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Johnson & Wales University will join NBC 10 to present Rhode Island’s Gubernatorial Debates at JWU’s Schneider Auditorium this Thu, Jul 17.
Students from Johnson & Wales University’s (JWU) College of Management “Ad Team” recently took fourth place at the final competition of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) held in Boca Raton, Florida. The event was sponsored by the American Advertising Federation. JWU student Katie Vreeland won the Best Presenter award for the competition. Vreeland recently completed her senior year in Creative Advertising. She is a native of Hyde Park, NY.
Big win for JWU’s Culinary Nutrition team: Their Asian Barbeque SeaDog took 1st place in the 2014 Research Chefs Association’s Student Culinology® Competition in Portland, Ore.
JWU alumni and students can now root for the home teams on their very own turf — all part of the university’s ongoing strategic investment in JWU Athletics. “It’s an incredible time to be a Wildcat,” notes Mary Ellen “Mel” Graf, executive director of athletics.
Located on Providence’s Harborside Campus, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Athletics Complex was formally dedicated in October, with new fields beckoning fans to the first ballgames of the season.
Strategic Investment in Facilities
For the first time in JWU history, multiple teams are competing on fields right on campus:
Field Hockey W
Lacrosse M W
Soccer M W
Bleacher seating accommodates Wildcat friends, families, alumni and fans, while press boxes improve the broadcast quality of Wildcat games online and on RI cable television.
The Scotts complex also includes a new home for intramurals and recreational activities, including:
Practice facility with indoor batting cages
Golf driving range
New Level of Tradition and Support
“The outpouring of support we saw on opening day of our spring baseball and softball season said volumes to me,” says Ronald Martel, PhD, VP of student affairs and dean of students. “I am optimistic that these new facilities will increase JWU’s affinity for tradition and support for our athletic teams.”
Says Graf, “We clearly now have the some of the best facilities in New England, if not the Northeast.”
JWU Providence Athletics on Instagram
Every year, the James Beard Foundation Awards honor the culinary world’s best and brightest. This year, the list of nominees includes 7 JWU alumni — in such categories as Outstanding Chef, Rising Star Chef of the Year and Outstanding Wine Program.