Food Network’s Keegan Holland Gerhard, Don Carcieri to Receive Honorary Doctorates from JWU

What do the Food Network’s Keegan Holland Gerhard and former Rhode Island governor Don Carcieri have in common? They're both receiving honorary doctorates from Johnson & Wales University.

Food Network's Keegan Holland Gerhard, JWU honorary doctorate recipientDistinguished leaders from Sandals Resorts International and The Wyndham Hotel Group will join Carcieri, Gerhard and eight other government, business, culinary and hospitality leaders.

They’ll all receive their honorary degrees at JWU’s Commencement on Thursday, May 19 and Saturday, May 21. 

Providence Campus 

College of Business & School of Technology
Former governor of Rhode Island Donald L. Carcieri
Doctorate of Business Administration

JWU’s Providence Campus president Irving Schneider
Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership

Don Carcieri, JWU honorary degree recipient

College of Culinary Arts & The Hospitality College
Ecolab Inc. president, CEO and chairman of the board Douglas M. Baker Jr.
Doctorate of Culinary Arts

Trinchero Family Estates owner Louis “Bob” Trinchero
Doctorate of Oenology

Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School
At-Sunrice GlobalChef Academy founder and director Kwan Siu Lui-Tan
Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership

Community Mutual Savings Bank & CMS Bancorp, Inc. president/CEO John Ritacco
Doctorate of Business Administration

North Miami Campus
United States District Judge Donald L. Graham
Doctorate of Business Administration in Criminal Justice

Sandals Resorts International chairman Gordon Arthur Cyril Stewart
Doctorate of Business Administration in Travel-Tourism & Hospitality Management

Denver Campus
D Bar Desserts chef and owner Keegan Holland Gerhard
Doctorate of Culinary Arts

El Pomar Foundation vice president Theophilus Delonia Gregory
Doctorate of Business Administration in Sports/Entertainment/Event Management

Charlotte Campus
The Wyndham Hotel Group president and CEO Eric A. Danziger
Doctorate of Business Administration in Hospitality Management

DineEquity, Inc chairman and CEO Julia A. Stewart
Doctorate of Business Administration in Food Service Management