Morisha Gaul ’10- Recipient of a Di Leonardo Scholarship

img FCM NMI Gaul 170x150What drives a family to uproot themselves and move to a distant and unknown land? Morisha Gaul remembers leaving her home in Georgetown, Guyana with her family, their hopes and dreams in tow, as they embarked for the possibility of a better life in the United States.

“My family moved to New York to provide me with more opportunity and a greater chance of succeeding,” say Morisha, a sports, entertainment & events management major in The Hospitality College. “Receiving the Di Leonardo Scholarship has greatly impacted my life. Not only has it encouraged me to pursue greatness in the classroom, but it gave me the opportunity to actually do so.”

Morisha’s career goal is to be an entertainment lawyer. “I chose Johnson & Wales because of its dedication to the success of students, which I found to be true. JWU has introduced me to industry professionals who can help me achieve my ambitions.”

Morisha has been able to participate fully in the JWU experience. Besides her active role with the Honors Scholastic Society, she sits on the Dean’s Student Advisory Committee. She’s also become president and editor of The Conundrum, the North Miami Campus literary magazine, and an editor of the Wildcat Chronicles, the student newspaper.

“The scholarship took a lot of pressure off my family and me. I owe a lot of my success to Johnson & Wales and I’m thankful for everything it’s provided. JWU has helped me become not only a better scholar and professional, but a better person.”