JWU would like to welcome the following new employees to the Wildcat family. 
Energy Conservation
Erin Donnellan, energy conservation specialist

Facilities Management
Andrew Fallow, athletic grounds assistant

Financial Aid

Vikki Masse, student financial services assistant

Human Resources & Payroll
Colleen Donnelly, human resources generalist

Larry Friedman Center for Entrepreneurship
Peter Conopask, advisor to the entrepreneurship center

Radisson Hotel Providence Airport
Leslie Green, bell staff

School of Online & Continuing Education
Tina Austin, online course content developer

Student Academic Services

Anthony Rogers, student services registration associate

University Admissions
Admissions representatives: Michelle Deere, Amy Shirley, Christal Jett

University Events

Jonathan Clark, event coordinator



The Center for Physician Assistant Studies was visited by URI’s Pre Physician Assistant Club on Apr 30 and toured the new building. Faculty and staff have moved into the PA Center and are preparing for the arrival of our inaugural class on June 2. Students will arrive for orientation the last week of May.

Competing against more than 1,200 peers from across the country and around the world, 38 JWU Providence students proved they are among the best at this year’s Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference. This 53rd annual event, dedicated to leadership, professional development, and competition, was held April 23-26 in Washington, D.C. Professor Ron Bachman in the College of Management, Bryan Mullin in Experiential Education & Career Services and Sandy Cardoza in University Admissions all served as advisors to the group. While all student participants are winners, we recognize the following national finalists:

First place:
Alexa Duquette, Fashion Merchandising & Marketing    
Robert Santa, Restaurant & Food Service Management

Second place:
Alicia Casiano & Brandon Hill, Business to Business Marketing

Top 10:
James Cobb, Sales Management Meeting
Emily Hattub & Rebecca Scarpato, International Marketing
Patrick Rhodes & Robert Richards, Sports & Entertainment Marketing    
Nicole Sigal & Todd Lind, Business to Business Marketing

Louis Collado & Emmanuel Marseille, Financial Statement Analysis
Tyler Guy, Banking Financial Services
Kathleen Sands, Travel-Tourism (high test score)


"Selected Program Notes from the Retrospective Exhibition of Theresa Rosenberg Latimer," written by Kenneth Schneyer, professor of humanities, was selected by the Center for the Study of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas at Lawrence as a finalist for the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for Best Short Fiction. The Award will be presented on June 14 at the University of Kansas.

JWU has been selected by the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) to participate in an international initiative aimed at strengthening the education doctorate degree (Ed.D.) for future education leaders. JWU is the only Rhode Island higher education institution taking part in this project. The vision of the Consortium is to transform the Ed.D. (referred to as a Professional Practice Doctorate) into the degree of choice in preparing the next generation of practitioner experts, as well as K-12 and college leaders in education. This work is especially important for those who will generate research and quality academic achievement as it relates to educational practices and policies.