The purchase and renovation of the John Hazen White Center for the Arts & Sciences has been made possible through a generous donation from the White family. Opened in Jan 1999 at the Providence Campus, the center is one of the most modern and innovative buildings on campus, yet it preserves the architectural heritage and integrity of the original 19th century structure.
The Center includes 32 classrooms and two conference rooms utilized by more than 5,000 students and 50 faculty members every day. The technology classrooms were made possible by a $175,000 grant from The Providence Journal Foundation. The state-of-the-art technology allows professors to access the Internet in the classrooms, incorporate multimedia presentations, as well as other technologies through a centralized classroom console.
Located on the east side of the center, the Happy White Courtyard provides a place for students to socialize between classes. The courtyard also serves as a venue for performances and other cultural events.
John Hazen White Sr., successful businessman, philanthropist and political activist, began a legacy of commitment to Johnson & Wales University more than half a century ago -- a tradition that continues to this very day. read more