference (ICDC). There were 27 students from the Providence Campus, 24 from the Denver Campus and eight from the North Miami Campus. The conference included 50+ competition categories, professional workshops and the elections of national officers. Two JWU students from the Providence Campus, Drew Duboff ’20 and Max May ’21, were both elected as national officers.

Topics: Business National Student Organizations (NSOs)