JWU News

Celebrating the Holidays at JWU


12/16/16 | As the entire Johnson & Wales University community heads into a much-welcomed holiday break, we’d like to give thanks for a successful year.

The holiday season is a time of celebration, as well as an opportunity to give back to our campus communities. Here we share some of the festivities and good deeds done by JWU students, faculty and staff throughout the holiday season. That’s the Wildcat Way!

In North Miami, student leaders spent 75 hours delivering holiday baskets to seniors, as well as volunteering with other community organizations. 

In Denver, baking & pastry students recreated iconic Denver buildings in gingerbread form as part of the inaugural Denver Gingerbread Takeover competition, hosted at the Sheraton Denver Downtown.

Stephanie Gaines wonfirst place and a $1,000 scholarship for her amazing Clock Tower. Second place went to Makenzie Parker, for her Mile High Stadium. The students’ creations will be on display in the Sheraton lobby through 12/31. Read the Denver 5280 story by Sarah Boyum.

At our Charlotte Campus, students, faculty and staff served hot meals to nearly 400 people in need. Each guest received a holiday bag of donated mini toiletry items, and children had an opportunity to get a photo with Santa.

See You in 2017, Wildcats!
Wishing everyone who is part of the JWU community — or thinking about becoming a Wildcat — a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy New Year. We can’t wait to see what 2016 holds!

JWU Volunteers: Making Thanksgiving Brighter for South Florida Families

Students taking a holiday selfie

Celebration of Light in Providence

Holiday festivities in North Miami

Gingerbread contest in Denver to recreate iconic Denver architecture

JWU Charlotte’s annual holiday meal


President Mock at the tree lighting in Charlotte

Gift bags given out in Charlotte