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JWU Chef Wins Silver at Global Culinary Olympics
JWU Chef Wins Silver at Global Culinary Olympics

Charlotte chef-instructor Brian Campbell leads his team to victory in the Cold Food category at the IKA Culinary Olympics in Germany. read more

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Join us on Dec 5 to celebrate the Charlotte Campus’ 10th anniversary — and JWU’s 100th year — in style. We’re calling it “Founders Day,” and it’s a great opportunity to reflect on the the campus’ accomplishments — and look ahead to its future. This celebratory event is by INVITE ONLY and is open to our major donors, community leaders and special friends. WHEN: Thu, Dec 5, 6-8pm WHERE: University Events Center About the Charlotte Campus Uptown Charlotte, as well as the 16-county region, is a much different place than it was before 2004. JWU opened its doors to the first graduating class, enrolling 1,016 in culinary arts, hospitality and business. Today the Charlotte Campus has built enrollment to more than 2,400 students from 18 foreign countries and 47 states. An independent study commissioned by JWU in 2006 cited a $50 million economic impact. The university has also become a major player when it comes to community outreach. During the 2012-2013 academic year more than 1,130 members of the Charlotte Campus volunteered 21,221 hours of service. 100 Years of JWU JWU’s Centennial celebration kicks off in 2013 and continues through May, when the Centennial Commencement ceremony will recognize one very special Class of 2014. Want to join the celebration? Browse our calendar of Centennial events.

Ten students have been announced as finalists for their Southern-inspired ice cream recipes in the Second Annual Front Porch New Flavor Competition, sponsored by Front Porch Carolina Churned Ice Cream and Johnson & Wales University’s Charlotte Campus.

Eight Lady Wildcats have been recognized by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) for their achievements both on the volleyball court and in the classroom.

Congratulations to our JWU seniors — they’re about to join Johnson & Wales University’s global network of over 86,000 alumni at this year’s Commencement, featuring speaker Richard Ward, co-owner and co-founder of Saintsbury in Napa.

Johnson & Wales University is about to be a part of history. The Democratic National Convention is coming to Charlotte this September, and the action will be just minutes from our campus — and in our own backyard JWU students have