JWU News

Acclaimed Publisher, Education Champion Visits JWU North Miami

After spending three decades in newspaper journalism as a reporter, editor and publisher — including award-winning stints at the Miami Herald and Detroit Free Press — David Lawrence Jr. dedicated his life to a new mission: making sure every child and young adult has a real chance to succeed in life.

Topics: North Miami Academics

Call to Action: North Miami Campus Continues Dorian Relief Efforts

Hurricane Dorian caused catastrophic damages to the Bahamas this past September. As the scale of destruction became clear, the JWU North Miami community — which includes a large number of native Bahamian students, many of whom were personally impacted by the storm — sprang into action. Under the direction of North Miami Campus President Larry Rice, the Campus Leadership Team quickly endorsed and activated a Hurricane Dorian relief drive to assist the affected community.

Topics: Community Service North Miami

North Miami Campus Rallies to Support Relief for the Bahamas

9/6/19 |North Miami Campus President Larry Rice, Ed.D, '90 has organized a relief drive to support Miami-Dade County relief initiatives for the Bahamas:

I wanted to share the great sense of empathy for the families, relatives and friends affected by the catastrophic damages caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. As active members of this community, it is our duty and responsibility to assist our neighbors in these critical times as they begin the long process of recovery.

Topics: Community Service North Miami

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

‘Stay on Your Path’: Pride + Gratitude at North Miami Commencement

5/25/18 | A little rain couldn’t stop the excitement of the nearly 300 graduates who graced the stage  during JWU North Miami’s 2018 Commencement ceremony.

Topics: North Miami Commencement

North Miami Students Lend a Hand for Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

12/19/17 | When Hurricane Maria struck the island of Puerto Rico on September 20, it left 3.4 million residents without power and it was reported that the storm claimed 64 lives. Three months later, much of the island remains without power and the death toll is now projected to be more than 1,000. As residents of the island continue to rebuild, the need for basic supplies is still a challenge and one that resonated with many South Florida residents, including the students of JWU’s North Miami Campus.

Topics: Community Service North Miami

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