Denver Campus Continues Commitment to Local, National Communities
Charlotte Students Generate New Concepts, Reinforce Time Honored Ideals
Partnership Bridges Needs of Students and NeighborsSouth Florida is known for its sunshine and beautiful beaches, but afternoon storms often bring torrential rains that cause flooded streets and high waters. This has been an ongoing problem for students who live in residence halls along 17th Avenue. When the rains came down, getting to and from class and campus activities meant splashing through large puddles and walking sidewalks that were often under water.To alleviate the problem, the university went to the City of North Miami with an investment project to improve the water and sewer system, add needed lighting and make right-of-way improvements. The public/private partnership allows the city — which had existing plans to make street improvements — and JWU to share the cost and provide benefits to the students and the residents of North Miami. “This project is a great example of how the university can work successfully with the surrounding community to come up with solutions that benefit both our students and residents of the city,” said Loreen Chant ’89, campus president.“Since opening our doors, we have worked hard to develop a mutually beneficial relationship with the city. This is just one example of the importance of community relations in developing solutions that enhance the student experience.”The six-month project began in October 2008 and is expected to be complete by spring. In addition to the roadway improvements, visual enhancements such as street pavers and landscaping will be added to the walkways.
NOLA Standout Honored as DVCChef Stephen Stryjewski, co-owner and executive chef of Cochon restaurant in New Orleans, La., was welcomed to campus in November 2008 as the academic year’s first Distinguished Visiting Chef. Students were able to work beside him while he demonstrated how to prepare unusual dishes such as boar’s head cheese, pickled shrimp and okra. The money raised from the dinner helped freshman culinary student Joshua Elliot with a $2,000 scholarship.